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  • 51.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Colonial and indigenous movements toward and through the landscapes of Swedish Lapland in the journals of Petrus Læstadius2019In: Narratives of place in literature and film / [ed] Steven Allen and Kirsten Møllegaard, New York: Routledge, 2019, p. 21-35Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter argues that movement – the way individuals and groups are imagined to move toward and through the landscape – can be used to understand and problematize the colonization of Lapland in the 1700s and 1800s. It explores how different movements in the texts create a paradoxical place of desolate, wild, and dangerous nature that at the same time is inhabited by the indigenous Sami. The chapter explains the way different groups are described as moving toward and through the landscape in colonial texts is a fruitful way of examining the ideology and mechanics of colonialism. Petrus Laestadius was ordained in 1825 and two year later he entered the service as a missionary in Swedish Lapland. Laestadius took up subscriptions for an upcoming travel narrative based on his work in Lapland in 1828 and the first book was published in 1831 under the title Journal af Petrus Laestadius for forsta aret af hans tjenstgoring sasom missionaire i Lappmarken.

  • 52.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    "Courting Is Like Trading Horses, You Have to Keep Your Eyes Open": Gender-Related Proverbs in a Peasant Society in Northern Sweden2012In: Journal of Northern Studies, ISSN 1654-5915, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 9-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Proverbs offer insights into normative symbolic systems of mean- ing. In this article, proverbs collected in Northern Sweden that mirrors an older agrarian environment are studied with a specific subset of such a normative meaning system in focus: masculinity and femininity. The analysis is centered on three important domains of human experience: The Marriage Market, The Household and The Sexuality. It is argued that the gender conceptions found in the proverbs form a system of gender hegemony, with hierarchically superior masculinity and hierarchically subordinate femininity. Furthermore, a possible cultural model found in the proverbs, that of The Successful Household, is out- lined and discussed. 

  • 53.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Dagens ordspråksforskning – och framtidens: En diskussion med utgångspunkt i Proverbium 2007–20112014In: Aspekter på ordspråk: Föredrag vid ett symposium i Uppsala 27–28 april 2011 / [ed] Lars-Erik Edlund, Bengt af Klintberg, Uppsala: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur , 2014, p. 33-44Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 54.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    ”En sån här flummig typ, det har jag då aldrig tänkt att jag skulle bli”: narrativa praktiker och identitetsarbete i intervjuer med småskaliga ekologiska lantbrukare i Norrland2014In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 4-11Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 55.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages. Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Fega pojkar pussar aldrig vackra flickor: Könsrelaterade ordspråk i nordnorrländsk agrarmiljö belysta ur språkligt och kulturellt perspektiv.2009Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation deals with 199 gender related proverbs that were collected in northern Sweden and were used in an agrarian environment, approximately between the beginning of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. The conceptions of gender which these proverbs convey also belong to the same time range and place.

    The aim of this dissertation is to find out which conceptions of gender that is conveyed by proverbs in an older agrarian environment in northern Sweden. In order to achieve this aim the following question is examined: What conceptions are found in the proverb material of the cultural category woman, the cultural category man and of the relationship between these categories?

    As a base for an interpretation of the proverbs, which are written in various Swedish dialects, a linguistic analysis is carried out. The interpretation is then formed through a concept that was developed by Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (1982); namely, base meaning. This concept relates to the shared meaning of a proverb by a group of people. The proverbs that include metaphors and similes are analyzed with a method that is developed from the cognitive linguistic theory of blending (Fauconnier & Turner 1996, 1998).

    The proverb material is sorted in three analytical categories, and presented in separate chapters: Chapter four, The Marriage Market (Äktenskapsmarknaden), chapter five: The Household (Hushållet) and chapter six, Sexuality (Sexualiteten). These categories are in turn divided into sub categories.

    One example of a salient conceptions of gender that is found in the category The Marriage Market is that the man chooses a woman, not the other way around. One example of a central conception in the category The Household is that the man earns money and supply other resources and the woman takes care of these resources. The significance of the conceptions of male and female sexuality is that they convey the difficulty in controlling a virulent male sexuality.

