Laddade ord: Hur nya uttryck, som kategoriserar människor, tas in i svenskan.
2014 (Swedish)In: Språk & Stil, ISSN 1101-1165, Vol. NF 24, 72-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The study treats three language-planning actions in Sweden during 19902010, 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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. NF 24, 72-100 p.
language planning, language and power, discourse analysis, discrimination, person with intellectual impairment, disability, Rom, LGBT, Swedish
Humanities Specific Languages
Research subject Scandinavian Languages
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124695OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-124695DiVA: diva2:890615