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Market Language


Why is the project important and who will benefit from it

Project description

In the MAW-funded project, the Market Language, we look at the changing concepts around the market. These have transitioned from a concrete physical market to increasingly abstract markets like Europe-wide iron markets, and further to metaphorical markets like marriage and dating markets. They have also increasingly become actors in our lives, “the market reacted badly to the new corona restrictions”. At Språkbanken Text, we will complement the conceptual historians in-depth analyses with computational models of semantic change. This project ranges 2022-2025 and is affiliated with the Change is Key! program.

Visions and plans

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Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion

Project duration

Project members

  • Henrik Björck (PI)
    Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
  • Shafqat Virk (Co-applicant)
  • Claes Ohlsson (Co-applicant)
    Linnaeus University


  • MAW

Project type

  • Research project