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Edlund, Lars-Erik

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Works: 166 works in 309 publications in 3 languages and 590 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Academic theses  Biographies  Terminology  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, the, Adapter, Composer, wpr, Publishing director, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PD1514.F75, 439.5
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Most widely held works by Lars-Erik Edlund
Lånord i svenskan : om språkförändringar i tid och rum by Lars-Erik Edlund( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florilegium Nordicum : en bukett nordiska språk- och namnstudier tillägnade Sigurd Fries den 22 april 1984( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in Swedish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language--the time machine : papers in honour of Bengt Odenstedt on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday, July 21, 1992( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and Swedish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studier över nordsvenska ortsboöknamn by Lars-Erik Edlund( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in Swedish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis deals with collective nicknames denoting the inhabitants of a place (parish, village etc.) in northern Sweden, i.e. names of the type arnästjuvar (denoting the inhabitants of the parish of Arnäs; tjuv 'thief') and tynderötuppar (denoting the inhabitants of the parish of Tynderö; tupp 'cock'). The main aim of the thesis is to explain why various nickname elements were chosen and to describe the general character of the nicknames of northern Sweden. These nicknames have been used collectively about the inhabitants of a certain place in a jocular or derogatory sense. They have been used above all in male-dominated contexts, e.g. in military camps. The nicknames are ethnocentric: they denote individuals in their capacity as members of a group. They are often related to other, similar names, so that they form series which are connected phonetically, semantically or from the point of view of word formation. The discussion of these aspects is based on Hugo Moser's research on "Namenfelder". Sources from about 1600 to the present day have been used as material. The bulk of the material consists of answers to questionnaires from the 20th century. Because of the construction of the questionnaires the material is to some extent imperfect. The nicknames often reflect various aspects of the society of the individuals, but today the explanation for names is quite often secondary and a result of folk-etymology. Some nicknames reflect the trades of the inhabitants, others social conditions, diet or dress, others ethnic conditions. The nickname strömmingar was often given to people living on the coast where fishing was an important source of income. The nickname element finnar reflects local settlement by Finns. Some nicknames probably reflect various linguistic conditions (dialectal pronunciation, characteristic place-names or personal names), pictures in local seals or historical events. Several nickname elements have been chosen through association with the form of the place-name or the name of the inhabitants, or with existing nicknames, referring either to the inhabitants themselves or their neighbours. There is often a similarity in sound between the place-name (or the name of the inhabitants) and nickname elements. We find e.g. alliteration, assonance and rhyme, or formations in which the place-name (or the name of the inhabitants, or part of it) is compounded with a nickname element to make up an appellative which already exists. The latter kind of formation may be illustrated with the nickname bergtroll ('mountain trolls') to denote those who live in S'àvaiberg (in the parish of Sävar). Some nicknames have as their basis an association from the place-name (or the name of the inhabitants) to the nickname element chosen. The associations are frequently difficult to trace. A nickname like orrlidtuppar (denoting those who live in Orrliden in the parish of Skellefteå) was no doubt chosen through association with the appellative orrtupp 'blackcock'. When the nickname smedstaspiken (denoting the inhabitants of Smedsta in the parish of Lit) was coined, the place-name element smed 'smith' was associated with the closely related spik 'nail'. A close analysis of nicknames denoting parish inhabitants in northern Sweden shows that there are often pairs (or series) of nicknames which are related phonetically (through alliteration, assonance or rhyme), semantically or morphologically, just as nicknames denoting neighbours may be connected in a similar way. Frequently, parish inhabitants have different names in relation to different neighbours. How innovations are introduced and spread is shown by the sfw/"/Z?wf-nicknames in the province of Ångermanland. An analysis of the nicknames denoting the inhabitants of parishes in north-eastern Ångermanland shows that the inhabitants of the old parishes have only one nickname each-a name which is known over a large area-while the inhabitants of the newer parishes have several nicknames. The reason why several nicknames are used to denote inhabitants in newer parishes seems to be that there was no old, unequivocal nickname tradition to fall back on. In the final chapter the importance of patterns for the formation of nicknames is stressed, but also the importance of creativity and coinages. A striking coinage has a great chance of becoming generally accepted and also of becoming the centre of new groups of nicknames
Namn i flerspråkiga och mångkulturella miljöer : handlingar från NORNA:s 36:e symposium i Umeå 16-18 november 2006 by Nordiska samarbetskommittén för namnforskning( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in Swedish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nordsvenska ortsboöknamn by Lars-Erik Edlund( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kulturgränser - myt eller verklighet? : en artikelsamling( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in Swedish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studier i dialektologi och sociolingvistik : föredrag vid Nionde nordiska dialektologkonferensen i Uppsala 18-20 augusti 2010 by Nordiska dialektologkonferensen( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Swedish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botnia : en nordsvensk region by Lars-Erik Edlund( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in Swedish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kartan i forskningens tjänst : föredragen vid ett symposium i Uppsala, 23-25 november 2006( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Swedish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Språken i Sverige( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Swedish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspekter på ordspråk : föredrag vid ett symposium i Uppsala 27-28 april 2011 by Aspekter på ordspråk( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Swedish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studier i svensk språkhistoria 5 förhandlingar vid Femte Sammankomsten för svenska språkets historia, Umeå 20-22 november, 1997 by Svenska språkets historia (symposium( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in Swedish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umeå 1314-2014 : 100 berättelser om 700 år( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in Swedish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the city's history describing industries and resources and how the economy affected Umeå's design and character. Tells of storytellers, poets, artists, musicians and sports figures. Includes sections on the Sami people and on Umeå's future
Mellannorrland i centrum : språkliga och historiska studier tillägnade professor Eva Nyman( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in Swedish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tabu, verklighet, språk : tio uppsatser om folkliga tabueringsföreställningar och taxonomier( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Växter och växnamn - ett möte mellan botanik och språkvetenskap : föredrag från ett symposium i Stockholm och Uppsala 25-26 november 2010 by Symposium "Växter och växnamn - ett möte mellan botanik och språkvetenskap"( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in Swedish and Old Norse and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Växtnamn då och nu by Sigurd Fries( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Språkmötten i Västerbotten och Österbotten( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Edlund, L.-E. 1953-

Lars-Erik Edlund är en svensk nordist och sedan 1995 professor i nordiska språk vid Umeå universitet

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