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Mellenius, Ingmarie
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Rosenberg, M. & Mellenius, I. (2018). Children’s novel NN compounding in Swedish diary data: function and form. Morphology, 28(3), 229-252
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Children’s novel NN compounding in Swedish diary data: function and form
2018 (English)In: Morphology, ISSN 1871-5621, E-ISSN 1871-5656, Vol. 28, no 3, p. 229-252Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores formal aspects and functions of 420 novel noun-noun (NN) compounds in diary data from three Swedish children (1;9–6;11). With regard to form, the data show that the children’s compounds respect target head order, allow for a small amount of internal inflection, and, in more than half of the cases where a liaison form is required, are properly formed. Most of the compounds concatenate two nouns (without the presence of liaison forms), as is the general case for Swedish NN compounds. With regard to function, the data permit us to distinguish three main functions of the coinages: I. Novel compound instead of established term, II. Novel compound for novel category, and III. Novel compound for specific entity. Type I involves attempts to target conventional compounds by relying either on perceptual or functional features or on recalled semantic, phonological, and/or morphological cues. Type II is innovative compounding par excellence: detailed discriminations and fantasy concepts are named. Type III divides into anaphoric and deictic uses as well as what we call appropriation, i.e. naming a specific entity. Types II and III are functions displayed by novel compounds in general. In conclusion, the three children seem to master the central facets of NN compounds, formally and functionally. Furthermore, compound production can constitute a simple and efficient means for young children to maximize and build more structure into their lexicon.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2018
Keywords
Novel compounds, Combined concepts, Naming, Child language, Spontaneous production, Swedish
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages
Research subject
Linguistics; language studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-147750 (URN)10.1007/s11525-018-9325-3 (DOI)000441558500001 ()2-s2.0-85051522614 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-16 Created: 2018-05-16 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
Rosenberg, M. & Mellenius, I. (2016). Non-established NN compounding in child language as reflections of early categorization. Lingue e linguaggio, 1, 107-135
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Non-established NN compounding in child language as reflections of early categorization
2016 (English)In: Lingue e linguaggio, ISSN 1720-9331, Vol. 1, p. 107-135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study addresses one aspect of conceptual development, viz. categorization, in connection with children’s compounding. It is based on diary data of 392 non-established NN compounds, spontaneously produced between age 1–6 by three Swedish children. The aim is to investigate in what domains their compounds, or conceptual combinations, are situated, and to analyse them with focus on categorization. We show that children use familiar items in compounding: more than one third of the N1s and N2s belong to the same morphological family. Taxonomically, the domains of food, clothes, animals and vehicles predominate among the compounds. The two major scripts are Eating and Getting dressed. Our data permits us to trace other categorization types as well, such as thematic, evaluative and ad hoc. Compounds relying on perceptual features, mainly shape and prints, do occur, notwithstanding that general background knowledge and abstract representations intervene. Tendencies to cross-classify entities are shown. Moreover, the children tend to subcategorize at a more detailed level than adults do, which might suggest that they have fewer, but more specified, categories in their so far limited lexicon. In conclusion, subcategorization by compounding can be seen as a powerful means for children to develop their conceptual system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Società editrice il Mulino, 2016
Keywords
NN compounds, categorization, child language, domains, conceptual development
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83158 (URN)10.1418/83656 (DOI)2-s2.0-84978198874 (Scopus ID)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-08-09 Created: 2013-11-19 Last updated: 2024-07-02Bibliographically approved
Rosenberg, M. & Mellenius, I. (2016). Swe-LARSP: a grammatical profile of Swedish. In: Paul Fletcher, Martin Ball and David Crystal (Ed.), Profiling grammar: more languages of LARSP (pp. 42-63). Bristol: Multilingual Matters
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swe-LARSP: a grammatical profile of Swedish
2016 (English)In: Profiling grammar: more languages of LARSP / [ed] Paul Fletcher, Martin Ball and David Crystal, Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2016, p. 42-63Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2016
Series
Communication Disorders Across Languages ; 15
Keywords
typical language development, language impairment, screening protocol, order of acquisition, Swedish L1
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-113940 (URN)9781783094868 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-02-08 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2024-07-02Bibliographically approved
Mellenius, I. & Rosenberg, M. (2016). The Semantics of Compounds in Swedish Child Language. In: Pius ten Hacken (Ed.), The Semantics of Compounding: (pp. 110-128). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Semantics of Compounds in Swedish Child Language
2016 (English)In: The Semantics of Compounding / [ed] Pius ten Hacken, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, p. 110-128Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study examines the semantics of NN compounds produced by Swedish children. Three questions are addressed: What is the head’s status in the children’s compounds? What semantic relations are found within the compounds? What is the frequency of these relations, in total and per child? The data contains 387 spontaneously produced novel NN compounds from three monolingual Swedish children, collected longitudinally along with contextual information. The study shows that all children manage right-hand head position. It suggests that around 15 semantic relations, based on previous lists proposed by e.g. Jackendoff (2009; 2016), can account for almost all of the children’s compounds. Some relations are however more frequent than others. There seem to be individual preferences for particular semantic relations. Yet, two tendencies appear: (i) in all children, some relations are frequent (e.g. Purpose, Composition, Location) others rare; (ii) almost all relations are used by all children. In conclusion, although the number of compounds produced by each child is limited, a range of relations is attested. In relation to overall cognitive development, some compounds provide evidence that children indeed make further distinctions from adult speakers, and that they have understanding of the semantic content of their coinages. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016
Keywords
NN compounds, semantic relations, thematic relations, child language, Swedish, spontaneous production
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-113941 (URN)978-1-107-09970-8 (ISBN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-08-09 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2024-07-02Bibliographically approved
Rosenberg, M. & Mellenius, I. (2015). What NN compounding in child language tells us about categorization. In: Vito Pirrelli, Claudia Marzi and Marcello Ferro (Ed.), NetWordS 2015. Word Knowledge and Word Usage: Representations and Processes in the Mental Lexicon: Conference proceedings. Paper presented at NetWordS 2015. Word Knowledge and Word Usage: Representations and Processes in the Mental Lexicon, Pisa, Italy, March 30 - April 1, 2015 (pp. 71-75). Pisa: Scuola Normale Superiore; Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale; Physiology of Communication (ComPhys); European Science Foundation (ESF)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What NN compounding in child language tells us about categorization
2015 (English)In: NetWordS 2015. Word Knowledge and Word Usage: Representations and Processes in the Mental Lexicon: Conference proceedings / [ed] Vito Pirrelli, Claudia Marzi and Marcello Ferro, Pisa: Scuola Normale Superiore; Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale; Physiology of Communication (ComPhys); European Science Foundation (ESF) , 2015, p. 71-75Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pisa: Scuola Normale Superiore; Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale; Physiology of Communication (ComPhys); European Science Foundation (ESF), 2015
Series
CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613-0073 ; Vol-1347
Keywords
compounds child language categorization
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112110 (URN)
Conference
NetWordS 2015. Word Knowledge and Word Usage: Representations and Processes in the Mental Lexicon, Pisa, Italy, March 30 - April 1, 2015
Available from: 2015-12-02 Created: 2015-12-02 Last updated: 2024-07-02Bibliographically approved
Zhao, H., Sullivan, K. P. & Mellenius, I. (2014). Participation, interaction and social presence: an exploratory study of collaboration in online peer review groups. British Journal of Educational Technology, 45(5), 807-819
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Participation, interaction and social presence: an exploratory study of collaboration in online peer review groups
2014 (English)In: British Journal of Educational Technology, ISSN 0007-1013, E-ISSN 1467-8535, Vol. 45, no 5, p. 807-819Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A key reason for using asynchronous computer conferencing in instruction is its potential for supporting collaborative learning. However, few studies have examined collaboration in computer conferencing. This study examined collaboration in six peer review groups within an asynchronous computer conferencing. Eighteen tertiary students participated in the study. Content analyses of discussion protocols were performed in terms of participation, interaction, and social presence.

