Engelska språket och litteraturen – pro gradu-avhandlingar

Engelska språket och litteraturen – pro gradu-avhandlingar

2017

Andersson, Janina: Who are We? Personal Pronouns in Campaign Speeches in the Lead-Up to the 2014 Scottish Independance Referendum

Heikkilä, Björn: Reconciling the Present with the Imagined Past: A Study of Scottish Identity and the Acts of Union

Koski, Markus: The black sheep of the family Does not Tell white lies in Spanish: A Case Study of Recognition and Production of Colour Idioms in English by L1 Spanish Speakers

Lindberg, Erica: Spelling Errors in EFL Vocabulary in Finnish and Finland-Swedish 8th and 9th Grade Dyslexic Learners

Nyman, Joakim: The Grapes of Marx – The Misperceived? Marxism in The Grapes of Wrath

Salo, Evelina: ”I Am in Here”: David Foster Wallace’s Philosophical Investigation of the Self in Infinite Jest

Takalo, Oona: From Pigwidgeon to Piggelin and Posityyhtynen – A Comparison of the Translation of Proper Names in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series into Swedish and Finnish

 

2016

Abbors, Jannika: Not all labels – Multiword Instagram hashtags as online persona builders

Engdal, Jenny: Alewives, Ale, Alehouses and Whores. A Study of Alewives, Women and Prostitutes through the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period – Image and Reality

Holmgård, Sebastian: ”Oh, Well, You Know”. Discourse Marker Use Among Finland-Swedish Advanced Students of English in Academic Conversation

Granlund, Annette: ‘Till this moment, I never knew myself’: Anagnorisis in the Published Novels of Jane Austen’

Nyström, Salli: Figurative Language in EFL Teaching: A Survey Study

Pratt, Sara: Confident but in Need. Parental Attitudes to Bilingualism and support in International Families in Finland.

Renman, Petra: Stereotypes, The White Saviour Complex, Silencing and ‘Othering’: A Post-Colonial Study of Michael Chrichton’s Congo (1980)

Räty, Reetta: English Vocabulary Knowledge Development of Finnish Secondary School Students

 

2015

Bengsén, Anna: Changes in English Longbow Terminology from Roger Ascham to the Nineteenth Century

Bluma, Agata: Linguistic repair in online discourse – the study of beauty video blogs

 

Hilli, Mariann: Social Space and the Body in Dorothy Parker’s Short Fiction

Lehtinen, Andreas: Kristevan Subjectivity in the Antlers’ Hospice

Lindholm, Sofi :”Hello my lovely readers!”: A Study of Address in Blogs by English-speaking Females

Mattsson, Daniela: Fluency in Dyslexic and Non-dyslexic University Students’ EFL Reading

Nyström, Karin: Internation School Teacher Profiling – A Case Study of the Recruiting System of International Schools

Påfs, Maria: ”THE THEORY CHANGES THE REALITY IT DESCRIBES” – The Realities of Ubik

Småros, Anna: Choosing Life – Discourses of Suicide in Michael Cunningham’s “The Hours”

Vazquez, Elin: A Study of Class Consciousness among Georgian Planters in the Antebellum Period

Watt, Matthew: Contrasting Varieties of Boredom in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King

 

2014

Bergkulla, Linn: Multimodal (Inter)action Analysis of Sixteen Vlogs on YouTube. A Study of Contact Negotiation, Modes, and Communicative Functions i Vlog Openings

Frantti, Anuliina: The Women of Twentieth-century Arthuriana: A Feminist Study of The Once and Future King and The Mists of Avalon

Hurme, Ida: Receptive and Productive EFL Lexical Knowledge of Finnish 8th Graders – A Study Comparing Swedish-Finnish Bilinguals with Finnish and Swedish Monolinguals

Korkala, Irmeli: Self-presentation in Personal Journal Blogs and Topic-oriented Blogs

Kunell, Ann-Sofi: Culture Shock and Cultural Exchange in Anglo-French Migrant Narrative: A Case Study in Michael Wright’s C’est La Folie (2007) and Stephen Clarke’s A Year in the Merde (2004)

