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Tala om tungor - dialekter i svenska film


  • Adrian Jönsson

Summary, in English

This paper is an investigation of the dramaturgical effects of regional dialects in contemporary Swedish feature film and the motivation behind the use of the, unofficial, standard Swedish, “rikssvenska”. Through the narrative theories of David Bordwell and by treating dialects as an element of style, it investigates how dialects can be motivated within a film narrative. By placing dialects as well as standard Swedish in a historical context it also investigates how standard Swedish came to be the norm in Swedish film.


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Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • Performing Arts
  • Cultural Sciences
  • Languages and Literatures


  • dialekt
  • svensk film
  • språkbruk
  • dialect
  • accent
  • swedish film
  • film style
  • filmstil
  • svenska
  • sociolekt
  • language
  • rikssvenska
  • riksspråk
  • standard swedish


  • Olof Hedling (Dr.)