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  • 1.
    Adolphson, Ulrica
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies.
    Elever i kommunikation med lärare: En samtalsanalytisk studie i klassrummet2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 2.
    Agerberg, Alexandra
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Jay Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson – Victims of Illusion and Destined to Fail: A Study of False-Consciousness in The Great Gatsby 2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 3.
    Ahl, Josefin
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    "That Little Box of Light": The Presence of Photography in John Banville’s Ghosts 2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 4.
    Ahmadi, Sanaz
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Sorry for Thanking You: Expressions of Gratitude and Apology in Favor Asking Messages of Swedish Advanced Learners of Japanese2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [ja]

    日本語を勉強する外国人の重大な問題の一つは語用論と談話に関連する難しさである。言語習得には文化的な要素が重要であるが、文化の経験がない学習者が基本的な間違いをする人が多人数である。スウェーデン人の日本語学生に支障になる事の中では相手に迷惑や失礼を回避するような方法で要求文を作成する事である。文化的な相違点を参考にし、スウェーデン人の日本語学生に要求の言語行為のDCTを使いインターネット調査を行った。調べるにあたって注目した点は依頼の場合でのポライトネス・ストラテジーという言語行為である。結果的にスウェーデン人の日本語学生の間違いは特の言語行為による事ではなく、国の社会が個人主義か集団主義かという事によるようだ。スウェーデンは日本と比較して個人主義な社会である事で個人を基本とするポライトネス・ストラテジーを用いる事が多い。

  • 5.
    Aida Niendorf, Mariya
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Improving Intercultural Competence for the Distance Students in Sweden through Online Joint-Seminars in Japanese with University Students from the United States2014In: Next Generation Learning Conference, March 19–20 2014, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden: Book of abstracts, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There have been quite a few studies (Helm 2009, Chun 2011, Schenker 2012, Kitade 2012, etc.) regarding the development of intercultural competence through online exchanges. Most of these exchanges, however, are between native speakers and learners of that language. The benefit of such exchanges can be maximized if both parties are learning each other’s language and they both have the opportunity to utilize the languages they are learning during the exchange, but often times, this is not the case.  Byram (1997) suggests that intercultural competence can be assessed using the following components: knowledge, skills, attitudes, and critical awareness.  If ‘intercultural competence’ means not just learning about the target culture, but also about becoming aware of one’s own culture (Liaw 2006), connecting students from different countries who are studying the same target language and culture would be an ideal setting in order for the students to evaluate both their own and target cultures critically. Having learners of a target language from different countries in a virtual classroom also helps create an environment which mimics the language classroom in the target country enabling them to experience studying abroad without leaving their home countries.

    It is often said to be difficult or almost impossible for students in distance courses to develop intercultural competence because of the lack of opportunity to study abroad or the lack of an international atmosphere in the classroom (Tyberg 2009). Thus, the goal of this study is to provide opportunities for all students, regardless of their circumstances, to develop intercultural competence.  In this study, a group of intermediate/advanced level Japanese students from a university in Sweden (all distance students) and a group from a university in the U.S. were brought together in a virtual classroom using an online video conferencing system.  Through their interactions and post-seminar reflections, I examined how students develop intercultural competence.

     

    The results from this study show that through interactions with university students from other countries who study Japanese at the same level, the students can gain not only Japanese skills, but expand their horizons and deepen their understanding of another culture as well as of the topics discussed during the meetings thus satisfying each of the criteria in Byram's model. Not everyone has the opportunity to study abroad, but today's technology allows every student to be a part of the internationalization process, develop his/her cultural-literacy and reflect on his/her identity.

  • 6.
    Aida Niendorf, Mariya
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Politeness as a part of intercultural competence2015In: Japanese Language Education in Europe, ISSN 1745-7165, Vol. 20, 395-396 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Teaching communicative competence is extremely important in language instruction. While politeness discourse varies in complexity according to social distance, relative power between the speakers, and situations, Swedish learners of Japanese often do not see the necessity of learning the polite/honorific discourse and often view these negatively as Swedish society is one of the most egalitarian in the world. However, it is important to point out to foreign language learners that cultural/social norms are not modifiable based on one’s opinion and that one must adapt to the language one is using and the culture one is in. The current study investigates the differences in politeness strategies between Swedish and Japanese discourse. Student surveys and analysis of students’ errors have revealed clear differences in the use of politeness strategies. While politeness, respect, and formality are closely intertwined in Japanese; the Swedes perceive respect and politeness as separate matters. It is also found that while the Japanese are inclined to use verbal politeness strategies, the Swedes express their respect more through non-verbal actions/behaviors. Various Japanese and Swedish utterances have also been examined to determine the DP default (Usami 2006) in order to systematize the politeness strategies in ways similar to grammatical rules.

  • 7.
    Aida Niendorf, Mariya
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Inose, Hiroko
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Investigating the use of the verbs ”naru” in Japanese and ”bli” in Swedish through translation2013In: Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies (NAJAKS): Abstracts for 2013, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates how use of the Swedish verb “bli” corresponds to the Japanese verb “naru” using translated materials as a corpus.  

     

    Japanese is said to be a situation-oriented language, while English is person-oriented.

              e.g., Mariko wa kekkon surukotoni NARImashita.

                       (It became so that Mariko will be married.)

                       ‘Mariko will get married’ in English.

     

    The Swedish verb ”bli” usually means ’to become’ or ’to be (as an auxiliary verb),’ yet is used more widely than these English meanings.

              e.g., Det blir 100 kronor, tack.

                       (100 kr ni NARI-masu.)

                       ’It makes/will be 100kr.’

     

    Examples like this lead to the observation that ”bli” is used in a context more similar to the Japanese verb ”naru.” than English verb “become.” Comparison of some translated materials also shows that “bli” is often translated into Japanese as “naru” while it is more likely to be replaced by a transitive or intransitive verb in English.

     

    However, erros such as

               *okoru ni NARU (verb ‘to be upset’+naru)

                  [okoru: a verb]

               *annshin ni NARU (noun ‘feeling at ease’ +naru)   

                  [annshin suru: a verb derived from a noun]

    which are made by Swedish learners of Japanese indicate that the translation of “bli” into Japanese is not so straight forward.