Lassus, Fanny: Receptive and Productive Vocabulary Outside the Curriculum: A Study of EFL Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking 8th Grade Learners

Lindkvist, Sofia: Readability in Academic Texts Written by EFL University Students

Loukomies, Ben: Self-Fashioned Chains: A ‘Proximal Reading’ Approach to Marxian Elements in Katherine Mansfield’s At the Bay and The Doll’s House

Lundström, Emilie: Shell Nouns in EFL Theses

Romberg, Jenna: Images of Elsewhere: A Study of Alienation in the Picturebooks of Shaun Tan

Stormbom, Charlotte: ”I have to like everybody and be of his opinion”: Epicene Pronouns in the International Corpus of Learner English

Sulasaari, Iisa: The Language of Wellness: Constructing Wellness in the American Spa Context

Särkkä, Jonas: ”The Children of Mercurye and Venus”: Negotiating Gender from a Medieval Perspective in Four Works by Chaucer

 

2013

Fagerlund, Carina:  A Feeling ”Deep Down Inside”: Morality in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia

Halkivaha, Inka: The Common European Framework of Reference for languages and its use in Finland: Implications for teacher training, language teaching and assessment

Heinonen, Lauri:  Documenting the Emergence of the BATMAT Corpus

Johansson, Kim: Cursing and Religiosity in Presbyterian College, South Carolina

Kanckos, Emma: Great Expectations: The Theme of Belonging in Samuel Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners

Lillrank, Vera: From Tomboys to Little Women – How Jo March and Anne Shirley Construct Their Femininity

Lindroos, Anna: English as a Lingua Franca: A Case Study of Foreign Students at Åbo Akademi University

Löytönoja, Anette: The effect of context on persuasion in political speeches: The use of personal pronouns in Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance addresses

Söderback, Daniela: ”So Much for the Poets: So Much for the Dead Masters”: The Uses of Intertextuality in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace

 

2012

Hackman, Jessica: The translation of animal idioms in John le Carré’s Our kind of traitor

Holmgård, Pernilla: The Finland-Swedish Heritage and its Influence on Third and Fourth Generation Descendants in the Northwest of the United States

Krokvik, Sara: Roman and Irish Christianity in Bede’e Ecclesiastical History of the English People and in his account of the Synod of Whitby

Norrman, Eva Stories That Work Invisibly: A Comparison Between Raymond Carver’s ”Beginners” and ”What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”

Nyman, Sofie The translation of cultural items in Monika Fagerholm’s Den amerikanska flickan

Sandström, Regina A Voice in any Other Language Would Sound as Sweet? Translation of Non-standard Dialogue in Fiction

Weckman, Viktor Aspects of Word Knowledge in ESP Textbooks: A Study of Vocabulary Tasks

 

2011

Andtfolk, Martina Language Immersion: a Study of Parental Choice of English as Immersion Language in three Day Care Centres in Western Finland

Backman, Jannika Requests for Help and Interactive Problem-solving in Lingua Franca Conversations of English: A Case Study

Björkström, Patrik Me, myself and my Online Character: a Study on First Person Deixis in a Corpus of Virtual World Blogs

Bäckman, Linda ”It’s Good to Have an Anchor in Your Life so that You Know who You Are”: Thoughts on Language and Identity among Speakers of South Asian Languages in Britain

Englund, Lena Enemies? Criminals? Workers? – or Rebels? A Study of African Resistance Literature

Lyytikäinen, Laura Product Placement on Personal Blogs: Product Placements Means and Blogger Roles as Expert and One-of-US

Lönnroth, Sofia The Use of Electronic Teaching Aids in the Teaching of EFL in Finland Swedish Lower Secondary Schools: A Survey of Teachers’ Experiences and Attitudes

Molin, Linda Shell Nouns in ESL Argumentative Essays: a Corpus-based Study of the Use of Shell Nouns by Finnish and Swedish-speaking Learners of English

