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  • 1.
    Allard, Marcus
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Gentlemen - en degenerationsroman?: Dekadensen i Klas Östergrens Gentlemen2010Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay examines the importance of decadence in the generational novel Gentlemen (1980) by Klas Östergren. The aim is partly to draw attention to a neglected authorship, partly to apply a theory that can illuminate Gentlemen. That is why I ask how decadence is reflected in the novel's main characters, community atmosphere and form.

    My definition of decadence is based on Paul Bourget's Theorie de la decadence (1883), in which he portrays society, individuals and the language's decline. With these thoughts in mind, I assume a broad definition of decadence that focuses on man's ambivalence towards life in a world that is fallen in sense of values. The theory of decadence is thus the starting point of this analysis through close reading, where I discern prominent aspects of decadence.

    Especially significant is the so-called Makten (The Force), and its claims for loyalty, as a cause of apocalyptic atmosphere. In order to deal with this dark, contemporary period, art becomes a refuge in similar ways as the artificial paradises of the Decadent era. Henry, like a dandy turns himself and his comforting everyday rituals into art; Leo, faithful to his disloyalty, tries to uncover the truth about the lies of Makten in his poetry; and Klas the narrator tells the truth about Henry and Leo by writing Gentlemen. By a homodiegetic narrator the characters are dissolved into their actions and the plot into details. Thus, both the book's aesthetics and themes can be traced to decadence.

  • 2.
    Allwood, Jens
    SCCIIL Interdisciplinary Center, Dept. of AIT University of Gothenburg, 412 96 Göteborg, Sweden .
    Cognition, communication, and readiness for language2012In: Pragmatics & Cognition, ISSN 0929-0907, E-ISSN 1569-9943, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 334-355Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This review article discusses some problems and needs for clarification that are connected with the use of the concepts culture, language, tool, and communication in Daniel Everett’s recently published book, Language: The Cultural Tool. It also discusses whether the idea of biological readiness and preparedness for language (rather than grammar) can really be disposed of as a result of Everett’s very convincing arguments against a specific genetic predisposition for the syntactic component of a grammar. Finally, it calls into question whether Everett really is true to his professed ideology of scientific ideographical pragmatism. ©2012 John Benjamins Publishing Company.

  • 3.
    Allwood, Jens
    Institutionen för lingvistik & Kollegium SSKKII.
    Language survival kits2006In: Lesser-Known Languages Of South Asia: Status And Policies, Case Studies And Applications Of Information Technology / [ed] Saxena, A; Borin, L, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2006, Vol. 175, p. 279-292Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Allwood, Jens
    University of Gothenburg.
    Meaning potentials and context: Some consequences for the analysis of variation in meaning2003In: Cognitive Approaches To Lexical Semantics, 2003, Vol. 23, p. 29-65Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to suggest a view of word meaning on the type level which is based on “meaning potentials” rather than on reified type meanings founded on either of the two traditional approaches of abstract generalization (Gesamtbedeutung) and typical or basic meaning (Grundbedeutung). It is suggested that actual meaning on the occurrence level is produced by context-sensitive operations of meaning activation and meaning determination which combine meaning potentials with each other and with contextually given information rather than by some simple compositionality operations yielding phrase and sentence meaning from simple type meanings of one of the two traditional kinds. To establish this goal, I first present the traditional notions and discuss some problems which arise when trying to handle variation in meaning. I then specifically discuss the relation of homonymy and polysemy to the traditional notions. In section 3, 1 introduce the notion of “meaning potentials” as an alternative to the traditional notions and then discuss in section 4 how this notion might be used to handle problems of meaning variation, focusing especially on homonymy and polysemy.

  • 5.
    Allwood, Jens
    Institutionen för lingvistik & Kollegium SSKKII.
    Multimodal corpora2008In: Corpus Linguistics, Part 1 / [ed] Ludeling, A; Kyto, M, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008, Vol. 29, p. 207-225Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Allwood, Jens
    Department of Linguistics and SSKKII, Center for Cognitive Studies, University of Gothenburg, Box 200, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Some remarks on the relationship between the semantic and the pragmatic web2008In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Pragmatic Web: Innovating the Interactive Society / [ed] Pär J. Ågerfalk, New York: ACM Press, 2008, Vol. 363, p. 35-39Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper discusses the relations between the semantic and the pragmatic web. After recapitulating some characterizations and definitions of the semantic and the pragmatic web two main tasks of pragmatics and of the pragmatic web are distinguished. The nature of the first of these tasks is then briefly discussed, leaving a further explication for future work. The paper ends by relating both tasks of the pragmatic web to the semantic web. Copyright 2008 ACM.

  • 7.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    SCCIILL Interdisciplinary Center, Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Chindamo, M.
    Ahlsen, E.
    On identifying conflict related stances in political debates2012In: Proceedings - 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom/PASSAT 2012, 2012, p. 918-925Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss some problems in identifying stances and the features that express these stances in televised political debates where there is conflict escalation. The study is based on an analysis of video-recorded political debates in different European languages (Italian (1), German (2) and US-American English (1)) and consists of a qualitative analysis of the videos in order to understand the similarities and differences in the use of social signals for stances in conflict situations in a similar setting (televised political debate) in three western cultures. ©2012 IEEE.

