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  • 51.
    Baldwin, Pauline Pia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature. Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature. Linnéuniversitetet.
    Kerstin Ekmans skönlitterära skildring av människans förhållande till skogen: - gestaltat i romanen Händelser vid vatten2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta är en ekokritisk studie av Kerstin Ekmans samhällsrealistiska roman Händelser vid vatten (1994). Dramat utspelar sig mellan år 1970 fram till 1990-talet i byn Svartvattnet som ligger i norra delen av Jämtland. Ekman beskriver folkets relation till skogen i bygden, och vad som sker i och med tillämpningen av storskalig skogsavverkning med stora kalytor som följd.

  • 52.
    Beckman, Ramona
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Motivation in the English classroom: A study of how English teachers work with motivating their students2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this essay is to find out what motivation in a school environment actually means and how practicing teachers work with trying to motivate their students to learn English. Interviews were performed with three English teachers from different levels and municipalities in Sweden using qualitative and semi-structured questions. It was found that the teachers have both different and similar views on how to work with motivating their students. It is suggested that there are different kinds of motivation and that motivation is a vital part of the work a teacher does. Furthermore, there are numerous methods to apply to a class, and teachers have to try and develop a feeling for which ones to use.

    Keywords: Learning English, motivation, methods.

  • 53.
    Behrami, Mimoze
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Across the Nightingale Floor: Challenging the conceptions of gender2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay deals with the protagonists‟ challenges of the conceptions of gender in the novel Across the Nightingale Floor, by Australian author Gillian Rubinstein who uses the pseudonym Lian Hearn (2002). The protagonists are analyzed from a feminist and gender theoretical point of view, pinpointing the actions and thoughts that challenge the conceptions of gender in their society. Main focus is on Otori Takeo and Shirakawa Kaede, who defy the conceptions of femininity and masculinity within their sex, and how the characters gender identities change from the beginning to the end of the novel, and what causes these changes.

  • 54.
    Berg, Andrea
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    När metropoliten flög över Atlanten och blev kosmopolit: Woody Allens skildring av europeiska storstäder2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Min uppsats handlar om Woody Allens skildring av staden. Det är inte New York denna uppsats handlar om, utan om de europeiska storstäderna London, Barcelona, Paris och Rom. I dessa städer har Woody Allen spelat in fem filmer. Dessa filmer är Match Point (2006), Scoop (2007), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Midnight in Paris (2011) och To Rome With Love (2012). Det ryktas även att hans nästa filmprojekt kommer att utspela sig i en europeisk storstad.  Varje film visar utvalda sidor av respektive stad. Allen väljer att visa utvalda sidor av staden, som utgör vilket uttryck staden ger till filmens berättande. Därav får åskådaren motsvarande intryck av hur Woody Allen ser på staden. Exempelvis handlar dessa val om hur filmen kartlägger staden, hur karaktären förändrar sina åsikter när den befinner sig i staden, och hur moraliska imperativ i storstadsturism framkommer genom filmen. Allen har nämligen använt sig både av ikoniska byggnader som indikerar respektive stad, som Eiffeltornet för Paris, men samtidigt visat mindre kända miljöer av respektive stad. Han har med andra ord varvat klichéklassade stadsvyer med mer personliga vyer av andra, mindre kända, delar av respektive stad.

                          Trots att de första filmerna Match Point (2006) och Scoop (2007), som utspelas i London, inte nödvändigtvis handlar om turism, handlar de ändå om en amerikanska som besöker en icke-amerikansk stad, på andra sidan Atlanten. Samtliga filmer jag undersöker i denna uppsats handlar om olika typer av amerikaner som besöker europeiska städer. På olika sätt påverkas nämligen dessa amerikaner av respektive stad. Dessa sätt jämförs med hur med 1920-talets stadssymfonier och 1950-talets ”runaway romances”. I urvalda filmer från 1950-talet fungerade nämligen Europa som en tillflyktsort för amerikaner som ville hitta sitt jag och inleda affärer. Jag har kommit fram till att identitetssökande och otrohet i Woody Allens filmer är mer legitimerade än det var på 1950-talet. Dessutom liknar Allens Parisfilm och Romfilm stadssymfonier från 1920-talet. Dessa filmtrender från 1900-talets första hälft hänger då ihop med Allens filmer från 2000-talet. Detta förklaras i en djupgående närläsning av Woody Allens sätt att skildra europeiska städer. I denna analys dissekeras turistbegreppet, hur den skiljer sig från resenärsbegreppet och hur tiden har förändrat hur amerikanska turisterna förhåller sig till respektive stad och invånarna i respektive stad.

