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  • 51.
    Rydahl, Susanna
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Oral Feedback in the English Classroom: Teachers' Thoughts and Awareness2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main aim of this paper was to find out if and how teachers in upper secondary school use oral feedback when they correct their students' oral mistakes. I also wanted to find out which approach the teachers find most useful and if they use different approaches depending on the error made by the student.

    I have found that the majority of the teachers find oral feedback as an important tool to help students achieve a higher proficiency in a second and foreign language. My results also show that feedback is most often used when the student makes errors regarding content and pronunciation. Most of my respondents are aware of the necessity of applying different feedback approaches to different errors made by the students. My investigation shows that teachers chose to give feedback on different occasions, both directly, but more commonly, indirectly, to a single student or later on to a full class. Most teachers also prefer a mix of feedback approaches depending on the specific student and situation.

    My intention with this study has also been to determine what factors influence the students' uptake. My respondents have, among several factors, stressed the importance of comfortable learning situations, students' personal interest and size of group.

  • 52.
    Sahlström, Camilla
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Upper Secondary Students' Assessment of Four Women Speaking Four Different Varieties of English2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Society exhibits a wide variety of different languages with various prominent features. At the same time as we honour diversity, however our civilisation is coloured with prejudice and preconceptions. Even if there is a rather liberal view on language use today, dialects and accents still carry positive and negative connotations for a majority of citizens. Research shows, that we are prejudiced and that we have predetermined ideas when it comes to certain language varieties.

    In this study, I take up four varieties of Standard English: American, English, Australian and Scottish. I focus on the associations Swedish students make when it comes to these four language varieties and how this transforms into attitudes towards the speakers. A language attitude study is carried out by using a modified Matched Guise Test. I explain the difference between dialect and accent, as well as societal attitudes to language varieties and present some prominent linguists and their methods. Finally, I draw some conclusions by comparing my results to previous findings.

  • 53.
    Sandlund, Erica
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Embarrassment as an Interactional Accomplishment2004In: Emotionssociologiska uppsatser: "Papers" från forskarutbildningskurs i emotionernas sociologi / [ed] Starrin, Bengt, Karlstads universitet, 2004, p. 123-140Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 54.
    Sandlund, Erica
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Feeling by Doing: The Social Organization of Everyday Emotions in Academic Talk-in-Interaction2004Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    The present dissertation is concerned with the social organization of emotions in talk-in-interaction. Conversation analytic procedures were used to uncover the practices through which participants in social interaction convey, understand, enact, and utilize emotions that are made relevant to the interaction. The central aim is to describe such practices and the contexts in which they are deployed, and to link emotions to the social actions that they perform or contribute to performing within situated activities. Conversation analytic work has generally not addressed emotions explicitly for reasons discussed in the dissertation, and a second aim was therefore to test the applicability of conversation analysis to emotion research, to theoretically bring together separate fields of inquiry, and to discuss advantages and limitations of a talk-in-interactional approach to emotions. Furthermore, the analytic approach to emotions is restricted to displays and orientations that are made relevant by participants themselves.

    Data consists of video recordings of six graduate school seminars at a large university in the United States, as well as interviews with all 22 participants. From the analyses, three themes emerged; "frustration", "embarrassment", and "enjoyment", and within each, an assortment of practices for doing emotions were found. Frustration was primarily located in the context of violations of activity-specific turn-taking norms. Embarrassment was found to do multiple interactional work; for example, in contexts of repair, teasing, and culturally delicate matters. Enjoyment was found to be collaboratively pursued between and within institutional activities; for example, through reported speech dramatizations, utilization of activity-transitional environments, and playful 'mock' emotions. Timing of gaze aversion, laughter, and gestures were also found to be key to the display and perception of emotions.

    The findings indicate that emotion displays can be viewed as transforming a situated action, opening up alternative trajectories for a sequences-in-progress, and also function as actions in themselves. Furthermore, it was concluded that conversation analysis is indeed a fruitful empirical route for understanding emotions and their role in social interaction.