     

    In this study, we examined the following questions:

    1. How is ”bli” translated into Japanese/English?
    2. If ”bli” is translated into ”naru” in Japanese, in what grammatical context(s) does it occur?
    3. How are these variations related to the errors students make in translating ”bli” into  Japanese?

     

    In order to examine the above research questions, we conducted two separate studies:

     

    Study I: Examining how Swedish bli is translated into Japanese in literature translation

     

    Using children´s novels “Sommerboken” by Tove Jansson and “Pippi Långstrump” by Astrid Lindgren as the data source, all the sentences that contain bli were extracted along with their translations into English and Japanese. The extracted sentences were, then, categorized according to the various types of usage of the verb bli, and the translation into Japanese for each of those categories was analyzed.

     

    Study II: The translation of various uses of bli into Japanese by Swedish students

     

    Study I above showed usages of the verb bli in various context. In Study II, we tried to see if some of these usages cause more problems than the others for the Swedish students. The students in the Japanese-English translation course at Högskolan Dalarna (Sweden) were given 7 Swedish sentences containing various usages of bli, and were asked to translate them into Japanese. Then the accuracy of the translation and the translation techniques used were analyzed.

     

    The results from Study I showed that there were numerous usages of the verb bli, such as describing conditions, describing the changes of conditions, indicating certain emotional status, and so on, which naturally led to the variety in Japanese translation. Furthermore,  apart from the most literal translation, which is to use the verb naru, various types of compound verbs (main verb – help verb combinations) were used in order to express different nuances.

     

    In some of the usages identified above, translation shifts were obligatory when translated into Japanese; i.e. the literal translation was impossible, and the translator has to make minor changes from the ST (source text) to the TT (target text), such as changes of grammatical categories or of voice (e.g. passive to active).

     

    The results from the Study II show that the sentences which require more complicated translation shifts tend to cause more errors when students translate them into Japanese.

     

    Clarifying how the use of “bli” correlates with the use of “naru” will not only help Swedish students understand the use of the somewhat difficult concept of “naru,” but also help translators deal with this issue. Finding a more systematic way to translate “bli” into Japanese using more tokens from various genres would be necessary in order to achieve this.

     

  • 8.
    Aida Niendorf, Mariya
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Takamiya, Yumi
    University of Alabama at Birmingham.
    Identity (re)construction and improvement in intercultural competence through synchronous and asynchronous telecollaboration: Connecting Japanese language learners in the United States and Sweden2018In: Technology-supported learning in and out of the Japanese language classroom: Theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical developments / [ed] E. Zimmerman & A. McMeekin, Multilingual Matters, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Aida Niendorf, Mariya
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Takamiya, Yumi
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
    Improving intercultural competence through online joint-seminars with university students from the U.S. and Sweden2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There have been quite a few studies regarding the development of intercultural competence through online exchanges (Helm 2009, Chun 2011, Schenker 2012, Kitade 2012, etc.). Most of these exchanges, however, are between native speakers and learners of that language. The benefit of such exchanges may be maximized if both parties are learning the same foreign language and have the opportunity to utilize the language they are learning during the interaction. As defined by Byram (1997) and Liaw (2006), 'intercultural competence' is not just learning about the target culture, but also about becoming aware of one's own culture, and connecting students from different countries who are studying the same target language and culture would be an ideal setting in order for the students to evaluate both their own and target cultures critically.

    It is often said to be difficult or almost impossible for students in distance courses to develop intercultural competence because of the lack of opportunity to study abroad or the lack of an international atmosphere in the classroom (Tyberg 2009). Thus another goal of this study is to investigate the possibility of providing opportunities for all students, regardless of their circumstances, to develop intercultural competence.

    During the spring semester 2012, a group of fourth level (intermediate to advanced level) Japanese students from Gettysburg College in the United States and from Högskolan Dalarna (Dalarna University) in Sweden took part in a study of how Japanese learners from different countries benefit from communicating with each other in Japanese. Throughout the term, the students exchanged ideas and views regarding the topics surrounding the issues of “identity” via blogs and joint-seminars using an online video conferencing system. The topic “identity” was selected since both parties can discuss the issue from different perspectives such as 'foreigners in Japan', 'foreigners in the U.S./Sweden', 'Japanese people living in the U.S./Sweden', as well as from the students' 'own identities.'

    The student survey showed that the students from both Sweden and the United States found the project to be fun, interesting and a new and positive experience. One student epitomized the comments from the majority of the participants. – “We were actively discussing identity with students raised in another culture in a class setting, which lends an air of understanding and interest to the discussion.”

    The results from this study suggest that through interactions with university students from other countries who study Japanese at the same level, the students can gain not only Japanese skills, but expand their horizons and deepen their understanding of another culture as well as the topics discussed during the meetings. Not everyone has an opportunity to study abroad, but today's technology allows every student to be a part of the internationalization process, develop his/her cultural-literacy and reflect on his/her identity.

    In this session, the process, benefits, and limitations of our online exchanges will be discussed and some suggestions on how one should conduct and what are required for in ordered to have a successful international online exchanges will also be presented based on our experiences.

    The target audience of this session are teachers and educators as well as administrators who recognize the importance of acquisition of intercultural competence, not limited to but especially, in language education, and those who are considering the possibilities of allowing students to participate in the internationalization process without traveling abroad.

    References:

    Byram, M. (1997). Teaching and assessing intercultural communicative competence. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

    Byram, M., Gribkova, B., & Starkey, H. (2002). Developing the intercultural dimension in language teaching: A practical introduction for teachers. Strasbourg, France: Council of Europ.

    Chun, D. M. (2011). Developing Intercultural communicative competence through online exchanges. CALICO Journal, 28 (2), 392-419.

    Helm, F. (2009). Language and culture in an online context: what can learner diaries tell us about intercultural competence. Language and Intercultural Communication, 9 (2), 91-104.

    Högskoleverket. (2008). En högskola i världen: internationalisering för kvalitet. Högskoleverkets rapportserie 2008:15R.