  • 55.
    Berg, Ida
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    "Det bästa med Finland är det korta avståndet till Sverige": Nationalitet och identitet i Miika Nousiainens Hallonbåtsflyktingen2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 56.
    Bergehamn, Marcus
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Transformation?: A case study of teacher trainees' views on their future work as teachers compared to new teachers' views on their work2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to find out if there are any differences between what teacher trainees expect and what teachers claim in a number of areas in English teaching at upper secondary schools. More specifically, are there any differences in expectations and claims between the two groups when it comes to the use of course books, the national tests, setting grades, grammar teaching and the use of movies in course A English. The involved trainees were on their last year of teacher training and the involved teachers had worked for a maximum of two years. In order to carry out the research, both quantitative- and qualitative interviews with teacher trainees and teachers were done. In the quantitative interviews, trainees and teachers answered questions about the mentioned topics and were also asked to write what they expect or claim to be the most difficult and easy area in the English teaching classroom. In addition, the qualitative interviews with six trainees and teachers gave voices to what the two groups declared. According to my findings, there are differences in all but one topic. The conclusion also suggests what can be made in teacher training education in order to declare the gap between trainees and teachers become smaller.

  • 57.
    Bergh Nestlog, Ewa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Att bli människa i sitt språk och växa i sina texter2011In: Växtkraft: Om svenskämnets möjligheter / [ed] Ellvin, Madeleine & Manderstedt, Lena, Svensklärarföreningen , 2011, p. 105-119Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 58.
    Bergh Nestlog, Ewa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Var är meningen?: Elevtexter och undervisningspraktiker2012Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This is about how pupils in years 4 to 6 of compulsory school and their teachers make meaning in teaching activities and texts. The aim of the study is to investigate the teaching and learning of writing and the pupils’ discursive texts. Another aim is to use linguistic theories and develop methods and analytical concepts for studying teaching practices.

    Sources for the material are the teaching practices in two classes, the teachers and the pupils. The field studies lasted for two years, consisting of observations and interviews. Twelve pupils’ texts and four writing projects are studied in depth.

    The theoretical framework is linked to systemic functional linguis­tics, critical discourse analysis, dialogical conception of language and new literacy studies. Analytical tools are also derived from rhetorical structure theory, relief theory and theory of text sequences. These tools have been adap­ted and are also applied in the analysis of the teaching practice. To analyse pupils’ meaning making in their texts, a theory of mobility in texts is used.

    The analyses show two different categories of texts and teaching practices. The hierarchically composed texts are characterized by hierarchies concerning the entire text. The sequentially coupled texts are charac­terized by many vague relations between text entities. One conclusion is that the students in the hierarchically composed texts develop knowledge during writing. They make meaning recursively when writing and they seem to grasp the text as a whole in a way they do not in the sequentially coupled ones. In the sequentially coupled texts, pupils seem to develop knowledge mostly before they write the text, rather than during the writing. In the hierarchically composed practice the pupils deepen their knowledge about text.

    The result can be interpreted as showing that pupils primarily need education about global text levels in order to develop text knowledge and subject knowledge. Teaching practice seems to promote all pupils’ meaning making if the practice is characterized by many interpersonal relations in the chains of spoken and written texts and if pupils learn to write texts that can structure their meaning making in a functional way.

