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History of Swedish Grammar

Date: 1.5.1995-31.5.1999
Code: K1729
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Arts (HF), Dept. of Nordic languages
Address: Nunnegatan 4, FIN-20500 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 352
Fax +358-2-2154 661
E-mail shaapama@abo.fi
Project leader: FL Saara Haapamäki, Assistent (1.5.1995-31.5.1999)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 90 %
- applied research 10 %
ŇA internal financing: FIM 36000
Foreign funding organizations: NOS-H (Nordiska samarbetsnämnden för humanistisk forskning) (1997) () FMK 23400
NOS-H (1998) () FMK 58500
Man months: 12 months in 1998; Totally: 36 months
Contacts: Språk och praxis [Internordiskt projekt, NOS-H] Språk och mänskligt handlande [Uppsala Universitet]
Keywords: grammatik : historia, svenska, språkvetenskap : historia, språkfilosofi, kielioppi : historia, ruotsin kieli, kielitiede : historia, kielifilosofia, grammatik, grammatikens historia, lingvistikens historia, språkfilosofi, grammatikbegrepp, språkbegrepp, språkvetenskapshistorieskrivning, , , Grammar, history of grammar, history of linguistics, philosophy of language, notion of grammar, notion of language, historiography of linguistics,

This project deals with the history of swedish grammar from the 16th century until today.Its main purpose is to study the notions of grammar and language in relation to european linguistic traditions.Aspects which are relevant for the comparison of the grammatical works are for example: 1. aspects dealing with the theory of signs [choice of communication perspective, semiotical levels and units of the object-language], 2. aspects dealing with the dimensions of language [standard language vs. varieties, spoken vs. written language, synchron vs. diachron], 3. aspects dealing with the forms of presentation [terminology, problemorientation, ascendent vs. descendent, authentic vs. constructed examples].Another purpose of the study is to discuss the object and the necessity of grammar, together with the question how grammar could be more interesting and how it could contribute to more efficient learning - last but not least because of the fact that grammar during its whole history has been regarded as rather boring or even as a plague.

Publication(s)

5.3.1996 / 19.3.1998