Fra plantevækst til nulvækst

Sixten Stemann Jensen, Asbjørn Barbet, Amalie Pauline Dreves Behrend, Oskar Korup-Lauridsen & Nikoline Skaarup

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


Through the theory and methods of Corpus linguistics, Natural Semantic Metalanguage and Keyword theory, this paper seeks to examine and outline the danish keyword vækst’s cultural influence in danish linguaculture. In order to add to the scientific field of ethnopragmatics and semantics, danish values related to and understanding of the word vækst is analysed on the basis of corpus material from the corpus daTenTen14. The research is based on inspiration from linguistic scholars Anna Wierzbicka, Cliff Goddard and Carsten Levisen. The analysis consists of semantic explications of vokse, and vækst, the latter divided in two semantic categories. Furthermore the danish linguacultural concepts of velfærd, to be kompetent, to bidrage and personlig vækst will be analysed through cultural scripts. Also, personlig vækst and the notion of udvikling is discussed in accordance to vækst’s semantic influence in danish linguaculture. The conclusion of the paper concerns vækst’s polysemy and the consequences of the metaphoric migration of vækst in danish linguaculture. This is concluded on the background of the analysis that shows how the the metaphorical aspect of vækst results in a cultural value of constant self-development and common concern for keeping society in a constant state of economic growth for the greater good.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2017
Antal sider60
VejledereCarsten Levisen


  • Keyword
  • NSM
  • Naturligt Semantisk Metasprog
  • Sprogkultur
  • Linguaculture
  • Vækst
  • Semantik