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Lena Rogström

Senior lecturer

Lena Rogström
Senior lecturer
lena.rogstroem@svenska.gu.se
+46 31 786 4869
0708-589398

Room number: F340
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 41256 Göteborg


Department of Swedish (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.svenska.gu.se
svenska.exp@svenska.gu.se
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 412 56 Göteborg

About Lena Rogström

 

Lexication behind the scenes

Seventeenth century Sweden was a country that was trying to establish a national identity. One of the most important parts of that struggle was the endeavour to elaborate the Swedish language, to be able to use it in all of the domains, which constitute a developed society. When in 1688 a legal commission was appointed to assemble all Swedish laws into a single codex for the whole nation, one particular challenge was to establish a Swedish vocabulary suitable in a Swedish law book. The work of the commission can be followed in the hand written protocols, which were edited by Wilhelm Sjögren 1900–1909. There you can follow quite a few discussions suggesting different solutions to solve linguistic problems, especially concerning the vocabulary.

The work of the legal commission could be seen as a part of language planning in the 17th and 18th century, and the aim of this project is to investigate in what way the commission worked in order to establish a suitable vocabulary for the Code of Law 1734, and in what way their work can be seen to interact with contemporary lexicography. The growth of Swedish lexicography is thoroughly described in the Lexicographic Tradition in Sweden project (Hannesdóttir & Ralph 1987). One of the important results of the project is that 18th century dictionaries played a major role in the elaboration of standardized Swedish grammar. The question is whether they also played an important role in the setting of a Swedish vocabulary?

Hopefully the results of the project will give us some more evidence as to the mechanisms behind language planning in the 18th century; it may also tell us more about the function and quality of bilingual dictionaries in regard to a language planning process.

Latest publications

A terminologia Latina till swenska ord. En studie av latinska och svenska lexikala enheter i två juridiska handböcker från 1670-talet
Lena Rogström, Hans Landqvist
Harry Lönnroth, Bodil Haagensen, Maria Kvist & Kim Sandvad West (red.) Studier i svensk språkhistoria 14, Vaasa, Vaasan yliopisto - University of Vaasa, Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

Approaches to Latin and Swedish in two Swedish 17th century legal handbooks – an early sign of changing language policy among members of the legal profession?
Lena Rogström, Hans Landqvist
ALAPP 2016 Transnational flows and professional practice. The 6th International Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice Conference. ALAPP 2016 3 - 5 November 2016 University of Copenhagen, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Framtidens lexikografi. Förord
Lena Rogström
Framtidens lexikografi. Rapport från ett symposium i Göteborg 5 oktober 2012, Göteborg, Styrelsen för Meijerbergs institut vid Göteborgs universitet, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

A terminologia Latina till swenska ord. Två juridiska handböcker på 1600-talet
Lena Rogström, Hans Landqvist
Abstract till Svenska språkets historia 14, Enheten för nordiska språk vid Vasa universitet, 9–10 juni 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Språkhistoriskt korpusmaterial i lexikalisk forskning – möjligheter och utmaningar
Lena Rogström
Studier i svensk språkhistoria 13. Red: Daniel Andersson, Lars-Erik Edlund, Susanne Haugen & Asbjørg Westum. Nordsvenska 25. Kungl Skytteanska Samfundets Handlingar 76. Svenska språkets historia 13, 8−9 maj 2014, Umeå universitet, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

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2019

2018

A terminologia Latina till swenska ord. En studie av latinska och svenska lexikala enheter i två juridiska handböcker från 1670-talet
Lena Rogström, Hans Landqvist
Harry Lönnroth, Bodil Haagensen, Maria Kvist & Kim Sandvad West (red.) Studier i svensk språkhistoria 14, Vaasa, Vaasan yliopisto - University of Vaasa, Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

2017

2016

Approaches to Latin and Swedish in two Swedish 17th century legal handbooks – an early sign of changing language policy among members of the legal profession?
Lena Rogström, Hans Landqvist
ALAPP 2016 Transnational flows and professional practice. The 6th International Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice Conference. ALAPP 2016 3 - 5 November 2016 University of Copenhagen, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Framtidens lexikografi. Förord
Lena Rogström
Framtidens lexikografi. Rapport från ett symposium i Göteborg 5 oktober 2012, Göteborg, Styrelsen för Meijerbergs institut vid Göteborgs universitet, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

A terminologia Latina till swenska ord. Två juridiska handböcker på 1600-talet
Lena Rogström, Hans Landqvist
Abstract till Svenska språkets historia 14, Enheten för nordiska språk vid Vasa universitet, 9–10 juni 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Språkhistoriskt korpusmaterial i lexikalisk forskning – möjligheter och utmaningar
Lena Rogström
Studier i svensk språkhistoria 13. Red: Daniel Andersson, Lars-Erik Edlund, Susanne Haugen & Asbjørg Westum. Nordsvenska 25. Kungl Skytteanska Samfundets Handlingar 76. Svenska språkets historia 13, 8−9 maj 2014, Umeå universitet, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Showing 1 - 10 of 29

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