  • 55.
    Sandlund, Erica
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Linnarud, Moira
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Norlander, Torsten
    Karlstad University, Division for Social Sciences.
    Effects of Stress versus Flotation-REST Relaxation on Creativity and Literacy Skills in Advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) Composition2001In: RASK International Journal of Language and Communication, ISSN 0909-8976, Vol. 15, p. 95-113Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 56.
    Sjöberg, Viktoria
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Lifting the Veils in William Somerset Maugham's The Painted Veil2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Novels with love as a theme often deal with a passionate or forbidden love. In 1925 William Somerset Maugham wrote a different version of the typical love story we have read so many times. It tells a story about a married couple who never really shares the same love for each other. Maugham mentions that he was inspired by Dante when he wrote The Painted Veil. Indeed, he uses different sources of inspirations, such as poems from Shelley and Goldsmith. The aim of this essay is to investigate what these intertextual references bring to the novel and what their functions are. The method I use is looking at the different references used by Maugham and stating their purpose and significance to the novel. The result of my investigation illustrates how the use of Shelley’s theme of veiling signifies hiding, as well as not wanting to see the truth, while Goldsmith’s poem shows the true relationship between the married couple and how corrupted society is. Maugham also lets Dante’s Purgatorio demonstrate how Kitty, the wife, gets the chance to change her life for the better.

  • 57.
    Skålén, Sofia
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Uppfattningar om jämställdhet på en gymnasieskola2006Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Inom gymnasieskolan läggs allt större vikt vid jämställdhet. Uppsatsens syfte är att undersöka elevers uppfattningar om jämställdhetsarbete inom gymnasieskolan. För att besvara syftet gjordes kvalitativa intervjuer med 14 elever (sju pojkar och sju flickor) vid en stor gymnasie-skola i Sverige. Därutöver intervjuades ordföranden för elevernas jämställdhetsgrupp samt en av skolans två s.k. jämställdhetspedagoger. Resultatet av intervjuerna visade att den ojäm-ställdhet, som präglar dagens samhälle, i viss mån återfinns inom gymnasieskolan men att eleverna är relativt omedvetna om detta. Analysen visar att könsmaktsordningen som genom-syrar samhället återfinns i skolan. Könsmaktsordningen reproduceras både av lärare och ele-ver men de flesta är inte medvetna om dess existens och att de bidrar till dess reproduktion. Analysen visar dock även på tendenser att vissa flickor utmanar ordningen genom att ta för sig mer och kräva mer uppmärksamhet än tidigare.

  • 58.
    Sternegård, Julia
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Vilka föreställningar har pedagoger kring dyslexi?2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
  • 59.
    Stigbäck, Ulrika
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Inredningsmåleri och målare i Eksjö: En konstvetenskaplig studie av målningar från 1600- och 1700-talen2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 60.
    Stigbäck, Ulrika
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    The American Swedish Institute och den svenska kakelugnen2001Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 61.
    Sturelind, Martin
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Huldén, Richard
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Innehållet på förstasidan: En analys av Aftonbladets och Expressens förstasidor under en 30-årsperiod2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to compare the front pages of Aftonbladet and Expressen in four different years within a period of 30 years to see what changes have been done. We have also examined the development of the media over time. Our examined years are 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007.

    The material of examination consists of 182 front pages which are well spread over the four years. We have employed a so called synthetic week, meaning that you examine Monday one week, Tuesday the following week, and so forth. Our main starting point has been the research of Marina Chersetti about the increasingly widespread journalism of sensation, as well as other theorists carrying out research within the same area.

    The quantitative study showed that crimes are the most frequently occurring head news on the front pages and that there are more news about celebrities today than 30 years ago. The most common main figure is the “ordinary individual” and the origin of the head news, as well as the source, is mostly Swedish.

    The qualitative analysis pointed out that the front pages have changed. The pictures have become smaller but more numerous, and compared to 30 years ago, advertising occur to a greater extent today. The study also showed that the front pages became more similar in appearance every year.

  • 62.
    Svensson, Evelina
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Yassin, Lollo
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Professionaliseringsprocessen i Värmlands informatörsnätverk: -En studie av professionaliseringspocessens inflytandegrad på nätverket2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to examine a possible process of professionalization within the network for Informatutors in Värmland. The network, which consists of 117 active Informatutors in Värmland, functions as a forum for competence-development in the region, and its object is to focus on the occupation Informatutor as a profession.

    To address our research questions we chose to use a quantitative method in the form of an electronic inquiry. The population selected comprised all the members of the network for Informatutors in Värmland.