    Kitade, K. (2012). An exchange structure analysis of the development of online intercultural activity. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 25 (1), 65-86.

    Liaw, M-L. (2006). E-learning and the development of intercultural competence. Language Learning &Technology, 10(3), 49-64.

    Schenker, T. (2012). Intercultural competence and cultural learning through telecollaboration. CALICO Journal, 29(3), 449-470.

    Tyberg, E. (2009). Internationalisering: perspektivbyte, förhållningssätt och fredsprojekt. In Martin Stigmar, (Ed.). Högskolepedagogik: att vara professionell som lärare i högskolan, Chapter 12. Stockholm: Liber.

  • 10.
    Aldea, Silvia
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.
    A comparative study of approaches to audiovisual translation2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    For those who are not new to the world of Japanese animation, known mainly as anime, the debate of "dub vs. sub" is by no means anything out of the ordinary, but rather a very heated argument amongst fans. The study will focus on the differences in the US English version between the two approaches of translating audio-visual media, namely subtitling (official subtitles and fanmade subtitles) and dubbing, in a qualitative context. More precisely, which of the two approaches can store the most information from the same audiovisual segment, in order to satisfy the needs of the anime audience. In order to draw substantial conclusions, the analysis will be conducted on a corpus of 1 episode from the first season of the popular mid-nineties TV animated series, Sailor Moon. The main objective of this research is to analyze the three versions and compare the findings to what anime fans expect each of them to provide, in terms of how culture specific terms are handled, how accurate the translation is, localization, censorship, and omission. As for the fans’ opinions, the study will include a survey regarding the personal preference of fans when it comes to choosing between the official subtitled version, the fanmade subtitles and the dubbed version.

  • 11.
    Alm-Arvius, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholm University.
    Ädel, Annelie
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Figurative and Non-figurative Aspects of Polysemy in the Word Language2012In: The Stockholm 2012 Metaphor Festival : Table of Contents : Abstracts, 2012, 6-7 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Almgren, Malin
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish.
    Varför grammatik?: Svensklärares attityder till grammatikundervisning Författare: Malin2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det här är en studie om svensklärares attityd till grammatikundervisning. Jag har undersökt vad några svensklärare på gymnasieskolor i Mellansverige har för uppfattning om grammatik, deras egen grammatikundervisning, och grammatik i styrdokumenten. För att försöka svara på frågeställningarna har sex stycken semistrukturerade intervjuer genomförts med svensklärare på några olika skolor i området. Intervjuerna har visat att det finns skilda åsikter bland de medverkande lärarna kring frågor om deras egen erfarenhet av grammatik, deras undervisning, grammatikens roll i svenskämnet och styrdokumentens behandling av grammatiken. Det upptäcktes även likheter i, till exempel, deras uppfattningar om grammatikens nytta och det faktum att de flesta var missnöjda med styrdokumenten samt att elevernas förkunskaper när de börjar på gymnasiet inte alltid är tillräckliga. Studiens resultat ger en inblick i några svensklärares attityder till grammatikundervisning, men är inte generaliserbar och speglar inte hur alla svensklärares åsikter ser ut.

  • 13.
    Almgren, Malin
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish.
    Älskade och hatade grammatik: En systematisk litteraturstudie kring attityder till grammatikundervisning2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study’s aim is to investigate what research in the field of grammar shows about attitudes toward grammar teaching, and if the grammar teaching in the present time is satisfactory. This study is a systematic literature study and contains database searching to find scientific studies and theses. The result found in this study shows that research in the field is very thin and not updated in the most recent years. The first research question is about attitudes towards grammar teaching, and several of the results show that grammar has a bad reputation and is often perceived as boring and difficult, and that this view of grammar often can correlate to classrooms where traditional grammar teaching is used. Amongst teachers, many of them find grammar hard to justify to their students. The second research question is about how well grammar teaching works in our time. This is difficult to find an answer to since the research is not very extensive in the field, but judging by the negative attitudes towards the subject, there seem to be room for improvement

  • 14.
    Altéus-Stenqvist, Charlotte
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    The difference in usage of first-person pronouns Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study has been looking for any differences in the use of first-person

    pronouns between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and it has also tried to

    clarify whether Hillary Clinton uses I-words more frequently than we-words.

    The data has been gathered from pre-election speeches, and frequencies,

    rankings and referent categories have been analyzed. The study has found that

    there are some differences in the use of first-person pronouns between Hillary

    Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The singular pronouns show us how they choose to

    present themselves to the voter. The plural pronouns show us which referent

    categories, or ingroups, the candidates identify themselves with, and if there are

    any signs of what Billig calls Banal Nationalism (1995) in their speeches.

    Overall, the results show that Hillary Clinton uses I-words and we-words more

    frequently than Bernie Sanders does, but opposite to what some online news

    sites have suggested, this study show that her frequencies of we-words are

    higher than her frequencies of I-words.

  • 15.
    Alvevid, Maria
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, German.
    Hören Sie doch zu!: Die direkte Anrede in deutschen bzw. schwedischen Zeitungen2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 16.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    話者交替と話題転換に関する言語表現: -場面・性別・メディアが言語表現に与える影響-2009Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Amukena Nyqvist, Sisiwe
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    English as a Lingua Franca in Namibia:: Teachers’ Attitudes Towards English as a Medium of Instruction in Classrooms2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to investigate Namibian teachers’ attitudes towards English as a medium of instruction in Namibian classrooms. Regardless of the fact that English has no historical ties with Namibia, English still operates as the official language and the language of instruction in schools. This study briefly discusses the probable reasons for choosing English as an official language in Namibia, and as the medium of instruction in educational institutions. Furthermore, it discusses the attitudes that Namibian teachers have towards English as a medium of instruction in Namibian classrooms. A pilot electronic questionnaire, a revised questionnaire, and telephone interviews were used to acquire data for the study. The results indicate that English is a challenge for many learners and this poses a challenge to teachers as well. However, a majority of teachers from this study portray English as the language that is capable of uniting Namibian learners from different backgrounds, and a language that makes education possible in Namibia. In addition, teachers also reported that knowledge of English opens up educational opportunities for learners to study abroad.

