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Anna-Malin Karlsson

professor at Department of Scandinavian Languages

+4618-471 6879
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsv 3 L
Postal address:
Box 527
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My current research concerns literacy practices and communication in institutional settings. An earlier project dealt with elder care, where documentation plays an increasing role. Right now I lead a project which investigates information and knowledge formation related to prenatal heart faliure diagnosis. Link to project web site.

My main areas of interest are discourse analysis, social semiotics, multimodality and linguistic ethnography.

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My courses


On April 1 2012, I came to Uppsala University from Södertörn University, where I had worked since 2008. I received my Ph.D. in Scandinavian Languages at Stockholm University in 2002, for a study of multimodality and text conceptions among young Internet users.

For further information, see my cv.



Health literacy and knowledge formation in the information society. (2015-2017) Project homepage.

Care work as language work: Affordances and restrictions for speakers of Swedish as a second language. (2010-2012)

Grammatical Metaphors in Swedish (2007-2008)

CELiNE, Content Embedded Literacy Education for the 'New Economy' (2008-2009)

Text and Work in the New Economy (2005-2009)

Literacy Practices in Working Life (2002-2004)



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