  • 8.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg.
    Groqvist, L
    Ahlsén, E
    Gunnarsson, M
    Annotations and tools for an activity based Spoken Language Corpus2003In: Current And New Directions In Discourse And Dialogue, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003, Vol. 22, p. 1-18Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    Department of Linguistics, University of South Africa, PO Box 392, Pretoria 0003, South Africa.
    Grönqvist, L.
    Hendrikse, A. P.
    Developing a tagset and tagger for the African languages of South Africa with special reference to Xhosa2003In: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, ISSN 1607-3614, E-ISSN 1727-9461, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 223-237Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There are currently two distinct but not necessarily mutually exclusive approaches to the retrieval of information from linguistic corpora. ’Corpus-driven’ approaches rely solely on the corpus itself to yield significant patterns. With the exception of orthographic spacing, no additional annotations to a ’raw’ corpus are used to guide searches and the retrieval of information from the corpus. Typically, key word in context (KWIC) analyses are applied to relevant concordance lines to extract statistically significant lexical and grammatical patterns. In ’corpus-based’ approaches, on the other hand, information is retrieved from an enriched corpus on the basis of annotations in the form of linguistic tags and annotations. That is, the annotations are used to direct the searches to specific grammatical and lexical phenomena in a corpus. In this article, we propose a corpus-based approach and a tagset to be used on a corpus of spoken language for the African languages of South Africa. A number of problematic linguistic phenomena such as fixed expressions, agglutination, morphemic merging and spoken language phenomena such as interrupted words etc., often have some effect on tagging principles. These problematic phenomena are discussed and illustrated. The development of the tagset is based on the morphosyntactic properties of Xhosa for reasons that are outlined in the article. Manual tagging of a large corpus would be quite a daunting and time-consuming task, not to mention the potential for various kinds of errors. This problem is solved in a two-step process. Firstly, a computer-based drag-and-drop tagger was developed to facilitate the manual tagging of a so-called training corpus. This training corpus then forms the input to the development of an automatic tagger. The principles and procedures for the development of an automatic tagger for African languages are also discussed. ©2003 NISC Pty Ltd.

  • 10.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    Department of Linguistics, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Hendrikse, A. P.
    Spoken language corpora for the nine official African languages of South Africa2003In: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, ISSN 1607-3614, E-ISSN 1727-9461, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 189-201Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we give an outline of a corpus planning project which aims to develop linguistic resources for the nine official African languages of South Africa in the form of corpora, more specifically spoken language corpora. In the course of the article, we will address issues such as spoken language vs. written language, register vs. activity and normative vs. non-normative approaches to corpus planning. We then give an outline of the design of a spoken language corpus for the nine official African languages of South Africa. We consider issues such as representativity and sampling (urban-rural, dialects, gender, social class and activities), transcription standards and conventions as well as the problems emanating from widespread loans and code switching and other forms of language mix characteristic of spoken language. Finally, we summarise the status of the project at present and plans for the future. ©2003 NISC Pty Ltd.

  • 11.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    SSKKII/SCCIIL, Dept. of Applied IT, Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Lindström, N. B.
    Lu, J.
    Intercultural dynamics of fist acquaintance: Comparative study of Swedish, Chinese and Swedish-Chinese first time encounters2011In: Universal access in human-computer interaction : 6th International Conference, UAHCI 2011, held as part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011, proceedings / [ed] Constantine Stephanidis, Berlin: Springer, 2011, Vol. 6768 LNCS, no PART 4, p. 12-21Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Today, intercultural first acquaintance meetings are becoming more and more frequent. The aim of this study is to describe, analyze and compare Swedish, Chinese and Swedish-Chinese first acquaintance interactions. Our focus lies on a classification of the topics in mono- and intercultural first-time encounters. The analysis is based on 12 arranged face-to-face first acquaintance interactions between Chinese-Chinese, Swedish-Swedish and Swedish-Chinese students (4 of each dyad). The interactions are video-recorded and transcribed. In addition, semi-structured interviews with the participants have been conducted to get a better understanding of their communication. The method of activity-based communication analysis is used to analyze the data. The result of the study is a classification and a cross-cultural comparison of topics and the order of their occurrence in first time encounters. In addition, the study sheds light on the similarities and differences between Chinese and Swedish communication patterns. ©2011 Springer-Verlag.

  • 12.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    Department of Linguistics University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Nivre, J.
    Ahlsén, E.
    On the semantics and pragmatics of linguistic feedback1992In: Journal of Semantics, ISSN 0167-5133, E-ISSN 1477-4593, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 1-26Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper is an exploration in the semantics and pragmatics of linguistic feedback, i. e. linguistic mechanisms which enable the participants in spoken interaction to exchange information about basic communicative functions, such as contact, perception, understanding, and attitudinal reactions to the communicated content. Special attention is given to the type of reaction conveyed by feedback utterances, the communicative status of the information conveyed (i. e. the level of awareness and intentionality of the communicating sender), and the context sensitivity of feedback expressions. With regard to context sensitivty, which is one of the most characteristic features of feedback expressions, the discussion focuses on the way in which the type of speech act (mood), the factual polarity, and the information status of the preceding utterance influence the interpretation of feedback utterances. The different content dimensions are exemplified by data from recorded dialogues and by data given through linguistic intuition. Finally, two different ways of formalizing the analysis are examined, one using attribute-value matrices and one based on the theory of situation semantics. ©1992 N.I.S. Foundation (1992).

  • 13.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden .
    Regmi, B. N.
    Dhakhwa, S.
    An activity based spoken language corpus of Lohorung2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Social activities are an important part of the context of language use and provide many keys to understanding linguistic and communicative features. Such features can be well understood only if they are observed in their natural setting which to some extent is possible using a multimodal corpus as linguistic communication itself is multimodal. In order to study naturalistic multimodal communication using a corpus, the corpus should contain a combination of recordings, documentation, and transcription of multimodal communication from different social activities in naturalistic settings, preserving unedited conversation. This paper presents a brief account of the principles, methodology, current status, and further issues, based on an incrementally growing and multimodal activity based spoken language corpus of Lohorung.