  • 18.
    Andersson Gossas, Carina
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet.
    Lindgren, Charlotte
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, French.
    Barnböcker vuxnare på franska2011In: Språktidningen, ISSN 1654-5028, no 2, 52-57 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 19.
    Andersson, Matilda
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish.
    Berättandets kraft: Gymnasielärare om elevers läsning av skönlitterär prosa2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsens syfte är att analysera fem svensklärare gällande skönlitterär läsning av prosa i

    svenskundervisningen i gymnasiet. Studiens frågeställningar är: hur förhåller sig svensklärarna till

    faktorerna kanon, bildning, upplevelse, de formella färdighetsaspekterna, de sociokulturella

    aspekterna och det fostrande och demokratiska tänkandet och hur kan svensklärarnas

    erfarenheter relateras till läroplanen för gymnasieskolan? Undersökningen är en kvalitativ studie

    med halvstrukturerade individuella intervjuer. I bakgrundsavsnittet presenteras forskare och

    didaktikers argument för vilka effekter som skönlitterär läsning medför hos läsaren. Studiens

    resultat visar att en av de fem svensklärarna som medverkade i studien är medveten om fyra av

    Staffan Thorsons fem aspekter. Den färdighet som lärarna inte talade om var det fostrande och

    demokratiska tänkandet, vilket är något som forskningen argumenterar för. Endast en av de fem

    medverkande lärarna talade om de sociokulturella aspekterna genom skönlitterär läsning av prosa.

    Resultatet visar även att det faktum att lärarna lider av tidsbrist och dessutom tolkar läroplanen

    olika resulterar i att det finns skillnader i vilka färdigheter, kunskaper och i hur mycket eleverna

    kan utvecklas. Lärarna argumenterar för de färdigheter som de anser att läsningen medför i

    läroplanen, men framhåller även hur svårt det är att få eleverna att ta del av läsningens positiva

    effekter om eleverna inte ser det som lustfyllt.

  • 20.
    Andersson, Matilda
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish.
    Varför svenska skolelever bör läsa skönlitteratur: Vilka argument finns för att skönlitteratur ska användas i svenskundervisningen2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats ämnar undersöka vilka argument som framförs i de två senaste årtiondenas

    forskning av skönlitterär läsning i svenskundervisningen samt på vilket sätt dessa argument

    förhåller sig till skolans styrdokument. Frågeställningarna som studien vilar på är hur forskarna

    argumenterar för läsning av skönlitteratur i svenskundervisningen samt om forskarnas

    argumentation kring läsning av skönlitteratur förhåller sig till skolans styrdokument.

    Undersökningens metod är en systematisk litteraturstudie. Där forskarnas argument för läsning

    av skönlitteratur har analyserats. Resultatet redovisar de argument som forskarna framför för

    vilka fördelar som läsning av skönlitteratur bidrar till, inte endast kunskapsmässigt utan även

    personlighetsmässigt. Vidare visar studiens resultat, med utgång från författarnas motiveringar för

    läsning av litteratur hur detta är kopplat till skolans styrdokument. Syftet är att denna studie ska

    utvecklas till en studie med ett normativt syfte där den andra studien ska undersöka hur

    verksamma lärare arbetar med skönlitteratur för att öka läsförståelsen.

  • 21.
    Angella Guzmán Carrero, Maria
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Spanish.
    La relación entre el aprendizaje autorregulado y el rendimiento académico en lenguas extranjeras: Una revisión sistemática de estudios anteriores2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [es]

    Este estudio tiene como objetivo examinar lo que estudios anteriores muestran sobre la relación existente entre el aprendizaje autorregulado y el rendimiento académico en el aprendizaje de lenguas extranjeras, es decir, si existe una relación positiva entre estas dos variables. El método usado fue una revisión sistemática de estudios anteriores. Los estudios encontrados indican que existe una relación significativa y positiva entre el aprendizaje autorregulado y el rendimiento académico en lenguas extranjeras. Los estudios que hemos encontrado muestran, además, que los estudiantes que hacen uso del aprendizaje autorregulado en lenguas extranjeras obtienen mejores calificaciones y, por lo tanto, tienen un mejor rendimiento académico.

  • 22.
    Arnell, Emma
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish as Second Language.
    Att hitta sin identitet i en ny kultur: En studie av tre SFI-studenters upplevelser och tankar kring sin identitet i en den svenska kulturen2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 23.
    Arvidsson, Thomas
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish as Second Language.
    Hor- och bögbegreppet – en identitetspositionerande smädelse?: En studie i språkanvändning hos flerspråkiga manliga ungdomar med annan härkomst än svensk2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie har inspirerats av Rikard Jonssons avhandling Blatte betyder kompis (2007), vilken

    undersökte hur invandrarkillar använde sig av ett fult språk för att positionera sig som män i

    gruppen. Föreliggande studie undersökte hur elever på språkintroduktionsprogrammet på en

    utvald skola använder och analyserar orden hora och bög. I studien, som har en kvalitativ ansats

    deltog tio män i åldern 18-20 år.

    Syftet med undersökningen är att undersöka hur de medverkande ungdomarna använder orden

    hora och bög för att positionera sig i en grupp, markera sitt kön samt utöva makt. Resultatet visade

    att informanterna i denna studie kunde bekräfta det Jonsson (2007) kommit fram till i sin studie,

    nämligen att ungdomar använder sig av ett visst språk för att få en roll i gruppen och markera sitt

    kön. Dessutom framkom att informanterna är en produkt av den könsmaktsordning som råder i

    samhället.

