Max Boholm


Gothenburg Research Institute
Visiting address
Viktoriagatan 13, plan 3
41125 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 603
40530 Göteborg

About Max Boholm

My areas of interest include conceptual, communicative and cognitive aspects of risk and technology. Methodologically I approach conceptual structure and discourses on technology through studies of linguistic representation and language use.

Research areas

  • concepts, discourse, risk, nano, cybersecurity

Teaching areas

  • language and cognition; the concept of risk

Selected publications

Towards a semiotic definition of discourse and a basis for a typology of discourses
Boholm, Max
Semiotica, 208, 2016

The Semantic Distinction Between “Risk” and “Danger”
Boholm, Max
Risk Analysis, 32:2, 2012

Political representations of nano in Swedish government documents
Boholm, Max
Science and Public Policy, 41:5, s. 575-596, 2014

The semantic field of risk
Boholm, Max
Safety Science, 92, 2017

Risk and Quantification: A Linguistic Study
Boholm, Max
Risk Analysis, 39:6, s. 1243-1261, 2019