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Granath, S. & Ullén, M. (2017). The Elevation of Sensitivity Over Truth: Political Correctness and Related Phrases in the Time Magazine Corpus.. Applied Linguistics, 1-24
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Elevation of Sensitivity Over Truth: Political Correctness and Related Phrases in the Time Magazine Corpus.
2017 (English)In: Applied Linguistics, ISSN 0142-6001, E-ISSN 1477-450X, p. 1-24Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is a quantitative and qualitative diachronic study of how the expression politically correct (PC) and related phrases are used in the American magazine Time from 1923 through 2006. The data show a dramatic increase in the frequency with which PC-phrases are used in the early 1990s. From this time onwards, the phrases are often used as a means of passing evaluative subjective opinions off as objectively reported facts, especially in reviews of cultural events, where they figure prominently. In contrast to earlier studies, our data show that PC-phrases are not inherently negative; this applies primarily to discourse on environment and business, where to be PC often implies being environmentally or socially conscious in a positive sense. Nevertheless, negative or ironic uses of the terms predominate. Most often they express criticism of unspoken cultural norms rather than being attempts to close down debate or criticizing the replacement of offensive terms by more neutral expressions

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2017
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-62539 (URN)10.1093/applin/amx019 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-07-26 Created: 2017-07-26 Last updated: 2019-12-09Bibliographically approved
Granath, S. & Wherrity, M. (2014). "I'm loving you - and knowing it too": Aspect and so-called stative verbs. Rhesis: Linguistics and philology, 4(1), 2-22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"I'm loving you - and knowing it too": Aspect and so-called stative verbs
2014 (English)In: Rhesis: Linguistics and philology, ISSN 2037-4569, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 2-22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

English verbs are generally classified as either stative or dynamic, where one of the main differences is said to be that stative verbs are inimical to the progressive aspect. Cases where such verbs do occur in the progressive are often explained away as involving a change in verb meaning. Another common approach to the progressive is to maintain that the progressive form as such can convey a range of meanings. Most commonly, a distinction is made between progressives with aspectual meaning and progressives with subjective meaning. In the present paper we take a functional-semantic approach and argue that all so-called stative verbs can potentially be used in the progressive. We further argue that the grammatical morpheme -ing has a synchronically invariant core meaning which can be pressed into service via the progressive construction to evoke a variety of messages – aspectual and expressive – depending on the context and the communicative needs of the speaker. The data used in the present paper are 132 tokens of BE loving and 66 tokens of BE knowing from the Corpus of Historical American English. Our results suggest that one reason verbs such as these are said to be inimical to the progressive is because this usage is primarily a feature of spoken

Keywords
corpus linguistics, aspect, progressive, American English, stative verbs
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-31699 (URN)
Available from: 2014-03-12 Created: 2014-03-12 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
Granath, S. & Wherrity, M. (2013). Missing in grammars: We don't want you missing this! (1ed.). In: Gunnar Bergh, Rhonwen Bowen, Mats Mobärg (Ed.), Language, football and all that jazz: A festschrift for Sölve Ohlander (pp. 109-126). Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Missing in grammars: We don't want you missing this!
2013 (English)In: Language, football and all that jazz: A festschrift for Sölve Ohlander / [ed] Gunnar Bergh, Rhonwen Bowen, Mats Mobärg, Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 2013, 1, p. 109-126Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 2013 Edition: 1
Series
Gothenburg Studies in English, ISSN 0072-503X ; 100
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29939 (URN)978-91-7346-758-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-30 Created: 2013-10-30 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
Granath, S. (2012). Descriptive linguistics. In: Carol A. Chapelle (editor-in-chief) (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA: Wiley-Blackwell
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Descriptive linguistics
2012 (English)In: The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics / [ed] Carol A. Chapelle (editor-in-chief), Hoboken, New Jersey, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hoboken, New Jersey, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-9770 (URN)10.1002/9781405198431 (DOI)9781405194730 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
Granath, S. & Wherrity, M. (2012). I'm loving it - and knowing it too!: Aspect in so-called stative verbs. In: : . Paper presented at Symposium: The pragmatics of aspect in varieties of English, Innsbruck, Austria, 16-17 April 2012 (pp. 7-7). Innsbruck: University of Innsbruck
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I'm loving it - and knowing it too!: Aspect in so-called stative verbs
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Innsbruck: University of Innsbruck, 2012
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-13980 (URN)
Conference
Symposium: The pragmatics of aspect in varieties of English, Innsbruck, Austria, 16-17 April 2012
Available from: 2012-06-26 Created: 2012-06-26 Last updated: 2018-07-13Bibliographically approved
Granath, S. (2010). Corpus linguistics and the description of English [Review]. Moderna Språk, 104(2), 51-57
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Corpus linguistics and the description of English
2010 (English)In: Moderna Språk, ISSN 0026-8577, Vol. 104, no 2, p. 51-57Article, book review (Refereed) Published
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10265 (URN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Granath, S. (2010). Review: Issues in Accents of English.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review: Issues in Accents of English
2010 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Series
Linguist list ; 21.1355
Keywords
Subject Didactics
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-9747 (URN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
Granath, S. & Estling Vannestål, M. (2009). IT som automat, verktyg och arena i språkundervisningen. LMS : Lingua (2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>IT som automat, verktyg och arena i språkundervisningen
2009 (Swedish)In: LMS : Lingua, ISSN 0023-6330, no 2Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11050 (URN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Granath, S., Bihl, B. & Wennö, E. (Eds.). (2009). Vägar till språk och litteratur: CSL 2009. Karlstad: Karlstads universitet/CSL
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vägar till språk och litteratur: CSL 2009
2009 (Swedish)Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Vägar till språk och litteratur är den fjärde utgåvan från Centrum för språk- och litteraturdidaktik (CSL) vid Karlstads universitet. Innehållet består av ett urval av de presentationer som framfördes i juni 2009 under den så kallade CSL-dagen av forskare och studerande vid universitetet. Denna årligen återkommande konferens vänder sig speciellt till verksamma lärare i regionen och syftar till att sprida kunskap och intresse för didaktisk forskning i språk och litteratur och inspirera lärare att bedriva egen forskning eller att samverka med universitetet både när det gäller att formulera problem i verksamheten och att välkomna och stötta examensarbetande studenter.

Bidragen i årets utgåva belyser olika vägar till språk och litteratur: genom boken, genom datorn och genom skrivandet. Temat berör alltså literacy både i dess grundmening som förmågan att läsa och skriva och i den vidare betydelsen att kunna förstå, tolka, skapa texter och anpassa språkbruk till olika sammanhang.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet/CSL, 2009. p. 116
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Comparative Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-5212 (URN)978-91-7063-285-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-02-05 Created: 2010-02-05 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
Granath, S. (2009). What's so good about a "good question"?: A quantitative and qualitative approach to 'modifier + question' in spoken American news discourse. In: Rhonwen Bowen, Mats Mobärg & Sölve Ohlander (Ed.), Corpora and Discourse - and Stuff: . Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis (96)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What's so good about a "good question"?: A quantitative and qualitative approach to 'modifier + question' in spoken American news discourse
2009 (English)In: Corpora and Discourse - and Stuff / [ed] Rhonwen Bowen, Mats Mobärg & Sölve Ohlander, Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis , 2009, no 96Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 2009
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11583 (URN)9789173466691 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
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