  • 24.
    Asplund, Beatrice
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Gendered Language Use in the Japanese Game Streaming Community2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to examine Japanese gendered language use in online game streaming, and the differences in gendered language use between male and female streamers. The main aim of this thesis is to examine how, and to what extent, young Japanese adults use gendered language when broadcasting gaming streams online. I will examine how pronounced the differences in gendered language use are between male and female streamers, and see if the major theories about gendered language apply in the Japanese streaming community. To collect the data, I looked at 20 game streamers, with each stream lasting 15-30 minutes. I transcribed the streamers’ commentary, and examined the frequency of certain sentence ending particles, personal pronouns, and polite speech/word choice. The streamers were chosen with regards given to certain criteria to prevent skewed results, and to control the independent variables to a certain extent. For example, the streamers must be playing alone to ensure that the streamer is the only person speaking. I analyzed the results using a qualitative method, which indicated that the greater gender differences are found in the use of personal pronouns, but not as much in the use of sentence ending particles or politeness level.

  • 25.
    Berg, Madeleine
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish.
    Skönlitteraturen i undervisningen: En kvalitativ studie om den skönlitterära läsningens syften inom svenskundervisningen på gymnasieskolan2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Mitt syfte med detta arbete var att undersöka hur praktiserande ämneslärare arbetar med skönlitteraturen i sin undervisning. Lästräning, allmänbildning/litteraturhistoria och personlighetsutveckling/demokratifostran är de aspekter av svenskämnet som forskare tidigare pekat ut som centrala inom undervisningen i svenska i gymnasieskolan och det är dessa aspekter jag har utgått ifrån i min undersökning.I mitt examensarbete I belystes särskilt skolans roll som fostrande i den demokratiska andan och genom resultatet av det arbetet ville jag behandla denna aspekt ytterligare genom att undersöka om den personlighetsutvecklande/demokratifostrande aspekten verkligen var det mest framträdande syftet i undervisningen hos de lärare jag intervjuade.Arbetet är en studie baserad på en kvalitativ metod, där jag genom halvstrukturerade intervjuer har diskuterat med lärare i gymnasieskolan om deras syften och metoder gällande den skönlitterära läsningen inom svenskundervisningen.Studiens resultat visar att den personlighetsutvecklande/demokratifostrande aspekten inte är det mest framträdande syftet för skönlitterär läsning i gymnasieskolan enligt de lärare jag intervjuat för min undersökning. Lärarna väljer att lägga större vikt vid läsförståelse och lästräning då de upplever en ökning gällande lässvaga elever. Dock anser de att det är av stor vikt att elever lär sig om sig själva i undervisningen, vilket jag tolkar som ett personlighetsutvecklande moment.

  • 26.
    Berkeley Cotter, Nuno
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Winding Back the Clocks: History and fiction in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children 2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 27. Beuwertz, Miriam
    Synen på flerspråkiga elevers lärande: Ämneslärares inställningar till och kunskaper om flerspråkiga elevers språk- och kunskapsutveckling2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna kvalitativa studie är att undersöka vilka kunskaper om och inställningar till flerspråkiga elevers lärande som framträder hos ämneslärare samt vilken syn ämneslärare har på sin egen roll i de flerspråkiga elevernas språk- och kunskapsutveckling. Studien fokuserar specifikt på ämneslärare som undervisar i grundskolans senare på skolor med ett mindre antal flerspråkiga elever och där man ännu inte har implementerat ett språkutvecklande arbetssätt. Den metod som använts är halvstrukturerade intervjuer och urvalet består av fyra lärare. I forskningsbakgrunden presenteras både forskning kring flerspråkiga elevers språk- och kunskapsutveckling och praktiska tillämpningar. Resultatet visar på att lärarna har erfarenhet av att undervisa flerspråkiga elever och engagemanget för de flerspråkiga eleverna och deras lärande lyser igenom. De visar också på förståelse för elevernas behov som överensstämmer med forskningen, t ex behovet av alternativa arbetsformer, modersmålsstöd och konkretisering. Hos de fyra lärarna framträder kunskaper om flerspråkiga elevers språk- och kunskapsutveckling. Dock varierar djupet i detta och vissa inom forskningen centrala delar såsom behovet av kognitiva utmaningar med stöttning nämns inte. Samtliga fyra lärare anser sig ha ett ansvar att anpassa undervisningen utifrån de flerspråkiga elevernas behov och är öppna för samarbete med andra för elevernas bästa. Slutsatserna utifrån studien är att ämneslärare kan ha stor förståelse för flerspråkiga elevers behov även om de inte har djupare insikt kring deras språk- och kunskapsutveckling samt att erfarenhet leder till kompetens. Studien visar också på att kompetensutveckling ändå behövs då vissa centrala delar inte verkar tillägnas genom erfarenhet.

  • 28. Bianco, Francesco
    et al.
    Colella, GianlucaFrenguelli, Gianluca
    Maurizio Dardano, Prosa e poesia tra Due e Trecento. Aspetti di lingua, testualitá e stile2005Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Biggs, Jeremy
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Chinese.
    The Ideological Transformation of the Icon Chairman Mao during the Four Modernisations period: As illustrated by "Melody of Youth, Beautiful Soul"2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    After Chairman Mao's death, in the late 1980's, Mao was removed from official government communications and his iconography transformed from having a specific meaning generation role linked to Maoist ideology, to becoming available for use as a commodity. In this research I use cultural theorist Jacques Derrida's theory of Hauntology and the deconstruction method to analyse a representative Chinese Propaganda poster, "Melody of Youth, Beautiful Soul", in order to ascertain the effect Mao's death had on the Iconography of Chairman Mao, and how Mao is ideologically transformed during this period.

    Analysing the painting I found specific symbols associated with the iconography of Mao that had been adopted and transformed for the purposes of the CCP. These symbols both suggested the presence of Chairman Mao, as well as negated that presence through being co-opted for other purposes.

    Using these symbols and writings about the period I deduced that during this period the CCP had to rely on existing symbols of power and authority in order to communicate and legitimise regime change whilst maintaining the semblance of continuity. At the same time they had to decouple these symbols from their original meanings in order to distance themselves from the past and redefine the ideology of China.

    In the process, Mao's iconography was decoupled from its Maoist ideological heritage and transformed into abstract symbols of power, doctrine and so on. This means that the transformation had made them available to use as an "open basket" into which new, related meanings could be placed – including serving as a commodity.