Niemi, Linda The Status of Women in Mario Puzo’s Fools Die

Nyholm, Mats Personal Loss in Lovecraft and Tolkien

Skult, Petter Beyond the Post-Modern: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction as a Boundary Breaker

 

2010

 

Borch, Adam: Ambiguities of Address: Towards a Communicational Reading of Alexander Pope’s The Dunciad

Hietala, Heidi Linguistic Engagement in United States Presidents’ Inaugural Addresses: A Case Study of George W. Bush and Barack Obama

Nikonen, Johanna Setting the Mood – Place, Space and Character in Ian McEwan’s Atonement

 

2009

Barclay, Ream C. English in Dare County, North Carolina: a Study of Responses to Official English Legislation among Mother-tongue and Non-mother Tongue Speakers

Bäckström, Johanna Hesitation Phenomena in Dyslectic and Non-dyslectic University Students’ L2 Read-Aloud Production

Nygård, Lilian ”Soggy secret”: Incest in Edna O’Brien’s Down by the River

Nyman, Elizabeth Change in the Representation of Social Interaction: A Study of the Co-construction of Meaning in Selected Episodes of the Television Soap Opera Emmerdale Farm 1973 and Emmerdale 2005

Söderholm, Erica Harry Potter and the Deathly Adverbials: A Study of Adverbials and Speech Introductions in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Books

 

2008

Asplund, Minna: Politeness and Adolescents’ Language: A Study of Requests in the Bergen Corpus of Teenage Language in London

Ekstrand, Elisabeth: The Man behind the Murder: A Study of the Murderers in Agatha Christie’s Detective Stories

Eriksson, Marie: I think in Blog Discourse

Fast, Marika: ‘Dinnae fash yersel”: A Study of Attitudes to Scots’ Tongue and their Impact on the Notion of Identity

Fredriksson, Anna: Moral Child Behaviour and Moralising Child Behaviour: The Reception of Roland Dahl’s Novels for Children

Hagner, Krista: Language Technology at the Translator’s Disposal: Theory and Practice

Helenius, Thomas: Comics – Second-class Literature or a Source of Motivation in the L2 Classroom

Jungerstam, Sandra: The Representation of Female Victims and Male Offenders in Reports of Violent Crimes in Newspaper Discourse: The Question of Blame

Juslin, Linda: The Concept of Poetic Genius in William Worsworth’s Prelude

Karp, Rose-Marie: Making Humans or Monsters: The Scientific Creation of Monstrous Horror in Frankenstein, The Island of Doctor Moreau and Mutation

Luther, Tove: Britain’s Role in European Integration: A Comparative Study of British Attitudes

Markula, Maria: ”A Good Nigerian Woman”: A Study of Marriage, Female Sexuality and Aolidarity among Women in Buchi Emecheta’s Kehinde

Pesonen, Marita: Translation Strategies Used by Mother Tongue and Non-mother Tongue Translators: What is a Good Translation?

Storbacka, Josefine: Cross-linguistic Influence in Third Language Acquisition: The Role of L2-proficiency and L2-exposure in Comprehension

Sundholm, Kerstin: The Influence of Television Viewing on Students’ Learning of a Receptive Vocabulary in English

Sundqvist, Sabina: From a Proud Steward to the Deluded Fool : An Interpretation of Malvolio in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Westerlund, Sanna: Patterns of Lexis in European Joint Declarations: a Study of Higher Education Policy Text

 

2007

Bettina Berglund: The Importance of Cross-linguistic Similarities: Mastering Prepositions in Finland-Swedish English Learners’ Free Production at Upper Secondary School

Michaela Forsén: The National Identity Argument in the Debate over European Integration in Britain

Kaj Nyman: The Phonological Significance of Aspiration for the Perception of Standard English Plosives on the Word Level

Charlotta Pettersson: Yeats and the Role of Art in Ireland

Catharina Sparf: A Comparative Analysis of Narrative Structure: Cross-cultural Differences in Narrative Structure Written by American and Swedish speaking Finnish Narratives

 

2006

Linda Gustafsson: The Importance of the Benefactor: a Study of Two Benefactor-protégé Relationships in Great Expectations

Emma Haga: Language through Poetry: Introducing Poetry into Foreign Language Education

Jennica Haga: Naebodie speaks Scots anymair – or dae theay?

