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Linda Flores Ohlson

Senior lecturer

Linda Flores Ohlson
Senior lecturer
Spanish
Academic degree: Doctor
linda.flores@sprak.gu.se
+46 31 786 1821

Room number: H625
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 7 , 41256 Göteborg


Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.sprak.gu.se
spl@sprak.gu.se

Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Linda Flores Ohlson

  • Phone/office hour: By agreement via e-mail

Background

I obtained my PhD in Spanish-English bilingualism in the U.S. at the University of Gothenburg in May 2007. The title of my doctoral thesis is ‘Soy el brother de dos lenguas’ El cambio de código en la música popular contemporánea de los hispanos en los Estados Unidos.

Teaching

I am a senior lecturer in Spanish and teach primarily linguistics and grammar in the University’s introductory and intermediate courses (first cycle). I also supervise thesis work and teach within both the Professional Translation Programme and the International Language Programme. In addition, I’m involved in the Network for ICT Teachers in Higher Education at the PIL unit (Pedagogical Development and Interactive Learning) and am in charge of a seminar on e-learning in one of the unit’s courses in teaching and learning in higher education.

Research

Discourse analysis with a sociolinguistic perspective.

Discourse analysis of Latin American immigration and discrimination of Latinos in the U.S.
The research material consists of blogs written in Spanish and English by Latinos in the U.S.
In-depth discourse analysis to answer the following questions:

  • What values regarding immigration and discrimination of immigrants in the U.S. are expressed in the blogs?
  • In what ways are these values expressed?
  • What are the sources of the values expressed?
  • Can any commonly recurring themes related to immigration and discrimination of the immigrants be identified in the blogs?

Various topics will be addressed in the project, including the DREAM Act and the American Dream.

About 50 million individuals of Latin American descent live in the U.S. The group comprises the largest minority in the country. Their spending power is strong and their political power continues to increase. Recent decades have seen growing hostility towards immigrants and increasing resistance to the Spanish language in the country. Research on discrimination of immigrants can help us better understand how we can work against it.

References:

Gee, James Paul. 2011. How to do discourse analysis: A toolkit, New York, Routledge.
Martin, James R. y David Rose. 2007. Working with discourse: Meaning beyond the clause, Second Edition. London, Continuum.

Presentations of the project:

  • Conferencia Internacional en Lingüística, Literatura y Estudios Culturales en Lenguas Modernas (CILLEC). Murcia, Spanien, september 2013.
  • Spanish in the US and Spanish in Contact with Other Languages. Mcallen, USA, mars 2013.
  • Nordic Latin American Research Network (NOLAN), Stockholm, april 2012.
  • Nordic Latin American Research Network (NOLAN), Oslo, Norge, november 2013.
  • XVII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina (ALFAL), João Pessoa, Brasilien, juli 2014.
  • XIX Congreso de romanistas escandinavos, Reyklavík, Island, augusti 2014.

 

Latest publications

EL DREAM Act en Blogs de Latinas: Temas Recurrentes
Linda Flores Ohlson
Studies in Philology. Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies in Modern Languages / edited by Gema Alcaraz Marmol, Maria del Mar Jimenez-Cervantes Arnao, Newcastle upon Tyne , Cambridge Scholars, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

"Baby I'm sorry, te juro, I'm sorry" - Subjetivización versus objetivización mediante el cambio de códigos inglés/español en la letra de una canción de bachata actual
Linda Flores Ohlson
Spanish in Contact -Policy, Social and Linguistic Inquiries. IMPACT. Studies in Language and Society. 22, Amsterdam, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

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EL DREAM Act en Blogs de Latinas: Temas Recurrentes
Linda Flores Ohlson
Studies in Philology. Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies in Modern Languages / edited by Gema Alcaraz Marmol, Maria del Mar Jimenez-Cervantes Arnao, Newcastle upon Tyne , Cambridge Scholars, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

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"Baby I'm sorry, te juro, I'm sorry" - Subjetivización versus objetivización mediante el cambio de códigos inglés/español en la letra de una canción de bachata actual
Linda Flores Ohlson
Spanish in Contact -Policy, Social and Linguistic Inquiries. IMPACT. Studies in Language and Society. 22, Amsterdam, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

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