    The gender conceptions are analysed as part of a system of gender hegemony and a cultural model of the successful household is suggested based on the proverb material.

  • 56.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Gåtor insända till tidningen Land. Redigerade av Bengt af Klintberg.2012In: Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, ISSN 0347-1837, Vol. 338, p. 125-125Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 57.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Kontaktzon Lappland: materiella, ideologiska och språkliga möten2016In: Thule: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundets årsbok 2016 / [ed] Roger Jacobsson, Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundet , 2016, p. 137-153Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 58.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Många krokar i långdansen. Finlandssvenska ordspråk och talesätt. Red. Carola Ekrem. (Skrifter utgivna av Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland 812.) 672 s. Helsingfors 2017. ISSN 0039-6842, ISBN 978-951-583-361-7.2017In: Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, ISSN 0347-1837, Vol. 140, p. 241-242Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 59.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Natur, namn och narrativ: samiska minneslandskap genom ortnamn och ortnamnsnarrativer i O. P. Petterssons Gamla byar i Vilhelmina2013In: Språken, tiden, rummet: festskrift tillägnad Lars-Erik Edlund på 60-årsdagen den 16 augusti 2013 / [ed] Daniel Andersson & Susanne Haugen, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2013, p. 31-44Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 60.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Nybyggarland eller avfolkningsbygd?: Platsberättelser i och om Vilhelmina2013In: OKNYTT. Tidskrift för Johan Nordlander-sällskapet, ISSN 0349-1706, no 3–4, p. 13-28Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 61.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    När katten är borta dansar råttorna på bordet: några tankar om ordspråk2016In: Språkbruk, ISSN 0358-9293, Vol. 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 62.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Ordspråk som kulturhistoriskt källmaterial: en diskussion med exempel från Västerbotten och Österbotten2017In: Språkmöten i Västerbotten och Österbotten / [ed] Lars-Erik Edlund & Marianne Nordman, Vasa/Umeå: Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet /Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet , 2017, p. 102-112Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 63.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Ortnamnens funktioner i flerspråkiga områden2017In: Mellannorrland i centrum: språkliga och historiska studier tillägnade professor Eva Nyman / [ed] Lars-Erik Edlund & Elzbieta Strzelecka, Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet , 2017, p. 131-142Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 64.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Rec. av Martin Lauritz; Vilhelmina: En lappmarksbygd på väg mot framtiden. 1944–1947. Vilhelmina. En lappmarksbygd på väg mot framtiden. 1948–1949. (2 bd)2012In: Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, ISSN 0347-1837, Vol. 338, p. 126-128Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 65.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Storhovade hästar och smalbenta kvinnor skall man akta sig för: om att tolka äldre tiders ordspråk2011In: Studier i dialektologi och sociolingvistik: föredrag vid Nionde nordiska dialektologkonferensen i Uppsala 18-20 augusti 2010 / [ed] Lars-Erik Edlund, Lennart Elmevik och Maj Reinhammar, Uppsala: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur , 2011, p. 53-60Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 66.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Texter i samspel i O. P. Petterssons Gamla byar i Vilhelmina – exemplet Marsvik2013In: Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, ISSN 0347-1837, Vol. 136, no 339, p. 7-21Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyses the intertextuality of a chapter of the book Gamla byar i Vilhelmnina (Old Villages in Vilhelmina), by folklore scholar Olof Petter Pettersson. It illustrates how the work is a many-voiced and hence sometimes complex text, with much to tell us about the colonisation of Swedish Lapland. 

    Alongside a neutral narrative voice, it is possible to make out intertextual references by Pettersson to traditional knowledge of various kinds. There are references, for example, to names in use at the time the author was writing, sometimes linked to a specific geographical area or thnic group. Other instances that are discussed include the written texts cited by Pettersson, which reflect the strict legal and economic perspective of the state, and references to early legends and names used in the past, which the author often traces to old Sami oral traditions.

    It also emerges that Pettersson alternates between conveying folk traditions and knowledge, on the one hand, and a more analytical mode of writing, on the other.

