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Gustafsson, L. (2018). Lena Gavelin, Mäklare Kulling, Bennys allservice och Glada grisen: Exempel på företagsnamn i Uppsala. In: Katharina och namnen: Vänskrift till Katharina Leibring på 60-årsdagen den 20 januari 2018 (pp. 179-183). Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lena Gavelin, Mäklare KullingBennys allservice och Glada grisen: Exempel på företagsnamn i Uppsala
2018 (Swedish)In: Katharina och namnen: Vänskrift till Katharina Leibring på 60-årsdagen den 20 januari 2018, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2018, p. 179-183Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2018
Series
Namn och samhälle, ISSN 0237-5417 ; 30
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-33861 (URN)978-91-506-2674-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-12-11Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L. (2018). Modern Nicknames in Sweden. Onomastica Uralica, 10, 229-242
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Modern Nicknames in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Onomastica Uralica, ISSN 1586-3719, E-ISSN 2061-0661, Vol. 10, p. 229-242Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to discuss both the structure and the function of modern nicknames in Sweden. The material for the study has been collected, partly through postal surveys and, partly through interviews. In total, the material consists of 203 informants – 125 women and 78 men. In order to understand and analyze the nicknames, theoretical perspectives from sociology, ethnology, psychology, and linguistics are used. From these disciplines, I have applied reasoning used in pragmatics and onomastics, as well as different theoretical perspectives concerning power, identity and the interactional context as the basis for the analysis of the results. The categorization of the material is based on four categories: the source, the composition, the meaning, and the perceived reason for the naming. In general, nicknames occur in the childhood family (34 %), especially among women. Finally, three main functions of the nicknames, affective function, relationship function, and positioning function, are discussed in the article.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Debrecen: Debrecen University Press, 2018
Keywords
nicknames, nickname composition, nickname environments, gender, nickname function
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38484 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-04 Created: 2018-12-04 Last updated: 2019-03-22Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L. & Aldrin, E. (2018). Teenagers' inclusion and exclusion in their everyday onomastic environments. Onomastica Uralica, 10, 69-83
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teenagers' inclusion and exclusion in their everyday onomastic environments
2018 (English)In: Onomastica Uralica, ISSN 1586-3719, E-ISSN 2061-0661, Vol. 10, p. 69-83Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper discusses the notion of onomastic inclusion and exclusion of teenagers in their everyday life. The socio-onomastic site is a Swedish mediumsized town, Halmstad, which is somewhat segregated. This indirectly affects youngsters. In the study, two layers are studied – the geographical and the virtual environments. The first component study describes the geographical environment based on commercial signs around four different squares. The results show that in the center English appears on signs as often as Swedish do, while Swedish is preferred in the middle class areas and Arabic sometimes exists around the square where many Arabic speakers live. The second component study describes teenagers’ created usernames for everyday interaction in social media through their mobile phones. The results show close links to offline personal names, and that teenagers create new kinds of social hierarchies and draws on resources from a variety of languages.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Debrecen: Debrecen University Press, 2018
Keywords
Onomastic Landscapes, Teenagers, Inclusion and Exclusion, Digital Interaction
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38483 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-04 Created: 2018-12-04 Last updated: 2019-03-22Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L. (2017). Binamnens betydelse för identitetsskapandet: Exemplen ungdoms- och genusidentitet. Paper presented at NORNAs 46:e symposium, Tammerfors, Findland, 21–23 oktober, 2015. Norna-rapporter, 94, 51-64
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Binamnens betydelse för identitetsskapandet: Exemplen ungdoms- och genusidentitet
2017 (Swedish)In: Norna-rapporter, ISSN 0346-6728, Vol. 94, p. 51-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The significance of nicknames in the making and performance of identity: The examples youth and gender identity

This article analyses the nickname’s significance for the construction of identity. The issues I specifically discuss are as follows: 1) How does the nickname contribute in the construction of identity? 2) How is youth and gender identity constructed through nicknames? My approach to identity is based on a constructivist perspective where the starting-point is that the identity is originally individual but also perceived as collective in a group constructing process where nicknames can be used to announce inclusion or exclusion of the group.

