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  • 201.
    Landqvist, Mats
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Karlsson, Anna-Malin
    "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 foster2018In: Språk och interaktion, ISSN 2242-2277, E-ISSN 2242-2285, Vol. 4, p. 145-171, article id 6Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 202.
    Landqvist, Mats
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it, Swedish language.
    Karlsson, Anna-Malin
    Uppsala universitet.
    Med språket som arbetsredskap i vård och omsorg2012In: Med språket som arbetsredskap: sju studier av kommunikation i vården / [ed] Anna-Malin Karlsson, Mats Landqvist, Hanna Sofia Rehnberg, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2012, p. 5-11Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 203.
    Landqvist, Mats
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it, Swedish language.
    Tykesson, Ingela
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it, Swedish language.
    Språklig medvetenhet inom äldreomsorgen2011In: Språk för framtiden - Language for the Future: Rapport från ASLA:s höstsymposium Falun, 12-13 november 2010 - Papers from the ASLA symposium in Falun, 12-13 November 2010 / [ed] A. Ylikiiskilä & M. Westman, Falun: ASLA Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap , 2011, p. 112-124Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 204.
    Lane, Tora
    Stockholms universitet.
    Rendering the Sublime: A Reading of Marina Tsvetaeva's Fairy-Tale Poem The Swain2009Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study is a reading of the folkloric fairy-tale poem The Swain (Mólodets) (1924) by the Russian Modernist poet Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941).

    The poem represents a high point in Tsvetaeva's experiments with Russian folk art, and it is thoroughly folkloric in its theme, forms of writing and poetic language. At the same time, the poem can be linked to the attraction to folk art as a locus of the Sublime in literary tradition, which originates in German Romanticism, and finds its echoes in Russian Modernism. This study seeks to show that Tsvetaeva's exploration of folk art in the poem was inspired by a quandary linked to the Sublime; namely the paradoxical question how to present in art what is too great to be represented.

    The poem is read as an image and an illustration of the poet's understanding of the means of presenting the unrepresentable. Tsvetaeva renders the tale as an uncanny story about a horrifying elemental force. She seeks to avoid representation by bringing out the story in a poetic performance, which has the character of a lyrical drama, where the voices of the characters speak and sing in a direct manner. Within the canvas of the folkloric performance, the poet explores poetic language to render the Sublime. She experiments with secondary meanings in order to bring out a language, which at the same time is "secret" and "literal", and where the element can be made present in its sublimity.

  • 205.
    Ledin, Per
    Örebro universitet.
    Den kulturella texten: format och genre2013In: Viden om Læsning, ISSN 1902-3472, E-ISSN 2245-2761, no 13, p. 6-18Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Den kulturella texten är utgångspunkten för denna artikel. En sådan text medierar världen på ett sätt som tillskrivs värde i en kultur. Jag argumenterar för att en kulturell text vilar på en materialitet som är beroende av teknologier och som låter sig beskrivas i termer av ett retoriskt verksamt format. Jag kommer att diskutera format i relation till genre, som tar fasta på typifierade retoriska handlingar och ser dessa som realiserade i texters inre struktur. Som en länk mellan format och genre lyfter jag fram texters yttre form, som kodar textens gränser. Dessa textegenskaper knyter jag till intentionalitet, som gör att en kulturell text i princip uppfattas som meningsfull, att den har en riktadhet som möjliggör samhandling.

  • 206.
    Ledin, Per
    Örebro universitet.
    Därför är särskrivningar roliga2013In: Språktidningen, ISSN 1654-5028, no 3, p. 14-19Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 207.
    Ledin, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language. Örebro universitet.
    Jag gillar't2013In: Språktidningen, ISSN 1654-5028, no 7, p. 30-33Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 208.
    Ledin, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language. Örebro universitet.
    Klarspråk viktigare än enkelhet2013In: Klarspråk. Bulletin från Språkrådet, no 3, p. 1-1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 209.
    Ledin, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Management discourse in university administrative documents in Sweden: How it recontextualizes and fragments scholary practices and work processes2016In: Pragmatics: Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association, ISSN 1018-2101, E-ISSN 2406-4238, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 653-657Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Studies in CDA have revealed the nature of the marketized language that now infuses universities and other public institutions, but there is no comprehensive study as to how this language enters the everyday practices of the university through different levels of steering documents and meetings. In this paper, taking one example from a corpus of data from a larger project on New Public Management in Sweden, we show how successively more detailed documents are created by professional administrators in order to present vision statements, that are first operationalized into strategies and then into more concrete ‘activities’ for the subject level that are related to bundles of performance indicators. These documents re-contextualize practices of teaching and research in line with marketized goals, yet do so through consistent lack of clear agency, causality and process. A number of linguistic and multimodal resources are deployed in a chain of interrelated documents legitimizing this process as one made by careful, technical, management expertise, although the result is a fragmentation of the actual interconnected processes that comprise university work.

