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Börestam, Ulla
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Börestam, U. (2015). Excuse me, but can you tell me where the Nordic House is located?: Linguistic strategies in inter-Nordic communication in Iceland illustrated through participant observation. Linguistics, 53(2), 219-254
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Excuse me, but can you tell me where the Nordic House is located?: Linguistic strategies in inter-Nordic communication in Iceland illustrated through participant observation
2015 (English)In: Linguistics, ISSN 0024-3949, E-ISSN 1613-396X, Vol. 53, no 2, p. 219-254Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Iceland, Danish is taught as a foreign language parallel to English. One purpose for this is to promote inter-Nordic communication, since Danish is generally held to be intercomprehensible for both Norwegian and Swedish speakers. Assuming the role of tourists, field workers who were native speakers of Danish, Norwegian or Swedish approached Icelandic adolescents (aged 15-20), asking in their native language for directions to the Nordic House in Reykjavik. The investigation was conducted at three different time periods (1983, 1999/2004 and 2006) and showed that the proportion of young people understanding the question thus posed to them decreased from two thirds (1983) to a little less than 40% (2006). At the same time, the number switching to English while answering the question increased. In 2006, a large majority (80%) was inclined to do so, while only one third did so in 1983, roughly 25 years earlier.

Keywords
inter-Nordic comprehension and communication, Iceland, English as lingua franca, linguistic fieldwork
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-251631 (URN)10.1515/ling-2015-0007 (DOI)000350643800002 ()
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2015-04-22 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Börestam, U. (2011). Scandigo Supermercado, Skandinavisk noticias S.L. och Scandinavian Building: Lite om företagsnamn med skandinavisk profil bland utlandsskandinaver i Spanien.. Uppsala: Academica
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scandigo Supermercado, Skandinavisk noticias S.L. och Scandinavian Building: Lite om företagsnamn med skandinavisk profil bland utlandsskandinaver i Spanien.
2011 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Academica, 2011. p. 67
Series
Namn och Samhälle, ISSN 1404-1790 ; 26
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-166319 (URN)
Available from: 2012-01-11 Created: 2012-01-11 Last updated: 2012-02-28Bibliographically approved
Börestam, U. (2011). Språkbytare och språktänjare.: Nordisk språkgemenskap ur andraspråksperspektiv.. In: Ari Pall Kristinsson m.fl. (Ed.), Språk i Norden 2011 (pp. 83-107). Nordisk ministerråd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Språkbytare och språktänjare.: Nordisk språkgemenskap ur andraspråksperspektiv.
2011 (Swedish)In: Språk i Norden 2011 / [ed] Ari Pall Kristinsson m.fl., Nordisk ministerråd, 2011, p. 83-107Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordisk ministerråd, 2011
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-166313 (URN)978-87-89410-37-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-01-11 Created: 2012-01-11 Last updated: 2012-01-17Bibliographically approved
Börestam, U. (2010). Nordisk språkgemenskap ur andraspråksperspektiv. Fra kalveskind til "tölva" (5802)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nordisk språkgemenskap ur andraspråksperspektiv
2010 (Swedish)In: Fra kalveskind til "tölva", no 5802Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-146327 (URN)
Available from: 2011-02-16 Created: 2011-02-16 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Börestam, U. (2008). Samma skjorta - olika knappar: Icke-nordiska andraspråkstalares erfarenheter av dansk-svensk språkgemenskap i Öresundsregionen (1ed.). Köpenhamn: Nordiska ministerrådet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samma skjorta - olika knappar: Icke-nordiska andraspråkstalares erfarenheter av dansk-svensk språkgemenskap i Öresundsregionen
2008 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Köpenhamn: Nordiska ministerrådet, 2008. p. 270 Edition: 1
Series
TemaNord ; 535
Keywords
nordisk språkförståelse, andraspråksforskning
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-86794 (URN)978-92-893-1686-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2008-12-05 Created: 2008-12-05 Last updated: 2014-04-15
Börestam, U. (2008). Ursäkta, men kan du säga var Nordens hus ligger?: Språkliga strategier vid internordisk kommunikation på Island belysta genom deltagande observation. In: Ulla Börestam, Satu Gröndahl & Boglárka Straszer (Ed.), Revitalisera mera!: En artikelsamling om den språkliga mångfalden i Norden tillägnad Leena Huss (pp. 30-55). Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ursäkta, men kan du säga var Nordens hus ligger?: Språkliga strategier vid internordisk kommunikation på Island belysta genom deltagande observation
2008 (Swedish)In: Revitalisera mera!: En artikelsamling om den språkliga mångfalden i Norden tillägnad Leena Huss / [ed] Ulla Börestam, Satu Gröndahl & Boglárka Straszer, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2008, p. 30-55Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2008
Series
Uppsala multiethnic papers, ISSN 0281-448X ; 50
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-86795 (URN)978-91-86624-92-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2008-12-05 Created: 2008-12-05 Last updated: 2014-04-15Bibliographically approved
Börestam, U. (2007). A Scandinavian language community from below: or from above?. In: Danielle Leeman (Ed.), Danielle Leeman (Ed.), Université Européenne d'été 2006. Sciences du langage: Ecole doctorale Connaissance, Langage, Modélisation. Publication de l'Université Paris X Nanterre. Paris
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Scandinavian language community from below: or from above?
2007 (English)In: Université Européenne d'été 2006. Sciences du langage: Ecole doctorale Connaissance, Langage, Modélisation. Publication de l'Université Paris X Nanterre / [ed] Danielle Leeman, Paris, 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: , 2007
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-145341 (URN)
Available from: 2011-02-08 Created: 2011-02-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Börestam, U. (2007). Interscandinavian comprehension from different angles. In: Eric Castagne (Ed.), Les enjeux de l'intercomprehension: The stakes of intercomprehension. 2005-2007. (pp. 249-264). Reims: Université de Reims
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interscandinavian comprehension from different angles
2007 (English)In: Les enjeux de l'intercomprehension: The stakes of intercomprehension. 2005-2007. / [ed] Eric Castagne, Reims: Université de Reims , 2007, p. 249-264Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reims: Université de Reims, 2007
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-145345 (URN)
Available from: 2011-02-08 Created: 2011-02-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Börestam, U. (2005). Culture and Culture again: An Inter-Nordic merger in the banking sector. In: Communication in the Workplace (pp. 104).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Culture and Culture again: An Inter-Nordic merger in the banking sector
2005 (English)In: Communication in the Workplace, 2005, p. 104-Conference paper, Published paper (Other scientific)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-20957 (URN)
Available from: 2006-12-13 Created: 2006-12-13
Börestam, U. (2005). Entreprenör, sådant LAPPRI!: Ett svenskt modeord i dramatisk belysning. In: Språk i tid: Studier tillägnade Mats Thelander på 60-årsdagen (pp. 593). : Inst för nordiska språk, Uppsala univ
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entreprenör, sådant LAPPRI!: Ett svenskt modeord i dramatisk belysning
2005 (Swedish)In: Språk i tid: Studier tillägnade Mats Thelander på 60-årsdagen, Inst för nordiska språk, Uppsala univ , 2005, p. 593-Chapter in book (Other scientific)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inst för nordiska språk, Uppsala univ, 2005
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-20958 (URN)91-506-1810-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2008-04-27 Created: 2008-04-27
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