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Slavic languages - Research

During the past five years, research and postgraduate education in the subject of Slavic languages has comprised the following Slavic languages: Bulgarian; Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian; Old Church Slavonic, Polish, Russian, Slovenian, Czech.

Research orientations

Some of the subject’s research orientations have crystallized during this period. These orientations are clearly discernible in the following list of research topics:

  • MEDIEVAL STUDIES: history of language, text editing, the history of literacy, description of medieval Slavonic manuscripts and old printed books (Old Church Slavonic, Bulgarian, Russian), see also: Antoaneta Granberg;
  • GRAMMAR TYPOLOGY: especially verb categories, aspect and taxis (Russian, Slovenian), see also: Nadezjda Zorikhina Nilsson, Morgan Nilsson;
  • CONTRASTIVE STUDIES (Swedish-Russian comparative syntax and semantics) and linguistic and literary translation theory (Russian and Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian) see also Nadezjda Zorikhina Nilsson, Sonja Bjelobaba
  • MASS MEDIA LANGUAGES (Russian, Polish), see also Elzbieta Marciniak Cierzniakowska;
  • LEXICOGRAPHY (Russian, Slovenian), see also Nadezjda Zorikhina Nilsson, Morgan Nilsson;
  • RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURAL HISTORY: literature and history of ideas during the second half of the 19th century, literature around the turn of the century 1900 (various literary movements), Russian religious movements, in particular traditional believers (Schismatics) and sectarians; Russian symbolism and post-symbolism, in particular the works Andrej Belyjs; Russian peasant poetry with a focus on Nikolaj Klujev; Russian emigrant literature with a focus on Vladimir Nabokov ; postwar literature; contemporary Russian prose by women with a focus on Tatjana Tolstaja and Ljudmila Ulitskaja; the role of myth in the Russian identity formation and the development of a specific philosophy of history; Russian philosophy of religion; text analysis; motif studies; Russian semiotics. See also: Magnus Ljunggren, Svetlana Polsky, Irina Karlsohn;
  • CZECH LITERATURE from the previous turn of the century and beginning of the 20th century. The Prague School literature and text theory concerning the reader, reading and reception. See also Roar Lishaugen.

More frequent use of specialized databases and digitalized texts is a practice shared by several of the subject area faculty members. Corpus linguistics has increasingly come to constitute a part of the subject area profile.

During the period (2004 – 2009) faculty members in the Slavic languages area published 10 books (6 of which were edited anthologies), 3 doctoral dissertations were presented: one on Czech literature (Roar Lishaugen), one on Russian mass media language (Rutger von Seth) and one on Russian literature Irina Karlsohn), Therèse Tengström). One doctoral dissertation in Romance languages had a comparative subject (Spanish/Russian, David Westerholm), with a secondary supervisor from the Slavic language area. A total of 57 articles were written.
It should be noted that, even at the undergraduate and advanced educational levels, the Slavic subject area had some excellent Candidate-and Magister theses which garnered special attention: one Magister thesis was published as a book by Artos Publishers (Tove Andersson, 2007). In addition, the first Master' s thesis (A-Ch. Gutsjö) within the new department was written in the subject "Slavic languages" (Old Church Slavonic).
http://www.sprak.gu.se/publikationer/gup-bibliografi/
 

Contact Information

Antoaneta Granberg Senior Lecturer

Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address:
Lundgrensgatan 7

Phone:
031-786 1826

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Nadezjda Zorikhina Nilsson, Senior Lecturer, Linguistics

Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address:
Lundgrensgatan 7

Phone:
031-786 1820

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Svetlana Polsky, Senior Lecturer, Literature

Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address:
Lundgrensgatan 7

Phone:
031-786 4581

Page Manager: Annika Andersson|Last update: 11/8/2010
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