  • 210.
    Ledin, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language. Örebro universitet.
    Så blir älgskog en mumsbit2013In: Språktidningen, ISSN 1654-5028, no 5, p. 14-19Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 211.
    Ledin, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language. Örebro universitet.
    Så funkar arga lappen2014In: Språktidningen, ISSN 1654-5028, no 2, p. 40-43Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 212.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Örebro universitet.
    Lyngfelt, Benjamin
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Olika hen-syn: om bruket av hen i bloggar, tidningstext och studentuppsatser2013In: Språk & Stil, ISSN 1101-1165, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 141-174Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2012, efforts to launch hen as a gender-neutral pronoun in Swedish sparked a widespread and sometimes fierce debate. This article addresses the establishment of hen in actual usage, in particular in blogs, newspapers, and student essays. In general, the use of hen is fairly uncommon, and the majority of occurrences are meta uses, which means the word is discussed more than it is used. In certain areas, however, such as gender-oriented blogs and academic essays on Swedish, hen is somewhat more common. A comparison with alternative gender-neutral expressions is presented, based on different functions of hen, both generic and referentially specific types. Two functions unique to hen are distinguished, cross-gender specific reference and gender-neutral reference to subjects in scientific studies; with respect to other functions, hen is a stylistically marked alternative.

  • 213.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Machin, David
    Örebro universitet.
    A discourse–design approach to multimodality: The visual communication of neoliberal management discourse2016In: Social Semiotics, ISSN 1035-0330, E-ISSN 1470-1219, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 1-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper takes a discourse–design approach to communication, providing a framework as to how this should be done. Design here is how individuals and institutions realize their interests in the world. We show how it is fruitful to link design more closely to the way discourse has been used in critical studies which draws attention to the motivated use of design, for thinking about design in terms of socio-political context. Due to their affordances, semiotic modes such as photography, graphics, layout, colour, numbers and writing will be deployed and co-articulated. The aim, using a discourse–design approach, is to show how we can best identify the very different affordances of such modes and how they rely on the principled design of a discourse. We illustrate this using examples from management documents at a university which draw on these different affordances in different ways to communicate the same discourse. Through this analysis we see how a neoliberal discourse based on a general design principle of coordination enters everyday practices and become very difficult to challenge.

  • 214.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Machin, David
    Örebro University.
    A multimodal critical discourse analytic approach to university rebranding2015In: Handbook of Brand Semiotics / [ed] George Rossolatos, Kassel: Kassel University Press GmbH, 2015, p. 328-363Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 215.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Machin, David
    Örebro University.
    Ett statuskök i en nyliberal tid: Köket i IKEA-kataloger från 1975 till 20162018In: Kritiska text- och diskursstudier / [ed] D. Wohjan, C. Seiler Brylla & G. Westberg, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018, no 6, p. 123-142Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article uses a Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis approach to look at the communication of kitchens in the IKEA catalogue from 1975 until 2016, where we see a predictable shift from function to lifestyle. Using Fairclough’s (1992) concept of ‘technologization’ and van Leeuwen’s (2008) concept of ‘New Writing’, we are able to dig deeper to show that there are four stages of kitchens, which become more and more codified, with increasing prescription over the meaning of space, and also regarding what takes place there. Such coding aligns with the ideas, values and identities of neoliberalism: ‘dynamic’, ‘creative’, ‘solutions’ and ‘selfmanagement’. The features of New Writing, we show, allow a suppression of actual causalities and context and permit symbolic and indexical meanings to take over. Domestic life itself becomes stripped down to a number of symbols and indexical meanings which assemble easily into the requirements of the neoliberal order.