Kristin Frilund: C.3.3’S Equivocations: De Profundis and the Ballad of Reading Gaol

Peter Lostedt: Aspects of Politeness Phenomena in Internet Relay Chat

Hannele Lyts: The Elements of the Gothic in the Castle of Oiranto and the Italian

Malin Stenbäck: All Word and No Play: How Non-Native Speakers of English Deal With Puns

Maria Westerback: Promoting Consumerism: On the Symbiotic Relationship Between Advertising and Editorial Material in Cosmopolitan

Yvonne Westergård: Britain in the European Monetary Union: An Impossible Combination: An Analysis of British Attitudes to Membership of the Single Currency

Johanna Österåker: ‘I hope Saddam can come to his senses’: A Study of the FAIRY TALE Metaphor in Three Speeches by PM Tony Blair, Concerning the Justification of the War in Iraq 2003

 

2005

Ralf Andtbacka: Multiple Encoding in the Poetry of Peter Didsbury

Heidi Blomqvist: ELF Learners’ Written Production of Collocations

Hanna Hakkarainen: Translation as a Marketing Tool

Mirva Lehtonen: Towards a Global Lingua Franca: International English in E-mail Communication

Jenny Lindberg: The Ideal or the Next Best Thing: The Choice Between Native and Non-Native Proficiency

Sarah Mattila: A Study of Students and Teacher Trainees’ Metaphorical Conceptualisations of Language, Learning and Teaching.

Jan Anders Ray: Perceptions of Magic in Fantasy Literature of the 1980s and the Middle Ages

Bea Tapanila: A Study of English Language Attitudes in the Nordic Investment Bank

 

2004

Kenneth Gustafsson: The Spun Lure of Puns Rule – Wordplay in English Print Advertisements

Måns Huldén: Linguistic Complexity in Two Major American Newspapers and the Associated Press Newswire 1900-2000

Margareta Järviaho: Transfer in the Lexis of Third Language Learners

Theresia Kevin ”Gods Own Country”: Literary and Societal Development in Kerala

Rasmus Lindqvist: ”…if we do not speak Cherokee, what proof is there that we are Cherokee?”: Attitudes to Language and Identity among the Cherokees

Vilhelm Lindholm: Comics Incorporated: A Study of Comic Crossovers in the Sandman

Linda-Sofie Lundgren: The Development of a Commercial Society in Seventeenth Century London

Jenny Lönnblad: Oscar Wilde and the Picture of Dorian Gray

Ann-Helen Peltonen: English Word-Formation Teaching in Secondary Schools

Anna-Karin Rainio: Knowledge of English Vocabulary among Finland-Swedish Farmers: A Study Conducted in Pargas and Åbo.

Jeanette Selin: The Moor’s Last Sigh: As a Postcolonial Novel

 

2003

Malin Backman: Profit and Loss Account Terminology in National and International Contexts.

Heidi Granqvist: Scattered Identity: Margaret Atwood’s Lady Oracle.

Johanna Korhonen: On the Linguistic Profile of Old Order Amish: Mir Bleiwe Deitsch.

Johanna Nordström: Snow, Sun and Surf: Images of Finland and Australia.

Loukia Prasinou: Boy That Makes Me Mad: A Multi-modal Analysis of Anger in Peanuts.

Ann Rintala: Closed in the red, biggest gainer, squeezed up, nursing a loss … On Metaphor and Lexis in English and Swedish Market Reports.

Annika Snellman; Overlaps and Back-channels.

Marika Snellman: Implicitness in Cover Letters: A Contrastive and Interlanguage Study of Finnish and American Writing.

 

2002

Camilla Adolfsson: Witchcraft and Literature in Jacobean England.

Maria Bertula: Easing Skills Shortages by Increasing Work-Related Immigration: The Case of Ireland.

Peter Björkfors: ”Be British!” The Titanic Disaster and Projections of British Nationalism, 1912: a Study in National Imagology.

