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Name: Solveigh  Wherrity Granath
Institution: Karlstad University
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Selected Publications: Det räcker med engelska – räcker engelskan? Funktionell förmåga och språklig korrekthet hos avancerad inlärare. In Granath, Solveig & Bihl, Björn. Portar till språk och litteratur, 9-30. Karlstad: Karlstad University Press.

Size matters - or thus can meaningful structures be revealed in large corpora. I R. Facchinetti (red.): Corpus linguistics 25 years on, 171-187. Amsterdam: Rodopi (2007)

(with Michael Wherrity)
Thinking in space – The lexis of thinking from a cognitive perspective. English Today 93:41-48 (2008)

(with Michael Wherrity)
Pressing –ing into service: I don’t want you coming around here any more. In Nevalainen, Terttu, Irma Taavitsainen, Päivi Pahta and Minna Korhonen (eds.), The Dynamics of Linguistic Variation, 85-97. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (2008)

(with Maria Estling Vannestål)
IT i språkundervisningen i teori och praktik. In Granath, Solveig, Bihl, Björn & Wennö, Elisabeth. Fönster mot språk och litteratur. Karlstad: Karlstad University Press. (2008)

Who benefits from learning how to use corpora? In Aijmer, Karin (ed.), Corpora and Language Teaching, 47-65. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (in press).
Courses Taught: General linguistics
English syntax
Foundations of linguistic theory
History of the English language
Dissertation Director * of: Extramural English Matters: Out-of-school English and its impact on Swedish ninth graders' oral proficiency and vocabulary
(Pia Sundqvist, Author)
Reviewer of: Issues in Accents of English (LL Issue 21.1355)
Academic Paper Abstract: Thinking in space: the lexis of thinking from a cognitive perspective

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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