  • 216.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Machin, David
    Örebro University.
    How lists, bullet points and tables recontextualize social practice: A multimodal study of management language in Swedish universities2015In: Critical Discourse Studies, ISSN 1740-5904, E-ISSN 1740-5912, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 463-481Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In critical discourse analysis, we have learned much about the nature of the marketized language that now dominates public institutions such as universities, playing a role in changing their identities. But less is known about the processes whereby this language enters the everyday practices of these institutions through documents that are used to manage teaching and research. What is the role of language in the shift to the way these activities are internally organized, managed, run and evaluated in terms of productivity and market-based principles? In this paper we analyse a chain of documents taken from a wider corpus of management documents in Swedish universities to show how this language recontextualizes the practices of teaching and research. Our focus is on the important role played by lists, bullet points and tables and how these are central to decoupling language from work processes and so legitimizing this marketized discourse. The affordances of these multimodal structures allow complex processes and social relations to be abstracted, fragmented and treated as things. They are also important in allowing documents to form a complex self-referential information infrastructure.

  • 217.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Machin, David
    Örebro University.
    New codifications, new practices: The multimodal communication of CrossFit2017In: Advancing multimodal and critical discourse studies: Interdisciplinary research inspired by Theo van Leeuwen's social semiotics / [ed] S. Zhao, E. Djonov, A. Björkvall & M. Boeriis, New York: Routledge, 2017, 1, p. 147-163Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 218.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Machin, David
    Örebro universitet.
    Performance management discourse and the shift to an administrative logic of operation: a multimodal critical discourse analytical approach2016In: Text & Talk, ISSN 1860-7330, E-ISSN 1860-7349, Vol. 36, no 4, p. 445-467Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper, using multimodal critical discourse analysis, explores a chain of performance management documents in a university which aim to meet the goal of increasing output and excellence. A system of performance management developed by Kaplan and Norton in the 1990s, which enables both tangible and also “intangible assets” such as “quality” and “excellence” to be monitored and measured, is now used fairly universally to structure the running of public institutions. Looking in detail at one case, we show that the result is an abstraction and de-contextualization of processes and agents, through a series of interlocking texts, lists and tables that follows an administrative, rather than task led, logic of operation. We show how the discourse is legitimized on the one hand by the very impenetrable nature of the resulting interlocking documents and by the Web of Science database on the other. We give reasons why the database itself is highly problematic and also show the abstract ways in which it is communicated and how it leads to research in all subject areas being codified and standardized in a “one-size-fits-all” way. This, we argue, serves the purposes of naturalizing and justifying notions of “quality,” “excellence” and “value for money” that have been promoted in service of neoliberal politics.

  • 219.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Machin, David
    Örebro universitet.
    Strategic diagrams and the technologization of culture2016In: Journal of Language and Politics, ISSN 1569-2159, E-ISSN 1569-9862, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 321-335Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Strategic diagrams are becoming ubiquitous across all forms of social practices, used to map out core elements and processes in private and public institutions and also for more localized and individual activities — where, for example, so that it reads: where, for example, early years school children can manage attitudinal goals. These are easy to produce with cheap software providing templates and tools to do so. This paper shows how these diagrams must be placed in the ideological shift to neoliberal governance with its emphasis on the market, flexibility and competition. All things and processes, however intangible, are viewed as assets with simple cause-effect relations, to be converted into tangible outcomes and maximised outputs. Taking a multimodal critical discourse analysis approach, we analyse two cases, from a university and an early-years school.

  • 220.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Machin, David
    Örebro universitet.
    The evolution of performance management discourse in corporate strategy diagrams for public institutions2016In: Discourse, Context & Media, ISSN 2211-6958, E-ISSN 2211-6966, Vol. 13, no B, p. 122-131Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A specific kind of performance management model called ‘Balanced Scorecard’ has come to dominate the way institutions are run around the world, oriented to increasing outputs and to ‘quality assurance’. Strategic diagrams emerged out of this model, claiming to break down all institutional parts and processes into a flow-chart forming a sort of road map of the role played by all parts of an organization in reaching targets. Drawing on Fairclough׳s (1992) notion of the ‘technologization’ of discourse and Van Leeuwen׳s (2008) notion of ‘the new writing’ this paper applies multimodal critical discourse analysis to a sample of diagrams from a wider corpus showing how they have changed over time, becoming more abstracted and symbolic, as the performance management discourse itself has become naturalized.

