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Bellander, T., Karlsson, A.-M., Landqvist, M., Melander Marttala, U. & Nikolaidou, Z. (2021). Att bygga hälsokunskap från konsultationsrum till onlineforum. In: Inga-Lill Grahn; Camilla Lindholm (Ed.), Tala om kroppen: språkliga perspektiv på hälsa och sjukdom i den digitala eran (pp. 109-137). Stockholm: Morfem
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att bygga hälsokunskap från konsultationsrum till onlineforum
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2021 (Swedish)In: Tala om kroppen: språkliga perspektiv på hälsa och sjukdom i den digitala eran / [ed] Inga-Lill Grahn; Camilla Lindholm, Stockholm: Morfem , 2021, p. 109-137Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Morfem, 2021
National Category
Specific Languages Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-47861 (URN)9789188419248 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-16 Created: 2021-12-16 Last updated: 2021-12-16Bibliographically approved
Landqvist, M. (2021). The significance of activist language policies in public debate– a concern for language planning agencies?. Journal of Language and Discrimination, 5(1), 28-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The significance of activist language policies in public debate– a concern for language planning agencies?
2021 (English)In: Journal of Language and Discrimination, ISSN 2397-2637, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 28-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the relationship between official language planning and policies concerning language usage that are increasingly emerging in anti-discriminatory contexts. It is suggested that the social function of lexical meaning needs to be given more attention, i.e. the meaning that arises from a person’s choice of words, especially in public discourse and debate. For this reason, it is further suggested that public debates be analysed with metapragmatic concepts providing useful links between lexical indexes to (ideological) loyalties and social identity or attribution of social identity. The notion of a diverse meaning allocation is contextualised in the principles governing official language planning agencies in Sweden. It is concluded that the prevalence of, for example, plain language principles in official language planning may be balanced with a more complex policy, taking a larger span of potential lexical significance into consideration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Equinox Publishing, 2021
Keywords
Discrimination, Language policy and planning, Metapragmatics
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46261 (URN)10.1558/jld.18282 (DOI)2-s2.0-85112766193 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-08-23 Created: 2021-08-23 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Bellander, T. & Landqvist, M. (2020). Becoming the expert constructing health knowledge in epistemic communities online. Information, Communication and Society, 23(4), 507-522
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Becoming the expert constructing health knowledge in epistemic communities online
2020 (English)In: Information, Communication and Society, ISSN 1369-118X, E-ISSN 1468-4462, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 507-522Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