Benny Eklöv: Cut-ups vs. Control: William S. Burroughs’ The Ticket that Exploded.

Elin Fellman: The Metamorphoses of Pooh: Winnie-the-Pooh as a Cultural Icon.

Oana Girjan: Women World Wide: A Social and Linguistic Journey of Initiation.

Lena Helenius: Melting Surfaces: The Development of the Idea of Contraries in William Blake’s Early Illuminated Books.

Johan Hellberg: English-Language Biographies of Anna of Denmark: A Comparative Study.

Heidi Hjerpe: River of Now and Then: The Presentation of Place in Margaret Laurence’s Manwaka Novels.

Karin Kallström: Attempting to Raise Bilingual Children: An Overview of the Problems Faced by Elitist Bilinguals Using the One Parent One Language Method.

Maria Lundgren: A Cityscape of Images: Murals in Belfast.

Åsa Westlin: Action Speaks Louder than Words: A Study of Gender Differences in the Use of Gestures in EFL Teaching Situations in Swedish-speaking Finland.

 

2001

Camilla Backman: Error Analysis: An Investigation of Preposition and Article Errors Produced by Finnish Learners of English.

Hanna-Lena Dahlin: On the Role of Lexical Transfer in Third Language Acquisition and Production.

Terecia Fritzén: Fiction and Faction: Geoffrey of Monmouth, the Myth of Sabrina and the Construction of National Identity in the History of the Kings of Britain.

Steven Hall: Aspects of Manhood in Four Nineteenth-Century Novels: Great Expectations, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre and The Scarlet Letter.

Maria Hellander: Language Learning Strategies: A Comparison of Language Learning Strategy Use by Students from Språktjänst at Åbo Akademi University and Helsingfors Svenska Arbetarinstitut.

Anna Janson: The Function of Needs Analysis in ESP: A Study of Viking Line Employees’ Needs and Knowledge of Languages.

Pia Kulla: Translation of Occupational Titles from Finnish to English in the Provincial State Office of Western Finland.

Tom Lehmus: Mitigation and Hedging in Intercultural Customer Satisfaction Interviews.

Kristiina Lindström: Attitudes and Motivation towards Foreign Language Learning in School: A Study at a College in the USA.

Annika Stendahl: Consumer Behaviour: The Purchase of a Doormat, with Special Reference to Royal Floor Mats – A Fiskars Company.

Marlene Sundström: Cultural Conflict in Amy Tan’s Novel The Joy Luck Club.

Tiina Tavast: Pragmatic Article Like in the Bergen Corpus of London Teenager English (COLT).

Tove Österlund: Britain and the EU and EMU: British Reactions and Attitudes to European Integration.

 

2000

Camilla Fagerman: Identity and the Poetry of Ian Crichton Smith.

Monica Hill: Culture through Newspapers.

Ilona Niemi: The Flesh and the Sign: the Construction of Gender in Gender in Carter and Kahlo.

Joakim Nybäck: The Instrumental Role in English, French and Swedish: a Contrastive Functional Analysis.

Maria Nygrén: The Double in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.

Lena Nykänen: Selfhood and the Epistolary Tradition in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple.

Petra Nylund: ”After all that, I became English”: Identity in Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient.

Isa Skog: Machine Translation: A Case Study of Two Machine Translation Systems Available Free-of-Charge on the Internet.

Ulrika Söderlund: Understanding Culture through Five Teenage Novels.

Marina Wenelius: A Model for Developing Cultural Awareness within Foreign Language Education using Literature as a Medium.

Jennie Öhman: Reader/Writer Interaction in Text. On the Use of Personal Pronouns and Questions in Editorial Writing.

Anna Österberg: Attitudes to the English Language, People and Culture: a Comparison between a Finland Swedish Högstadium and Gymnasium.