  • 221.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Machin, David
    Örebro universitet.
    The semiotics of modernist space in the branding of organisations: A multomodal critical discourse analytic approach2015In: International Journal of Marketing Semiotics, ISSN 2195-2280, Vol. 3, p. 19-38Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is common to find the extensive use of modernist type space in corporate branding: across visual designs of documents; in images that show clean airy spaces; and in building design. In this paper, we look at this use of space as a communicative tool in the rebranding of Örebro University in Sweden, as it was reorganized around marketized principles. By drawing on the perspective of Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis, we examine the semiotic use of space in externally and internally targeted documents, with a view to showing how this plays an important role in connoting, both to the publi and internally to staff, a very specific set of priorities, processes and employee identities. By using Bakhtin’s (1981) concept of the chronotope we show how space is fused with time. In these documents time tends to be highly compressed and erases the more complex and inter-related details of long-term, and deeply inter-connected activities both within the university and in society at large. While this might ultimately be detrimental to the core mission of a research/education institution, it serves the purpose of communicating the effectiveness of the university brand’s transition.

  • 222.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Machin, David
    Örebro universitet.
    Universitetet som en multimodal marknadsplats: Designen av en nyliberal managementdiskurs2015In: Språk & Stil, ISSN 1101-1165, Vol. 25, p. 5-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper targets the language through which New Public Management (NPM) is implemented at universities. It is a multimodal language based on a neo-liberal market logic and used for monitoring and steering work processes of research and teaching. We do a case study of one university (Örebro University) using Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis with the aim to reveal how this language threatens to undermine research practices. Our data consist of different but interrelated documents. We have vision statements, which are first operationalized into strategies and then into more concrete ‘activities’ for the subject level that are related to bundles of performance indicators. Due to their affordances, different semiotic resources are deployed and co-articulated. The multimodal structures allow complex processes and social relations to be abstracted, fragmented and treated as things through a recurring design built on coordination. We get a profound recontextualization of research practices in different subject areas, which are handled in an one-size-fits-all way. Through the design this is communicated as a process made by careful, technical, management expertise. We thus meet a multimodal NPM language that is decoupled from actual work practices. We argue that this language threatens professional judgment and has profound effects as to how the control over work practices gets more and more in the hands of the management.

  • 223.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Nyström Höög, Catharina
    Högskolan Dalarna.
    Från sats och mening till form och färg: Språkvetenskaplig textforskning och dess samtida utmaningar2017In: Varför språkvetenskap?: Kunskapsintressen, studieobjekt och drivkrafter / [ed] D. Håkansson & A.-M. Karlsson, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2017, 1, p. 75-90Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 224.
    Ledin, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Samuelsson, Robin
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language. Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Play and imitation: Multimodal interaction and second language development in preschool2017In: Mind, culture and activity, ISSN 1074-9039, E-ISSN 1532-7884, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 18-31Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper targets the multimodal character of children’s play and its potential for scaffolding second language development. We follow children who are newcomers to a Swedish preschool, and analyze their interactions. Play is, we argue, based on rules or tacit agreements between children, originating in the human capacity of imitation, and creates an opportunity to test out cultural patterns. Despite their limited language abilities, the children naturally engage in bodily play interactions where different objects are deployed. This can potentially underpin second language development, not least when a child or teacher with better Swedish language proficiency participates.

  • 225.
    Lekebjer, Camilla
    Södertörn University College, School of Discourse Studies.
    Diktatursmittan anfaller!: En språkteoretisk undersökning av kommunismdebatten 2004/20052007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Hösten 2004 sändes i SVTs Uppdrag granskning ett reportage med rubriken "Lars Ohlys syn på demokrati". Därefter blossade en massmedial debatt upp, den så kallade kommunismdebatten. Både från partikamrater och andra politiker framfördes krav på att Lars Ohly skulle sluta kalla sig kommunist och året därpå gav han med sig. Men vad avsåg man i debatten egentligen med ordet kommunism? Min hypotes är att det rådde en semantisk konflikt i debatten, det vill säga en kamp om betydelsen hos ordet kommunism/kommunist.

    I den här uppsatsen visar jag, genom att undersöka nyhetsartiklar och ledare ur svensk dagspress, att min hypotes stämmer. Jag för också, med utgångpunkt i teorier om det språkliga tecknets godtycklighet, en diskussion utifrån undersökningens resultat. Där resonerar jag bland annat kring de politiska konsekvenserna av att kommunism, som det verkar med hänseende till debattens utgång, inte längre kan användas som beteckning för 'drömmen om ett klasslöst samhälle'.

  • 226.
    Letelier, Adrian
    Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
    Amigos, Vale y Tapas: En analys av de kulturella aspekter som presenteras i några textböcker i spanska2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main objective of this paper is to analyze the cultural contents presented in some textbooks, published in Sweden, used in the teaching of Spanish as foreign language.