  • 59.
    Bergh Nestlog, Ewa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Hector-Stahre, Karin
    Skolverket.
    Tinglev, Inger
    Skolverket.
    Replik Språket på väg: Dialogen utvecklar elevernas språkkunnande2009Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 60.
    Bergh Nestlog, Ewa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Olsson, Margareta
    Wennersten, Kåre
    Språket på väg: Ett diagnosmaterial i svenska och svenska som andraspråk för grundskolans åk 6-92008Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 61.
    Bergh Nestlog, Ewa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Olsson, Margareta
    Wennersten, Kåre
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Språket på väg: Ett kartläggningmaterial i svenska och svenska som andraspråk för grundskolans åk 7–9. Reviderad upplaga enligt Lgr 112011Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 62.
    Bergh Nestlog, Ewa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Tinglev, Inger
    En idé om samverkan mellan klasslärare och speciallärare2010Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 63.
    Berglind, Petra
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Die Bildsprache in einem reithistorischen Text.: Übersetzung von Metaphern, Metonymien und Vergleichen.2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay deals with translation issues arising when translating a German source text dealing with the field of riding history into Swedish. More specifically, the analysis focuses on translation problems and solutions in regard to figures of speech, namely metaphors, metonymies and similies.

    The metaphors in the source text were divided into three categories depending on their origin, whether they were lexical, conventional or private metaphors. Also the translations of the figures of speech were divided into three categories depending on how the translations were made. The first is called sensu stricto, because the image in the source and the target language correspond here. The second category is called substitution because the image in the source language is shown with another image in the target language. The last category is called paraphrase because the image in the source language is translated with a non figurative expression.

  • 64.
    Berglund, Markus
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Tempusanvändning i skrift - en jämförelsestudie av första- ochandraspråkselever2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsens ämne är ”Tempusanvändning i skrift – en jämförelsestudie av första- och andraspråkselever”. Informanterna är sammanlagt 14 elever, varav fyra elever är födda i Sverige samt har minst en svensk förälder; fyra elever är födda i Sverige men vars föräldrar är födda utomlands; fyra elever kom till Sverige innan skolan började; fyra elever kom i år 1-5 och två elever kom i år 6-9. Syftet är att undersöka tempusanvändning i skrift bland första- och andraspråkselever på nationella provet i svenska i år 9. Särskilt undersöks de fyra tempusformerna: preteritum, presens, pluskvamperfekt och perfekt. Både en kvalitativ och en kvantitativ metod har använts för att på bästa sätt fånga både bredden och djupet av elevernas tempusanvändning. Detta har gjorts med utgångspunkt från Svenska Akademiens grammatik 4 Satser och meningar (1999). Studiens resultat pekar på att elever inom alla grupper, förutom de som kom hit i år 6-9, ger prov på att behärska de fyra tempusformerna preteritum, presens, pluskvamperfekt och perfekt. Samtidigt finns det elever inom samtliga grupper som fallerar inom olika områden. Slutligen ger även de elever som kom hit i år 6-9 prov på att behärska områden som förstaspråksinlärare gör.

  • 65.
    Bergman, David
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Efter de älskat – en studie av det psykologiska förhållandet mellan litterär karaktär och läsare2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 66.
    Bernblad, Therese
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Translating Texts on Information and Communication Technology from English to Swedish: A Study on Terminology and Cultural Differences2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 67.
    Besirevic, Lana
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    La problématique de la société: dans Les Belles Images et La Femme rompue de Simone de Beauvoir – une analyse du rôle de la société dans la vie des femmes des années 602012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 68.
    Beyersdorff, Elin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Die Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs und die Schwedendemokraten: ein Vergleich rechtspopulistischer Parteien in Österreich und Schweden2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [de]

    Rechtspopulistische Parteien scheinen in immer mehr Ländern Teil der alltäglichen Politik zu werden und auch in Schweden schaffte es eine derartige Partei, in Form der Schwedendemokraten, 2010 in den schwedischen Reichstag zu kommen. Obwohl unterschiedliche rechtspopulistische Parteien viele Gemeinsamkeiten aufweisen, ist die entsprechende Partei in Österreich, die FPÖ, erfolgreicher als die SD in Schweden. Daher ist meine Hauptfrage, worauf dieser Unterschied beruht.