  • 67.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Understanding figurative proverbs: a model based on conceptual blending2013In: Folklore: the journal of the Folklore Society, ISSN 0015-587X, E-ISSN 1469-8315, Vol. 124, no 1, p. 28-44Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Proverb meaning has been an issue in paremiological research for a long time. In this paper the cognitive linguistic theory of conceptual blending, or blending theory, is explored as a starting point in the discussion of figurative proverbs. This theory is combined here with the notion of ‘base meaning’. Furthermore, the concept of ‘extended base meaning’ is introduced as a ‘thick’ meaning description, especially useful when proverbs are discussed in relation to collective knowledge structures. 

  • 68.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    What is the meaning of a Lake?: = Mij lea jaevrie? = Vad betyder en sjö?2014In: Rock art in Sápmi: images and stories = guvvieh jïh soptsestidie = bilder och berättelser / [ed] Coppélie Cocq, Jans Heinerud, Thomas Larsson, Britta Lindgren Hyvönen, Umeå: Västerbottens museum , 2014, p. 175-180Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 69.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Widbäck, Anders. Ordspråk i bruk. Användning av ordspråk i dramadialog. Uppsala 2015. 184 s. (Skrifter utgivna vid Institutionen för nordiska språk vid Uppsala universitet 95.) ISSN 0083–4661. ISBN 978-91-506-2482-32016In: Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, ISSN 0347-1837, Vol. 139, p. 269-270Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 70.
    Andersson, Daniel
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Cocq, Coppélie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    Berättaren och berättelsen: En studie av ett gränsområde2012In: Språkets gränser - och verklighetens: Perspektiv på begreppet gräns / [ed] Daniel Andersson & Lars-Erik Edlund, Umeå: Institutionen för språkstudier, Umeå universitet , 2012, p. 17-32Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 71.
    Andersson, Daniel
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Cocq, Coppélie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    Narrating climate change: conventionalized narratives in concordance and conflict2016In: Narrative works, ISSN 1925-0622, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 1-27Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, we take a narrative approach to Swedish media texts regarding farming, forestry, and Sami livelihoods. The main purpose is to illuminate how a master narrative on climate change is shaped, activated, and put into practice in different ways in different settings and contexts. The study discusses the complex interplay between different levels of narratives and the narrative dynamics that influence and shape collective representations of climate change. We discern a narrative level that does not explicitly challenge the master narrative, but operationalizes it in close relation to cultural contexts and specific goals, resulting in what we call conventionalized narratives.

  • 72.
    Andersson, Daniel
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Edlund, Lars-Erik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Language and Place in Northern Spaces: Editorial2017In: Journal of Northern Studies, ISSN 1654-5915, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 7-9Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 73.
    Andersson, Daniel
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Edlund, Lars-ErikUmeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Språkets gränser - och verklighetens: perspektiv på begreppet gräns2012Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 74.
    Andersson, Daniel
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Edlund, Lars-ErikUmeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.Haugen, SusanneUmeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.Westum, AsbjørgUmeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Studier i svensk språkhistoria 13: Historia och språkhistoria2016Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 75.
    Andersson, Daniel
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Haugen, SusanneUmeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Språken, tiden, rummet: festskrift tillägnad Lars-Erik Edlund på 60-årsdagen den 16 augusti 20132013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 76.
    Andersson, Emelie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Känslor realiserade i vargdebattens språk?: Textanalyser av åtta debattinlägg för och mot vargjakt2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vargdebatten talar sitt tydliga språk och delar upp människor; vissa är för vargjakt och andra är mot vargjakt. Denna undersökning studerade vad språket de olika sidorna av debatten verkligen realiserar genom att utföra textanalyser på debattinlägg. Undersökningen utfördes genom en bakgrundskontroll av skribenterna (noterade vad skribenten signerade sitt inlägg med), vilka röster som hörs genom inlägget (även en analys av värdeord och talarattityd ingick här), vilken modalitet inläggen uttrycker (interpersonell analys), vilka processer som finns (ideationell analys, och här ingick även ergativitetsanalys), och till sist även en analys av känsloord och fackord. Detta blev en för stor studie men sammanfattningsvis kan sägas att alla debattinlägg som ingick i denna analys var dialogiska och lät flera personers röster höras. Förespråkarsidan visade flest prov på talarattityd och använde bl.a. det som ett redskap för att hävda sin rätt att uttala sig i frågan. Det var även förespråkarsidan som visade sig vara mer dominant/hård, bl.a. eftersom skribenterna ofta belägger andra med förpliktelse och uppvisar färre prov på villighet. Varg framställs oftast som jägare i båda sidors debattinlägg och båda sidorna spelar betydligt mer på fakta än känslor för att övertyga.

