Sökning: "Shetland"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 6 avhandlingar innehållade ordet Shetland.

  1. 1. The Vowel System of a Shetland Accent of Scottish Standard English : A segmental analysis

    Författare :Peter Sundkvist; Gunnel Melchers; John Harris; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :Lerwick; Shetland; Shetland dialect; Scottish Standard English; Accents of English; Vowel systems; Subsystems; The Scottish Vowel Length Rule; Vowel softening;

    Sammanfattning : This study presents a comprehensive description of the stressed vowel system of the local accent of Scottish Standard English spoken in Lerwick, Shetland. A judgement sample of eleven informants was obtained through a network model. LÄS MER

  2. 2. A place apart? : Debating landscapes and identities in the Shetland Islands

    Författare :Charlotta Malm; Anders Wästfelt; Kenneth R Olwig; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Shetland Islands; landscape; identity; devolution; Scottish Natural Heritage SNH ; place branding; land use planning; northness; island studies; cultural and geographical location; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Sammanfattning : Based around the concepts of landscape and identity, this thesis examines several contemporary debates in the Shetland Islands with a view to finding out more about where people in this group of islands currently ‘are’ in terms of their geographical and cultural location, from both a local and non-local perspective.Drawing on a multi-method approach, including textual analysis, participant observation and semi-structured interviews, the study points to the often complex and contentious relationship between power structures and notions of local versus national interests, particularly in the areas of landscape management and nature conservation. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Exploring genetic diversity in natural and domestic populations through next generation sequencing

    Författare :Nima Rafati; Leif Andersson; Carl-Johan Rubin; Alvaro Martinez Bario; Craig Primmer; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecological adaptation; seasonal reproduction; Atlantic herring; domestication; speciation; rabbit; skeletal atavism; Shetland ponies; NGS; SMRT sequencing; genome; transcriptome; assembly; structural variation; genetic diversity; HCE; TSHR; SHOX; CRLF2;

    Sammanfattning : Studying genetic diversity in natural and domestic populations is of major importance in evolutionary biology. The recent advent of next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies has dramatically changed the scope of these studies, enabling researchers to study genetic diversity in a whole-genome context. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Lake sediments around the Antarctic Peninsula : archives of climatic and environmental changes

    Författare :Rolf Zale; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Lake sediments; Antarctic Peninsula; radiocarbon dating; climatic and environmental changes; sediment chemistry; naturgeografi; Physical Geography;

    Sammanfattning : Lakes and lake sediments from four areas around the Antarctic Peninsula are described.The concentrations of trace metals in sediment are found to be a useful tool in distinguishing between the different sedimentary phases during a transition from marine to limnic environment. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Dynamics and Variability of the Circulation in the North-Atlantic Subpolar Seas

    Författare :Léon Chafik; Nilsson Nilsson; Tore Furevik; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; atmosfärvetenskap och oceanografi; Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis deals with the dynamics and circulation in the northern North Atlantic and the Nordic Seas, processes of crucial importance for the mild climate of Scandinavia and Northern Europe. High-resolution ADCP scans of currents from Greenland to Scotland in the top 400 m demonstrate that the Reykjanes Ridge is a very effective separator of flow towards the Nordic and Labrador Seas, respectively. LÄS MER