  • 14.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Regmi, B. N.
    Dhakhwa, S.
    Uranw, R. K.
    An activity based spoken language corpus of Nepali2012In: 2013 International Conference Oriental COCOSDA Held Jointly with 2013 Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation, O-COCOSDA/CASLRE 2013, 2012, p. 24-29Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Language is used for communication and communication facilitates social activities. If we want to capture this, linguistic investigation has to be carried out within a wider context. Examination of linguistic communication in a wider context shows that it is multimodal. In order to study naturalistic multimodal communication using a corpus, the corpus should contain a combination of recordings, documentation, and transcription of multimodal communication from different social activities in naturalistic settings, preserving unedited conversation. This paper presents a brief account of the principles, methodology, current status, and preliminary findings, based on an incrementally growing and multimodal activity based spoken language corpus of Nepali. ©2012 IEEE.

  • 15.
    Almgren White, Anette
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Teaching and Learning Language, Literature and Media. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    An overview of diverse representation in children’s books from publishing houses in Sweden2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Almgren White, Anette
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Culture and identity: Popular culture as characterizing device in Håkan Nesser’s sister novels Kim Novak badade aldrig i Genesarets sjö (1998) and Och Piccadilly Circus ligger inte i Kumla (2002)2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Nesser’s most popular crime novel Kim Novak and its pendant Piccadilly, set in the 1960’s in Midsweden, share time, location, and the adolescence’s search for identity. In that quest the merging popular culture plays an important role. (Grossberg 1997) Nesser catches the characteristics of the time; Erik, 14 years, reads and writes comics; Mauritz, 17 years, listens to the latest pop music and constantly adds to his album collection. He also writes poetry and reads classics while listening to his rock music. The preferences of music, film and literature as well as the media practices by the protagonists convey authenticity to the setting but also serve as a narrative device to characterize the protagonists. The paper illustrates how the references to popular culture are used to depict the complexity and the dynamics of the main characters’ development.

  • 17.
    Almgren White, Anette
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    "No country for artsy women?": Bilderboksrepresentationer av svenska konstnärer och konstnärskap på den svenska marknaden2016In: Nordisk forskarkonferens 2016: Med bilden i fokus., 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Konstetablissemanget speglar en patriarkal värld i vilken olika spelregler gäller för kvinnor och män. Detta förhållande påkallar en undersökning för hur förutsättningarna ter sig för manligt och kvinnligt konstnärskap i bilderböcker i barnlitteraturen. Den västerländska bilderboken är ett lämpligt undersökningsobjekt eftersom den sedan modernismen har varit en konstform som uttrycker, speglar och experimenterar med bildkonst och konstnärskap. (Beckett 2012, Druker 2008). Beckett undersöker i sin översikt av crossover-bilderböcker en del av detta fenomen, nämligen bilderböcker som alluderar till bildkonst. I hennes redogörelse framkommer det att anmärkningsvärt få böcker handlar om kvinnliga konstnärer, liksom om konst skapad av kvinnor, Frida Kahlo undantagen. Om Becketts översikt är representativ bekräftar den att framställningar av kvinnligt konstnärskapande är försummat i bilderböcker. 

    Syftet med mitt paper är sålunda att studera hur bildkonstnärer och konstnärlig aktivitet representeras på den svenska bilderboksmarknaden med hänsyn till genus. Till min hjälp har jag genusstudier utförda på barnlitteratur (Andrae 2001, Söderberg et al. 2013) och på bilderböcker (Österlund 2009). Min metod är att jämföra framställningar av kvinnliga och manliga konstnärliga aktiviteter ur ett genusperspektiv. Min analys kommer också att inkludera en inledande kvantitativ undersökning av bilderböcker som behandlar konstnärer och konstnärlig kreativitet på marknaden. Hur många är de? Hur många representerar kvinnors konstskapande? Min avsikt är att kvantifiera antalet böcker som behandlar kvinnliga konstnärer i förhållande till manliga, liksom att skissera typiska karakteristiska i dessa bilderböcker för konstnärskap och konstnärlighet med hänsyn till genusmönster.

    Föredraget kommer att ge exempel på representationer av konstnärskap i vilken också paratexter (biografier och marknadsföring) har undersökts. Den preliminära studien är ur ett genusperspektiv betraktad en besvikelse (2014). Det finns inte en enda bilderbok som endast ägnar sig åt en svensk kvinnlig konstnär. I de fall de förekommer är de i egenskap av hustru, till exempel Karin Larsson i böcker om maken Carl.

    Eftersom den kvinnliga konstnären är marginaliserad är nästa steg att finna ut om och hur kvinnligt konstnärskap kan definieras i andra termer än manligt? I så fall, hur ser villkoren ut? Eftersom materialet är så tunt med historiska karaktärer kommer jag att inkludera bilderböcker som porträtterar fiktiva karaktärers kreativa aktiviteter, till exempel Lundbergs Vita Streck, Wirséns Nallen och Höglunds Mina, vilka kan betecknas som konstnärliga, om än inte utifrån ett konventionellt synsätt. 

  • 18.
    Almgren White, Anette
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Transmediations of the Anthropocene – Climate change and its effect on the relation between Man and other Species in Children’s Picture books2016In: Transmediatons! Communications across Media Borders:: Abstracts., 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to investigate transmediations of the Anthropocene discourse into two picture books from the northern hemisphere, both published in 2007, I skogen (In the wood) by Eva Lindström and Winston of Churchill: One Bear’s Battle Against Global Warming by Jean Davis Okimoto.  The analysis is focused on how the combined pictorial and verbal narrative transmediate scientific media of climate change and its threat to biodiversity. The focus is on how the representation of man as a species is transmediated as well as its relation to other species of fauna and flora. In the Anthropocene discourse nature is no longer a passive and static context for human actions. (Crutzen 2002).  Rachel Carson was among the first to state that the human control of nature is an illusion born in an age “when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man”. (2002)[1962]. Since Darwin man is defined as one species among many and since the rise of Ecology man is defined as a species subsumed into an ecosystem. Ecologist Tormod Valaand Burkey sketches an ethics where economy and man´s practices and values must adapt to a larger ecological context (2013). In this paper I will direct my attention to how man is depicted in relation to other species of fauna and flora from an ecological perspective. The analysis will concentrate on attitudes, actions and ethical values shown by protagonists when dealing with climate change in relation to an Anthropocene ethics where human rights are closely knit with animal rights and biodiversity. 