  • 77.
    Andersson, Gunnar
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Critical rationalism and the principle of sufficient reason2009In: Rethinking Popper, Berlin: Springer , 2009, p. 21-30Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    According to the principle of sufficient reason we should always try to give sufficient reasons for the truth (or high probability) of our opinions. All such attempts lead to a trilemma of justification: they force us to choose between infinite regress, logical circle, or dogmatism. According to the principle of critical testing we should always try to test our opinions critically. It is reasonable to claim that opinions that has survived critical tests are true. Such truthclaims are conjectural and do not confront us with any trilemma of justification. Scientific theories can be tested through observations and experiments. Statements about observations and experiments can be tested by experience. Although Critical Rationalism is a philosophical position, it can also be critically discussed. If we follow the principle of critical testing, no trilemma of justification arises when we claim that it is reasonable to accept Critical Rationalism. This opens the way for a critical philosophy stressing the fallibility of human knowledge.

  • 78.
    Andersson, Jasmine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    A thorn in the side and its equivalents in French and Swedish: One sense realized as three different idioms2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to analyse how three idioms, in English, French and Swedish, despite different lexical compositions are capable of conveying the same meaning. The idioms in question are a thorn in the side, une épine au pied/dans le pied and en nagel i ögat. This study is concerned with how different metaphorical images are used to express the same meaning. Furthermore, it examines what it is in the semantics of the lexical items that enables these idioms to express the same idiomatic meaning. Using a cognitive linguistic approach the analysis is conducted at a linguistic and a conceptual level. The analysis shows that these three different idioms are capable of conveying the same idiomatic meaning because they are motivated by the same conceptual metaphor.

  • 79.
    Andersson Malmgren, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    Gender-related proverbs: a cultural and cognitive approach2007In: Proverbium: yearbook of international proverb scholarship / [ed] Wolfgang Mieder, Vermont: University of Vermont , 2007, 24, p. 229-244Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 80.
    Andersson Malmgren, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    Kvinnor och män i ordspråk i övre Norrland: en projektbeskrivning och ett upprop till Oknytts läsare2007In: Oknytt, ISSN 0349-1706, Vol. 28, no 3-4, p. 73-77Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 81.
    Andersson, Paulina
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Teacher Education in Swedish and Social Sciences.
    Vestin, Sandra
    Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Teacher Education in Swedish and Social Sciences.
    Läslust genom skönlitteratur: en möjlighet för alla?2006Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med vår studie är att ur ett sociokulturellt perspektiv undersöka och analysera hur lärare menar att de skapar läslust hos elever och framför allt hos elever med ett annat modersmål än svenska. För att kunna besvara vårt syfte har vi utfört halvstrukturerade intervjuer med sex lärare. Dessa intervjuer spelades in på band för att sedan transkriberas och kategoriseras. För att kunna analysera resultatet har vi tagit del av svensk och internationell forskning om läslust och modersmål. Denna forskning visar att skönlitteratur bidrar till att skapa läslust och att utveckling av modersmål gynnar andraspråksinlärningen. Förutom forskning i dessa ämnen har vi även tagit del av beprövad erfarenhet och genomförda projekt. En insikt som vi fått genom vår studie är att skönlitteratur kan användas som ett arbetssätt med många möjligheter och som gynnar alla elever oavsett kulturell och språklig bakgrund. Resultatet visar att de intervjuade lärarna arbetar på samma sätt med att skapa läslust hos alla sina elever. Dessutom visar resultatet att de intervjuade lärarna har ringa kunskaper i vad forskning säger om modersmålets betydelse för fortsatt språkutveckling. Förutom detta visar resultatet att bearbetning av litteratur skiljer sig avsevärt åt mellan de olika lärarna. En ytterligare insikt som vi fått under vår studie är vikten av att eleverna får möjlighet att bearbeta litteratur tillsammans med andra för att ta del av andras erfarenheter och upplevelser av det lästa.

