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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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Buffeln Persson + kossan Doris = sant! Ett förslag till en analysmodell för den moderna retoriska situationen
Camilla Thurén, Susanna Karlsson
Gunilla Byrman, Anna Gustafsson & Henrik Rahm (red.) Svensson och svenskan. Med sinnen känsliga för språk. Festskrift till Jan Svensson, Lund, Lunds universitet, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book


Listor och multimodal koordination
Susanna Karlsson
Språk och interaktion, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Du lyssnar inte på vad jag säger!
Susanna Karlsson
Språktidningen, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article


Re-thinking THINK in contrastive perspective: Swedish vs. English
Susanna Karlsson, Cliff Goddard
Goddard, Cliff (red.) Cross-Linguistic Semantics, Amsterdam, John Benjamins, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book


Positioneringsfraser i interaktion. Syntax, prosodi och funktion
Susanna Karlsson
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Doctoral thesis 2006
Doctoral thesis


Modalitet i interaktion – en studie av jag tycker och tycker jag
Susanna Karlsson
Anward, J. & B. Nordberg (red.), Samtal och grammatik., Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book


Har/hade-bortfall i svenskan. Hur finit är ett naket supinum?
Maia Andréasson, Susanna Karlsson, Erik Magnusson, Sofia Tingsell
Svenskans beskrivning, Uppsala, Uppsala universitet, Conference paper 2004
Conference paper


Interactional uses for an epistemic marker. The case of ‘jag tycker’/’tycker jag’ in Swedish.
Susanna Karlsson
Melbourne Papers in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics., Melbourne, Melbourne University, Conference paper 2003
Conference paper

Re-thinking THINK: Contrastive semantics of Swedish and English
Cliff Goddard, Susanna Karlsson
Proceedings of the 2003 Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society , Conference paper 2003
Conference paper

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