The results indicate that collaboration does not occur automatically in asynchronous computer conference. Collaboration requires participation because no collaboration occurred in the two groups with low student participation; however, participation does not lead to collaboration, evidenced by student postings receiving no peer responses. Collaboration requires interaction but does not end with interaction, substantiated by different levels of collaboration across different interactional patterns. Social presence helps to realise collaboration through establishing a warm and collegial learning community to encourage participate and interaction, exemplified by the contrast of the group with the highest level of social presence and the group with the lowest level of social presence. A model of understanding and assessing collaboration in online learning is recommended, consisting of participation, interaction and social presence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2014
Keywords
online learning, higher education, participation, peer review, forensic linguistics, interaction, social presence
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education; educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83052 (URN)10.1111/bjet.12094 (DOI)000340539800007 ()2-s2.0-84906785967 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-11-16 Created: 2013-11-16 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
Edlund, A.-C. & Mellenius, I. (Eds.). (2011). Svenskans beskrivning 31: Förhandlingar vid Trettioförsta sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning, Umeå den 20–21 maj 2010. Umeå: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för språkstudier
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Svenskans beskrivning 31: Förhandlingar vid Trettioförsta sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning, Umeå den 20–21 maj 2010
2011 (Swedish)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Sedan 1963 har det vid olika universitet i Sverige och Finland regelbundet anordnats sammankomster för svenskans beskrivning. Vid dessa har forskningsresultat som rör svenska språkets uppbyggnad och användning presenterats och diskuterats.