  • 30.
    Bjärenäs, Åsa-Helena
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Spanish.
    Conocer un país a través de sus expresiones: Un estudio comparativo entre España y Suecia2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 31.
    Blom, Evelina
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    Elevers känsloreaktioner av högläsning och efterkommande samtal: Enkätstudie i en F-3-skola2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med föreliggande studie är att undersöka om känsloreaktionerna inför högläsning och boksamtal skiljer mellan elever som kommit olika långt i sin läsutveckling i årskurs tre och om känsloreaktionerna blir olika beroende på elevernas läsförmåga. Undersökningen gjordes med en enkätundersökning byggd på Swedish Core Affect Scale. Eleverna uppmanades att svara på en enkät med sex motsatta adjektiv efter ett högläsningsmoment och även återigen efter efterföljande boksamtal. Eleverna svarade först på hur de upplevde högläsningsmomentet och sedan hur de upplevde boksamtalet.

    Studien visar att elever som kommit längre i sin läsutveckling tenderar att vara mindre aktiva, mer missnöjda och samtidigt uppleva mer uttråkning och sömnighet vid högläsning i jämförelse med elever som inte kommit lika långt. Studien visar även att båda grupperna framförallt och tydligt upplever ett lugn och avslappning vid högläsningen. När momentet högläsning övergick till samtal visade eleverna som inte kommit lika långt i läsutveckling den största förändringen i känsloreaktioner. De blev mer nervösa och negativt inställda.

  • 32.
    Blomgren, Karin
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish as Second Language.
    Betydelsefulla faktorer vid inlärning och utveckling av svenska som andraspråk: En intervjustudie av några framgångsrika andraspråksinlärare2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att undersöka några framgångsrika andraspråksinlärares egna erfarenheter av betydelsefulla faktorer för deras inlärning och utveckling av avancerad litteracitet i svenska som andraspråk. Av informanterna, tre till antalet, som deltog i den kvalitativa intervjubaserade undersökningen är en verksam behörig lärare i matematik och arabiskt modersmål samt två som språkstödjare vid en svensk skola.

    Resultaten som framkom visar att informanterna framhåller eget ansvarstagande i kombination med hårt arbete som de mest betydelsefulla faktorer för framgångsrik inlärning och utveckling av avancerad litteracitet i svenska som andraspråk. Inlärning sker genom hårt eget arbete genom att: läsa, skriva, lyssna och tala samt genom interaktion med svensktalande. En av informanterna poängterar vikten av att tidigt anpassa sig till det svenska samhället och de sociala koderna för att kunna hantera språket korrekt och inte hamna i penibla situationer p.g.a. ett olämpligt språkbruk. Informanterna lyfter fram undervisningens betydelsefulla roll men den mest betydelsefulla faktorn för inlärning och utvecklande av avancerad andraspråkslitteracitet i studien är den egna inställningen.

  • 33.
    Blomqvist, Lina
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    Vocabulary learning and homework in the upper elementary EFL classroom.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Vocabulary homework is a common feature in the English subject in Sweden. Often the pupils are given a list of words they are to memorize for a pending test. In this literature review the author aims to analyze what the current research says about homework and how homework can be used effectively for EFL learners in elementary school, with a focus on both homework and vocabulary learning research. Cognitive linguistics has been used as a theoretical perspective to help answer the research questions. Results indicate that homework has limited effect on younger learners and should not be used, while, some researchers claim that it can be effective if introduced properly. Regarding vocabulary learning, it is important that vocabulary is relevant to the learner and that words are taught through a meaningful context. Therefore, vocabulary homework for EFL learners in elementary school should consist of words and phraseology which have a personal relevance to the learner, or key words for subjects taught in class. The conclusion of the study is that it is up to the teachers to determine if they should use vocabulary homework or not when teaching EFL, as long as the decision is based on current research.

  • 34.
    Blomstrand, Sebastian
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    On the Road to "IT": Kerouac and Spontaneity2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 35.
    Bolmefalk, Jennifer
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Removing the Blindfold and Adding a Fedora: Challenging the Role of Women in Patriarchal Society through the Act of Cross-dressing in Siri Hustvedt’s The Blindfold. A Feminist/Queer Reading2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 36.
    Boo, Paula
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    A Destructive Myth of Masculinity: Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest from a Men’s Studies Perspective2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 37.
    Boremyr, Hanna
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Reading Orwell’s Animals: An animal-oriented study of George Orwell’s political satire Animal Farm 2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 38.
    Botes, Elana
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    I Shall, We Shall, All the Others Will: Shall and Will in the Short-Stories of Doyle & Poe2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Traditional prescriptive rules for shall and will state that with first person subjects shall should

    be used to express prediction and will to express volition, while with second and third person

    subjects will should be used to express prediction and shall to express volition. The aim of this

    study was to ascertain to what extent two 19th century authors, Scotsman Sir Arthur Conan

    Doyle and American Edgar Allen Poe, followed these traditional shall and will rules in their

    short stories. To this end a selection of short stories written by these authors were collected, and

    analysed with respect to usage of shall and will to express volition and prediction, and with

    respect to the frequency with which shall and will collocate with first, second and third person

    subjects. Results showed that shall as used by both Poe and Doyle favoured a first person

    subject and will a third person subject. Results also showed that Doyle followed the shall rules

    for first person shall about 50% of the time while Poe followed them about 60% of the time,

    and that Doyle followed the shall rules for third and second person shall about 60% of the time

    while Poe followed them about 55% of the time. Results further showed that Doyle followed

    the will rules for first person will about 40% of the time while Poe followed them about 30% of

    the time, and that Doyle followed the will rules for third and second person will about 70% of

    the time while Poe followed them about 80% of the time. It was concluded that neither Poe nor

    Doyle followed the rules very strictly, that first, second and third person shall was used by both

    authors to express prediction and volition in almost equal proportions, and that first, second and

    third person will was mostly used to express prediction by both authors.