  • 82.
    Andersson, Pehr
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Hedman, Leif
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Center for Surgical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet at Huddinge University Hospital.
    Enochsson, Lars
    Ström, Pär
    Kjellin, Ann
    Westman, Bo
    Felländer-Tsai, Li
    Working memory and virtual endoscopy simulation2004In: Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual conference of the cognitive science society / [ed] Forbus, K; Gentner, D; Regier, T, Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004, p. 1519-1519Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 83.
    Andersson, Tamara
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Den ensamma sjöjungfrun: Om Carina Rydbergs jagberättande ur ett genreperspektiv2015Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this study is the two autobiographical novels Den högsta kasten (1997) and Djävulsformeln (2000) by Swedish author Carina Rydberg. Both novels generated lively public debate regarding how they ought to be read and understood, what genre they belonged to, and the ontological status of the narrating “I”. The aim is to investigate why the protagonist, Carina, is perceived as unintelligible by many readers and explore how she can be understood in relation to what constitutes an intelligible identity from a literary and cultural perspective.

    The novels, as well as their protagonist, are approached from the perspective of genre theory, the argument being that Carina’s unintelligibility is directly dependent on what genre she is read in relation to. In the first part of the thesis the ambiguities of autobiographical texts are discussed, and the narrative and protagonist are analyzed in relation to the autobiographical genre. In the second part of the thesis the consequences of reading the texts as examples of the Gothic with emphasis on monstrosity, the uncanny and sexual transgression are examined. The two readings demonstrate how interpretations of text and character are highly influenced by the reader's expectations connected to genre. Rydberg’s transgression of the norms of genre, gender, and identity leaves the reader with a contradictory set of genre-specific expectations, which in turn makes it difficult to understand and accept the protagonist.

    The main theme of both novels is Carina’s unsuccessful attempts to reconcile what she sees as two separate, essentially incompatible identities: woman and author. The final chapter includes a comparative study in which Rydberg’s novels are linked to works by other Swedish female writers, both past and contemporary, to demonstrate that the conflict of woman versus author is a common problem for female writers. The thesis closes with a discussion about the possibility of placing Rydberg in a specifically female literary tradition and demonstrate how a feminist analysis can make the unintelligible intelligible.

  • 84.
    Andersson, Tamara
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Det finns fler än ett sätt att skala en lök: om litteraturvetenskaplig metod, skrivande och glädje2012In: Mitt i metoden: kulturvetenskapliga reflektioner / [ed] Bo Nilsson & Anna Sofia Lundgren, Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet , 2012, p. 17-26Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 85.
    Aronsson, Berit
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Core Prosodic Features for the Teaching of Spanish Prosody to Speakers of Swedish2016In: Journal of Spanish Language Teaching, ISSN 2324-7797, E-ISSN 2324-7800, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 44-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on previous research, this paper aims to provide thefirst stepstowards a model for the teaching of Spanish prosody to Swedishlearners by identifying main prosodic characteristics, referred to asCoreProsodic Features(CPFs), for the teaching of Spanish in a Swedish setting.The study addresses salient prosodic features of L1 Spanish in comparisonto L1 Swedish, and discusses whether the Swedish L1 features are likely tobe transferred into L2 Spanish. Another central issue of the paper iswhether such transfer is likely to interfere with communication. ThreeProsodic Core Features are identified: (1) focal-accent location, (2) vowelduration patterns, and (3) prosodic patterns in rising boundary tones.

