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Andreas Romeborn

Senior Lecturer

Department of Languages &
Literatures
Telephone
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41256 Göteborg
Room number
D455
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Andreas Romeborn

  • Available for consultation: In connection with teaching

Background

I defended my thesis in Romance languages (French) in June 2013. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Södertörn University in 2006, a Master’s in French at the University of Gothenburg in 2007, and Degree of Licentiate in Romance languages at the University of Gothenburg in 2009.

After getting my PhD in 2013, I worked for two years, mostly at Dalarna University College, as a lecturer in French. Then from August 2015 to July 2019, I was an associate senior lecturer in French specialising in linguistics at the University of Gothenburg. In August 2019, I was promoted to senior lecturer.

Research

The main focus of my research is rhetorical devices from the semantic-pragmatic perspective. I am also interested in stylistics, French orthography and Romance studies as a branch of scholarship and academic discipline.

In my thesis, I studied a stylistic device called syllepsis and how this was used by the 20th century French poet Francis Ponge. The effect that this device produces is based on polysemy or homonymy. It’s a syllepsis when a word occurs only once but is used with two different meanings. The aim of the study was to contribute to a general description of the stylistic device syllepsis and to clarify what characterises Francis Ponges’ use of this stylistic device. The thesis is in the fields of stylistics and rhetoric and in it I use linguistic methods and concepts (from semantics and pragmatics) to explore the literary material.

Teaching

I have been teaching French at the University of Gothenburg since 2007, in various aspects: pronunciation, phonetics, oral proficiency, grammar, translation, linguistics, “linguistic variation”, written production, various text courses, poetry, “language, culture and society”. I supervise academic papers in both linguistics and literary specialisations.