  • 39.
    Bouzoula, Athina
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Roland Barthes in Julian Barnes’ Flaubert’s Parrot 2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 40.
    Brandshage, Stefan
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish.
    Genrepedagogik i forskning och läroplan: En systematisk litteraturstudie kring genrepedagogikens framväxt, teoretiska grund, pedagogiska tillämpning och inflytande på den svenska skolan.2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Genre pedagogy and the curriculum cycle is commonly applied in schools in Sweden today. Genre pedagogy aims to develop students’ abilities to write texts in different social contexts. The curriculum cycle (or teaching-learning cycle) is the pedagogical model most commonly used in Swedish schools to achieve this aim. This model has many advantages but often tends to become static and prescriptive. This study aims to examine scientific research concerning genre pedagogy and further on how it has influenced the Swedish curriculum. This study shows that genre pedagogy classifies texts into different genres with common features and that both context and language of each text should be analyzed. In school, genre pedagogy is often taught through the four steps of the curriculum cycle. According to some research the curriculum cycle fails to include critical analysis and creative development of genres, aspects that are included in the Swedish curriculum. One of the articles presents two additional steps to the curriculum cycle which might supplement the first four steps including critical analysis and creative writing. The conclusion of this study states that the Swedish curriculum is clearly influenced by genre pedagogy and the curriculum cycle. It also states that the curriculum cycle needs to be supplemented by the two additional steps to match the curriculum of the Swedish school better.

  • 41.
    Burlin, Tetyana
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish as Second Language.
    "Jag tror att webb-distanskurs SFI är jättebra på mej… det är step by step, varje steg": En studie om hur elever beskriver för-och nackdelar med webbaserad SFI-undervisning och dess påverkan på deras lärande2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Under de senaste åren har mängden webbaserat undervisningsmaterial ökat vilket i sin tur stimulerar informellt lärande. Forskare påpekar att det finns både fördelar och nackdelar med digitala tekniker. Till fördelarna räknas alla möjligheter som ger snabb tillgång till information. Men teknikutvecklingen ställer också höga krav på kommunikativ kompetens hos alla. Samtidigt är det svårt att visa att användningen av datorer/mobiltelefoner i lärandet gör denna process mer effektiv eftersom lärandeprocessen påverkas av många faktorer: på vilket sätt datorer används, vem som använder undervisningsprogrammet och vilket syfte datoranvändningen har i undervisningen.

    Studiens syfte är att visa hur eleverna i SFI-undervisning beskriver för- och nackdelar med distansundervisningen och hur dessa påverkar deras språkinlärning.

    Utifrån teoretisk orientering kan min undersökning betraktas som en tolkande process där resultatet kan påverkas av komplexa samspel mellan psykologiska, kulturella och sociala faktorer eftersom personlig utveckling är beroende av faktorer som bakgrund, familj, arbete, sociala kontakter och ansvar. Jag har valt att göra en kvalitativ studie för att få svar på mina frågor eftersom jag vill undersöka elevernas tankar och upplevelser och deras sätt att resonera kring undersökningens område och jämföra deras åsikter med tidigare resultat av liknande forskning/studier. Min datainsamling består av videoinspelade intervjuer och informella samtal med elever. Jag har använt semistrukturerade intervjuer, dvs. intervjuer där jag utgått från frågeområden i stället för detaljerade frågor.

    Som nackdelar med webbaserad undervisning beskrev eleverna de problem de hade med sin muntliga kommunikativa utveckling, både hörförståelse och tal. Som positivt med webbaserad SFI-undervisning beskrev eleverna uppbyggnaden av undervisningen: den var både individanpassad och kontinuerlig. Eleverna poängterade att den webbaserade undervisningsformen gav dem möjlighet att genomföra sina studier även då de inte haft möjlighet att komma till lektionerna.

    De frågor som ställdes till informanterna gav mig möjlighet att inte bara få reda på hur de beskriver för- och nackdelar med webbaserad undervisning som bedrivs på min skola utan också få några förslag till förbättring av webbaserad undervisning. Jag är medveten om att resultatet av min studie inte kan generaliseras, eftersom jag studerade elevernas uttalanden om webbaserad undervisning och dessa uttalanden kunde påverkas av kulturella attityder till skolan som maktinstitution. Men det är det första steget i utvärdering och problembeskrivning av webbaserad SFI-undervisning.

  • 42.
    Burzynski, Jaroslaw
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Victims or Abusers?: Re-defining African-American patriarchy and masculinity in Alice Walker's The Color Purple 2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 43. Bäckman, Sofie
    Svenska som andraspråkslärares attityder till användning av skönlitteratur i undervisningen2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med den här undersökningen är att visa hur lärare i svenska som andraspråk, på gymnasial

    nivå, resonerar kring möjligheterna att använda skönlitteratur i undervisningen samt på vilka

    grunder de väljer skönlitterära texter för undervisningen. De frågeställningar som undersökningen

    grundar sig på är, bland annat, hur de ser på möjligheterna att använda skönlitteratur i

    undervisningen, hur de arbetar med skönlitteratur samt vilka positiva respektive negativa aspekter

    de ser med att använda skönlitteratur i stället för anpassade läromedel i undervisningen.

    Undersökningens metod bygger på kvalitativa intervjuer med fyra gymnasielärare i svenska som

    andraspråk.

    Resultatet visar att lärarna, i undersökningen, både använder skönlitteratur i undervisningen i stor

    utsträckning och är positiva till det. De menar att skönlitteratur väcker engagemang och kan läsas

    för att vidga perspektivet och ge en större förståelse för andra människor och kulturer. Vidare

    visar resultatet att lärarna använder skönlitteratur som ett språkutvecklande arbetssätt, bland

    annat för att utveckla muntlig interaktion och för att vidga ordförrådet. Flera av informanterna

    arbetar tematiskt kring skönlitteratur eftersom de anser att de kan få med många, olika moment,

    från kursplanerna, vid ett sådant arbetssätt. Lärarna tycker att de kan använda skönlitteratur i

    undervisningen i stor utsträckning eftersom de kan koppla skönlitterära texter till stora delar av

    kursplanen i svenska som andraspråk och dess mål.