  • 86.
    Aronsson, Berit
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    ¿Cómo percibe el hablante nativo los tonos de frontera producidos por aprendientes de español?: Efectos pragmáticos de la transferencia prosódica del sueco al español2015In: Onomazein, ISSN 0717-1285, E-ISSN 0718-5758, no 32, p. 11-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper investigates possible communicative effects caused by transfer from Swedish into L2 Spanish of prosodic patterns manifested in rising boundary tones, as occurring in the speech act of "requests". More specifically it studies whether there is any difference between transactional (+/-request for information) and interpersonal values (+/-value of friendliness) perceived in boundary tones produced in EL1, EL2 and SL1, depending on whether the evaluator is Spanish, Chilean or Swedish respectively. It also discusses whether these differences affect the valuation of the utterance in a way that may interfere with communication. The results show that the realisation of the rising boundary tones is the feature that mostly contributes to the foreign accent of Spanish spoken by Swedes. The results also show that the intersubjective value associated with a rising boundary tone is negatively affected when the intonational features of L2 Spanish do not match those of Spanish L1. Different discursive preferences in the Spanish and Swedish L1 are proposed as explanations to these results. The study finally suggests that teachers of Spanish as L2 pay attention to suprasegmental features that carry important pragmatic values, since the acquisition of these patterns can be of relevance for successful interaction with native speakers.

  • 87.
    Aronsson, Berit
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Efectos pragmáticos de transferencias prosódicas del sueco al español L2: implicaciones para la clase de español lengua extranjera2015Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis sets out to identify a series of communicatively important prosodic features for the teaching of Spanish in a Swedish context. The present work also aims to highlight both the central role played by prosody in communication and the need for this skill to be integrated in the communicative competences of second language teaching and learning. The thesis comprises a collection of five studies, three of which use an experimental approach to investigate the following: (a) differences in the realization of prosodic prominence by L2 and L1 speakers of Spanish (Study I); (b) the transfer of pragmatic strategies from L1 Swedish to L2 Spanish, manifested in the realization of rising boundary tones (Study II); and (c) the contribution of the type of L2 prosody displayed by Swedish learners to a percieved foreign accent, focusing, focusing especially on the role played by rising boundary tones and their pragmatic values  (Study III). These initial studies describe some of the main prosodic characteristics of the L2 product as compared to Spanish L1, and identify prosodic features of Spanish L1 that are of importance to acquire for interactional success in the L2. Study IV highlights the fact that, despite the emphasis on a communicative approach in L2 teaching, the approach to the teaching of prosody in the Swedish curriculum and the L2 Spanish text books studied tends to be addressed as a separate skill, that is not integrated in the descriptions of the communicative competences. Study V, by combining the results of Studies I-III with those of other thematically relevant studies, proposes some main features, so-called Core Prosodic Features (CPFs), for the teaching of Spanish prosody to Swedish learners. The identification of the CPFs also enables a future evaluation of the form-focused teaching approach suggested.

  • 88.
    Aronsson, Berit
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Hur undervisar vi i de främmande språkens prosodi?2016In: LMS : Lingua, ISSN 0023-6330, no 01, p. 42-47Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    En aspekt av språkundervisning som ofta glöms bort är tillägnandet av språkets prosodi, d v s hur man ska uttala övergripande ljudsekvenser med målspråkslika betoningsmönster och en målspråkslik användning av stigningar och fall i tonhöjd. Under 70-talet sades det att den delen av språktillägnandet inte var så viktig att öva på, att prosodin faller på plats ”automatiskt”. Även inom den kommunikativa synen på språkundervisning som tog över under åttiotalet och fortfarande dominerar, har uttalsundervisning haft låg prioritet. Ett argument som brukar framföras när det gäller uttalsundervisning är att det inte är så nödvändigt att ägna sig åt prosodi, eftersom en talare av ett främmande språk har rätt att behålla sin identitet i form av sin främmande brytning, ja, enligt Kjellin, 2000, skulle det rent av vara kränkande för eleven att uppmanas att träna bort sin accent!