From a discourse analytic framework, the article analyses health blogs and patient’s forum discussions in which parents to children with congenital heart defects recontextualize medical professional knowledge and share their own experiences. The study show how the two types of online media may serve as a means for parents to attain expert status in their own case by sharing lay knowledge expressed as an amalgamation of the two key perspectives–professional and experienced–as an indivisible unit. Monological discourses, such as narrating, in blogs and more direct and immediate responses in forum discussions are noted as examples of differences in how medical facts are explained and negotiated, how advice is provided and how patient expertise is created. The study also show how blogs and especially forum discussions are used to problematize the validity of actions and opinions of medical staff. The role of developing patient expertise in epistemic communities online may therefore come with a risk of spreading misrepresentation of medical cases. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2020
Keywords
Blogs, epistemic communities, knowledge building, online forums, patient expertise
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36506 (URN)10.1080/1369118X.2018.1518474 (DOI)000521118600003 ()2-s2.0-85053294395 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1328-111223-36
Available from: 2018-10-09 Created: 2018-10-09 Last updated: 2020-04-09Bibliographically approved
Landqvist, M. & Nikolaidou, Z. (2020). Drawing the Line between Sick and Healthy: Normality Constructions in Health Communication Contexts.. Health Communication, 35(12), 1545-1555
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drawing the Line between Sick and Healthy: Normality Constructions in Health Communication Contexts.
2020 (English)In: Health Communication, ISSN 1041-0236, E-ISSN 1532-7027, Vol. 35, no 12, p. 1545-1555Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we examine how traditional views of normality are negotiated, indorsed and resisted when talking about children with heart defects. Having as a starting point an ethnographic project that aimed to study knowledge construction when being pregnant or having a child with a heart defect, we focus on argumentation put forward by clinicians and parents in order to understand the forms that normality takes in relation to children's health and illness and the way that it is constructed argumentatively and linguistically. More specifically, we draw data from recorded doctor-patient consultations, ethnographic interviews and entries from family blogs and forums and focus on those instances where normality is negotiated as a means of providing a medical consultation or of taking and motivating decisions about the child's health and everyday life. The analysis is conducted by identifying content and logical topics in the data and showing how constructions of normality and alternative conceptions are constructed in discourse. Discourses are additionally related to discursive, semiotic framing and the realization of norms. Our results highlight a duality that is being painted both in the clinicians and in the parents' discourse when negotiating the illness and the accompanying risks in the child's everyday life. Some of the traditional norms being re-constructed and re-negotiated in the data are those of stigmatization, diversity, responsibility and freedom of choice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2020
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38780 (URN)10.1080/10410236.2019.1652389 (DOI)000480914800001 ()31412724 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85070889277 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Hälsolitteracitet och kunskapsbyggande i informationssamhället
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-01959
Available from: 2019-08-23 Created: 2019-08-23 Last updated: 2021-10-11Bibliographically approved
Landqvist, M. & Spetz, J. (2020). Ten years with the Swedish Language Act. Current Issues in Language Planning, 21(5), 532-547
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ten years with the Swedish Language Act
2020 (English)In: Current Issues in Language Planning, ISSN 1466-4208, E-ISSN 1747-7506, Vol. 21, no 5, p. 532-547Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article gives a presentation of the Swedish Language act and its application and reception by the public. Ten years have passed since its introduction, and for this reason a study was conducted by the Swedish Language council about what kind of issues were brought to governmental and local authorities by the public. By the collection of e-mail from the public presenting questions or comments in connection to the law this study could show two main topics. A little less than half of the e-mails were concerned about two of the national minority languages in Sweden, Finnish and Meänkieli, mostly from an educational perspective. Another main group of e-mails were concerned with the situation for sign language. The remaining minority languages and others issues related to the Language Act were hardly mentioned at all. Conclusions to be drawn are that strong lobbying groups do invoke legislation that can be associated with their aims, and that there may be other parts of the legislation that better cover the rights that the e-mailers wish to defend or that the Language act is still unknown as to its content.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
Language planning, language policy, Swedish language council, language act
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-41600 (URN)10.1080/14664208.2020.1785752 (DOI)000547568600001 ()2-s2.0-85087767575 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-07-20 Created: 2020-07-20 Last updated: 2020-10-02Bibliographically approved
Landqvist, M. (2019). Semiotic spaces in antidiscriminatory political discourse: Naming practices as indexes. Language in society (London. Print), 48(5), 721-743
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Semiotic spaces in antidiscriminatory political discourse: Naming practices as indexes
2019 (English)In: Language in society (London. Print), ISSN 0047-4045, E-ISSN 1469-8013, Vol. 48, no 5, p. 721-743Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the semiotic spaces occupied by organizations working against discrimination in Sweden. Expressions of identity, norm critique, and political goals are studied in relation to word production and language policy and planning. The study departs from interviews with representatives from three organizations within the hbtqi, antiracist, and disability movements. Other resources connected to them have also been analyzed, such as glossaries. Theoretically, this study draws on Yuri Lotman's concept of semiospheres, allowing the analysis to weigh in the whole semiotic process, including meaning production, policy work, and concrete word production. This approach completes an analysis of indexical orders. The results show that (a) organizations are aware of the importance of linguistic choices, (b) when new concepts and words are spread to the public, tension can arise and sometimes objections, and (c) word meanings change when used in public discourse. (Language policy and planning, semiosphere, indexical order, hbtqi, antiracism, disability, discrimination). 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2019
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38739 (URN)10.1017/S0047404519000459 (DOI)000511138800004 ()2-s2.0-85070098150 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-16 Created: 2019-08-16 Last updated: 2020-03-04Bibliographically approved
Landqvist, M. & Karlsson, A.-M. (2018). "Dom tar emot det, tar tag i det och sen så går man vidare": Semantiskt arbete för gemensamt kunskapsbyggande i konsultationer om medfödda hjärtfel hos foster. Språk och interaktion, 4, 145-171, Article ID 6.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Dom tar emot det, tar tag i det och sen så går man vidare": Semantiskt arbete för gemensamt kunskapsbyggande i konsultationer om medfödda hjärtfel hos foster
2018 (Swedish)In: Språk och interaktion, ISSN 2242-2277, E-ISSN 2242-2285, Vol. 4, p. 145-171, article id 6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors universitet, 2018
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Studies in the Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36545 (URN)
Projects
Hälsolitteracitet och kunskapsbyggande i informationssamhället
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-01959
Available from: 2018-10-12 Created: 2018-10-12 Last updated: 2020-03-24Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, A.-M. & Landqvist, M. (2018). Gränsöverskridande meningsskapande: Om relevansen hos begrepp som text och sakprosa för förståelsen av hälsokommunikation. Sakprosa, 10(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gränsöverskridande meningsskapande: Om relevansen hos begrepp som text och sakprosa för förståelsen av hälsokommunikation
2018 (Swedish)In: Sakprosa, ISSN 1502-6000, E-ISSN 1891-5108, Vol. 10, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universitetet i Oslo, 2018
Keywords
sakprosa; text; interaktion; hälsokommunikation
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Studies in the Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36544 (URN)10.5617/sakprosa.5725 (DOI)
Projects
Hälsolitteracitet och kunskapsbyggande i informationssamhället
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-01959
Available from: 2018-10-12 Created: 2018-10-12 Last updated: 2020-03-25Bibliographically approved
Landqvist, M. (2018). Språkpolitiska inslag i kampen mot diskriminering. Språk och stil, 28, 176-202
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Språkpolitiska inslag i kampen mot diskriminering
2018 (Swedish)In: Språk och stil, ISSN 1101-1165, E-ISSN 2002-4010, Vol. 28, p. 176-202Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article takes an interest in words and expressions evolving as part of the fight against discrimination, derogatory attitudes and oppression. A point of departure is that linguistic changes relating to increased diversity sometimes become the object of public criticism, which in turn may produce challenges to writers and journalists, as well as to language-planning activities. The aim is to investigate new naming practices within a framework of political justice agendas of people facing discrimination, and to relate this type of language development to the work of languageplanning institutions. This study is mainly based on interviews with representatives of three Swedish organizations whose members are engaged in activism or education: the disability movement, the LGBTQ movement, and an antiracist organization. It is also based on text examples from Mediearkivet and Korp (Språkbanken) relating public discourse. Analytical results indicate that different ideological standpoints (such as tolerance policies or norm critique) generate different types of naming practices and word meanings that often exist in parallel. Suggested language-planning activities to enable viable recommendations could involve an update of ideological points of view and the identification of meaning variation regarding potentially useful expressions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Adolf Noreen-sällskapet, 2018
Keywords
Afroswede, Anti-racism, Disability rights, Discrimination, Language policy, LGBTQ, Norm critique, Political language, Swedish language planning, Tolerance policy
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38299 (URN)10.33063/diva-376239 (DOI)2-s2.0-85065512782 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-06-11 Created: 2019-06-11 Last updated: 2020-06-05Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, T., Landqvist, M. & Mattsson, E. (2016). Communication of support and critique in Swedish virtual community threads about prenatal diagnoses of fetal anomalies. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16(1), Article ID 199.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Communication of support and critique in Swedish virtual community threads about prenatal diagnoses of fetal anomalies
2016 (English)In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, ISSN 1471-2393, E-ISSN 1471-2393, Vol. 16, no 1, article id 199Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: A prenatal diagnosis of a fetal anomaly involves acute grief and psychological distress. The Internet has the potential to provide virtual support following the diagnosis. The overall aim was to explore communication of support and critique in Swedish virtual community threads about prenatal diagnoses of fetal anomalies.

