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Lindgren, Josefin – Journal of Child Language, 2022
This longitudinal study investigated the development of oral narrative skills in monolingual Swedish-speaking children (N = 17). The MAIN Cat/Dog stories were administered at four timepoints between age 4 and 9. Different narrative aspects were found to develop differently. In story comprehension, the children performed high already at T1 (4;4)…
Descriptors: Young Children, Swedish, Monolingualism, Foreign Countries
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Nyberg, Sandra; Rudner, Mary; Mattila, Peter; Heimann, Mikael – First Language, 2021
Mind-mindedness (MM), the parent's propensity to treat their young child as an individual with a mind of their own, has repeatedly been found to be positively associated with subsequent child development outcomes. In the current Swedish study, the first aim was to investigate the main features of MM in this cultural context and the second aim was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Language Acquisition, Parent Child Relationship
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Witte, Erik; Köbler, Susanne – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2019
Purpose: As factors influencing human word perception are important in the construction of speech perception tests used within the speech and hearing sciences, the purposes of this study were as follows--first, to develop algorithms that can be used to calculate different types of word metrics that influence the speed and accuracy of word…
Descriptors: Perception Tests, Speech, Swedish, Vocabulary
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Romøren, Anna Sara H.; Chen, Aoju – Journal of Child Language, 2022
We investigated how Central Swedish-speaking four to eleven-year-old children acquire the prosodic marking of narrow focus, compared to adult controls. Three measurements were analysed: placement of the prominence-marking high tone (prominence H), pitch range effects of the prominence H, and word duration. Subject-verb-object sentences were…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Swedish, Intonation, Suprasegmentals
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Wintersparv, Spoke – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2022
Organizational frameworks in Swedish schools have resulted in instrumentality and measurability. To literature studies, this has led to a focus on comprehension and proficiency at the expense of aesthetic aspects of fiction-reading. This study examines how teachers in Swedish upper secondary schools relate the aesthetic experience to literature…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Swedish, Literature, Secondary School Teachers
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Ryan, Ulrika; Källberg, Petra Svensson; Boistrup, Lisa Björklund – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2021
In this, paper we attend to epistemological potentials of multilingual language use and mathematics in connection to the 'language-as-resource' idea and how the idea is actualised in Swedish mathematics education contexts. In this paper we develop and propose a framework for considering different epistemological potentials for multilingual…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Language Usage
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Gasiorek, Jessica; Dragojevic, Marko; Vincze, Laszlo – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2022
In this study, we examined how growing up in a bilingual (Swedish-Finnish) versus monolingual (Swedish only) household in a bilingual region of Finland affected adolescents' language competence and language-related perspective-taking, and how these factors were related to adolescents' language choice in interaction. Survey data were collected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Swedish, Finno Ugric Languages, Monolingualism
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Nordstrom, Janica – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2022
Community language schools have grown to become significant educational language providers worldwide. Schools operate as global grassroot initiatives (Liddicoat and Taylor-Leech [2014]. "Micro Language Planning for Multilingual Education: Agency in Local Contexts." "Current Issues in Language Planning" 15 (3): 237-244.), and…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Native Language Instruction, Bilingual Education, Immigrants
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Lagerberg, Tove B.; Anrep-Nordin, Elin; Emanuelsson, Helena; Strömbergsson, Sofia – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2021
Background: Intelligibility can be defined as the speakers' ability to convey a message to the listener and it is considered the key functional measure of speech. The Intelligibility in Context Scale (ICS) is a parent rating scale used to assess intelligibility in children. Aims: To describe normative and validation data on the ICS in Swedish and…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Rating Scales, Intelligibility, Construct Validity
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Fawcett, Christine – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2022
From early in life, infants synchronize with others on a physiological level, a process thought to underlie social connections and group cohesion. This synchronization is seen, for example, when their pupils dilate in response to observing another person with dilated pupils -- known as "pupillary contagion." There is mixed evidence on…
Descriptors: Infants, Physiology, Interpersonal Relationship, Eye Movements
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Jahic Pettersson, Alma; Danielsson, Kristina; Rundgren, Carl-Johan – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
Previous research suggests that students use metaphors when asked to explain digestive processes and nutritional uptake. In this paper, we describe the results of a study designed to gain a deeper understanding of how metaphors and anthropomorphisms are used by students when describing such processes. We applied analyses based on the…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Nutrition, Foreign Countries, Biology
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Sundqvist, Christel; Björk-Åman, Camilla; Ström, Kristina – Education Inquiry, 2021
Co-teaching has been highlighted as a possible response to classroom diversity. This study investigated the use of co-teaching by general education teachers and special teachers in Swedish-speaking schools in Finland. The data consisted of special teachers' (N = 126) responses to a questionnaire. On average, the respondents co-taught for 13% of…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Team Teaching, Swedish, Foreign Countries
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Lubinska, Dorota – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
Informed by Spolsky's language policy model and the notion of audience design, this study addresses the under-researched context of the multi-generational family originating in the old Polish migration to Sweden. Two families were studied with a focus on (i) intra-familial language choice, and (ii) language policies derived from this choice and…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, Language Planning, Models
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Hedman, Christina; Magnusson, Ulrika – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2022
This paper targets the aim of 'strengthening the students' multilingualism' in a second language subject in Sweden, "Swedish as a second language" (SSL), which represents a relatively rare L2 design internationally. The study investigates how "ideological space" for multilingualism with regard to this aim opens…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Henry, Alastair; Davydenko, Sofia – Modern Language Journal, 2020
Learning a language is a long-term undertaking. In this endeavor, motivation is served by patterns of regulation that steer and control behavior. Regulation can be focused on possibilities and opportunities (an approach pattern), or the implications of failure (an avoidance pattern). Responding to calls for work with a focus on regulation (Papi…
Descriptors: Adults, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Adult Learning
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