 

1999

Maria Bagarnäs: Politeness Strategies: A Study of German and Native-Speaker Fax Messages in English

Nina Ekholm: Interruptions in Mixed-Sex Telephone Conversations between Educated British Speakers in the London-Lund Corpus of Spoken English

Maria Enberg: The Anglo-American Special Relationship under the Leaderships of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan

Camilla Fant: Communicative Activities in the Classroom

Hillevi Lasén: Acting to Bust Free: Separation and Connection in Carson McCuller’s The Member of the Wedding

Nina Lehtinen: Translation Equivalence with Reference to English Translation of Swedish Annual Reports

Anna Levander: The British Attempt at Assimilation of French Canada between 1763 and 1885: a Story of North American Struggle, Imperial Failure, and Cultural Survival?

Johanna Lindholm: A Qualitative Analysis of the Promotional Function on Corporate Internet Sites

Heidi Lupala: Highland Symbols of Scotland and their Historical Background

Joachim Mattsson: Computers in Language Education: A Survey of Computer Use among English Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools

Karin Nurmi: Blood and Voice: Mediating Nature and Culture through Women’s Experience in Jackie Kay’s The Adoption Papers

Tove Nyberg: ISO 14000: The Environmental Managements Standard. What is it and What is Driving it?

Catharina Tallskog: A Comparison of the Isle of Man and the Åland Islands as Autonomous Regions within the European Union

Brita Tujulin-Lindblad: The New Listening Comprehension and Reading Comprehension Tests in English in the Matriculation Exam: An Analysis

Catharina Vestersund-Räikkönen: Portfolio Assessment as a Method of Teaching and Assessing Cultural Awareness within Foreign Language Education

Lena Weijola: Knowledge of English Vocabulary: a Study of Different Learner Groups in a Swedish Comprehensive School in Finland

 

1998

Katarina Antman: Ethnicity of European Americans: a Case Study of Finnish Americans

Tiina Antti: The Reception of English Elements in Three Finnish Print Advertisements

Ulrika Back: Time and Deceptive Memory in Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye

Peter Björkroth: Language Difficulties at Sea: the STCU-95 and the Consequences for Teaching English

Annika Johansson: Language Learning Strategies in English: A Comparative Study of the Influence of Gender and Social Environment on Self-Reported Strategy Use by Students from the Scandinavian School of Brussels adn Pargas Svenska Gymnasium

Anne Klockars: The Lion, the Danger and the Solution: Security in the Narnia Chronicles

Maria Lindholm: Some Factors Affecting the Employment of Finnish Female Graduates in Britain

Annika Lund: ”Recycling the Fairy Lover”: Folklore and Fairy Tale in Neil M. Gunn’s Short Story The Moor

Maria Luoma: Typographical Devices as Markers of Involvement in Computer-Mediated Communication

Annica Mård: Literature in Foreign Language Education: in Theory and in Practice

Ari Parikka: Expressing Static Locality: Similarities in the Use of Static Locatives by Monolingual British English- and Finnish-Speaking Children Aged 1-3 Years

Monica Sandbacka: London Docklands as a Location for Business

Nora Weckström: The Waiting Woman: Patriarchal Structures in A.L. Kelly’s Original Bliss

Harriet Ölander: The Adolescent Imagination: An Argument for Literature in Education

 

1997

Lena Grahn: Historical Recovery in Toni Morrison’s Beloved

Maria Grans: The Role of Intercultural Communication in the Image of Finland in Great Britain

Betina Johansson: Translation and Culture: Focusing on the Problems of Translating Cultural Terms in Tourist Brochures

Katariina Kulmala-Rego: Some Perspectives in Teaching Content in English: a Case Study

Micaela Lindahl: The South African Investment Climate in the Eyes of Finnish Companies

Signe-Anita Lindgrén: Contracted Forms in the International Corpus of Learner English and in Grammars and Usage Manuals. A Descriptive Study

Harriet Mattfolk: Speaking Politely in English: Communicative Exercises in English Language Workbooks Used in Finland-Swedish Schools

Anni Pirinen-Valmé: The Heretics of the Parsonage: Religion in Three Novels by the Brontë Sisters

Maria Svenfelt:  Hedgig in NS and NNS Student Writing: A Cross-Cultural Study of Hedges in Argumentative Essays

Uppdaterad 16.3.2018