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"Och vad Gud beträffar så tror jag att hen går hel ur det här.": En studie av ordet hens funktion i dagspress
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"And in regards to God, I think hen will make it out of this." : A study of the use of the Swedish gender-neutral pronoun hen in daily press (English)
Abstract [sv]

I denna studie analyseras funktionen av ordet hen i syfte att undersöka hur ordet används i dag. Hen fungerar som könsneutralt pronomen i svenskan men fyller även andra syntaktiska och könsöverskridande funktioner. Materialet har analyserats med en kvantitativ ansats och består av texter från dagspress där de olika förekomsterna av hen har kategoriserats efter funktion och texttyp. Uppsatsens avsnitt om teori behandlar språkplanering, feministisk språkplanering och hens uppkomst. Resultatet visar att hen främst fyller syntaktiska funktioner i dagspress, där 143 av 167 förekomster av ordet användes i funktioner som i den här studien kategoriserats som syntaktiska. Den vanligaste funktionen i materialet var hen i generisk referens. Ordet användes inom 15 olika texttyper inom dagspress, främst artiklar och krönikor, där hen i generisk referens var vanligast i artiklar och hen i maskerande funktion var vanligast i krönikor.

Abstract [en]

This study analyzes the function of the Swedish gender-neutral pronoun hen with the purpose of examining how the word is used today. Aside from being used as a gender-neutral pronoun, hen is also used in other syntactical functions as well as gender-transcending functions. The study material consists of texts from daily press that have been analyzed through a quantitative method. The various uses of hen have been categorized by function and text type. The theoretical part of the study introduces language planning, feminist language planning, and the origins of hen. The results of the study indicate that hen mainly fills a syntactical function in daily press, as 143 out of 167 uses of the word were in functions that can be categorized as syntactical. The most common function of hen found in the material was hen in generic reference. Hen was used in 15 different text types within daily press, most commonly in articles and columns. In articles, hen in generic reference was most common, while in columns most of the found hen were used in a concealing function.

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2013.
Keyword [en]
hen, gender-neutral pronoun, feminist language planning, daily press
Keyword [sv]
hen, könsneutralt pronomen, feministisk språkplanering, dagspress
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73220OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-73220DiVA: diva2:633214
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Svenska med inriktning mot språkkonsultverksamhet, examensarbete för kandidatexamen
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Swedish Language Consultancy
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Available from: 2013-06-27 Created: 2013-06-18 Last updated: 2013-06-27Bibliographically approved

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