Karin Axelsson

Karin Axelsson

Senior Lecturer in English, Ph.D.

School of Health and Education

Contact info

  • Room
  • G2607

Absence of leave from August 2015–2017

Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Gothenburg

Teaching

Grammar, written proficiency, pronunciation, phonetics and Academic Writing.

Research interests

I am interested in corpus-based linguistics, the language of fiction dialogue, pragmatics, contrastive linguistics, translation studies and language typology. My research is focused on various aspects on tag questions.

Publications

Axelsson, Karin. 2014. Confirmation-demanding tag questions in fiction dialogue. In: Subjectivity and Epistemicity: corpus, discourse, and literary appraoches to stance, ed. by Dylan Glynn and Mette Sjölin. Lund: Lund University, 165–185.

Axelsson, Karin. 2011b. A cross-linguistic study of grammatically-dependent question tags: Data and theoretical implications. Studies in Language, 35:4, 793–851.

Axelsson, Karin. 2011a. Tag questions in fiction dialogue. PhD thesis. Göteborg: University of Gothenburg. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/24047.

Axelsson, Karin. 2009b. Tag questions in translations between English and Swedish. In Northern lights: Translation in the Nordic countries, ed. by B. J. Epstein. Oxford: Peter Lang, 81–106.

Axelsson, Karin. 2009a. Research on fiction dialogue: Problems and possible solutions. In Corpora: Pragmatics and discourse. Papers from the 29th International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 29), Ascona, Switzerland, 14–18 May 2008, ed. by Andreas H. Jucker, Daniel Schreier and Marianne Hundt. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 189–201.

Axelsson, Karin. 2008. Review of Collins, Beverly & Inger M. Mees, Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students, 2nd ed., 2008. Moderna Språk 102 (2), 111–114, http://www.modernasprak.com.

Axelsson, Karin. 2006. Tag questions in English translations from Swedish and Norwegian – are there differences? In Svenska som källspråk och målspråk: aspekter på översättnings-vetenskap. Artiklar från en forskarkurs vid Göteborgs universitet höstterminen 2005. [Swedish as a source language and as a target language: Aspects on translation studies. Articles from a research course at the University of Gothenburg in the autumn of 2005], ed. by Birgitta Englund Dimitrova and Hans Landqvist, 4–21. Göteborg: Översättarutbildningen vid Humanistiska fakulteten.

Conference presentations:

Axelsson, Karin. 2016. Man kan använda påhängsfrågor också på svenska, kan man'te? [One can use tag questions also in Swedish, can't one?]. Paper presented at Svenskans beskrivning [The Description of Swedish] 35, Gothenburg, Sweden, 11–13 May 2016.

Axelsson, Karin. 2013. Tag questions outside the dialogue in fiction. Poster presented at ICAME 34 (the 34th Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English), Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 22–26 May, 2013.

Axelsson, Karin. 2012. A corpus-based qualitative and quantitative study of the functions of tag questions. Paper presented at Modality, Corpus, Discourse, Lund, Sweden, 7–8 June, 2012.


Axelsson, Karin. 2011c. Tag questions are mostly rhetorical, aren't they? Poster presented at IPrA 12 (the 12th International Pragmatics Conference), Manchester, U.K., 3–8 July 2011.

Axelsson, Karin. 2011b. A new functional model for tag questions based on fiction dialogue data. Paper presented at ISLE 2 (the 2nd Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English), Boston, MA, U.S., 17–21 June 2011.

Axelsson, Karin. 2011a. Rhetorical tag questions. Paper presented at ICAME 32 (the 32nd Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English), Oslo, Norway, 1–5 June 2011.

Axelsson, Karin. 2009b. Tag questions in fiction dialogue vs. spoken conversation. Work-in-progress report presented at ICAME 30 (the 30th Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English), Lancaster, U.K., 27–31 May 2009.

Axelsson, Karin. 2009a. Analysing unexpected forms of potential question tags in the spoken component of the British National Corpus. Paper presented at the Pre-conference Workshop on Errors and Disfluencies in Spoken Corpora, held in conjunction with ICAME 30, Lancaster, U.K., 27 May 2009.

Axelsson, Karin. 2008b. Corpus research on fiction dialogue: Problems and possible solutions. Poster presented at ICAME 29 (the 29th Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English), Ascona, Switzerland, 14–18 May 2008.

Axelsson, Karin. 2008a. Tag questions in translations between English and Swedish. Paper presented at the Nordic Translation Conference, London, U.K., 6–8 March 2008.

Axelsson, Karin. 2007b. The typology of question tags. Paper presented at ALT VII (the Seventh International Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology), Paris, France, 25–28 September 2007.

Axelsson, Karin. 2007a. Tag questions in British fiction. Work-in-progress report presented at ICAME 28 (the 28th Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English), Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 23–27 May 2007.

Axelsson, Karin. 2006. Tag questions in English translations from Swedish and Norwegian – are there differences? Poster presented at ICAME 27 (the 27th Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English), Helsinki, Finland, 24–28 May 2006.

Other posters

Axelsson, Karin. 2010. Ger romandialog en sann bild av verkliga samtal? [Does fiction dialogue give a true picture of real conversations?] Poster presented at Humanistdagen – humaniora i dagens samhälle [The Day of the Humanities – Humanities in Today's Society], Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg, 10 April, 2010.

Karin Axelsson