Discover the world's research 20+ million members 135+ million publications 700k+ research projects This paper presents a study of pulmonic ingressive speech, a severely understudied phenomenon within varieties of English. While ingressive speech has been reported for several parts of the British Isles, New England, and eastern Canada, thus far Newfoundland appears to be the only locality where researchers have managed to provide substantial evidence from audio recordings. The present investigation is based on a digital speech corpus consisting of over 40 hours of interviews, recorded between 1980 and 1985 throughout the entire Shetland archipelago, including the most remote isles; speech samples from 49 men and 47 women are included in the corpus. Ingressive speech was found throughout the Shetland Isles, and occurred on discourse particles representing ‘yes’ and ‘no’ responses, such as ‘yeah’, ‘aye’, ‘no’, and ‘mmm’. It was attested for 27 per cent of males and 32 per cent of females, although significantly more tokens were contributed by females. Both voiced and voiceless ingressives were encountered, which revealed further clues to potential gender marking: 72 per cent of all tokens from males were voiceless, and 65 per cent of tokens from females were voiced. While the paper provides firm evidence for ingressive speech in Shetland, it also discusses recent observations indicative of a decline in ingressive speech within the isles.
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This project is about health, knowledge, and parenting. The outset is that new parents face a range of unfamiliar practices and concerns, and various forms of discourse help them appropriate contro
l over this new field of knowledge. Meanwhile, this knowledge is seldom unproblematic, but saturated with ideas about cultural phenomena such as children, women, and health.
To be defended March 2017. ... [more] View project
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 collabo
rative 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. ... [more] View project
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 Swed
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. ... [more] View project
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 ana
lyze 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. ... [more] View project Chapter Full-text available January 2017
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 over 200 pregnant women expecting a child in the
... [Show full abstract] same month. The empirical examples demonstrate how the participants in this thread exchange information, provide reports and contest knowledge. By way of these examples, the analysis claims that a key process in such knowledge practices is the entextualization of prior actions, often from the private life of the participants. Through such processes, a range of transient actions are treated as a unit, such as an experience, that is given a linguistic form. Recentered in the interaction of the thread, the unit functions as a piece of knowledge for others to draw on. In this vein, the discussion forum becomes a resource for the participants to appropriate control over medical knowledge and the biologically and socially turbulent experience of pregnancy. View full-text Article Full-text available July 2014 · Language & Communication
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 of action. Lacking this option, the researcher
... [Show full abstract] construes type and token interdiscursive connectivity from iconic Swedish and English texts and from prior discursive events of using academic Swedish orally. The resources comprising an individual’s repertoire are, thus, significantly transposable across languages, modes and genres, when they are enacted in new discursive events. View full-text Article Full-text available February 2015
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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