Organisation och personal

Tove Larsson

forskare vid Engelska institutionen

E-post:
tove.larsson[AT-tecken]engelska.uu.se
Telefon:
018-471 1266
Besöksadress:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L
Postadress:
Box 527
751 20 UPPSALA

Kort presentation

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Tove Larsson has a PhD in English Linguistics. In her research, she investigates how university students position themselves in relation to their claims; one aspect that she has looked at is in what ways students’ first language affects their English production. She has taught courses and seminars on linguistics and oral and written communication in English at Uppsala University, Stockholm University, Södertörn University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

Mina kurser

Biografi

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Tove Larsson has a PhD in English Linguistics and has been at the Department of English since 2013. In her PhD project, which focused on academic writing, she investigated how non-native-speaker and native-speaker university students position themselves in relation to their claims; one aspect she looked at was in what ways students’ first language affects their English production. With a background in the teacher-training program, Tove also has a keen interest in pedagogy. She has taught courses and seminars on linguistics and oral and written communication in English at Uppsala University, Stockholm University, Södertörn University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), as well as at high-school level.

Research presentations

Larsson, Tove. (2017). How does Swedish students' use of stance markers differ from that of expert writers? Corpus-based research on academic discourse in English. Presentation given at a higher seminar at the Department of Langauges, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden, 2 May, 2017.

Larsson, Tove. (2016). Corpus methods in the classroom. Presentation given at the Digital Humanities - what, why, how? An interdisciplinary seminar series, Department of History, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 17 October, 2016.

Larsson, Tove. (2016). Frequencies and lexico-grammatical constraints: An investigation of stance markers in learner and expert writing. Presentation given at Språkvetenskapliga forskarseminariet (SPREMI), Åbo Akademi University, Åbo/Turku, Finland, 14 January, 2016.

Larsson, Tove. (2015). Importantly, importance of, important that: Investigating variation in stance markers in learner and expert writing. Presentation given at the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics (CELC), Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 17 November, 2015.

Conference presentations

Larsson, Tove & Kaatari, Henrik. (2017). Extraposition in learner and expert writing: Rethinking formality. Conference presentation given at ICAME 38: Corpus et orbis - Interpreting the world through corpora, Prague, the Czech Republic, 24-28 May, 2017.

Larsson, Tove. (2016). Using corpus methods for teaching in the digital humanities. Conference presentation given at the Matariki Digital Humanities Colloquium, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 23-25 October, 2016.

Larsson, Tove. (2016). Possibly, it is possible that and the possibility of: Investigating the distribution of stance markers in learner and expert academic writing. Conference presentation given at the American Association for Corpus Linguistics Conference, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, US, 16-18 September, 2016.

Larsson, Tove. (2015). Lexico-grammatical constraints on stance markers in apprentice learner writing and published expert writing. Conference presentation given at the Learner Corpus Research Conference, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 11–13 September, 2015.

Larsson, Tove. (2015). The introductory it pattern: Variability explored in expert writing and apprentice learner writing. Poster presented at the 2015 LSA Summer institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 6–31 July, 2015.

Larsson, Tove. (2015). Functional and syntactic characteristics of the introductory it pattern in academic writing by non-native-speaker and native-speaker students. Conference presentation given at ICAME 36: Words, words, words – corpora and lexis, the University of Trier, Trier, Germany, 27–31 May, 2015.

Larsson, Tove. (2014). “It is very important to remain unbiased”: An investigation of the use of the introductory it pattern in non-native-speaker and native-speaker student writing. Conference presentation given at The Learner Corpus Colloquium, 2014 Summer School on Learner Corpus Research, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 8–12 September, 2014.

Larsson, Tove. (2014). Introductory it patterns in native-speaker and non-native-speaker student writing: A syntactic analysis. Conference presentation given at ICAME 35: Corpus linguistics, context and culture, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, 30 April–4 May, 2014.

Larsson, Tove. (2014). Are some types of introductory it patterns more difficult for learners to master than others? Conference presentation given at the 2014 Uppsala University PhD Student Symposium, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 25 April, 2014.

Larsson, Tove. (2014). Introducing the Advanced Learner English Corpus (ALEC): A new learner corpus. Poster presented at the 2014 LOT Winter School, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 20 January, 2014.

Larsson, Tove. (2013). Proficiency and stance marking: The use of the anticipatory it pattern in native and non-native academic writing. Conference presentation given at the 12th Nordic Conference of English Studies, Uppsala, Sweden, 10 October, 2013.

Larsson, Tove. (2013). Anticipatory it patterns as hedging devices: A corpus-based study of university student writing. Conference presentation given at the 2013 BALEAP Conference, Nottingham, UK, 21 April, 2013.

Larsson, Tove. (2012). A corpus-based study of anticipatory it patterns in university student writing: the role of nativeness and student levels. Conference presentation given at the Fifth Brno Conference on linguistics studies in English, Brno, Czech Republic, 18 September, 2012.

Larsson, Tove. (2012). On spelling behavio(u)r: a corpus-based study of advanced EFL learners’ preferred variety of English. Conference presentation given at the Seventh Newcastle-upon-Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 26 March, 2012.

Corpus compilation projects

ALEC

The Advanced Learner English Corpus (ALEC) is a 1.3 million-word corpus of academic writing by students of English linguistics and English literature who are in their third through fifth year of university studies. The majority of the students have Swedish as their L1, but the corpus also includes essays written by L1 English students and students with other L1s. While the corpus was compiled in 2013, the essays were written between 2004 and 2013. The metadata contains information about, among other things, the students’ language background, level of study, age and gender. The corpus is tokenized and encoded in Unicode UTF-8.

VESPA-SE

The Varieties of English for Specific Purposes dAtabase (VESPA) learner corpus is an international learner corpus compilation project coordinated by the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics at Université catholique de Louvain (please see http://www.uclouvain.be/en-cecl-vespa.html for more information). I have contributed 650,000 words of student writing to the Swedish component of VESPA, VESPA-SE.

Outreach projects

Founding member of the outreach project "Project PhD" (2015/2016 and 2016/2017). The project aims to inspire and encourage high school students from different socio-economic backgrounds to study at university.

Publikationer

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