  • 19.
    Almgren White, Anette
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Teaching and Learning Language, Literature and Media. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Visual poetry in poetical picturebooks2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Since modernism picturebook typography and its visual display in cooperation with the image have been used to produce iconotext (Druker 2008; Beckett 2012). Typographical arrangement can for example create the illusion of movement, time and space and sonorous effects (Druker 2008). It can also imitate a still image as is the case in artists’ books (Beckett 2012). The use of picturebook typography has parallels to visual poetry (Druker 2008). The connection Druker detects between visual poetry and picturebook text has, however, major focus on the influences on the plot, character and setting, and less on the influences from the poetry-genre.

    During the last decades picturebooks with traits that correspond to those defining the genre of poetry have emerged. (Rhedin 2004). The poetical picturebook is characterized by Rhedin as depicting rather than narrating, but her focus is mainly on the picturebook illustration, not on the poetical traits of the text.

    The aim of this paper is therefore to explore the influence of poetry in the text of poetical picturebooks and contribute with knowledge about how the use of visual devices in cooperation with the picturebook image creates a poetic iconotext. What influences from poetry in the picturebook text, and particularly from visual poetry, can be found in the material?

    This study will be carried out by combining findings by Druker and Beckett with Rhedin’s about the poetical traits in picturebooks, but also by adding theories/findings concerning visual aspects of poetry (Olsson 2007; Elleström 2011) and poetry combined with images (Almgren White 2011). Elleström develops a typology for visual iconicity of poetry and distinguishes between visual and auditive material signs, that also will be tested.

    The expected result is to show examples of how the figurative language of poetry about instant moments, atmospheres, emotions and mental states contributes visually to create a poetic iconotext.

  • 20.
    Almroth, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Disciplinary Research. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Teaching and Learning Language, Literature and Media.
    Postmoderniara: En revy över en postmodern idévärld i Harry Martinsons Aniara2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this essay is to highlight tendencies of postmodernism in Harry Martinson’s Aniara (1956), a work that has traditionally been placed in a modernist context. The analysis centers around two aspects in the text with the aim of finding traces of a postmodern world view.

    First the “mima”, an enigmatic machine that consoles the passengers in the first six years of the journey, is reasoned to be a mass cultural phenomenon rather than an elitist poetic device, as pre­vious studies have suggested. The cultural production of the machine is then analyzed in the light of the theories of hyper reality and simulacrum, as conceived by Jean Baudrillard. The analysis renders two possible implications, one where the machine can be viewed as a precursor to a post­modern positive attitude of mass culture, and one more modernistic where the machine in its role as mass culture numbs the passengers and prevents them from acting on their situation in time.

    The second part of the analysis focuses on the view of metanarratives, as expressed within the fiction and in the wok as a whole. Jean-François Lyotard and his explanation of postmodernism’s incredulity towards metanarratives is used as a theoretical standpoint. The analysis shows that metanarratives are considered impossible within the fiction of Aniara as during the course of the journey, they are replaced with more local methods of creating meaning. On the whole, the book could be seen to replace the metanarrative of human progress by one telling of the inadequacy and inert destructibility of humanity. However, the analysis shows that metanarratives are rejected all together. The construction of a new metanarrative is made impossible by (1) the fictitious accounts clearly being a local event, (2) the text openly stating the impossibility of deeper interpretation and finally (3) the work employing a narrator too unreliable to be able to convey the unarguable truths necessary to create a new metanarrative.

  • 21.
    Almroth, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Vilken underbar värld vi förstörde...: Historiebruk i postapokalyptisk fiktion, exemplet Metro 20332014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this essay is to explore the using of history in post-apocalyptic fiction. This is accom-plished by reading and analyzing Dimitrii Glukhovskii’s Metro 2033. The theoretical basis for the reading is the dialogicity of Espmark and Aronsson’s theory of using of history. It posits that the production of meaning through history is made from narratives of different lengths and shape, such as metaphors, metonymies and symbols.

    The chronotope of Bakhtin is also applied, but with Aronssons focus on its spatial component. A suggestion is made to apply it in a way that shows how the fiction can refer to, or create, an ab-stract spatial location, rather than a physical, and thereby evoking the feelings and worldviews intimately associated with the location and its time. In the reading of the text this is shown by ar-guing that Glukhovskii recreates the cold war as an abstract chronotope to legitimize his nuclear apocalypse scenario.

    The essay presents suggestions for definitions of the historical levels in the genre. These are la-beled accepted history of the present, fictive rewriting of the same, and lastly pre- or post-apoca-lyptic speculative history, depending on whether the temporal interest lies prior to or after the im-agined apocalypse. The essay exemplifies a number of ways in which the text uses history, one of which is to use the speculative history to comment on the accepted history of the present. The essay also shows that the intent of the text, the plea to humanity to stop the process of othering, is enhanced by the use of history since the historical perspective offers a retrospective continuity that strengthens the future vision.

  • 22.
    Andersson, Anna
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Disciplinary Research.
    I jättens grepp?: En undersökning av morfemet jätte i svenska skriftspråket2011Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study has been to see the conventionalisation and use of the Swedish word jätte (giant) in newspapers and texts written by pupils in the Upper Secondary School, primarily when used as an intensifier in compound words. The question forming the basis of the study is: “How, by whom and to what extent is jätte used in newspapers and texts written by pupils?”To answer the question two corpora have been analysed. The results show that jätte is quite common compared to other Swedish intensifiers as “tok” and “super”. Usually it is used together with adjectives. When used in newspapers it is most commonly used in direct speech, but it is also used in more formal parts of the paper as the editorial. In the texts written by the pupils it is mostly used in sections with narrative elements.The people who use jätte in newspapers can be divided into two groups, journalists and interviewees. The word is widely spread among people and it is used by both women and men of different ages and with different socio-economical backgrounds. Among the pupils it is mostly used by girls. The word is used in different subject areas, although it is more common in sports and entertainment. The wide range of subjects and users indicate that the word is accepted to use in the written language, although it is more common in informal contexts.

