Essays about: "swedish speaker"

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  1. 1. A Sociophonetic Analysis of the Role of Cultural Identification in L2 English Speech Production

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Jaana Kalev; [2018]
    Keywords : Rhoticity; sociophonetics; social network theory; study abroad; cultural identification.;

    Abstract : Research in the relationship between second language (L2) production and study abroad has largely focused on establishing a connection between exchange studies and the success rate of second language acquisition. This Bachelor's thesis investigates L2 production by studying L2 English speakers' attitudes regarding the target language culture in relation to their production of a regionally typical phoneme by formulating the research question “How does cultural identification with the target language environment influence L2 phonetic production in the L1 language community?” in hopes of contributing to sociophonetic studies. READ MORE

  2. 2. “An English which is not connected to Great Britain, the USA or any other geographical region.” : How is English presented in the Swedish educational television series Pick a colour?

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Victoria Fairless-Clarkson; [2017]
    Keywords : Language ideologies; English as an international language; English as a lingua franca; EFL; ESL; language teaching; educational broadcasting; Sweden.;

    Abstract : English is used worldwide as a native, second and foreign language and as a language of international communication. The uses and status of English in Sweden have been discussed in terms of its influence and ubiquity, with its presence in daily life leading some to consider English could be better described as a second, rather than foreign, language in the country. READ MORE

  3. 3. Swedish Dialect Classification using Artificial Neural Networks and Guassian Mixture Models

    University essay from Chalmers tekniska högskola/Institutionen för matematiska vetenskaper

    Author : Viktor Blomqvist; David Lidberg; [2017]
    Keywords : Swedish; SweDia2000; dialect classification; Gaussian mixture models; convolutional networks; artificial neural networks; deep learning; path signatures;

    Abstract : Variations due to speaker dialects are one of the main problems in automatic speechrecognition. A possible solution to this issue is to have a separate classifier identifythe dialect of a speaker and then load an appropriate speech recognition system. Thisthesis investigates classification of seven Swedish dialects based on the SweDia2000database. READ MORE

  4. 4. Nouns on fire in Mainland Scandinavian : A lexico-typological study of selected nouns referring to FIRE in Danish, Norwegian (Bokmål) and Swedish

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik

    Author : Carolina Lindmark; [2017]
    Keywords : Typology; semantics; lexical typology; lexical frames; fire; nouns; compounds; parameters;

    Abstract : The current study investigates the use of a selected group of nouns in the domain of FIRE in written Mainland Scandinavian languages, i.e. Danish, Norwegian (bokmål) and Swedish. READ MORE

  5. 5. English Varieties in Swedish Upper Secondary School : An analysis of Listening Exercises in Swedish National Tests

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Engelska

    Author : Jesper Lingemyr; [2017]
    Keywords : Listening Exercises; English Varieties; Upper Secondary School; English as a Second Language ESL ; Swedish National Tests; British English; American English; Mid-Atlantic English; Australian English; New Zealand English;

    Abstract : The purpose of this project was to find out what varieties of English that Swedish upper secondary school students are exposed to in the classroom and to what extent they are exposed to different varieties. This was conducted by looking at preparation exercises for the listening part of the Swedish National Tests. READ MORE