(Sammanfattning pÃ¥ engelska under)(Summary in English below) "Har vi gett upp kampen om sprÃ¥ket?" - P4 Kalmar
I dag, lÃ¶rdag, gÃ¶r tusentals hÃ¶gskoleprovet. Men hur kommer det att gÃ¥ pÃ¥ sprÃ¥kdelen? "TÃ¤nker folk lika slarvigt som de skriver", undrar P4 Kalmars kanalchef, Jersper Ericson, i en krÃ¶nika.Summary in English:
"Have we given up the fight for the language?"
Sitting and listening on the train from VÃ¤xjÃ¶ to Kalmar. Two teenagers are discussing the university exam, that thousands are sitting and writing today.
"The most difficult is the language part," says one.
"Yes, you need to know a lot of old-fashioned words that nobody has heard of," says the other.
They both come to the conclusion that they do not know a single mate, who has been good at the element Swedish. But who cares? It does work, anyway, in real life.
A day after the conversation comes a debate article in Svenska Dagbladet. There two researchers find that every fifth student who has entered the university is so bad in the Swedish language that the university world can not help them.
When did the knowledge of how to formulate become no longer important? When was the Swedish language on exception?
Is it even possible that people think as badly as they write?
Those things actually belong. Thoughts form the language, but the language also shapes the thoughts. Those who do not have the words and shades do not have the tools to formulate a nuanced thought.
The superlatives and superstitutions contradict the sentences, and what could lead to understanding instead becomes a screaming game where prejudices are strengthened and narrow-minded thoughts get stuck in their trap instead of being challenged and opened up for other ideas.
We're cutting up the dialogue with an ax when the fragile public conversation should be cut out as an origami with nail scissors.
We should be worried. But are we? Actually. Or have we given up? It does work, anyway, in real life, as the teenagers said on the train.
Jag undrar hur det ser ut i resten av vÃ¤rlden? Sociala medier finns ju Ã¶verallt med sina snabba klick och fÃ¶renklade konversationer. Ã„r det bara ett utbildningsproblem? Eller har vi helt enkelt blivit fÃ¶r lata...? NÃ¥gonstans lÃ¤ngs vÃ¤gen har respekten fÃ¶rsvunnit, bÃ¥de fÃ¶r sprÃ¥ket och fÃ¶r varandra. Jag hÃ¥ller med, det Ã¤r oroande.I wonder how it is in the rest of the world? Social media are everywhere with their quick clicks and simplified conversations. Is it just an educational problem? Or have we simply become too lazy...? Somewhere along the road respect has been lost, both for the language and for eachother. I agree, it is worrying.