  • 23.
    Andersson, Anna
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Disciplinary Research.
    Odehammar, Carl Johan
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Disciplinary Research.
    Kanonlärare: En undersökning av svensklärares litteratururval2010Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a study on the literature selection that Swedish upper secondary school teachers use when teaching Swedish, and the underlying motives and factors contributing to the selection of certain literature. Two questions form the basis for the study:Is there an implicit canon in the teaching of Swedish in upper secondary school, and if so what literature does it consist of? Against what background and knowledge do teachers select the literature they use in their teaching? To answer the two questions, a qualitative questionnaire study answered by 14 upper secondary school teachers of Swedish has been performed. The results show that the selections of litera- ture teachers make have connections to a literary canon. The similarities are greater between the authors teachers use than between the works they use by these same authors. The literature that is taught in school can be said to reflect a male, white and western perspective.The most common reason why a certain work has been selected is that the work is part of the cultural history and heritage and also part of the basic general knowledge. When teachers make their selection they are affected by things in their near surroundings like colleagues, the book selection of the school, students, curricula and to a lesser extent their own interests. A literary canon, textbooks and education have had a great impact historically on the literature taught in school, but nowadays teachers believe themselves less influenced by these things.

  • 24.
    Andersson, Daniel
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen för språkstudier.
    Edlund, Lars-ErikUmeå universitet, Institutionen för språkstudier.Haugen, SusanneUmeå universitet, Institutionen för språkstudier.Westum, AsbjörgUmeå universitet, Institutionen för språkstudier.
    Studier i svensk språkhistoria 13: Historia och språkhistoria2016Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Andersson, Filippa
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Åkesson, Anna
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Elevers läsvanor: Vad motiverar elever i årskurs 6 till läsning?2013Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet   med denna studie är att beskriva vad som motiverar elever i årskurs 6 till   läsning av sköntlitteratur och facklitteratur samt vilka läsvanor eleverna   har. Studien baseras på följande frågeställningar:

    •   Hur beskriver   eleverna sin motivation till läsning av skönlitteratur respektive facklitteratur?
    •   Hur   beskriver eleverna sina läsvanor?
    •   Vilka   anledningar beskriver eleverna till att de inte läser?
    •   Vad   beskriver eleverna att skolan kan göra för att stimulera dem att läsa?

    I   studien används en kvalitativ forskningsmetod i form av halvstrukturerade   intervjuer. Sammanlagt intervjuades 14 elever i årskurs 6. Då intervjuerna   genomförts transkriberades och analyserades de. Resultatet visar att en del   av de intervjuade eleverna tycker att läsning är roligt, medan en del tycker   det är tråkigt. Alla elever uppger att de läser i skolan, både skönlitteratur   och facklitteratur. På fritiden däremot är det inte alla elever som läser. I   vilken utsträckning eleverna läser varierar mycket från elev till elev. De   anledningar eleverna ger till att de inte läser är bland annat för att   intresset saknas och för att böckerna är för svåra eller för tråkiga. För att   eleverna ska läsa är det spännande och roliga böcker som efterfrågas. Enligt   resultatet tycker många av eleverna att skolan kan motivera dem till att läsa   mer. Förslag som har kommit upp i intervjuerna är bland annat att ge eleverna   mer tid till läsning och att köpa in nyare och roligare böcker.

  • 26.
    Andersson, Kristin
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Pettersson, Emma
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Multimodalitet i skolans läs-och skrivundervsining: En litteraturstudie om vad bilder och medier kan möjliggöra för läs- och skrivutveckling i årskurs F-32016Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I takt med att samhället förändras erbjuds fler möjligheter i undervisningen. De bilder och medier elever möter har stor betydelse och kan därför med fördel inkluderas i klassrummet. Syftet med studien är att undersöka bild och mediers relation till svenskundervisningen, med avgränsningen till årskurs F-3. Studien har genomförts med det sociokulturella perspektivet som utgångspunkt där lärande i samspel med andra stått i fokus. Följande frågeställning har undersökts och besvarats:Vad säger forskning om betydelsen av bild och medier för elevers lärande i läs- och skrivförståelse i årskurs F-3?

    I studien har en variation av nationell och internationell forskning eftersträvats och även variation av publikationstyp, detta för att kunna möta syftet och besvara frågeställningen. Artiklar, avhandlingar, antologier, forskningssammanställningar och forskningsrapporter är de publikationstyper som använts. Studien är en komparativ litteraturstudie vilket innebär att forskning som studerats har sammanställts, sammanfattats och jämförts.

    Resultatet visar att arbete med bild och medier är gynnsamt för läs- och skrivutveckling i svenska och fungerar som en väg in i lärandet. Slutsatsen är att bild och medier öppnar upp för möjligheten att arbeta med olika uttrycksformer i svenskundervisningen. Det möjliggör också tillvaratagandet av elevens egna erfarenheter och att lära i samspel med andra.

  • 27.
    Andersson, Sofie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Hellqvist, Sara
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Film som text?: En studie om attityder till och användning av film i svenskundervisningen på gymnasiet.2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    HÖGSKOLAN FÖR LÄRANDE OCH Examensarbete 15 högskolepoäng

    KOMMUNIKATION (HLK) inom Svenska språket och litteraturen 61-90 hp

    Högskolan i Jönköping Lärarutbildningen

    Höstterminen 2007

    ABSTRACT

    Sofie Andersson & Sara Hellqvist

    Film as text?