    Based on the research, we came to the conclusion that the network is in fact a social world where a professionalization process of the profession Informatutor does occur; both on a conscious and a subconscious plane. The results from the inquiry show that social closure takes place through a common use of language and a common apprehension of the occupation Informatutor as a profession.

  • 63.
    Tennö, Beatrice
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Indiana de George Sand, un roman sentimental?2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
  • 64.
    Tennö, Beatrice
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Is English in Swedish upper-secondary school different for students in different programs?2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    My aim with this paper is to see whether there are any differences, when it comes to learning English, between students in practical and theoretical programs at upper secondary school in Sweden. I have looked at what differences there are when the students begin the programs and how the English A course differs in material, the students’ influence on their own studies and the atmosphere in the classrooms. Earlier studies have shown that adolescents from the lower social classes more often choose a practical program while students from higher social classes tend to choose a theoretical program. The students’ grades from lower-secondary school have an influence on the choice of program as well. Those with low grades from elementary school frequently choose a practical program whereas students with better grades more often choose a theoretical program. Though in my study, the students’ former grades did not differ that much. Further, studies have shown that students who would like to learn languages are divided into two types. The students are either so-called instrumental or integrative learners. My study showed that integrative exercises are used more often than instrumental exercises in upper-secondary school. Unfortunately, there are also some students that do not want to learn a second language at all and such students are in almost every class but they can be found more often in practical courses. To conclude, I found out in my study that there were differences between the courses in theoretical and practical programs. The differences affected the students in a way that made it easier to achieve a better grade in English in a theoretical program.

  • 65.
    Tistad, Ellen
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Motsatser i Kastrater: En analys av förekomsten av antiteser i Sven Delblancs Kastrater2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 66.
    Trenkler, Silja
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Carlsson, Ida
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    It's Usable: En granskning av informationssystemet It's Learning utifrån ett användarvänligt perspektiv2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    It’s Learning is an information system used on the University of Karlstad, by primarily students who study on a distance. It is also used nowadays by courses held at the university. We have chosen to work with this information system to see in what way we can amend the usability through theoretical and empirical studies, and in what way the students requirements differ from the requirements derived from the theoretical standards and rules. To answer these questions we started by collecting information about what literature and reliable internet sources say is good usability. From these theoretical standards and rules we created criterion that we later on tested on It’s Learning. For example how to achieve good readability and how to make a link functional both visibly and navigation wise. Looking through It’s Learning we discovered some theoretical shortages. We used some of these shortages in the user test to see whether they were also shortages user wise. We analyzed the results by going through the theoretical standards and rules and by our own understanding of the subject. In the conclusion, for example, we show how It’s Learning can meliorate their search engine and also how well theoretical studies and user tests work together to improve usability.

  • 67.
    Tågmark, Ellen
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Att skapa föreställningsvärldar2005Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 68.
    Vågebrant, Per
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Har Expressen fått pippi?: En kritisk diskurs analys av Expressens rapportering kring fågelinfluensa2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    TITLE Birdflu in the press – a critical discourse analysis on the tabloid

    newspaper Expressen

    AUTHOR Per Vågebrant

    SUPERVISOR Malin Sveningsson

    PURPOSE The purpose of this essay is to find out how the Swedish tabloid newspaper Expressen writes about the birdflu H5N1. To be more precise the purpose is to find out how the discourse is constructed. The Birdflu or H5N1 witch is its real name is something that could affect us all, yet very few people know a lot about it. To achieve this purpose I constructed one primary research question:

    o How has Expressen, in the public media discourse, treated the phenomena we know as the birdflu?

    This primary research question holds three more specified research questions:

    o What does Expressens discourse about the birdflu look like?

    o What actors are participating in the articles?

    o Why does the discourse look like this?

    THEORY The theory chapter of the essay contains four different parts. First I give the reader a lesson on the critical discourse analysis. This is followed by an explanation of the discourse concept. Then I turn to Kent Asp to explain what kind of power the media possesses. The last part of this chapter deals with the social constructionist perspective.

    METHOD To answer my questions I used a type of text analysis called the critical discourse analysis. I used the critical discourse analysis to analyse articles about the birdflu written between the first of January 2006 and the fiftieth of February 2006.