    Men hur står det egentligen till med detta? Lär sig eleverna det främmande språkets prosodi automatiskt? Och om de inte gör det, spelar deras accent någon roll för hur de blir uppfattade när de kommunicerar på det främmande språket? När det gäller spanska som främmande språk så är den målgrupp eleverna kommer att ha kontakt med till större delen infödda talare av språket. Sålunda är de infödda språkvarieteterna rimliga att sträva mot. Där skiljer sig spanska, tyska och franska från engelska, där den infödda modellen kanske är mindre central, eftersom språket i stor utsträckning även används som internationellt kommunikations medel. I min forskning har jag studerat kommunikativa effekter av svenska elevers prosodiska mönster i spanska, samt hur prosodi uppmärksammas i våra styrdokument och läromedel, och det är det senare jag tänkt att denna artikel framför allt ska handla om.

  • 89.
    Aronsson, Berit
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Patterns of Prominence in Swedish Second Language (L2) Speakers and Native (L1) Speakers of Spanish: Spontaneous Dialogue versus Read Text2013In: Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, ISSN 1939-0238, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 203-246Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to describe and analyze prosodic differences in prominence realization in both spontaneous and read speech produced by Swedish second language speakers (L2 speakers) in comparison with native speakers (L1 speakers) of Spanish. A further aim of the study is to provide concrete descriptions of the differences between L2 and L1 prominence realization that may serve as tools for language teachers. Phonetic, phonological and to some extent pragmatic aspects will be considered. Results show that the F0 (fundamental frequency) rises in prominent words are steeper and faster in native speech than in L2 speech. Results also show that stressed vowels have longer duration in prominent words in L2 than in L1 Spanish. The number of boundary rises used by both groups differed significantly according to task and group. Pragmatic aspects, such as the use of different intersubjectivity seeking strategies, might explain differences found exclusively in the spontaneous task.

  • 90.
    Aronsson, Berit
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Prosody in the Foreign Language Classroom, Always Present Rarely Practised?2014In: Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, ISSN 2190-4677, E-ISSN 2190-4677, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 207-224Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the present paper is to highlight the central role that prosody plays for communication and to motivate the attention that arguably should be given to prosody within the foreign language classroom. The paper presents an overview of research addressing the communicative aspects of prosody, particularly focussing on L2 prosody and how classroom practice could be informed by current research. It also addresses bias from written language as one of the main explanations to the lack of attention paid to prosody in the language classroom and aims to highlight prosodic aspects of oral language that are not so much found in writing and that, due to our strong tradition of teaching languages through writing, run the risk of being forgotten. Spanish as a foreign language in a Swedish educational setting is focused upon, and the frameworks used to guide teachers’ practice, the CEFR and the curriculum, together with textbooks currently used in this setting, are analysed.

  • 91.
    Aronsson, Berit
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Transfer of rising tone patterns from Swedish L1 into Spanish L2 - which are the communicative consequences?2015In: Proceedings from Fonetik 2015, Lund University, Sweden / [ed] Malin Svensson Lundmark, Gilbert Ambrazaitis and Joost van de Weije, Lund: Lunds Universitet , 2015, p. 17-21Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Would prosodic transfer from Swedish L1 into Spanish L2 have any effects on communication with native Spanish speakers? The study investigates the contribution to the perceived foreign accent of the L2 prosody displayed by Swedish learners, focusing especially on the role played by rising boundary tones and their pragmatic values. Swedish L1, Spanish L1 and Spanish L2 data, analysed acoustically by Aronsson and Fant (2014), were evaluated in perception experiments with native speakers of Spanish and Swedish and the results show that the intersubjective value associated with a rising boundary tone differs depending on whether the evaluator is a native speaker of Swedish or Spanish, and that the transferred patterns not only contribute to a foreign accent, they are also capable of affecting pragmatic values.