    These textbooks were analyzed based on the cultural information and focusing on the intercultural aspects presented in the texts. In order to analyze the cultural information, the facts were divided into information regarding to Spain and Latin America. A cultural contrastive approach will be mainly used to analyze the intercultural aspects.

    In conclusion, we can say that two of books revised present cultural contrastivity in a proper way; however the lack of diversity in cultural subject matters and the lack of approach to discussions of stereotypes makes that the textbooks finally give us an incomplete view of the intercultural perspective.

  • 227.
    Liedberg, Cecilia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Gratis medlemskap!: En språkvetenskaplig studie av genre, diskurs och identitetsskapande i presentationen av kundklubbar2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This linguistic study aims to find, highlight and discuss how different genre features, discourses and identities are constructed in text based self-presentations of a customer club. The purpose is to see how these presentations are produced in the quest to recruit, retain and promote loyal customers. The study involves eight companies, whose customer clubs has been presented textually on each company's website. To find important features in the texts, the systemic-functional grammar is applied, and through interpersonal- and ideation text analyzes, the genre features and discourses can be identified. Parallels are also drawn to the genre features connection and creation in works of identity. A comparison to the advertising genre is also made. Based on this, a discussion of what linguistic methods customer clubs use to create a desirable identity both in themselves and their members, becomes a central part in the analysis. The result shows that there is a clear structure, in which customers are offered exclusive benefits and a coveted identity in exchange for enrolling in the club. In the presentations, members play a passive role that effortlessly gets or earns all the listed benefits while the customer clubs on the other hand, are portrayed as an active and resourceful distributor. A sales discourse also emerges here, which contrasts with a hidden consumption discourse. Negative aspects, such as costs and conditions, are made invisible and the presentation mainly focuses on describing the positive experience and all the benefits of being a member of the customer club.

  • 228.
    Lilliehöök, David
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Söderberg, Hampus
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Säg vad du menar och mena vad du säger!: En diskursanalytisk studie av svenska grundskolans nationella prov, läroplan och kommentarmaterial för årskurs 4-62016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to identify discourses about oracy and the spoken language, how these discourses were constructed as well as investigating how these discourses compared to those about writing and written language. Through the use of a social-constructivist approach, we have analysed central documents in the Swedish school system and deconstructed these to uncover implicit meanings bound to them. The materials analysed include a standardised test taken by pupils in the 6th grade along with an excerpt from the Swedish curriculum, containing the aim of Swedish as a school subject, as well as a complimentary material provided for clarifying purposes. We’ve fragmented these documents to identify discourse-indicating variables and their possible function in constructing discourse. In this study we have identified small-scale discourses which we believe to be contributing to the present view on oracy as well as an implicit undermining of its legitimacy, something which we haven’t found any signs of in texts associated with written-language education.This undermining presents itself as language which is hard to decipher, which may be perceived as leading to the expressed uncertainty amongst Swedish teachers and a vertigo linked to these forms of educating. Conclusions drawn from this study point toward a favouring of written activities in the texts, reasons for which we believe could be historical and/or social in nature.

  • 229.
    Lindström, Caroline
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Rhetoric.
    Psykisk sjukdom som retorisk tidsspegel: En studie om hur psykisk sjukdom konstrueras i läroböcker2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine the rhetorical function of mental illness regarding the way it constructs the public view of individuals with mental illness. The study is based on the following research questions: What is the rhetorical function of mental illness during the time period 1951-2016? How has the language used to describe mental illness changed over time? How does language use construct and deconstruct the public view on mental illness? Methods based on theories about ideology, genre and discourse have been used to disclose the view on mental illness in medical discourse. The results indicate that the rhetorical function of mental illness is to construct what is normal or deviant. The results also suggest that language use changes the public perception of mental illness. This study shows that the medical discourse is a powerful tool to decrease stigma related to mental illness.  

  • 230.
    Ljungberg, Malin
    et al.
    Södertörn University College, School of Discourse Studies.
    Lind, Martin
    Södertörn University College, School of Discourse Studies.
    Gruvarbetare, giriga direktörer, 33-åringar och kvinnor, kvinnor, kvinnor: En undersökning om olika språkliga mekanismer i tidningstext som reproducerar genus2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesis
  • 231.
    Lundbäck, Lotta
    Södertörn University College, School of Communication, Media and it.
    Han, denne och han eller hon: Om generiska pronomen i juridisk myndighetstext2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, generic reference in a collection of juridical texts is examined, with focus on third person singular pronouns. The object of the study is to find out which generic pronouns occur in the material along with their relative distribution, but also to display further use patterns and to offer plausible explanations for these patterns. Another object is to evaluate whether the use of generic pronouns corresponds with language planners’ recommendations for non-sexist language. The corpus studied consists of Rikspolisstyrelsens författnings­samling (“Statute Book of the Swedish National Police Board”), comprising 172 documents written between 1974 and 2009.