    CONCLUSION The discourse resembles on many occasions to that of fiction and imaginative literature. The journalists use different strategies to make this happen: personification, expertise actors, colourful language, intertextuallity and last but not least a feeling of “we and them”. The reason to why the discourse look like this has to do with the commercialisation of the media. It’s more important to sell then to write “proper” articles.

  • 69.
    Wallenius, Sandra
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Vad innebär den tibetanska konsttraditionen Thanka och på vilka sätt varierar den?2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Thanka is a Tibetan art tradition which consists of religious pictures that portrays several gods, goddesses and holy individuals from the Buddhist faith. The motives are strongly symbolist and strictly traditional. This work describes this occurrence in three parts were the first is taken from literature; I give here an account of the origin, the motives, the technique, the religious aspects and its place today. The second part includes interviews and the third part summarizes the working process in my self-made painting. The conclusion is that this art is very complex and time-demanding, and that its calm precision is contrasting to the Western stress. The knowledge about Thanka is possible to apply in several school subjects such as History, Religion and Art, because of its traditional emplacement in the Tibetan society.

  • 70.
    Westin, Anna
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Kan dans ge unga kvinnor livskraft, styrka och självinsikt2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The first main purpose of this essay is to describe the situation of young women today here in this part of the world concerning influences from commercial media.

    The second purpose with this essay is to investigate if dance could be used as a tool against all these sterotyped and superficial pictures and ideals in the industy of commersial media.

    With some questions I also want to get closer to the answer if dancing is a way for young women to get insight knowledge. I also describe women from dance history who experienced that dance filled them up with energy but also environment where there was oppression.

    This essay has a gender perspective.

    The methods are manly based on literature studies but information is also gathered from the Internet and from one film.

    My results are that dance is a very constructive way to give the young woman that force which is needed when meeting media pictures everywhere. It gives her self-confidence, body awareness, joy and strength in life.

  • 71.
    Wigh, Helen
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Läs- och skrivinlärning: lärarens val av metod2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med undersökningen var att belysa hur stor betydelse valet av läs- och skrivinlärningsmetoder har på barnens framgång i läs- och skrivutvecklingen. I bakgrunden tas syntetisk-, analytisk-, LTG och Wittingmetoden upp, med fokus på arbetssätt och varje metods positiva och negativa sida. Vad styrdokumenten säger, om uppfyllande mål och lärares plikter, är en viktig del i det hela och även det behandlas i bakgrunden. Lärarintervjuerna som presenteras i resultatet, genomfördes av kvalitativa intervjuer med förutbestämda frågeområden och utrymme för följdfrågor. Intervjupersonerna är tre lågstadielärare på samma avdelning i en skola i Mellansverige. Resultatet visade att en lärares erfarenhet betyder mycket angående kunskap och framgång vid läs- och skrivinlärning. Genom kunskap och erfarenhet hittar lärare lösningar lättare vid eventuella läs- och skrivsvårigheter. Det är även viktigt att individualisera undervisningen för att försöka få barnen motiverande och få dem att känna lust till att läsa och skriva.

  • 72.
    Wijkmark, Sofia
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Center for Language and Literature in Education. Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    Female Monstrosity and Madness: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper and Selma Lagerlöf’s Spökhanden2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 73.
    Östlund, Fredrik
    Karlstad University, Division for Culture and Communication.
    British vs American English: Pronunciation in the EFL Classroom2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today English is a world language; it is spoken by millions both as first and second language almost all over the world. The varieties best known to Swedish pupils are the varieties British and American English. Another variety of English, which is spoken by both native and non-native speakers, is a mixture of British English and American English called Mid-Atlantic English. As long as the English language has been a part of the Swedish curriculum, the leading variety taught has been British English, but lately American English has influenced Swedish teenagers because of its prominent status in media. Since both British English and American English are used in Swedish schools, different attitudes can be perceived among pupils and teachers towards these two varieties. The aim of this paper is to determine if Swedish pupils are using British or American English or if they mix these two varieties. Attitudes and prejudice amongst pupils and their teachers towards these two varieties are looked into as well as whether the pupils speak the variety of English they claim they speak. The question of why the pupils speak the variety they do is also investigated. The results show that most pupils mix British and American English and that American English features predominate in the mix. According to this investigation, teachers and pupils find British English to be a bit “snobbish” while American English can sound a bit “cocky” to them. This investigation concludes that the two major influences on the pupils are their teachers and different kind of media.

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