Charlotta Busing

Lecturer at Department of Scandinavian Languages

+46 18 471 16 16
Visiting address:
Thunbergsvägen 3L, hus 16, plan 2
Institutionen för nordiska språk
Postal address:
Uppsala universitet
Institutionen för nordiska språk, Box 527
751 20 UPPSALA


Teaching and other tasks at the department

  • I have taught Basic Swedish for exchange students since 2009.
  • Autumn 2010 I taught Swedish as Second Languade B-level, in the course "Tvåspråkighet och språklig variation".
  • During the year 2009-2010 I taught in Nordiska språk/Svenska språket A-level, in the course "Språk och samhälle.
  • Spring 2011 I had a temporary post as administrator and course coordinator for Basic Swedish

Dissertation project:

Textual environment and use of texts in a rural court during the 16th century (working title)

The subject of my thesis is the use of texts in the rural court in the Swedish province of Dalarna. The analyses are based on textual references occurring in the court protocols. These refer to two main types of text; written documents (e.g. economical and legal decrees, charters, and accounts), and the medieval Swedish law, landslagen.

The written documents are introduced and used by ordinary people as part of their dealings and interaction in court. The thesis seeks to capture the use of and conditions for using written documents within the court.
The law, on the other hand, is used as part of the judicial activities and therefore tightly connected with the legal, institutional domain. With respect to this second text type, the thesis seeks to explore the function of the legal references within their context of the protocols; and it also seeks to comprehend the connection between the reference and its concrete textual source, landslagen.

Supervisors: Professor Henrik Williams and Professor Björn Melander.


Textual environment and use of texts in a rural court during the 16th century. (Licentiate dissertation) 174 pages. Department of Scandinavian languages. Uppsala. 2009

Effter Sweriges laagz medtgifft och Nemndenes Jaa dömde jach. Lagreferenser i dombok. In: Harry Lönnroth (Ed.) Domboken som filologiskt och historiskt forskningsobjekt (Nordiska texter och undersökningar) Uppsala. 2007. P. 9-23.


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