Linnea Hanell

Linnea Hanell
Stockholm University | SU · Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My main research interest is normative civic information, understood as discourse aimed at shaping behavioral patterns in the population. I am currently engaged in a six-year project on civic communication concerning the climate crisis. My doctoral thesis The Knowledgeable Parent (2017) is concerned with the communication of health knowledge among new parents in Sweden.
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November 2011 - April 2017
Stockholm University
Position
  • PhD Student
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  • See project The Knowledgeable Parent

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This thesis explores the communication of health knowledge among new parents in Sweden. Based on three separate studies, the thesis employs a selection of theoretical concepts and methodological approaches, mainly originating from mediated discourse analysis and linguistic anthropology. Study 1 takes a broad view on the object and asks how knowledg...
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This article explores the relationship between discourse and experiences of ill health. Drawing on narratives, it shows how a mother who is experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding embodies sentiments of shame over what she perceives as a failure to perform motherhood. The notions of interdiscursivity and the historical body are employed to gro...
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Kapitlet argumenterar för att ämnet nordiska språk framgångsrikt har erövrat en idé om att maktens representanter ska uttrycka sig begripligt. Effekten av det är att det skapas en efterfrågan på det slags expertkunskap som genereras och förmedlas vid institutioner för nordiska språk eller svenska. Forskare i ämnet får agera experter i diverse utred...
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Language inevitably plays a key part in the infrastructure of transnational domestic work. Many who work and have worked in the domestic sector in Sweden have Swedish as their second language. The object of this study is to investigate the ways in which this fact is reflected in the marketing of domestic work historically as well as currently. Draw...
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Abstract: Mycket tänkande kring språk gör bruk av en enkel uppdelning mellan uttryck och innehåll. Man tänker sig att exempelvis ett ord har en utsida som är hur ordet uttalas och skrivs, och en insida som är vad ordet står för, vad det betyder. Med denna logik kan man anklaga någon för att komma med ”tomma ord”. Det är en utsida som ger sken av...
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Abstract: I krav på en mer offensiv politik för hållbar utveckling anförs ofta den omtalade distinktionen mellan ord och handling. ”Tomma ord och mera prat räddar inte vårt klimat” är exempelvis en återkommande paroll på svenska klimatdemonstrationer. Men denna paroll är samtidigt ett slående exempel på hur språk – ibland även enskilda ord – också...
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In this chapter we examine the value held by national languages, here Swedish, in the scholarly career trajectories in non-Anglophone countries. To this end, we analyse the language policies of Swedish higher education institutions and the narrated perceptions of two international recruits. Adopting Pierre Bourdieu’s distinction between scientific...
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Abstract: Communication is often imagined as a key resource in strategies to tackle the global climate crisis. One arena where this resource is put to work is news coverage of climate change and environmental problems (Nacu-Schmidt, Katzung, and Boykoff 2019). This paper presents a study which analyzes the climate coverage in a Swedish newspaper du...
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In this paper we examine the value held by national languages, here Swedish, in the scholarly career trajectories in non-Anglophone countries. To this end, we analyze the language policies of Swedish higher education institutions and the narrated perceptions of two international recruits. Adopting Pierre Bourdieu's distinction between scientific an...
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This article explores communicative aspects of preparing others, by studying prenatal education classes in which midwives prepare expectant parents for delivery. Data include documentation from classes and interviews with the presenters. This twofold dataset enables investigation into how ideologies of communication figure into the production of di...
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The main argument of this chapter is that knowledge is a phenomenon to be understood in the intersection of discourse and action, and that entextualization (Bauman and Briggs 1990) mediates this relationship. Drawing on mediated discourse analysis (Scollon and Scollon 2004; Jones 2013), the chapter explores an online discussion forum thread used by...
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This is a pre-peer review version which was later published under the title Nine Months of Entextualizations (in: Kerfoot, Caroline, and Hyltenstam,Kenneth, eds. 2017. Entangled Discourses: South-North Orders of Visibility, 154–70. New York: Routledge.)
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This paper investigates the sociolinguistic repertoire and writing practices of a Swedish computer science researcher and his first-time performance of unprecedented genres. Since the use of written computerese Swedish has no historical anchorage in the social practices of his discipline, texts-to-text relationships cannot be drawn from as models o...

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The project is concerned with language used in relation to climate and environment. The objective is to use tools from linguistics, particularly from sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, to analyze the relationship between language and action, thereby contributing to more sophisticated ways of using communication in the public sphere as part of the solution to one of the great challenges of our time.
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Funded by The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS), this project explores the sociolinguistics of multilingualism in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The original application was titled ”Contact zones in the Nordic countries: multilingualism, mobility, and diversifying diversity”, and included scholars from the University of Jyväskylä, the University of Copenhagen and Stockholm University. Responding to the goals of the project, workshops were organized (2017–2020) in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Jyväskylä, engaging the following invited discussants and plenary speakers: Professor Karel Arnaut, Professor Monica Heller and Professor Brigitta Busch. Insights gained through that work materialized eventually in a special issue — ”Spaces of upset in the Nordic region: Sociolinguistics beyond cohesion and consensus in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden” — to appear in the May issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language (no 275, edited by Salö, Karlander, Leppänen & Westinen). The following scholars were included in the original application. From the University of Jyväskylä team: Sirpa Leppänen (grant holder) Samu Kytölä, Elina Westinen, Saija Peuronen, Piia Jäntti, and Sonya Sahradyan. From the University of Copenhagen team: Janus Spindler Møller, Martha Karrebæk, Lian Malai Madsen Andreas Stæhr, Thomas Rørbeck Nørreby, and Astrid Ag. From the Stockholm University team: Christopher Stroud, Caroline Kerfoot, Natalia Ganuza, Linus Salö, David Karlander, and Linnea Hanell. Other scholars, e.g. Heini Lehtonen, Maria Rydell, Marta Kirilova and Luke Holmes and others, joined in as the project proceeded.
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Edited volume on the societal value and effects of the humanities and the social sciences in Sweden. Contributions from 15 researchers active at 8 universities in and beyond Sweden. It is a collaborative subproject within the knowledge platform Making Universities Matter: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Making-Universities-Matter-A-Knowledge-Platform-on-the-Role-of-Universities-in-Society Kattluckan, brief outline in Swedish: Svensk humanvetenskaplig forskning är mycket tongivande för samhällets utveckling i stort. Det är kort sagt svårt att ens föreställa sig ett samhälle utan den. Denna antologi – Kattluckan – har som mål att synliggöra just detta faktum, genom att åskådliggöra hur humanvetenskaplig forskning verkar i samhället. I centrum för boken står den kunskap som humanvetenskaperna producerar – dess betydelsefullhet, nyttiggörande och tillämpning – och som längs olika vägar kommer till användning i samhället. I reformprogram och liknande är denna användning påtaglig och bemärkt, men ofta går den mer obemärkt förbi. Glosan ”kattlucka” tas här i bruk för att dra uppmärksamhet till de passager som finns och har funnits mellan humanvetenskaplig forskning och olika sammanhang bortom forskningens världar. Längs dessa leder, och genom dessa passager, har kunskap kunnat röra sig på sätt som möjliggjort för hittills understuderande former av forskningsgenomslag – ja, till och med verkningsfulla kunskapsprocesser som vi hittills inte tänkt på som just forskningsgenomslag. Som tankeverktyg ska kattluckan tjäna till att ringa in och begripliggöra sådana processer, vari flertalet oartikulerade samhällsfenomen ryms och där mångsidiga forskningsinsatser behövs.