  • 92.
    Aronsson, Berit
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Fant, Lars
    Boundary tones in non-native speech: The transfer of pragmatic strategies from L1 Swedish into L2 Spanish2014In: Intercultural Pragmatics, ISSN 1612-295X, E-ISSN 1613-365X, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 159-198Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The pragmatic functions of pitch at tone unit boundaries are studied in L2 Spanish spoken by Swedish learners, as compared to L1 Swedish and L1 Spanish. The data are recordings of a task in which the subjects - 10 learners of Spanish and 13 native controls - make a restaurant booking on the phone in Spanish, and the Swedish subjects also perform this task in their L1. The tone unit boundary rises and falls produced have been analyzed with special focus on rises and their accompanying vowel duration patterns. The turn-regulating functions of signaling turn-continuation vs. transition-relevance are contrasted with intersubjectivity-regulating signals, namely (non-) prompts for information and ( non-) prompts for interpersonal acceptance. Since open-ended yes/no-questions are signaled by rises in Spanish, though not in Swedish, and since declaratives carrying a positive politeness value tend to end in rises (the "tail flick") in Swedish, though not in Spanish, various types of potential negative transfer could be predicted for Swedish learners' L2 Spanish. It is shown that L1 Spanish speakers consistently use moderate rises for turn-keeping and high rises for information-seeking, and that this pattern has no equivalence in the L2 Spanish data. Conversely, rises in L2 Spanish frequently occur where L1 Spanish speakers prefer falls. These rises, interpreted as "tail flicks,"also occur in L1 Swedish, but they are far more frequent in the L2 Spanish data. Thus, clear transfer patterns are found, which are further reinforced by - insecurity effects due to L2 speaking.

  • 93.
    Aronsson, Emma
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    "Och vad Gud beträffar så tror jag att hen går hel ur det här.": En studie av ordet hens funktion i dagspress2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study analyzes the function of the Swedish gender-neutral pronoun hen with the purpose of examining how the word is used today. Aside from being used as a gender-neutral pronoun, hen is also used in other syntactical functions as well as gender-transcending functions. The study material consists of texts from daily press that have been analyzed through a quantitative method. The various uses of hen have been categorized by function and text type. The theoretical part of the study introduces language planning, feminist language planning, and the origins of hen. The results of the study indicate that hen mainly fills a syntactical function in daily press, as 143 out of 167 uses of the word were in functions that can be categorized as syntactical. The most common function of hen found in the material was hen in generic reference. Hen was used in 15 different text types within daily press, most commonly in articles and columns. In articles, hen in generic reference was most common, while in columns most of the found hen were used in a concealing function.

  • 94.
    Arvidsson, Caroline
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    "En liten viskning i matkön, inte hör vi den": En studie om svenska som andraspråkslärares syn på och erfarenheter av etnisk diskriminering i skolan2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 95.
    Asplund, Ida
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Без азбуки не прочтёшь!: Om litteratur och läsande i Tatiana Tolstajas Кысь.2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 96.
    Attius Sohlman, Margareta
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    ABC-boken på kyrkslaviska: en kort översikt över den äldre slaviska världen ur religiös, politisk och litterär synvinkel som en introduktion till ett forskningsprojekt lett av prof. Egil Johansson1989Report (Other academic)
  • 97.
    Attius Sohlman, Margareta
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Bokstavens makt över slaviska själar: uppsatser och artiklar i ämnen rörande projektet "Alphabeta varia. Tidiga ABC-böcker i skilda kyrkotraditioner".1992Report (Other academic)
  • 98.
    Axelson, Margareta
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Sandburg och Hellsing: barnboksförfattare och modernister i sin egen tid - en jämförelse2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 99.
    Backlund, Josefin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Kropp och knopp: En textanalys av läroböcker ur ett genusperspektiv2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 100.
    Badenius, Jessica
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Hur lättläst är en lättläst text?: Analys och jämförelse av en svensk text och dess lättlästa version i teori och praktik2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I föreliggande examensarbete undersöks hur lättläst en lättläst text är. För detta görs en analytisk undersökning av en svensk kommuns webbsida och dess lättlästa version beträffande struktur, innehåll och läsbarhet. Sedan jämförs analysernas resultat. Den lättlästa textens användbarhet undersöks genom en empirisk undersökning, en enkät, i en SFI-klass, vilken är en del av mottagargrupperna i behov av lättlästa texter. Undersökningen visar att den lättlästa texten i teorin är lättare att förstå. Detta resultat kan dock inte styrkas i enkätundersökningen. Den lättlästa texten visar sig vara för svår för mottagargruppen. Officiella riktlinjer för att skriva lättläst och mer forskning inom detta område behövs för en ökad tillgänglighet för människor som behöver lättlästa texter, vilket är mer än var femte person.

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