    The study is divided into two parts. In the quantitative part, the occurrence of generic pronouns in the material is studied, as well as changes in distribution over time. In the qualitative part, the use of the pronouns is more closely examined, with regard to specific referents and textual contexts.

    The main findings are as follows. Only three out of seven examined generic pronouns appear in the material. The gender neutral han eller hon and the masculine denne are predominant, while the masculine han is relatively scarce. Seen over time, han has diminished considerably whereas han eller hon and denne have increased greatly. A general feature of the material is that the use of pronouns is inconsistent, but several patterns, overlapping each other, are nevertheless discernible. The use of generic pronouns does not entirely correspond with language planners’ recommendations. It is true that linguistic directives and initiatives seem to have had a direct or indirect impact on the material, which appears from an increased and extended, sometimes even surprising, use of han eller hon (for instance regarding referents within the police field and referents associated with weapons), as well as from a decreased and limited use of han. However, denne is still prevalent, possibly as a substitute for the disdained han, and on the whole masculine reference is prevailing in the material.

  • 232.
    Löfgren, Kristin
    Södertörn University College, The School of Culture and Communication.
    Africans, Afrikaner and the English: ‘Race’ Relations and Apartheid in J.M. Coetzee’s Boyhood and Youth2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
  • 233.
    Magnusson, Jenny
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it, Swedish language.
    Att undervisa om analys: modeller och effekter2011In: Svenskans beskrivning: [SvB.] 32, Förhandlingar vid trettioandra sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning, Karlstad den 13-14 oktober 2011 / [ed] Bihl, Björn; Andersson, Peter; Lötmarker, Lena, Karlstad: Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur, Karlstads universitet , 2011, p. 180-192Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 234.
    Magnusson, Jenny
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it, Swedish language.
    Effekt av skrivstöd: ett pilotprojekt2011In: Svenskans beskrivning: [SvB.] 31, Förhandlingar vid Trettioförsta sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning, Umeå den 20-21 maj 2010 / [ed] Edlund, Anne-Catrine; Mellenius, Ingmarie, Umeå: Institutionen för språkstudier, Umeå universitet , 2011, p. 242-251Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 235.
    Magnusson, Jenny
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Flicka och tjej: Språk och samhälle i förändring?2013In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, no 2-3, p. 23-44Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Different concepts often evoke various emotions, positive or negative. The emotions can be related to the understanding and the meaning of the concepts. Two such concepts dealing with femininity are girl (‘flicka’) and chick (‘tjej’) and the aim of this study is to linguistically investigate the meaning of these concepts in order to understand the emotions they evoke. The emotions relating to these concepts may have to do with changes over time and therefore I will also study how these concepts have changed over five decades. Theoretically I employ a socio-cultural perspective where language and society are seen as related, and how we use language is seen as a way of constructing society. Methodologically my study is in the field of corpus linguistics, since I use large computerized text-collections for the study of meaning. Meaning in this context is defined as something that is revealed in language use, more specifically, in frequency-based language patterns such as collocations, adjective attributes and lexical relations in relation to the two concepts. My conclusions are that the two concepts flicka and tjej are used very differently through the years. Flicka has decreased in importance – both quantitatively (less used) and qualitatively (in fewer different contexts/about fewer topics). Flicka is also related to more negative attributes, and is used in passive roles. At the same time tjej has increased in importance quantitatively (used more) and qualitatively (more contexts/subjects). Tjej is also at the same time used in relation to positive attributes and in active roles. The changes in usage of flicka and tjej can be seen as interrelated in that there seems to be a matter of a division of labour between the two concepts. Flicka and tjej are used in different contexts and with different functions, which could explain the different emotions towards the concepts.

