Le Suédois en Finlande – et en Suède: Aspects de la langue, locuteurs et variation
2015 (French)In: Singularités, pluralités: Identités linguistiques et littéraires en Finlande / [ed] Carayol, Martin; Peltola, Rea, Caen: Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2015, 1, 47-62 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Swedish is a pluricentric language in the sense that it has official status in more than one nation. Swedish is the main language of Sweden but spoken by a minority of 5.4% in Finland. Because of national differentiation, the varieties of Swedish differ from each other in certain respects. Variation in pronunciation, lexis and syntax are well documented. However, differences in pragmatic aspects of language use, such as expressions of politeness, intimacy and formality, have not been researched systematically to date. This paper has its background in a project which aims to fill this research gap. It presents the general societal background for Swedish in Finland and some of its characteristic differences from the Swedish standard. In addition, two studies which explore the pragmatic differences are presented: a study of speaker attitudes to forms of address and a conversation analytic study of expressions of criticism in teacher-student encounters.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Caen: Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2015, 1. 47-62 p.
pluricentric languages, Sweden Swedish, Finland Swedish, pragmatik variation
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-116211ISBN: 978-2-84133-515-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-116211DiVA: diva2:805165
ProjectsInteraction and variation in pluricentric languages
FunderRiksbankens Jubileumsfond, M12-0137:1
actes du colloque tenu à l'université de Caen Basse-Normandie, 18-19 novembre 2011 2015-04-142015-04-142015-11-20Bibliographically approved