Ewa Jonsson

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

Biography

I am a senior lecturer of English linguistics specializing in corpus linguistics and historical sociopragmatics. My research interests include multidimensional analysis and the endeavor of defining orality across spoken and written registers, as reflected in my monograph Conversational writing (Lang, 2015) on computer chat and my co-edited volume Voices past and present (with T. Larsson, Benjamins 2020) on features of involvement/orality in historical and present-day texts. I have also published on the pragmatics of emojis and intensifying adverbs and recently co-authored a book on the sociopragmatics of intensifiers in Late Modern English courtroom discourse (with C. Claridge and M. Kytö, Cambridge University Press 2024).

My current teaching includes courses in grammar, academic writing, second-language acquisition and English language proficiency, and the supervision of bachelor-level essays in English linguistics and language didactics. As of 2024, I am director of studies in the English section of the Department of humanities and social sciences.

Area of interest

Corpus linguistics, register variation studies, (historical) sociopragmatics and sociolinguistics

Research

Articles and book chapters
Jonsson, E. (in preparation) The conversationality of text messages: a multidimensional analysis.

Claridge, C., E. Jonsson and M. Kytö (2021) A little something goes a long way: Little in the Old Bailey Corpus. In Journal of English Linguistics, special issue Degree and related phenomena in the history of English, eds C. Claridge and M. Kytö, 49(1) 61–89.

Claridge, C., E. Jonsson and M. Kytö (2020) Entirely innocent: A historical sociopragmatic analysis of maximizers in the Old Bailey Corpus. English Language and Linguistics 24(4), 855–874.

Jonsson, E. and T. Larsson (2020) Voices of English. Tapping into records past and present. In E. Jonsson and T. Larsson (eds) Voices past and present – Studies of involved, speech-related and spoken texts. In honor of Merja Kytö. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Jonsson, E. (2019) Emotives: from punctuation to emojis. In C. Claridge and M. Kytö (eds.) Punctuation in context – past and present perspectives. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.


Books
Claridge, C., E. Jonsson and M. Kytö (2024) Intensifiers in Late Modern English: A sociopragmatic approach to courtroom discourse. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Jonsson, E. and T. Larsson (2020) Voices past and present – Studies of involved, speech-related and spoken texts. In honor of Merja Kytö. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Jonsson, E. (2015) Conversational writing: A multidimensional study of synchronous and supersynchronous computer-mediated communication. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.


Conference presentations
Claridge, C., E. Jonsson and M. Kytö (2022) The socio-pragmatics of intensifiers: Evidence from the Old Bailey Corpus. A paper presented at the SHEL-12 (Studies in the History of the English Language) conference, May 19–21. University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Claridge, C., E. Jonsson and M. Kytö (2017a) A little something goes a long way: The downtoner (a) little in the Old Bailey Corpus. A paper presented at the ICAME 38 (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English) conference, May 24–28. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Claridge, C., E. Jonsson and M. Kytö (2017b) ‘I found it somewhat untidy’: The socio-pragmatics of downtoners in the Old Bailey Corpus. A paper presented at the LMEC6 (Late Modern English Conference) conference, August 17–19. Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Claridge, C., E. Jonsson and M. Kytö (2016a) Maximizers on the move: A historical socio-pragmatic analysis. A paper presented at the ICAME 37 (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English) conference, May 25–29. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Claridge, C., E. Jonsson and M. Kytö (2016b) ‘Methinks you are mighty funny, Gentlemen’: The socio-pragmatics of boosters in the late modern courtroom. A paper presented at the 19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 19), August 22–26. University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.

Jonsson, E. (2017) Emotives in screen-mediated communication: from punctuation to emojis and beyond. A paper presented at the ICAME 38 (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English) conference, May 24–28. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Jonsson, E. (2016) New historical speech-related text: The case of early 21st century digital communication. A paper presented at the Symposium Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760: Research on Historical Corpora of Speech-related Texts, April 21–22. Mid-Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden.

Kytö, M. together with C. Claridge and E. Jonsson (2018) ‘Entirely false’ or ‘hardly true’: The socio-pragmatics of intensifiers in the late modern courtroom. A paper presented at the ICAME 39 (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English) conference, May 30 – June 3. University of Tampere, Finland.

Publications

Books

Claridge, C. , Jonsson, E. & Kytö, M. (2024). Intensifiers in Late Modern English : A sociopragmatic approach to courtroom discourse. Cambridge University Press  

Jonsson, E. (2015). Conversational writing : A Multidimensional Study of Synchronous and Supersynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication. Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang Publishing Group (English Corpus Linguistics 16).  

Chapters in books

Jonsson, E. (2019). Emotives : from punctuation to emojis. In Punctuation in context – past and present perspectives. Peter Lang Publishing Group. pp. 227-256.

Conference papers

Jonsson, E. (2022). The socio-pragmatics of intensifiers : Evidence from the Old Bailey Corpus. Paper presented at the SHEL-12 (Studies in the History of the English Language), Seattle, US, May 19-21, 2022

Claridge, C. , Jonsson, E. & Kytö, M. (2017). A little something goes a long way : The downtoner (a) little in the Old Bailey Corpus. Paper presented at the ICAME 38, 24-28 May, 2017, Prague, Czechia  

Jonsson, E. (2017). Emotives in screen-mediated communication : from punctuation to emojis and beyond. Paper presented at the ICAME 38, Prague, May 24–28, 2017  

Claridge, C. , Jonsson, E. & Kytö, M. (2017). “I found it somewhat untidy” : The socio-pragmatics of downtoners in the Old Bailey Corpus. Paper presented at the The Sixth International Conference on Late Modern English (LMEC 6): Internal and External Factors in Linguistic Stability and Language Change,August 17–19, 2017, Uppsala  

Jonsson, E. (2016). Language and beyond in digital communication. Paper presented at the Humanioradagarna, Public lectures at Mid-Sweden University, 18-20 October, 2016  

Claridge, C. , Kytö, M. & Jonsson, E. (2016). Maximizers on the move : A historical socio-pragmatic analysis. In ICAME 37 Conference : Corpus Linguistics across Cultures.  

Claridge, C. , Jonsson, E. & Kytö, M. (2016). “Methinks you are mighty funny, Gentlemen” : The socio-pragmatics of boosters in the late modern courtroom. In International Conference on English Historical Linguistics 19.. pp. 25--26.  

Jonsson, E. (2016). New historical speech-related texts: The case of early 21st century digital communication. Paper presented at the symposium Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560-1760: Research on Historical Corpora of Speech-related Texts, Sundsvall, 21-22 April, 2016

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