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Laddade ord: Hur nya uttryck, som kategoriserar människor, tas in i svenskan.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
2014 (Swedish)In: Språk & Stil, ISSN 1101-1165, Vol. NF 24, 72-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study treats three language-planning actions in Sweden during 19902010, concerning expres-sions categorizing human beings. The expressions are person med intellektuell funktions-nedsättning ʻperson with intellectual impairment’, romʻRom’ and hbt-personʻLGBT person’. Thestudy is conducted within the framework of discourse analysis. Data comprise interviews, legaldocuments, information texts and minutes. The methodology includes analysis in three layers:intratextual, agent and transtextual. The following units are extracted: metalinguistic propositionsabout the new expressions, agents involved, what power can be attributed to these agents, mediaused, and the sociopolitical context influencing the processes. A pattern for common features ofthe three language-planning actions is proposed. According to this pattern, the process starts withdissatisfaction with an existing linguistic expression and a wish for change. The dissatisfactionoriginates from a mismatch between the linguistic expression and the concept it is supposed toname. This mismatch in turn can be traced to ideological change in society. Agents leading lan-guage-planning possess political power, or communicate with that power. The new expressions arespread by people in politics and administration, as well as by mass media.

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2014. Vol. NF 24, 72-100 p.
Keyword [en]
language planning, language and power, discourse analysis, discrimination, person with intellectual impairment, disability, Rom, LGBT, Swedish
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Humanities Specific Languages
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Scandinavian Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124695OAI: diva2:890615
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