Sofia Tingsell's research while affiliated with Stockholm County Council and other places

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The study compares the uses of the native-speaker concept as a legitimizing resource in language-standard ideologies and normative discourse in five languages of European origin. Much research and international discussion has focused on the native speaker of English, a symbolically international language. We aim to show how the native-speaker conce...
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Recent years have seen an increasing interest in applying Construction Grammar to additional language (AL) acquisition as well as in constructionist approaches to language contact and multilingualism, in particular Diasystematic Construction Grammar (DCxG; Höder 2018). This paper combines both perspectives by proposing a usage-based constructionist...
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The cooperating research projects Language variation in text at the University of Vaasa, Finland, and Language, Society and Literature at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are concerned with multilingualism in literary works in which the dominant language is Swedish, interpolated with other languages and/or other linguistic varieties. Empirical...

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... This seems to be at least partly due to a lack of resources: on the one hand a lack of relevant, accessible, and userfriendly construction descriptions, and on the other hand a lack of pedagogical tools (cf. Littlemore 2009: 173;Loenheim et al. 2016;Patten & Perek 2022). Constructicography is certainly part of the solution to the first of these problems; in fact, this is a major goal for several of the existing constructiCons. ...
... DeKeyser (2005) also recommends conscious analyses of input as part of instruction, as grammatical constructions might otherwise be at risk of being disregarded by L2 learners. Even Swedish researchers (Håkansson et al. 2019, Prentice et al. 2016 have proposed an increased focus on pattern recognition as an effective method of L2 instruction. A deliberate analysis of subordinate clause examples can create aides-memoire, which can be utilised by the learners when analysing other examples of the same construction (Bybee 2008, N. Ellis/Wulff 2015. ...
... Slutligen har den varit föremål för kommentarer (t.ex. Landqvist & Björklund 2014, Tidigs 2014, Landqvist & Tingsell 2016. ...
... Similarly, Saadah (2011) examined vowel production in heritage speakers of Palestinian Arabic and L2 learners. In line with previous studies, the results suggested that heritage speakers' pronunciation was more native-like than that of L2 learners (for similar results with other phenomena see Kerswill, 2002;Nützel & Salmons, 2011;Larsson, Tingsell & Andréasson 2015;Lein, Kupisch & van de Weijer, 2016;Otheguy, Zentella & Livert 2007). ...
... These reflexive pronouns are unlicensed in the responses' Swedish equivalent translations, since they are not bound in their binding domain(Chomsky, 1981(Chomsky, , 1982(Chomsky, , 1995. Importantly, it has been reported that Swedish speakers overuse nonanaphoric third-person possessive pronouns in contexts where the reflexive pronouns belong, but they do not do the reverse (seeTingsell, 2007Tingsell, , 2011.(6) a. Klara såg sin mamma, sitt barn och sina vänner. klara i saw her i -COM mum-COM , her i-NEU child-NEU and her i-PL friend-PL J o u r n a l P r e -p r o o f ...
... As corresponding descriptive resources, in the sense of repositories of construction descriptions, constructicons have only recently started to emerge. The first constructicon project was initiated for English, as a complement to FrameNet (Fillmore 2008;Fillmore, Lee-Goldman and Rhomieux 2012), and there are now constructicons under development for Brazilian Portuguese (Torrent et al. 2014), Japanese (Ohara 2013), and Swedish (Lyngfelt et al. 2012;Sköldberg et al. 2013). 2 In practice, constructicon development combines features of CxG and lexicography in what may be called constructicography. ...