    A study about attitudes to and the use of the moving picture in Swedish teaching, in upper secondary school.

    __________________________________________________________________________ Pages: 37

    The purpose of this essay is to contribute to the debate of what the Swedish subject shall contain and about the moving picture’s status in Swedish teaching.

    The questions at issue are:

    How do the Swedish teachers relate to film as text in their teaching? How do the teachers use moving pictures in their teaching and what is it they want to achieve? What possibilities and obstacles do the teachers experience?

    To be able to answer these questions, an interview study with eight teachers has been done.

    The main result is that the teachers in the survey consider film as a good tool in Swedish teaching but they think literature is more important. In what way the teachers use moving pictures depends on what they consider important in Swedish teaching.

    Keywords: Film in school, film in Swedish teaching, film as text

    Postadress Gatuadress Telefon Fax

    Högskolan för lärande Gjuterigatan 5 036-157700 036162585

    och kommunikation (HLK)

    Box 1026

    551 11 JÖNKÖPING

  • 28.
    Arlebrand, Jonas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Teaching and Learning Language, Literature and Media.
    Adaptionens potentiella didaktiska dimensioner: Att arbeta med Robinson Crusoe som ett klassiskt litterärt verk i gymnasieskolan2014Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this essay i examine the adaption process of the book Robinson Crusoe (1719) and the movie Robinson Crusoe from 1997. From my findings i will discuss the didactic potential of working with classic literature in a widened textual sense. I aim to answer the following questions:

    1. What could be found in the adaption process between text and movie?

    2. How can film be used as didactical tool in teaching classical literature in upper secondary school?

    The methods i have used in this essay are narrative method which means that you study the story as a whole and it´s parts. In specific I have studied the plot, use of time and the characters. I have found that the characters have been modernized in order to fit in a changed society. Which is also shown is the polarization of the characters´ religion. A women is added to the story which change the cultural context in comparison to the original story. I found several potential didactic dimensions; for example the use of a female character in the movie which can engage a larger audience, different living conditions and the questions of different religions.

  • 29.
    Asplund Brattberg, Marcus
    Jönköping University.
    Steeling the Show: A Comparative Analysis Between Victorian and Neo- Victorian Heroines From a Feminist Perspective in Terms of Gender Equality2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this essay, the concept of gender equality is explored in terms of progressive heroines in neo-Victorian literature. In order to elucidate in what way a progression has been made, the comparative analysis is predicated upon second wave feminism. A description of the Victorian heroine is made in order to decide if the neo-Victorian heroine has progressed in relation to gender equality. Jane Eyre is explored extensively in order to expand on how a strong heroine can be defined.

    Elizabeth Steele will represent the neo-Victorian heroine from the novel Blood in the Skies (2011). Her characteristics are defined as being more in likeness with male features, and this would imply that neo-Victorian authors aim at reinventing the Victorian literature in order to adhere to the second wave feminist equality and ”sameness” ideal. The Steampunk/neo-Victorian work Blood in the Skies features a heroine who is portrayed as a strong and independent woman corresponding to the feminist definition of progression in terms of gender equality, in contrast to the typical female protagonist found in Victorian fiction.

    The results show that Elizabeth can be defined as a strong and independent woman, which corresponds with the feminist definition of gender equality. Heroines in neo- Victorian literature seem to have the same opportunities as men have, and this is shown by the freedom of choice exerted by Elizabeth in the novel.

  • 30.
    Avery, Helen
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Sustainable Development and Science education.
    Att förebygga stora översvämningar: reflektioner om språk och mening i ett flerspråkigt och interdisciplinärt sammanhang2009In: Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige, ISSN 1401-6788, E-ISSN 2001-3345, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 354-373Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln redogör för en intervjustudie som gjordes med 15 internationella studenter på ett mastersprogram med inriktning mot hållbar utveckling, där undervisningen ägt rum på engelska. Studenterna frågades i individuella intervjuer på engelska hur de ansåg att stora översvämningar kunde förebyggas. En intentional-expressiv dialogstruktur anpassades till att innefatta frågor om hur nyckeluttryck i deras svar kunde uttryckas på studenternas modersmål. Studenterna fick sedan jämföra och kontrastera uttryckssätten och betydelserna som de använt i sina förklaringar, på engelska och på modersmålet. Deras skiftande språkliga och ämnesmässiga bakgrund speglades generellt genom en bred variation i uppfattningarna av frågeställningen, och i studenternas reaktioner till intervjusituationen. Resultaten visar att dialogstrukturen dessutom fick många av studenterna att inkludera andra aspekter i sina förklaringar, när frågan om uttryck och innebörder på modersmålet infördes, än när de först förklarat enbart på engelska.

  • 31. Avery, Helen
    Impacts of language on knowledge formation in European higher education contexts2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Axelsson, Jennie
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Carlsson, Sandra
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Högläsning och läsförståelse: En litteraturstudie om hur arbetet med högläsning utvecklar elevers läsförståelse i årskurserna 1-32018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 33.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Analytical framings on dis/abilities, participation and inclusion. Going beyond dichotomized hegemonies in the domains of Language and Identity2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 34.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Center-staging language and identity research from earthrise positions. Contextualizing performances in open spaces2017In: Identity revisited and reimagined: Empirical and theoretical contributions on embodied communication across time and space / [ed] S. Bagga-Gupta, A. L. Hansen & J. Feilberg, Rotterdam: Springer, 2017, p. 65-100Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    Örebro universitet, Pedagogiska institutionen.
    Explorations in bilingual instructional interaction: a sociocultural perspective on literacy2002In: Learning and instruction, ISSN 0959-4752, E-ISSN 1873-3263, Vol. 12, no 5, p. 557-587Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The research reported here attempts to understand issues of Swedish Deaf bilingual students’ secondary language learning and literacy practices. In Swedish schools for the Deaf Swedish Sign Language is considered to be the students’ primary language and written Swedish is considered to be their secondary language. By using ethnographically inspired methodology the project has been analyzing bilingual instructional interaction and everyday language use in these settings. Notions of Global Lesson Patterns, Local-Chaining and Linguistic Complexity are explicated in an effort to show how instructional interactions can afford (or limit) learning possibilities in bilingual settings. Students appear to unwittingly receive opportunities to participate in literacy activities in lessons where Swedish is not explicitly focused. A sociocultural approach to the understanding of learning, development and language has important implications for the teaching and learning of secondary languages, both in Deaf bilingual classrooms and in bilingual classrooms in general.