    Um diese Frage zu beantworten, habe ich kulturelle Faktoren und die historischen Hintergründe der beiden Parteien und Länder untersucht und einige wichtige Unterschiede gefunden, die als Ursachen für den unterschiedlichen Erfolg gesehen werden können. Zusätzlich habe ich die offiziellen Parteidokumente verglichen und auch hier Unterschiede gefunden, die den unterschiedlichen Erfolg erklären können.

    Die Schlussfolgerung dieser Untersuchung ist, dass es sowohl kulturelle, historische als auch politische Faktoren sind, die den unterschiedlichen Erfolg erklären. Hinzu kommen auch externe Faktoren, wie z.B. Geschehnisse in der Welt und wie die jeweiligen Parteien auf diese reagieren.

  • 69.
    Beyersdorff, Karin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Muttersprachenunterricht und Mehrsprachigkeit deutscher Kinder in Schweden: Ein Pilotprojekt2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 70.
    Bjernhagen, Mikaela
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Las batallas en el desierto: El amor, la modernización y Estados Unidos2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The following essay deals with three principal and relevant topics regarding the cultural and social changes that took place while Mexico entered the period of modernization in the 1940’s. Influenced and inspired by the United States, Mexico begun its journey towards a modern country. These particular themes are love, modernization and United States and can be found in the novel Las batallas en el desierto (1981), by the Mexican writer José Emilio Pacheco.

                  The hypothesis of this essay is to presume that this literary work is inspired by the surrounding environment and the existing reality of Mexico in the 1940’s but also by the time it was written. Each topic is a contributing factor to both a concern and a curiosity for the social and cultural changes that might appear in the country.

                  Our analysis shows, by and using a structural semiotic method, that it’s possible to observe the various opinions expressed through the characters. It’s also possible to distinguish a personification of the countries.

     

    Keywords: Mexico, United States, modernization, love, dream and changes

     

    Palabras clave: México, Estados Unidos, modernización, amor, sueños y cambios

  • 71.
    Björklund, Jenny
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Queering the Small Town: Lukas Moodysson’s Film Show Me Love2010In: Women's Studies, ISSN 0049-7878, E-ISSN 1547-7045, Vol. 39, no 1, p. 37-51Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 72.
    Björklund, Jenny
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Review of Angela McRobbie. The Aftermath of Feminism: Gender, Culture and Social Change (2009)2010In: Women's Studies, ISSN 0049-7878, E-ISSN 1547-7045, Vol. 39, no 4, p. 376-380Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 73.
    Björklund, Marie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    El uso del subjuntivo por los estudiantes de tres universidades suecas: Los factores que influyen en el uso correcto/incorrecto del subjuntivo y los tipos de oraciones del subjuntivo más difíciles2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    The following study is about some of the factors that influence a correct using of the subjunctive mood and what type of clauses with subjunctive that Swedish students at university level find the hardest.

    The aim of this essay is to investigate some of the factors that affect the application of the subjunctive mood. This study also attempts to show a tendency of what kind of sentences that Swedish students have most problems with.

    This study is carried out with 97 students from three Swedish universities. They have all studied Spanish between six months and one year and a half at university level. This investigation contains a questionnaire in two parts. The first part is constructed with general questions about the ability of the informants regarding the subjunctive mood and the second part contains a test of knowledge of this grammatical phenomenon. The informants had to choose between verbs in the indicative or the subjunctive mood.

    The answers of this questionnaire were used to find out which factors were of greatest importance for the application of the subjunctive. With the help of the questionnaire, the most difficult clauses with subjunctive from the test could be distinguished.

    The results of the investigation show that the most significant factor that influences on the application of the subjunctive mood is the student’s own estimation of the ability to write Spanish. It was also clear that the subjunctive clauses formed by time conjunctions were considered the hardest ones by the students.

