Essays about: "Languages and Literatures"

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  1. 1. Speech Fluency and Ageing

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för lingvistik och kognitiv semiotik; Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap

    Author : Harry Polfeldt; [2022]
    Keywords : fluency; age; ageing; aging; linguistics; language; disfluencies; disfluency; dysfluency; dysfluencies; speech; error; errors; psycholinguistics; pause; pauses; repetition; repetitions; lengthening; lengthenings; prolongation; prolongations; swedish; interruption; interruptions; filled; unfilled; unfilled pause; unfilled pauses; filled pause; filled pauses; speech error; speech errors; speech fluency; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Several physiological changes in the speech production process in old age have been documented, yet studies of cognitive changes are few and inconclusive. The current study investigates changes in rates of disfluencies, rates of speech errors and speech rate to examine if speech fluency changes throughout the adult lifespan, as well as whether the influence of task complexity on fluency remains constant regardless of the age of the speaker. READ MORE

  2. 2. Hey guys, there’s this guy I want you guys to meet, whose name is Guy, and he’s not one of the bad guys, no, he’s a good guy! A corpus study of vocative and referential uses of guys and guy in spoken English

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Jenny Kristoffersson; [2022]
    Keywords : Languages and Literatures;

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  3. 3. Construal of motion events and linguistic relativity: Comparing German and Spanish speakers

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Kognitiv semiotik; Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Laura Rebecca Dominique Timm; [2022]
    Keywords : aspect; boundedness; cognitive semiotics; construal; linguistic relativity; motion events; phenomenology; Semiotic Hierarchy; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates a possible influence of language on thought in the domain of motion event descriptions using a cognitive-semiotic framework. Previous studies (e.g., von Stutterheim et al. READ MORE

  4. 4. Government and Power in Young Adult Dystopias

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Hanna Persson; [2022]
    Keywords : literature; young adult literature; YA; dystopian fiction; dystopia; dystopias; dystopian literature; politics; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Dystopian fiction first appeared as a literary genre in the 1870s and has since been known to conduct social criticism of the real world in a futuristic, fictive form. As it has evolved during the 20th century it has grown into a widely researched topic. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to Irony

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Simon Torffvit; [2022]
    Keywords : irony; humor; principle of relevance; literature teaching; English as a Foreign Language; EFL; maxims of conversation; close reading; The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : In this paper, I explore how Douglas Adams’ comedic 1979 science-fiction novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy could be used to improve English as a foreign language (EFL) learners’ understanding of irony. Specifically, the study is based on criteria for the English 5 course in Swedish upper secondary school and is performed using a combined theoretical framework of Dan Sperber and Deidre Wilson’s principle of relevance and Paul Grice’s maxims of conversation. READ MORE