  • 36.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Going beyond oral-written-signed-irl-virtual divides. Theorizing languaging from mind-as-action perspectives2017In: Writing & Pedagogy, ISSN 1756-5839, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 49-75Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The multidisciplinary research presented in this paper focuses everyday life and social practices that can be characterized by the use of one (or more) language variety, modality or register. Conceptual ideas that arise from explorations based upon empirical analysis of situated and distributed so called monolingual and multilingual oral talk, written communication, signed interactions and embodiment in and across virtual and in-real-life settings inside and outside higher education and schools are presented and discussed. Using sociocultural and decolonial perspectives on language-use or languaging, analytical findings from traditionally segregated fields of study – Literacy Studies, Bilingualism, Deaf education, Language Studies – are juxtaposed. An overarching concern here is framed by the continuing dominance of structural linguistic positions and demarcated fields within the Language and Educational Sciences that frame didactical thinking. The work presented here highlights concerns regarding established concepts like ‘bilingualism’ and ‘codes’ and suggests more empirically relevant alternatives like ‘chaining’, ‘languaging’, ‘fluidity’, ‘timespace’ and ‘visual-orientation’ from ethnographically and netnographically framed projects where data-sets include everyday life in virtual settings and educational institutions in the global North. Focusing social practices – what is communicated and the ways in which communication occurs – challenges currently dominant monolingual and monological perspectives on human language broadly and oral, written and signed languaging specifically.

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  • 37.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Language and Identity beyond the mainstream. Democratic and equity issues for and by whom, where, when and why2017In: Journal of the European Second Language Association, E-ISSN 2399-9101, no 1, p. 102-112Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Taking a point of departure in multidisciplinary research related to ethnicity, gender and functional dis/ability, this paper presents a conceptual framework where center staging languaging and identity-positionings are central. Building upon empirically framed results from ethnographical projects across timespaces, it discusses how languaging opens possibilities for discussing learning and identity-positionings that take place in and via the deployment of one or more language varieties and modalities. This is conceptually made possible by going beyond dominating, dichotomizing positions related to language, language learning methods, and the organization of language learning. The study argues that scholars inherit and live with dichotomizing positions within scholarship that in turn create specific framings for children and adults in institutions for learning.

    The paper discusses the case of research and the organization of language issues related to bilingualism and diversity education as specific instances of a dominating dichotomy. It illustrates how going beyond this dichotomy makes visible languaging and identity-positionings that open new ways of understanding participation and inclusion. Such a position builds upon critical humanistic thinking where sociocultural and decolonial framings are central. Going beyond the mainstream allows for new ways of conceptualizing research in the areas of language and identity where social practices are center staged. To make visible languaging thus implies that issues related to identity are focused in terms of performative processes.

  • 38.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Languaging and Isms of reinforced boundaries across settings: Multidisciplinary ethnographical explorations2017In: Isms in language education: Oppression, intersectionality and emancipation / [ed] Damian J. Rivers, Karin Zotzmann, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2017, p. 203-229Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 39.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    Örebro universitet, Pedagogiska institutionen.
    Visual language environments: exploring everyday life and litearcies in Swedish deaf bilingual schools2000In: Visual Anthropology Review, ISSN 1058-7187, E-ISSN 1548-7458, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 95-120Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 40.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    Örebro universitet, Pedagogiska institutionen.
    Visually oriented language use: discursive and technological resources in Swedish deaf pedagogical arenas2004In: To the lexicon and beyond: sociolinguistics in European deaf communities / [ed] Mieke Van Herreweghe, Myriam Vermeerbergen, Washington D.C.: Gallaudet University Press , 2004, p. 171-207Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    et al.
    Örebro universitet, Institutionen för humaniora, utbildnings- och samhällsvetenskap.
    Evaldsson, Ann-CaritaUppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.Liberg, CarolineUppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.Säljö, RogerGöteborgs universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Literacy-praktiker i och utanför skola2013Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Feilberg, Julie
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
    Hansen, Aase L.
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
    Many-ways-of-being across sites. Identity as (inter)action2017In: Identity revisited and reimagined: Empirical and theoretical contributions on embodied communication across time and space / [ed] S. Bagga-Gupta, A. L. Hansen & J. Feilberg, Rotterdam: Springer, 2017, p. 5-23Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Gynne, Annaliina
    Mälardalen University.
    Chaining: the use of language resources including literacies on the move2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Hansen, Aase L.Norwegian University of Science and Technology.Feilberg, JulieNorwegian University of Science and Technology.
    Identity revisited and reimagined: Empirical and theoretical contributions on embodied communication across time and space2017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Teaching and Learning Language, Literature and Media. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Messina Dahlberg, Giulia
    Skövde University, Sweden.
    Heterogeneity in the areas of language and identity. Trajectories and mobilizations of neologisms in the 21st century2017In: Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies, ISSN 1457-9863Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Messina Dahlberg, Giulia
    Languaging, diversity and neologisms. Reflections on the mobilization of terminologies in the 21st century2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU).
    Messina Dahlberg, Giulia
    Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden.
    Meaning-making or heterogeneity in the areas of language and identity? The case of translanguaging and nyanlända (newly-arrived) across time and space2018In: International Journal of Multilingualism, ISSN 1479-0718, E-ISSN 1747-7530Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The study presented here, theoretically framed at the crossroads of sociocultural and decolonial perspectives, draws attention to the sudden proliferation of two specific neologisms in the area of language, education and identity across time and space. It particularly highlights concerns regarding the ways in which these are deployed within scholarship and in schools and teacher education currently in the nation-state of Sweden. The analysis presented in this paper throws critical light on the ways in which the emergence and proliferation of neologisms like translanguaging and nyanlända (newly-arrived) contribute towards (or confounds) issues related to communication and diversity in the educational sector. This is done by juxtaposing the trajectory and deployment of neologisms in relation to social practices across institutional spaces. Such an enterprise is important, given recent calls for flexibility against the backdrop of concerns regarding heterogeneous populations in schools in geopolitical spaces like Sweden. Here expectations regarding both inclusion and learning goals for all students are prioritised agendas. We draw upon data from ethnographical projects at the CCD research group (www.ju.se/ccd) to make our case. This includes naturally occurring interactional data and textual data, for instance, current scholarship, directives from the national bodies in charge of schools and teacher education in Sweden.