     

    Keywords: Grammar, mood, subjunctive, factors, clauses with subjunctivePalabras clave: Gramática, modo, subjuntivo, factores, cláusulas construidas con el subjuntivo

  • 74.
    Björknert, Sofia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    ¿Mujeres poderosas?: Los personajes femeninos en Como agua para chocolate de Laura Esquivel2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This literary essay attempts to analyze the novel Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) written by Laura Esquivel. The focal point here lies in four of the female characters, how they are represented and if they possess or lack power. The power, the development of the characters and their struggle for independence are the main points of the analysis of this particular novel. Moreover, before the analysis, the feminist literary criticism, the characteristics of posboom and the authoress are represented along with the definition of power, the dynamic/static character and magic realism. The analysis demonstrates the gaining power of the main character Tita and her oldest sister Gertrudis. With certain transgressions they receive the power their mother once had. These transgressions help develop the two sisters and the result is self-realization and happiness.

  • 75.
    Blom, Marika
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature. Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
    Friberg, Anette
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Kön föds man med, men genus är något man formas till.: En studie om förskollärares genusmedvetenhet och förhållningssätt om genusstereotypa föreställningar i barnlitteratur.2014Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med den här undersökningen har varit att ta reda på med vilken medvetenhet förskollärare väljer barnlitteratur ur ett genusperspektiv. Våra frågeställningar var: Hur ser pedagogers genusmedvetenhet ut när de väljer barnlitteratur? Och hur arbetar pedagoger i förskolan genusmedvetet med barnböcker i syfte att utveckla barns språk?

    Vi valde att göra en kvalitativ intervjustudie där vi intervjuade fyra stycken förskollärare. Två av dem var genuspedagoger, vilket påverkade resultatet en del. Vi har kommit fram till att genusarbetet anses som viktigt men att det inte har en hög prioritet. Detta kan bero på att det inte lyfts fram som viktigt av informanterna. Vi har kunnat se i vårt resultat att utbildning inom detta område inte är prioriterat då båda genuspedagogerna hade gått sin utbildning på eget initiativ. De som arbetade inom kommunal regi hade fått en kortare kurs genom RFSL och de som arbetade på föräldrakooperativ hade ingen utbildning alls i ämnet. Av detta kan vi dra slutsatsen att det behövs utbildning i genus och normkritiskt tänkande. Om vi ska få ett jämställt samhälle behöver vi börja redan på förskolan och det måste genomsyra hela verksamheten.

  • 76.
    Blomberg, Elsa Fabiola
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    El uso de las redes sociales en el aula de ELE: Nuevos modos de aprender y de enseñar?2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The objective pursued with this essay is to show an efficient didactic way of how to use various social networks and e-mail in the acquisition of Spanish as a foreign language. Theoretical investigations have been conducted in various literary sources and an empirical study have been conducted that yielded interesting data.

    In this essay we describe various linguistic contributions that give support to our four didactic proposals in which we seek the student’s immersion in the target language in anauthentic and motivating way.

    With this investigation we can conclude that the responsible and focused use of the social networks in the Spanish as a foreign language lessons, contributes to building a multicultural environment among students that overcome the geographic and cultural barriers of language, which could easily make learning more efficient.

  • 77.
    Blomberg Gudmundsson, Julie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    The Orient and The Occident: Breaking Stereotypes in The Reluctant Fundamentalist2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a postcolonial novel that, in this essay, is argued to challenge and question the colonial stereotypes which came into greater focus after 9/11 in America. The challenge is carried out via the narrator’s identity struggle by displaying the different stereotypes he is subjected to. The quiet listener to the narrator’s monologue, together with the reader’s part in creating and making sense of the novel also contributes towards challenging these stereotypes. The East and West are set against each other, displaying how both have harsh and generalizing views of the other. 

  • 78.
    Boaventura Martins, Johanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Aspects of code-switching: for a Spanish-English bilingual child2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay has analyzed under what circumstances a Spanish-English bilingual child code-switches and if there are any differences between the languages when it occurs. The essay will examine in more detail if the switching involves any particular word class and if the code-switching develops or change over time. This essay defines bilingualism and code-switching, explaining what they mean and how they emerge. These aspects of bilingualism give the reader a wider view of the subject and these aspects also explain how these terms relate to one and another. The data that has been used for this essay is taken from a child language corpus called CHILDES, which can be found on the Internet. The data has been used to carry out a study on this bilingual child at the age of one year and three months up to the age of two years and six months. This is therefore called a longitudinal study because it follows a child over a long period. The purpose of this study was to see which word classes that the girl code-switched to in both her languages. The results will show the use of different word classes at different ages and the percentage of code-switching in both languages. The results shows that the child code-switched during all conversations in Spanish, but she did not code-switch during all the English conversations, which implies that English is the dominant language for the girl.

