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Susanna Karlsson

Senior lecturer

Susanna Karlsson
Senior lecturer , Director of Studies
+46 31 786 3051

Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

Department of Swedish (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Susanna Karlsson

I am a senior lecturer and teach sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, and language policy and planning.

In 2006 I defended my doctoral thesis on epistemic expressions in conversaion, especially with a focus on phrases such as I think, I believe, I mean. For this study, I worked witihin the field of Interactional Linguistics, combining analysis of prosody and syntaxt with the methods of Conversation Analysis. Since then I have been a postdoctoral researcher at Universität Potsdam, a lecturer at Lund University, and most recently a language planner at the Swedish Language Council.

My research interests are mainly in the fields of Conversaion Analysis, Emergent Grammar and Language Policy and Planning.

I coordinate the research profile Text och kontext.

I am currently involved in the following projects:

  • Attitudes to variation and language planning: Together with Lena Lind Palicki (SU), I study issues in standardization which seems to trigger exceptionally strong reactions from the general public. Presently, our focus lies on the public debate around the spelling of the demonstrative pronoun dom (de/dem) från 1904 to the present, as well as variations in the current usage.
  • Language policy and planning in Swedish higher education: Working together with researchers from the field of Public Administration, I analyse language policy documents from Swedish universities.

Latest publications

The meanings of list constructions: Explicating interactional polysemy
Susanna Karlsson
Ethnopragmatics and Semantic Analysis Vol 1 edited by Kerry Mullan, Bert Peeters, and Lauren Sadow, Singapore, Springer Nature, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Sista striden för de, dem, dom
Lena Lind Palicki, Susanna Karlsson
Språktidningen, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Kan dagens elever verkligen inte skilja på de och dem?
Lena Lind Palicki, Susanna Karlsson
Svenskans beskrivning 36: Förhandlingar vid trettiosjätte sammankomsten. Uppsala 25–27 oktober 2017. Redigerad av Marco Bianchi, David Håkansson, Björn Melander, Linda Pfister, Maria Westman & Carin Östman, Uppsala, Institutionen för nordiska språk vid Uppsala universitet, Conference paper 2019
Conference paper

Personnummer – bättre än namn?
Susanna Karlsson
Sånt vi bara gör. Red. Jenny Nilsson, Susanne Nylund Skog och Fredrik Skott, Stockholm, Carlssons i samarbete med Institutet för språk och folkminnen, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Får det vara en plastpåse?
Susanna Karlsson
Sånt vi bara gör. Red. Jenny Nilsson, Susanne Nylund Skog och Fredrik Skott, Stockholm, Carlssons i samarbete med Institutet för språk och folkminnen, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

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Higher Education Marketization
Tom Karlsson, Susanna Karlsson
10th International EIASM Public Sector Conference, 4-6 September, Lund, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Gott syfte men inga pengar
Susanna Karlsson, Tommaso M. Milani
Språktidningen, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article


Språkvården, språkbrukaren och bruket
Susanna Karlsson, Ola Karlsson
ASLAs skriftserie, Uppsala, ASLA: Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

Att fråga om påsen gör skillnad
Susanna Karlsson
Språktidningen, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

Språkpolitik vid svenska universitet och högskolor
Susanna Karlsson
Stockholm, Språkrådet, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, Report 2017

Investigating dilemmas in language policy implementation.
Susanna Karlsson, Tom Karlsson
IRSPM Annual Conference. Budapest: 19-21 April, Budapest, IRSPM , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Svensklärares attityder till besvärliga språkriktighetsfrågor i undervisningen.
Susanna Karlsson, Lena Lind Palicki
Svenskans beskrivning. 35, Förhandlingar vid trettiofemte sammankomsten : Göteborg 11–13 maj 2016 / Redigerad av Emma Sköldberg, Maia Andréasson, Henrietta Adamsson Eryd, Filippa Lindahl, Sven Lindström, Julia Prentice & Malin Sandberg, Göteborg, Institutionen för svenska språket, Göteborgs universitet, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper


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