  • 236. Magnusson, Jenny
    Semantiska relationer i användning: Betydelse och betydelseförändring hos personbetecknande lexem2006In: Svenskans beskrivning: 28, Förhandlingar vid Tjugoåttonde sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning, Örebro den 14-15 oktober 2005 / [ed] Per Ledin, Lena Lind Palicki, Christina Melin, Gunvor Nilsson, Karolina Wirdenäs, Håkan Åbrink, Örebro: Örebro universitet , 2006, p. 191-200Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 237.
    Magnusson, Jenny
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Självständighetens praktik: uppfattning och användning av begreppet självständighet i relation till det självständiga arbetet2015In: Språk och identitet: Rapport från ASLA:s symposium, Södertörns högskola 8–9 maj 2014 / [ed] Kahlin, L.; Landqvist, M.; Tykesson, I., Huddinge: Södertörns högskola / Association Suédoise de Linguistique Appliquée (ASLA) , 2015, p. 91-105Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 238.
    Magnusson, Jenny
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Skrivande och autenticitet inom högskolan: lärarstudenters skrivande av veckobrev2017In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap / [ed] Anna Malmbjer, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, p. 187-213Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 239.
    Magnusson, Jenny
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Milles, KarinSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.Nikolaidou, ZoeSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Könskonstruktioner och språkförändringar: Rapport från den åttonde nordiska konferensen om språk och kön2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur har den nordiska forskningen om språk och kön växt fram och hur ser fältet ut idag? Vilka är de teoretiska och metodiska utmaningar vi har att tackla i framtiden? Den åttonde nordiska konferensen om språk och kön ägde rum på Södertörns högskola den 10 och 11 oktober 2013 och ägnades åt dessa frågor.

    I Könskonstruktioner och språkförändringar publiceras tio artiklar från konferensen. Volymen visar på den bredd som finns inom ämnet, men också på trender och tendenser som dagens forskare särskilt intresserar sig för. Ett starkt tema i konferensvolymen är feministisk språkpolitik, och fler artiklar rör det nya pronomenet hen. Men det finns också artiklar som berör forskningsfältets framväxt i Norden och mer framåtblickande bidrag om hur forskningen kan bli en del av den antidiskriminerande politiska aktivismen av idag.

  • 240.
    Maier, Ingrid
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Slaviska språk.
    Droste, Heiko
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, History.
    Från Boris Godunov till Gustav II Adolf: översättaren Hans Flörich i tsarens och svenska kronans tjänst2010In: Slovo : Journal of Slavic Languages and Literatures, ISSN 0348-744X, E-ISSN 2001-7359, Vol. 50, p. 47-66Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    From Boris Godunov to Gustav II Adolf: the Translator Hans Flörich in the Service of the Tsar and the Swedish Crown

    Hans Flörich (about 1577–1632) can claim the honour of having been the “first Swedish slavist” in the sense that he was the first person who made a written translation into Russian (partly into Church Slavonic) that appeared in print. He was the translator of Luther's small catechism, printed in Stockholm in 1628 and still preserved in seven complete copies (and some fragments). This article concentrates on the translator's life. Above all, it contains new information about his time in Russia. Probably born in Moscow of German parents, he started his career as a translator in the service of three Russian tsars (Fedor I, Boris Godunov, Vasilij Šujskij). In September 1609 he was sent to Jacob de la Gardie's troups in Kexholm. He entered the service of King Charles IX and continued to work for Gustav II Adolf. Most likely this “first Swedish slavist” never learned Swedish; all his translations that are still preserved are from Russian into German. The article includes a complete transcription of one of Flörich's long letters to chancellor Axel Oxenstierna, containing many details about his life and complaints about the way he was treated while working in Sweden.

  • 241.
    Malmbjer, Anna
    Södertörn University College, School of Discourse Studies, Swedish language.
    Att deltaga i en okänd språklig praktik2006In: Svenskans beskrivning: 28, Förhandlingar vid Tjugoåttonde sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning, Örebro den 14-15 oktober 2005 / [ed] Per Ledin, Lena Lind Palicki, Christina Melin, Gunvor Nilsson, Karolina Wirdenäs, Håkan Åbrink, Örebro: Örebro universitet , 2006, p. 201-209Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 242.
    Malmbjer, Anna
    Södertörn University College, School of Communication, Media and it, Swedish language.
    Att lära genom gruppsamtal2009In: Språk och lärande: rapport från ASLA:s höstsymposium, Stockholm, 7-8 november 2008 / [ed] Päivi Juvonen, Uppsala: Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap , 2009, p. 85-96Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 243.
    Malmbjer, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it, Swedish language.
    Elevers skriftbruk i och utanför skolan2012In: Skriv!Les!: Artikler fra den første nordiske konferensen om skriving, lesing og literacy / [ed] Synnøve Matre og Atle Skaftun, Trondheim: Akademika forlag, 2012, p. 15-28Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the widespread acknowledgement of the importance of high levels of literacy, national reports in Sweden show a decrease in all types of students' literacy abilities. Several studies also repost dysfunctional teaching in reading and writing. This article is based on the assumption that changing the way educators teach reading and writing requires changing the way they understand the context of reading and writing. The two studies discussed here examined a group of students' prefferd literacy practices and the literacy pracices promoted by the national curriculum. The article focuses on the potential benefical interaction between students' everyday literacy practices and the formal literacy practices promoted by schools. Additionally, classroom talk as an important part of constructing literacy is discussed.