     

     

    Keywords: code-switching, bilingualism, CHILDES, longitudinal study, 

  • 79.
    Boberg, Karolina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Zur Apposition im heutigen Deutsch Beobachtungen anhand der Pressesprache2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 80.
    Borcak, Fedja
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Den ordlösa kroppens närmande: Eidetisk och kroppslig perception i Harold Pinters The Dwarfs2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 81.
    Borcak, Fedja
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Överskridanden: En tematisk studie av verklighetsproblematiken i Karl Ove Knausgårds Min kamp 1-62012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    The award-winning Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgård achieved great success with his latest book, Min kamp. Both commercially and critically, the novel was praised for its seemingly successful attempt to transcend the boundary between fiction and real life. Focusing on the auto-fictional narrator’s struggle to balance his daily life with his ever so demanding aesthetic ambitions, the novel gives high-detail descriptions of the most basic day-to-day chores, intimately mixed with philosophical reflections on topics such as painting, literature and postmodern civilisation.

    This essay proposes an alternative perspective on the realism of the novel. Instead of relying on a correspondence theoretical view, which highlights the level of correspondence of a particular representation with reality, I seek, inspired by Martin Heidegger’s thoughts on works of art, to trace a poetics which sees the verity in a work of art as the ”unconcealment” of the world, or the coming-to-being of objects. The function of art in relation to reality is to ”open up” the conventionally understood world and offer a perspective situated between an intellect-based outlook on the world and an intuitive and subconscious one.

    In order to carefully analyse the formal manifestation of the poetics in question, I turn to the notion of heteromediality, which proves fruitful in distinguishing, in the verbal text itself, certain formal traits usually associated with other media. I suggest that when found in the text, these traits function as a way of stressing the becoming of objects, rather than primarily their mere existence.

  • 82.
    Borg, Emma
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences. Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Catherine's Double Character: In Wuthering Heights2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 83.
    Borgström, Susanne
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Den mångfacetterade vampyren: En undersökning av vampyrens roll i min roman2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The first vampire film I ever saw was Interview with a vampire. “I haven’t been human for two hundred years”, opened up not only the film, but a whole new world I knew nothing about. The world, as it were, opened its doors to me again after I had seen the film adaption of Stephenie Meyers Twilight. I decided to write down a few thoughts, capture my frame of mind, and these paragraphs then turned into a text: “I tankarnas skal”.

                  When I did research for this essay I discovered that my text held certain similarities with the modern vampire novel. Because my story is so closely connected to Meyers Twilight, my character Jennie projects the story of human Bella and vampire Edward onto her own life; I have chosen to focus on Twilight and the Twilight-saga as primary sources of comparison with my own text. Jennies healthy philosophies, after seeing Twilight, soon turns into disturbing thoughts in a mind damaged by her unkind reality. Jennie starts hallucinating, seeing Edward everywhere, and this is the object of my investigation. Ever since the legend of the vampire was transformed in the literary world, vampires have acted as symbols for everything between Aids and terrorist threats. Therefore I examined my Edward to see what symbolic role he had in my story.

                  I chose three themes to further explore the connection between my text and Meyers Twilight-saga, thereby unveiling the warning-signs that Edward personify, on Jennie’s road to her death.

