Essays about: "differences in british"

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  1. 16. American or British English? : Attitudes towards English dialects among Swedish pupils

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Engelska

    Author : Jessica Lenart; [2016]
    Keywords : Attitudes; American English; British English; L2 learners; Preferences;

    Abstract : The two major varieties of English are American and British English. In Swedish compulsory school both varieties are taught. This essay examines the preferences and attitudes of pupils in 9th grades towards the two varieties, and if there are any gender differences. READ MORE

  2. 17. Body Remains a Difference : Representation of Gender in Four Newspapers' Reporting on the 2016 Olympic Games

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Joel Olsson; [2016]
    Keywords : language and gender; representation; media coverage; Olympic Games; modifiers;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates how male and female athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were portrayed in two British and two American newspapers (The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post). It also examines how the total amount of coverage was distributed between athletes of each gender. READ MORE

  3. 18. ACADEMICS AT WORK. An analysis of the structures and moves of job adverts in a university setting

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Marita Carlström; [2015-10-23]
    Keywords : engelska; Job adverts; academic domain; internationalism; macrostructure; moves; promotional discourse;

    Abstract : The aim of this essay is to investigate job advertisements written in English targeting international staff from a selection of Swedish universities. This investigation is highly contemporary since universities attempt vigorously to promote themselves, and since international exchange programs and research are crucial for higher education institutions. READ MORE

  4. 19. Different ‘colo(u)rs’ of the English language : A corpus-based study on Swedes’ choices in spelling, vocabulary and grammar

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Therese Larsson; [2015]
    Keywords : American and British English; corpora; English as a foreign language; lexical variation; linguistics; non-finite complementation; spelling;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to discover if Swedish writers use American or British spelling, vocabulary and grammar when writing a text in English. The focus is on differences in spelling categories, lexical variation between the two varieties as well as differences in the usage of non-finite complementation. READ MORE

  5. 20. From Abominable to Zealous

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Måns Jonsson; [2014-10-13]
    Keywords : Usage guides; stigmatised language; diachronic change; prescriptivism; descriptivism; linguistic prestige;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to examine the views on linguistic phenomena which have been criticised during the past century. The material used is six British usage guides published between 1906 and 2010 in which five controversial points of usage are selected for study. READ MORE