Val, vägar, variation: Vuxna andraspråksinlärares interaktion med svenska valaffischer
2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Posters, paths and patterns. Adult second language learners interact with Swedish election posters
The study examines and compares, at group level, how adult second language learners interact with and understand a number of image based Swedish election posters. The analyses identify processes and variations in the learners´ interaction with the posters and expose patterns and structures as graphic ‘reading paths’ and ‘focus points’. The result shows that the reconstructions of the visual texts are influenced by the participants´ linguistic, educational and cultural resources, their ‘repertoires’, as well as the posters´ graphic design and visual and textual elements, ‘the model reader’. A certain level of linguistic proficiency as well as formal schooling and knowledge of the current discourse seem to be indispensable for making the intended interpretations. The design of election posters will need to change to enable the multicultural and second language perspective to be deliberately taken into account.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Institutionen för språkdidaktik, Stockholms universitet , 2011. , 166 p.
, Studier i språkdidaktik/ Studies in Language Education, 1
literacies, adult basic education, second language, socio semiotics, election posters, rethoric, image analysis
vuxna, svenska som andraspråk, litteracitet, valaffischer, sociosemiotik, bildanalys, läsvägar
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Education in Languages and Language Development
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-51772OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-51772DiVA: diva2:385994