Den trettioförsta sammankomsten ägde rum i Umeå den 20-21 maj 201. Konferensens tema var "Perspektiv på skrivande", vilket belystes i plenarföredragen samt i de workshoppar som hölls i samband med konferensen. De olika sektionsföredragen berörde en bredd av ämnen, som samtalsanalys, genreanalys, språkkontaktfenomen och svenskämnet i högskolan. I denna volym publiceras två av plenarföredragen och 29 av sektionsföredragen.

Som värd för konferensen stod Institutionen för språkstudier vid Umeå universitet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för språkstudier, 2011. p. 370
Series
Nordsvenska / Institutionen för litteraturvetenskap och nordiska språk, ISSN 0282-7182 ; 19
Series
Svenskans beskrivning, ISSN 1102-3619 ; 31
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-49816 (URN)978-91-88466-79-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-02-27 Created: 2011-11-18 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Mellenius, I. & Sullivan, K. P. (2008). Att identifiera talare - ett problem för rättslingvistiken. In: Git Claesson Pipping (Ed.), Texter till Thomas: festskrift till Thomas Kihlberg april 2008 (pp. 136-141). Göteborg: Livréna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att identifiera talare - ett problem för rättslingvistiken
2008 (Swedish)In: Texter till Thomas: festskrift till Thomas Kihlberg april 2008 / [ed] Git Claesson Pipping, Göteborg: Livréna , 2008, p. 136-141Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Livréna, 2008
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9487 (URN)
Note

Stockholm, Sveriges universitetslärarförbund, SULF (distr.)

Available from: 2008-04-11 Created: 2008-04-11 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Sullivan, K. P. H., Lindgren, E. & Mellenius, I. (2008). Att studera skrivande med hjälp av loggning. In: Rickard Domeij (Ed.), Tekniken bakom språket: (pp. 189-206). Norstedts Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att studera skrivande med hjälp av loggning
2008 (Swedish)In: Tekniken bakom språket / [ed] Rickard Domeij, Norstedts Förlag, 2008, p. 189-206Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norstedts Förlag, 2008
Series
Språkrådets skrifter ; 9
National Category
Languages and Literature Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52606 (URN)978-91-7227-630-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-02-27 Created: 2012-02-27 Last updated: 2024-07-02Bibliographically approved
Kangassalo, R. & Mellenius, I. (Eds.). (2003). Låt mig ha kvar mitt språk / Antakaa minun pitää kieleni: den tredje SUKKA-rapporten / kolmas SUKKA-raportti. Umeå: Institution för moderna språk, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Låt mig ha kvar mitt språk / Antakaa minun pitää kieleni: den tredje SUKKA-rapporten / kolmas SUKKA-raportti
2003 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Institution för moderna språk, Umeå universitet, 2003. p. 166
Series
Skrifter från moderna språk, ISSN 1650-304X ; 11
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-17843 (URN)91-7305-422-4 (ISBN)
Note

Innehåll på svenska och finska, med sammanfattning på engelska

Available from: 2007-11-21 Created: 2007-11-21 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
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