  • 44.
    Börestam, Ulla
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för nordiska språk.
    Gröndahl, SatuUppsala universitet, Centrum för multietnisk forskning.Straszer, Boglárka
    Revitalisera mera!: En artikelsamling om den språkliga mångfalden i Norden tillägnad Leena Huss2008Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Boken innehåller artiklar med anknytning till flerspråkighet och språkmöten på nordiskt område, företrädesvis i samband med stärkandet av minoritetsspråkens ställning vid revitalisering och språklig emancipation. Flertalet av bokens författare tillhör de främsta forskarna i Norden på sina områden med lång och gedigen erfarenhet av språk och minoritetsfrågor, språkkontakt, flerspråkighet, migration och angränsande ämnen. Artiklarna speglar därmed den språkliga mångfalden i Norden ur skilda perspektiv och med största möjliga spännvidd. Samtliga författare är kolleger och vänner till Leena Huss, som har verkat som få andra på minoritetsspråkens och flerspråkighetens område under många år. Boken framställdes som en hyllning till henne på bemärkelsedagen i september 2008.

  • 45.
    Camacho Padilla, Fernando
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Spanish.
    Combates entre la memoria y la historia de Chile: Conflictos sobre el pasado reciente2009In: Stockholm Review of Latin American Studies, ISSN 1654-0204, no 5Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [un]

    The reestablishment of democracy in Chile has seen an intense debate about the events of the recent past, especially on the issue of human rights. From the very beginning, the Concertacion Government has been determined to discover the truth of the repression carried out by the national security forces with a series of commissions that have gathered the testimonies of victims and their relatives. These efforts have been resisted by conservative sectors linked to the dictatorship and the Armed Forces. There has been intense conflict in the media during the past 20 years about events that occurred during the rule of Salvador Allende and the Military Regime. In this regard, a great diversity of information has been produced which, together with the debate evoked, has enabled historians not only to rigorously and thoroughly reconstruct the operation of the state terror but also to explain how a significant sector of Chile’s civil society allowed that situation. This article presents, on one hand, different methodological tools in order to study the recent past and, on the other hand, the social discussion on how to do it.

  • 46.
    Carbone, Rafael
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Spanish.
    Frustración lorquiana: Metáforas y símbolos en La Casa de Bernarda Alba2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [es]

    El presente trabajo está orientado a detectar los símbolos y metáforas ambivalentes en la obraLa Casa de Bernarda Alba de Federico García Lorca. Debido a que hay pocos estudiosdedicados al simbolismo de la frustración, se ha concentrado en analizar dicha temática. Paraanalizar el concepto de frustración, primero ha sido necesario comprender cómo eraconcebida la moral de la época en que se inscribe la obra. En segundo lugar, ha sidofundamental entender cómo surge la frustración en el ser humano. Atendiendo a estascuestiones se ha aplicado la teoría del formalismo iluminista y una visión freudiana sobre lasteorías del psiquismo. En base a estas nociones se detectaron cuatro símbolos ambivalentesque connotan sentimientos de frustración: el blanco, el olivo, la maroma y el mar. Estossímbolos antitéticos contienen una fuerza negativa que se impone a la fuerza positiva, lo cualtiene como resultado la frustración. Las fuerzas contradictorias están presentes durante laobra entera. Esta característica no solo se manifiesta a través de los tropos estudiados, sinoque también se detectó que a menudo las fuerzas antitéticas se hacen presentes enprotagonistas que forman grupos ambivalentes, donde cada personaje actúa como una fuerzaopuesta, lo cual lleva hacia una tensión permanente entre una persona positiva y otranegativa.

  • 47.
    Carlos Marelli, Ezequiel
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Spanish.
    Noche, mar y soledad: Representaciones metafóricas en Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada de Pablo Neruda2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 48.
    Carlos Valladares Segovia, Juan
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Spanish.
    APORTACIONES DIDÁCTICAS EN LOS LIBROS DE TEXTO Y SU RELACIÓN CON LA ANSIEDAD ANTE EL APRENDIZAJE DE UNA LENGUA EXTRANJERA: Una exploración cualitativa de tres libros de texto de español como lengua extranjera paso 1 de educación secundaria2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to identify the construct of communicative competence promoted in three textbooks of Spanish as a foreign language and to determine its relationship with the emotional variable of anxiety. To achieve our research approaches, we conduct a qualitative investigation, employing the questionnaire analysis NAKIBAR 2004 developed by Joseba Ezeiza Ramos (2004). The results show that the three teaching materials analyzed satisfy the communicative teaching approach in various degrees. However, all three books are the externalization of the communicative model, with the specific purpose of supporting students to develop the ability to put in function communication processes. This strong tendency to use oral language can in some cases lead to feelings of anxiety.

  • 49.
    Chalkiadaki, Marianna
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Oppression, Silence, Reaction: A Psychoanalytical Reading of Paula Spencer in Roddy Doyle’s The Woman Who Walked Into Doors 2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 50.
    Chiang, Bowie
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.
    A comparative study of translation strategies applied in dealing with role languages.: A translation analysis of the video game Final Fantasy XIV2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Localisation is the process of taking a product and adapting it to fit the culture in question.

    This usually involves making it both linguistically and culturally appropriate for the target audience. While there are many areas in video game translations where localisation holds a factor, this study will focus on localisation changes in the personalities of fictional characters between the original Japanese version and the English localised version of the video game Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and its expansion Heavensward for PC, PS3 and PS4. With this in mind, specific examples are examined using Satoshi Kinsui's work on yakuwarigo, role language as the main framework for this study.

    Five non-playable characters were profiled and had each of their dialogues transcribed for a

    comparative analysis. This included the original Japanese text, the officially localised English text and a translation of the original Japanese text done by myself. Each character were also given a short summary and a reasoned speculation on why these localisation changes might have occurred.

    The result shows that there were instances where some translations had been deliberately

    adjusted to ensure that the content did not cause any problematic issues to players overseas. This could be reasoned out that some of the Japanese role languages displayed by characters in this game could potentially cause dispute among the western audience. In conclusion, the study shows that localisation can be a difficult process that not only requires a translator's knowledge of the source and target language, but also display some creativity in writing ability to ensure that players will have a comparable experience without causing a rift in the fanbase.

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