Jenny Nilsson

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jenny Nilsson plays a role.


Nilsson, Jenny, Lena Wenner, Therese Leinonen and Eva Thorselius 2021 New and old social meanings in urban and rural Sweden: The changing indexicalities of damped /i/Urban Matters: Current approaches in variationist sociolinguistics, Ziegler, Arne, Stefanie Edler and Georg Oberdorfer (eds.), pp. 179–202
In this study, we focus on the use of [ɨ:] (sometimes referred to as damped /i/). This variant has different connotations in different parts of Sweden. In some rural areas, it has traditionally indexed place, whereas it has indexed class and gender in Sweden’s second largest city Gothenburg (Bruce… read more | Chapter
Norrby, Catrin, Jan Lindström, Jenny Nilsson and Camilla Wide 2020 Pluricentric languagesHandbook of Pragmatics: 23rd Annual Installment, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 201–220
Nilsson, Jenny, Therese Leinonen and Lena Wenner 2019 Chapter 9. Tracking change in social meaning: The indexicality of “damped” /i/ in rural SwedenLanguage Variation - European Perspectives VII: Selected papers from the Ninth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 9), Malaga, June 2017, Villena-Ponsoda, Juan-Andrés, Francisco Díaz Montesinos, Antonio Manuel Ávila-Muñoz and Matilde Vida-Castro (eds.), pp. 145–158
In this study, we focus on the different connotations of [ɨ] (a variant of the phoneme /i/) in Sweden in order to discuss the possible processes behind the changes in social meaning for a linguistic form.1 We investigate two rural areas (Skärhamn and Edsbyn), where the feature has been part of the… read more | Chapter
Wide, Camilla, Hanna Lappalainen, Anu Rouhikoski, Catrin Norrby, Camilla Lindholm, Jan Lindström and Jenny Nilsson 2019 Variation in address practices across languages and nations: A comparative study of doctors’ use of address forms in medical consultations in Sweden and FinlandPragmatics 29:4, pp. 595–621
This article compares variation in the use of address practices across languages (Swedish, Finnish) and national varieties (Sweden Swedish, Finland Swedish). It undertakes quantitative and qualitative analyses of three sets of transcribed medical consultations. In Sweden Swedish, address pronouns… read more | Article
Norrby, Catrin, Camilla Wide, Jenny Nilsson and Jan Lindström 2018 Chapter 2. Positioning through address practice in Finland-Swedish and Sweden-Swedish service encountersPositioning the Self and Others: Linguistic perspectives, Beeching, Kate, Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli (eds.), pp. 19–49
This chapter investigates social positioning through the use (or non-use) of address pronouns in Finland-Swedish and Sweden-Swedish service encounters recorded at theatre and event booking venues in Finland and Sweden. The results demonstrate some compelling variation in address practices which can… read more | Chapter
Lindström, Jan, Camilla Lindholm, Catrin Norrby, Camilla Wide and Jenny Nilsson 2017 Chapter 10. Imperatives in Swedish medical consultationsImperative Turns at Talk: The design of directives in action, Sorjonen, Marja-Leena, Liisa Raevaara and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (eds.), pp. 299–324
This chapter investigates the use of imperative-formatted directives in Swedish medical consultations. The specific focus of the chapter is the division of labor between straight, non-modulated imperative turns and imperative turns which are modulated with a discourse particle or some other verbal… read more | Chapter
We investigate the realisation of the variable (ɛ) (as either the dialect variant [a] or the standard variant [ɛ]) in the Swedish county of Värmland, with special attention to the small rural village of Torsby. Our analysis shows that dialect variants that are infrequent in recordings made in this… read more | Chapter