In the analysis, I am using 198 nicknames that are collected through interviews and questionnaires. Name-bearers usually get their nicknames when they are children or adolescents. A gender perspective on the issue shows that it is more common for women to get nicknames at the age of 0–5 years, while men get, to a greater extent, their nicknames at the age of 11–15 years. However, it is more common that men’s nicknames contain different features which reinforce traditional gender roles. The conclusion is that the nickname can be an important linguistic resource for constructing identity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala & Tammerfors: Norna-förlaget, 2017
Keywords
Nicknames, identity, youth, gender, Binamn, identitet, ungdom, genus
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-33860 (URN)
Conference
NORNAs 46:e symposium, Tammerfors, Findland, 21–23 oktober, 2015
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L. (2017). Förnamn med klass: fonetisk ljudsymbolism i ett intersektionellt perspektiv. Norna-rapporter, 96, 85-96
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förnamn med klass: fonetisk ljudsymbolism i ett intersektionellt perspektiv
2017 (Swedish)In: Norna-rapporter, ISSN 0346-6728, Vol. 96, p. 85-96Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Norna-förlaget, 2017
Keywords
given names, nobility, phonetics, phonology, förnamn, adel, fonetik, fonologi
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-33859 (URN)
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L. (2017). Kartläggning av horisontella kriterier: En förstudie inom Arena grön tillväxt.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kartläggning av horisontella kriterier: En förstudie inom Arena grön tillväxt
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 37
National Category
Gender Studies Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-33863 (URN)
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L. (2017). Kvinnlig intimitet och manlig solidaritet: Binamnens könade maktstrukturer. HumaNetten (38), 97-108
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvinnlig intimitet och manlig solidaritet: Binamnens könade maktstrukturer
2017 (Swedish)In: HumaNetten, E-ISSN 1403-2279, no 38, p. 97-108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Fakulteten för konst och humaniora vid Linnéuniversitetet, 2017
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Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-33857 (URN)10.15626/hn.20173809 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L. (2017). Moderna binamns konstruktion och funktion. Ortnamnssällskapets i Uppsala årsskrift 2017, 41-55
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moderna binamns konstruktion och funktion
2017 (Swedish)In: Ortnamnssällskapets i Uppsala årsskrift 2017, ISSN 0473-4351, p. 41-55Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Ortnamnssällskapets i Uppsala, 2017
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-33862 (URN)
Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Aldrin, E., Davidsson, H., Gustafsson, L., Langeblad, M., Pagoldh, M., Trulsson, J. & Vikström, L. (2017). Socioonomastiska perspektiv på personnamn, djurnamn och företagsnamn: fem smärre studier. Ortnamnssällskapet i Uppsala årsskrift, 5-13
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socioonomastiska perspektiv på personnamn, djurnamn och företagsnamn: fem smärre studier
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2017 (Swedish)In: Ortnamnssällskapet i Uppsala årsskrift, ISSN 0473-4351, p. 5-13Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents five undergraduate dissertations in socio-onomastics written by students from Halmstad University in 2016 and presented during a visit to the Department of Scandinavian Languages, Scandinavian Onomastics, at Uppsala University in 2017. Two of the dissertations deal with personal names (a social constructionist approach to personal names in children’s literature, and perceptions of name and identity among senior citizens). Two others focus on animal names in contemporary times (a gender analysis of names of horses, and a comparative analysis of names within different dog breeds). The last undergraduate dissertation concerns the process of naming companies. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Ortnamnssällskapet i Uppsala, 2017
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35894 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-15 Created: 2017-12-15 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, L. (2016). Moderna vardagliga binamn i Sverige. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moderna vardagliga binamn i Sverige
2016 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to examine the modern everyday use of nicknames. The study is based on two different types of material – questionnaires and interviews. In contrast to previous nicknames-studies in Sweden, this study considers, not only different sorts of nicknames, even though this has been taken into consideration, but the function of the nicknames in everyday communication. The observations are based on the name-bearer’s own estimation of his or her nickname(s). The theoreti- cal framework is a combination of onomastics, sociolinguistic, identity-theoretical, and interactional theories. The results demonstrate that the use of nicknames is an important social act that can be either positive or negative for the nickname-users. Six naming environments have been identified for the nicknames’ occurrence: childhood family, childhood friends, sports context, adulthood friends, partner and other. It appears that nicknames are co-creators of a gender and a youth identity. Three different functions for nicknames have been identified: affective function, relation function and positioning function. Finally, this study argues that there are two dimensions, public–private and exclusive–inclusive, that are useful in describing the use of nicknames. © Linnea Gustafsson 2016

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2016. p. 166
Series
Namn och samhälle, ISSN 1404-1790 ; 29
Keywords
onomastics, socio-onomastics, personal namnes, nicknames, socio-linguistics, doing identity, gender, youth, onomastic, socio-onomastic, personnamn, binamn, sociolingvistik, identitet
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31531 (URN)978-91-506-1554-7 (ISBN)
Funder
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2016-07-03 Created: 2016-07-03 Last updated: 2016-07-05Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0570-3226

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