  • 48.
    Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta
    et al.
    Örebro universitet, Institutionen för humaniora, utbildnings- och samhällsvetenskap.
    MMC, Mumbai
    Accessing global communities through local resources?: a study of barriers and facilitators of first generation women users of new communication technologies2014In: Swedish-Indian International Research Conference LanDpost, Languaging and Diversity in the age of post-colonial glocal-medialization / [ed] Central Institute of Indian Languages., Mysore, India: CIIL , 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    India has witnessed a massive transformation in the development and use of information technology in the last decade. The way technology is experienced however, varies; and social class, gender, and age are prominent parameters that frame its use. The present study focuses the spaces of Mumbai Mobile Creches (MMC)[1] – a not for profit organization which works towards ensuring nutrition, health, and safety of migrant families and their children who spend their lives on construction sites in the mega-city of Mumbai. MMC operates day care centres on 25-30 construction sites where trained early childhood care givers, teachers and attached professional staff, including volunteers, deliver a large range of services including qualified crèches, preschools and educational facilities for children between birth and 14 years of age. Currently, 40% women workers at these centers are made up of members of construction workers’ communities. While these women execute a range of tasks creatively and under very challenging conditions, limited exposure and competencies in the use of English restricts their use of digital technologies, including web media. It is these women who constitute the first generation of technology users that this study focuses upon.   

    The study explores the access and reported experiences of women first generation digital users. It aims to understand barriers and facilitators for access to new technologies among these women, what significance these have for them, the role/s these play in shaping their sense of self and role of gender and age in technology use. The main research questions include: How does access to and engagement with new communication technologies look like in the lives of first generation women users in mega-city hubs in present times of flux? How do issues of access shape women first generation users lives? In what arenas do women from the middle and lower economic strata in a mega-city context in India have access to new communication technologies? What do their life trajectories look like and what, if anything, can we learn about development from this type of collaborative research?

    The following empirical materials have been specifically used in this study. In-depth case studies with adult women first generation new technology users based upon a series of audio-recorded conversations and written daily records maintained by the women, video-documentation of Sakhi empowerment monthly meetings, minutes of the Sakhi meetings, and MMC annual reports across two decades, 2000-2014.

    This paper empirically supports often sighted association between women’s entry into workforce and their empowerment. Nuances of the gender role expectations in use of technology and empowerment of women are focused. Empowerment of women emerges as a complex process wherein women transgress some aspects of traditional gender roles while continuing to be framed by others. LanDpost is concerned with intersections of language, gender, and media in an increasingly digital world. The present study illuminates the role digital media and language play in the access to and use of new technologies, including web media and how access to these shapes adult, first generation users lives.

    [1]http://www.mumbaimobilecreches.org/aboutus.htm

  • 49.
    Berg, Carola
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Nilsson, Irmine
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Engelska i de tidigare skolåren: När den startar och hur går lärarna tillväga?2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Läroplanen (Lpo94) förespråkar en tidig start i engelska i grundskolan med den kommunikativa inlärningsstilen som fokus. I de lokala ämnesplanerna för den studerade kommunen har lärarna som mål att eleven ska kunna förstå enkla instruktioner och beskrivningar som ges i lugnt tempo och tydligt tal för eleven inom välbekanta områden.

    Syftet med detta arbete är att titta på när engelskundervisningen startar på skolorna i en mindre kommun i södra Sverige. Vi kommer också att titta på vad läraren gör i den tidiga undervisningen, hur de går tillväga och hur lärarnas kompetens i engelska ser ut.

    Frågeställningarna är följande:

    - När börjar lärarna med engelskundervisningen i den undersökta kommunen?

    - Hur genomförs den tidiga engelskundervisningen?

    - Vilken kompetens i engelska har de undervisande lärarna?

    För att besvara dessa frågeställningar gjordes en enkätundersökning på de elva skolorna i kommunen, varav fjorton lärare som undervisar i engelska i grundskolans tidiga skolår besvarade enkäterna. Vi ville även ha djupare inblick i ämnet och genomförde då intervjuer med åtta lärare och två rektorer i samma kommun.

    Resultatet av undersökningen visar att i den undersökta kommunen börjar eleverna med engelska i grundskolans år 1 eller år 2. Eleverna lär sig genom att dramatisera, sjunga och använda sig av muntlig kommunikation. Lärarna använder sig också av konkret material och sagor samt att tio utav de femton undervisande lärarna har högskolepoäng i engelska.

  • 50.
    Berg, Mari-Ann
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Disciplinary Research.
    Beyond the Pale2017In: The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 1.2.4: Irish Writing and Culture, 400-present / [ed] Anne Markey, Ian Campbell Ross, The Literary Dictionary Company Limited , 2017Chapter in book (Other academic)
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