METHODS: Systematic searches in Google resulted in 117 eligible threads. Fifteen of these were purposefully selected and subjected to deductive content analysis.

RESULTS: The virtual support involved mainly emotional support (meaning units n = 1,992/3,688, 54 %) and was described as comforting and empowering. Posters with experience of a prenatal diagnosis appreciated the virtual support, including the opportunity to gain insight into other cases and to write about one's own experience. Critique of the decision to continue or terminate the pregnancy occurred, primarily against termination of pregnancy. However, it was met with defense.

CONCLUSIONS: Peer support, mainly emotional, is provided and highly appreciated in threads about prenatal diagnoses of a fetal anomaly. Critique of the decision to terminate the pregnancy occurs in virtual community threads about prenatal diagnoses, but the norm is to not question the decision. Future studies need to investigate if virtual peer support promotes psychosocial function following a prenatal diagnosis and what medium would be most suitable for these types of supportive structures.

National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30690 (URN)10.1186/s12884-016-0989-6 (DOI)000380788300006 ()27473303 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84979657051 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-08-04 Created: 2016-08-04 Last updated: 2022-07-04Bibliographically approved
Projects
The emergence of racism. On beliefs about language use and linguistic discrimination among two professional groups in Sweden and Germany. [A034-2009_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Landqvist, M. (2015). A professional–cultural approach to discrimination – constructions of police discrimination in two European countries. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 10(3), 313-331Hornscheidt, L. & Landqvist, M. (2014). Språk och diskriminering (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur ABLandqvist, M. (2013). Oacceptabla benämningar: Polisers uppfattningar om kränkande språkbruk. In: Christina Rosén, Per Simfors, Ann-Kari Sundberg (Ed.), Christina Rosén, Per Simfors, Ann-Kari Sundberg (Ed.), Språk i undervisning: rapport från ASLA:s vårsymposium, Linköping, 11-12 maj, 2012 = papers from the ASLA symposium in Linköping, 11-12- May, 2012. Paper presented at ASLA:s vårsymposium Linköping, 11-12 maj, 2012. (pp. 49-59). Linköping: Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap
Organisations
Identifiers
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