  • 84.
    Borgström, Susanne
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Hemligheter: När det bästa är det värsta som kan hända2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 85.
    Borčak, Fedja
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Hitler kan aldrig bli vår vän2012In: Smålandsposten, ISSN 1104-0009, no 2012-08-26, p. 19-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 86.
    Borčak, Fedja
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Mak Dizdar på svenska2011In: Benshi antologi # 1 / [ed] Petter Ericsson, Malmö: Benshi Textproduktion , 2011, p. 43-43Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 87.
    Borčak, Fedja
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Traumats berättelse2011In: Ordkonst, no 4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 88.
    Borčak, Fedja
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Väcka de sovande: Ord om Mak Dizdar2011In: Benshi antologi # 1 / [ed] Petter Ericsson, Malmö: Benshi Textproduktion , 2011, p. 39-42Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 89.
    Brandt, Tommie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? En adaptionsstudie med Watchmen som utgångspunkt2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Serier, film och adaption. Detta är tre ord som den senaste tiden har blivit allt mer förknippade med varandra. Med titlar som Spider-man (Sam Raimi, 2002), The Dark Knight (Christpher Nolan,2008) och The Avengers (Josh Whedon, 2012) har serier satt sitt avtryck i filmhistorien. Men hur ser dessa båda medium ut och vad är det som gör adaptioner av serier så attraktiva? Detta kommer undersökas närmare i denna uppsats. Inledningsvis kommer vi se närmre på Watchmen (Grafisk roman: Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons, 1986, Film: Zack Snyder, 2009) då denna kommer användas som exempel genom uppsatsen. Därefter kommer serier att diskuteras. Hur de är uppbyggda och vilka premisser dessa medium utgår ifrån. Sedan kommer film studeras med Watchmen (2009) som utgångspunkt. Hur är filmen uppbyggd, vilka stilistiska knep används för att nå ut till publiken och vilka likheter/skillnader finns det mellan film och serie? Sedan kommer tidigare adaptionsstudier granskas och diskuteras. Avslutningsvis kommer en närläsning av en scen ur Watchmen (2009) där de ovan nämnda premisserna kommer att appliceras för att se hur en adaption från serie till film kan gå till.

  • 90.
    Brehmer, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Lärares pedagogiska val i undervisningen med vuxna illitterata andraspråksinlärare2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats handlar om alfabetiseringsundervisning av vuxna andraspråksinlärare. Undersökningens syfte är att ta reda på några lärares pedagogiska val i sin alfabetiseringsundervisning, vad dessa val grundar sig på samt vad lärarna anser vara befrämjande undervisning för dessa elever. Undersökningen har en fenomenologisk infallsvinkel och består av kvalitativa intervjuer med fyra lärare på två olika skolor. Resultatet visar att lärarna anser det vara viktigt med hemklassrum, att de utgår ifrån elevernas verklighet och använder helst autentiskt material och bilder, samt betonar att repetition och konkretisering är viktiga pedagogiska metoder liksom förmågan att sätta sig in i elevernas situation. Lärarna anser att det som befrämjar elevernas inlärning är tillgång till modersmålslärare och speciallärare, en trygg arbetsmiljö och att lärarna ser eleverna som kompetenta individer. Lärarna grundar framför allt sina pedagogiska val på egna tidigare studier och praktisk erfarenhet, på synpunkter från kolleger och elevernas individuella situation.

  • 91.
    Bresche, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    ”Jag vill ha betyg i C sen stanna.": Fem andraspråksinlärares syn på vad som motiverar dem eller inte motiverar dem att studera vidare2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats har till syfte att beskriva hur enskilda andraspråksinlärare utan tidigare skolbakgrund från hemlandet upplever sin studiesituation och vad som motiverar dem till fortsatta studier. Mina frågor handlar om hur de ser på behovet av litteracitet, vilka mål de har med sina studier och hur de ser på förutsättningarna att lyckas. För att få svar på min frågeställning har jag valt att göra kvalitativa intervjuer med fem inlärare av svenska som andraspråk som befinner sig på olika nivåer i det svenska utbildningssystemet. Jag har även tagit del av tidigare forskning och rapporter på området samt gällande kursplan. Resultatet visar att det är många faktorer som påverkar den enskilde individens motivation och förutsättningar att bli funktionellt litterat. Samtliga informanter anser att litteracitet är nödvändig för att klara sig i det svenska samhället. De har dock olika behov av litteracitet då deras mål med studierna skiftar. Två informanter har som mål att bli färdiga med kurs 2C på sfi. Den ena informantens mål är att sedan gå ut i arbete och den andres mål är att klara vardagliga situationer och sociala kontakter så som kontakten med barnens skola, tandläkarbesök etcetera. Tre av informanterna planerar att gå ett yrkesförberedande program på gymnasienivå till hösten för att sedan kunna gå ut i arbete. En av dessa har dock akademiska studier som sitt långsiktiga mål då hon planerar att läsa till sjuksköterska. Förutsättningarna att lyckas med studierna är kantade av svårigheter då informanterna upplever att flera faktorer försämrar deras möjligheter att nå framgång i studierna. Dessa faktorer rör främst tid till studier utanför undervisningstiden. En sådan faktor är svårigheten att lära sig läsa och skriva på ett språk som man ännu inte behärskar vilket är ett tidskrävande arbete. En annan faktor är bristen på barntillsyn då informanterna endast har barnomsorg när de själva är i skolan. Den tredje faktorn är trångboddheten vilken gör det svårt att hitta en ostörd plats att göra sina läxor på.