  • 244.
    Malmbjer, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Ett dialogiskt perspektiv på undervisande och skrivande2017In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap / [ed] Anna Malmbjer, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, p. 73-91Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 245.
    Malmbjer, Anna
    Södertörn University College, School of Discourse Studies, Swedish language.
    Om innehållsstrukturer i undervisning2005In: Språk på tvärs: rapport från ASLA:s höstsymposium, Södertörn, 11-12 november 2004 / [ed] Boel De Geer, Anna Malmbjer, Uppsala: Association suédoise de linguistique appliqueé (Svenska fören. för tillämpad språkvetenskap) (ASLA) , 2005, p. 233-244Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 246. Malmbjer, Anna
    Skilda världar: En språkvetenskaplig undersökning av gruppsamtal som undervisnings- och lärandeform inom högre utbildning2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis investigates the group work and group discussions of students. The general aim is to investigate what opportunities and limitations are presented by group discussion as a form of instruction and learning in higher education. An analysis is made of students’ work with the subject matter and the organization of their discussions as multi-party conversations.

    The material consists of three recorded group discussions between teacher students at the beginning of their studies who carry out identical or nearly identical tasks for the same course. Four different dimensions of the group discussions are analysed: the presuppositions and external conditions of the group discussions; group discussions as a communicative activity type; the content, coherence and topic progressions of the group discussions, and the categorisations and discursive structures in two frequent transepisodic themes.

    The results show that, even though the conditions for the three conversations are almost identical, the students interpret and carry out the tasks in different ways. To structure the multi-party conversations, the groups use communicative strategies and techniques from activity types that are familiar and similar, like informal conversations, interviews, seminars, lectures, and meetings. However, the choice of a more institutional form of interaction does not automatically result in an institutional approach to the subject. The groups usually apply an informal perspective to the subject matter and use informal language that does not seem to be sufficient in the educational context. The students are primarily focussed on reaching a shared understanding. This means that in most cases the students take an uncritical stance with each other, that is, they engage in what is known as cumulative talk.

    The results indicate the need for a more assertive participant in the groups in order for the group discussions to function as a learning situation. In order for there to be more critical discussion in group, students must be able to identify a disorienting dilemma that engages them and students must see shared scrutiny and exploration as a means to new knowledge and understanding.

  • 247.
    Malmbjer, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Skriva i alla ämnen: en forskningsöversikt2017In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap / [ed] Anna Malmbjer, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, p. 13-53Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 248.
    Malmbjer, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Skrivdidaktik i akademisk grundutbildning2017In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap / [ed] Anna Malmbjer, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, p. 5-11Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 249.
    Malmbjer, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap2017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    För att lyckas i sina studier behöver studenter använda skrivande på flera olika sätt. Den här boken lyfter fram undervisningens betydelse och möjligheter att ge studenter bra förutsättningar för att lyckas med skrivandet. Utgångspunkten är att studenter både behöver skriva mycket och få genomtänkt och explicit skrivundervisning för att bli bra på att skriva. Fokus ligger på skrivande och skrivundervisning i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap.

    Här diskuterar författarna, som alla är verksamma vid Södertörns högskola som lärare och forskare, skrivande och skrivundervisning utifrån sina respektive perspektiv. Boken innehåller både teoretiska skrivdidaktiska resonemang och praktiska exempel på skrivuppgifter och lektionsupplägg.

  • 250.
    Malmbjer, Anna
    Södertörn University College, School of Discourse Studies, Swedish language.
    Studenters språkliga möte med högskolevärlden: Doktorandpresentation2006In: Rhetorica Scandinavica, ISSN 1397-0534, no 37, p. 55-58Article in journal (Refereed)
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