Essays about: "Sociolinguistics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 80 essays containing the word Sociolinguistics.

  1. 1. QUEER JAPANESE. The modern-day language usage of Japanese LGBTQ+ people

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Lisa Bendall; [2022-01-25]
    Keywords : japanska; Linguistics; sociolinguistics; queer; LGBTQ; Japanese; analysis;

    Abstract : Gendered language is a well-known feature of Japanese, but how is it applied by a speaker who does not fit the cisgender or heteronormative standards in society? In a 2010 study, Hideko Abe published a book titled Queer Japanese, which addressed this exact question. Although incredibly thorough and informative, the book is now over a decade old, and the findings may no longer be accurate. READ MORE

  2. 2. Do we even care about politeness anymore? : A mixed-methods study of societal perceptions on pragmatic competence in English

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Nellie Lindqvist; [2022]
    Keywords : Cross-cultural pragmatics; ELF; speech-act theory; politeness theory; sociopragmatic competence; sociolinguistics;

    Abstract : Politeness is viewed as an admirable trait by most people, yet what it means to be polite is arguably a controversial issue when it comes to using English, as people of different ages, education levels, and proficiency levels use English daily, and may have different views on politeness. These observations raise questions about whether there are certain universal pragmatic rules, or if pragmatic rules are primarily language- and/or culture-specific. READ MORE

  3. 3. En or ett, un or una? A comparative study on the assignment of grammatical gender to borrowings in Swedish and Spanish

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

    Author : Victor Åstrand; [2022]
    Keywords : Gender; grammatical gender; Swedish; Spanish; borrowings; loanwords; sociolinguistics; questionnaire; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : In recent years, experimental studies on gender assignment to borrowings in languages such as German and Dutch have observed variation in gender assignment in relation to dialectal areas, among other factors. However, many issues related to gender assignment have yet to be fully understood, and the sociolinguistic variation has not been properly investigated. READ MORE

  4. 4. Extramural English and English Proficiency : A Teacher’s Perspective on the Influence of Extramural English on the English proficiency of their Students

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och lärande

    Author : Nathalie Beauprez; [2021]
    Keywords : Second language learning SLA ; English; sociolinguistics; extramural English; teacher perspectives;

    Abstract : The umbrella term used in research to imply exposure to the English language outside the classroom is “extramural English”. The impact of the engagement in activities by second language learners of English through extramural activities is generally perceived as positive for language development. READ MORE

  5. 5. A new evidential in Turkish? The online use and interpretation of –mışımdır and –ıyorumdur marked sentences

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

    Author : Selcuk Defne Kartal; [2021]
    Keywords : sociolinguistics; Turkish grammar; language change; age variation; gender; evidentiality; Turkish language; social media; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The Turkish tense-aspect-modality system and its complexity has been the topic of many previous studies (Csato, 2000; Johanson, 2016; Slobin & Aksu, 1982) and there are many arguments on whether some of the tense-aspect-modality markers should be categorized as such in the first place, as well as what they express when used in combination with different grammatical markers. This thesis focuses on two sentence types; (i) those that have predicates marked by the primarily evidentiality marking –mış and (ii) those marked by the imperfective marking –ıyor. READ MORE