  • 92.
    Bresche, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Läsförståelse hos svenska gymnasieelever: En undersökning av hur gymnasieelever som läst svenska B respektive svenska som andraspråk B klarar TISUS-testets läsförståelsedel2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    This paper aims to examine reading comprehension among Swedish Upper Secondary School

    students who are doing their last school year. My research questions are if the students have

    sufficient reading comprehension to cope with university studies and higher education

    according to a comprehension test and if there is a difference between students who studied

    Swedish B course or Swedish as a second language B course. Furthermore it involves issues

    of differences in results depending on gender and if the second-language students were born

    in Sweden or abroad.

    To get answers to my questions, I let 112 students in my survey carry out the reading

    comprehension part of the TISUS test, observed several test sessions, and interviewed 24

    students who participated in the test. The result shows that most students have difficulties

    with the reading comprehension, and probably would find it difficult to study at universities

    or colleges. There are major differences in the results between the Swedish B-students and

    Swedish as a second language students, but also within these groupings. The students in

    theoretical programs

    managethe reading comprehension test to a greater extent than the

    students on practical programs, whether they had studied Swedish B or Swedish as a second

    language B.

    Inadequaciesin vocabulary, reading rate and comprehension strategies appear to

    be the main cause of low test results. Differences between the results of the men and women

    can also be discerned but the most surprising result is that second language students who were

    born abroad manage the reading comprehension test better than second language students

    born in Sweden.

     

  • 93.
    Brorsson, Sebastian
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Zur Struktur der Nominalphrasen mit Mass- und Mengenbezeichnungen im geschriebenen Standarddeutsch2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 94.
    Bruhn, Jørgen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Besat af besættelsen: Matador, von Triers juuropa og Hasles fiktive historieskrivning2009In: Humanetten, ISSN 1403-2279, no 24, p. 27-29Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 95.
    Bruhn, Jørgen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Förord2010In: Ekelöf mellan konstartarna: fyra essäer / [ed] Askander och Bruhn, lund: Lund intermedia press , 2010, 1, p. 5-9-Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 96.
    Bruhn, Jørgen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Heteromediality2010In: Media, Modalities, and Modes / [ed] Elleström, Lars, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, 1Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 97.
    Bruhn, Jørgen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Inter-hvad for noget?: Recension av: Medie- og kommunikationsleksion2010In: Humanetten, ISSN 1403-2279Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 98.
    Bruhn, Jørgen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Intermedialitet/Heteromedialitet: Key Note föreläsning2010Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [da]

    Keynote  föreläsning på doktorandkonferens: kritisk granskning av mediebegreppet och intermedialitetsteorin; introduktion av heteromedialitet

  • 99.
    Bruhn, Jørgen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Keynoteföreläsning: Scandinavian Misanthropology2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 100.
    Bruhn, Jørgen
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    Litterær kulturturisme?: om Steen Kiltgård Povlsen, Forfatterens billede2010In: Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning, ISSN 0013-0818, E-ISSN 1500-1989, no 4Article, book review (Other academic)
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