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    • Åarjelsaemien ovagkusatijvh jïh kausatijve molsedimmie 

      Jonasson, Nils Jonas David (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05)
      I den här uppsatsen undersöks den icke-ackusativa gruppen av sydsamiska verb, där verb som tsoepkenidh ’gå av’, gaahpanidh ’gå upp/öppnas’ och bæjjanidh ’höjas’ återfinns. Den icke-ackusativa gruppen är en undergrupp till de intransitiva verben, och kännetecknas av en oförmåga att uttrycka den semantiska rollen Agens. I många språk är den kausativa alternationen använd som en ...
    • The battle of hearts and minds : an analysis of the Iraq War discourse in politics and newspapers 

      Høyer, Andreas Beddari (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-11-15)
      The most controversial and divisive political issue in Britain in the last decade was the decision to go to war in Iraq. The legitimisation and justification for making this decision was argued through a carefully considered discourse constructed by Prime Minister Tony Blair and his associates. A key role in mediating and manifesting the discourse of Blair was played out by the media. If Blair was ...
    • The Bottleneck Hypothesis in L2 acquisition: Norwegian L1 speakers’ knowledge of syntax and morphology in English L2 

      Jensen, Isabel Nadine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-14)
      In this master’s thesis, we test the Bottleneck Hypothesis (Slabakova 2006; 2008; 2013) in L2 acquisition of English by Norwegian speakers. According to this hypothesis, functional morphology is the bottleneck of L2 acquisition, i.e. the most challenging part for L2 learners to acquire. We test two constructions that do not match in English and Norwegian: subject-verb agreement and verb movement. ...
    • Bowing out in style. A critical discourse analysis of Margaret Thatcher's and Tony Blair's farewell addresses 

      Andreassen, Vegar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2007-06-13)
      This thesis is an analysis of Margaret Thatcher's and Tony Blair's last addresses as British Prime Ministers as well as the reception these farewell speeches got in a selection of five British national newspaper editorials. My hypothesis is that Thatcher and Blair try to cement their legacies through the language they use and the power of definition – and that the two speeches mirror each other given ...
    • Bruken av lokativ 2 ved hankjønnsord i russisk 

      Melsbøe, Anita (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-03-22)
      I denne oppgaven har jeg sett på bruken av lokativ 2 ved hankjønnsord i russisk. Jeg har tatt utgangspunkt i 151 ord som faglitteraturen hevder får lokativ 2 og søkt på dem i Det russiske nasjonalkorpus for å finne ut hvilke som har obligatorisk, og hvilke som har fakultativ lokativ 2. På denne måten ønsket jeg også å finne ut om faktisk språkbruk stemmer overens med det som står i grammatikkene og ...
    • Code mixing in early bilingual acquisition: dominance, language modes, and discourse strategies. A case study of bilingual acquisition of Norwegian and English 

      Walla, Dianna (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
      One of the main questions that arises in cases where children code switch or code mix often in their early production is whether mixing can be considered a sign of confusion, of competency, or of neither. Earlier research on language mixing in bilingual first language acquisition often pointed to the idea of a “unitary language system,” with code mixing being considered a sign of confusion. More ...
    • Cognitive metaphor in the West and the East : A comparison of metaphors in the speeches of Barack Obama and Wen Jiabao 

      Wong, Wai Yee Christine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-11-15)
      The thesis discusses the metaphors used in the speeches of US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. The framework is Cognitive Metaphor Theory, which introduces the idea that cognitive metaphors are conceptualizations or patterns of thought, not lingusitic phenomena, although these metaphors give rise to linguistic metaphors. The metaphorical mapping, the relations between conceptual ...
    • Collocations in Farsi L2 Learners of English. The role of proficiency and L1 language transfer 

      Hatami, Sara (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-11-15)
      The goal of learning collocations is to be able to put a word to actual and appropriate use. To use a word appropriately, it is not enough to know just the meaning of a word; we need to pay attention to the immediate context that it is used in. Both lexical and grammatical patterns are important to ensure that this happens. Collocations enable EFL learners to know more about language chunks used ...
    • Comment le schwa et la consonne de liaison vacillent et s'évanouissent dans le vaudois : un traitement de la variation 

      Andreassen, Helene N. (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2003)
      La variation linguistique est indissociable de toute langue naturelle, et les facteurs qui la conditionnent doivent recevoir une explication de la part du linguiste. L’instabilité superficielle du schwa et de la consonne de liaison constitue l’une des caractéristiques les plus saillantes du français, et dans ce mémoire, nous tenterons de dégager la régularité dans leur variation ainsi que la ...
    • Consonant lenition in Danish 

      Hart, Margot Sue (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05)
      In this thesis, I will account for coda lenition processes in Danish using local conjunction within optimality theory. These processes include deaspiration, stops becoming approximant and vocalization in syllable-final position. No such process occurs syllable-initially or intervocalically, nor does the following onset have any effect. I will show that these coda conditions, as well as lenition-caused ...
    • Dativ i mellomnorske bondebrev fra indre og ytre Østlandet. 

      Ree, Håkon (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2006-12-05)
      Denne oppgaven tar for seg bruken av dativ i et utvalg diplomer fra den mellomnorske språkperioden. Diplomene er hentet fra Diplomatarium Norvegicum, som er den største samlingen med trykte kilder fra middelalderen. I undersøkelsen blir bruken av dativ i tekster fra det vikværske dialektområdet sammenliknet med tekster fra det opplandske dialektområdet. Man vet at dativ har holdt seg sterkere i ...
    • Davvisámegiela molssaeakto- ja ohcanjearaldagaid semantihkka ja pragmatihkka. Laktapartihkkalat -go, -bat (ja eará hámit),-son ja -ges/-gis, ja partihkkalat dal ja gal molssaeakto- ja ohcanjearaldagain. 

      West, Aimo Ensio (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-29)
      Nordsamiske spørresetninger - Sematikk og pragmatikk. Bruken av samiske enklitiske partikler -go, -bat (og andre former), -son og -ges/-gis og partikler dal og gal i spørresetninger.
    • Davvisámegiela nullasubjeavttaid ohcan: Unna pro ja stuorra PRO 

      Nystad, Ritva (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-06-01)
      Dát dutkkus gieđahallá davvisámegiela nulla subjeavttaid. Davvisámegiella gullá gielaide, main subjeaktasátni ii álo leat oidnosis. Dán barggus iskkan, mo dán sáhttá čilget generatiivva syntávssa vuođul. Dutkansuorgin lea minimalismma prográmma. Subjeavtta ja vearbba gaskasaš soabadeapmi lea dehálaš unna pro oktavuođas ja lean dás čájehan, mo unna pro doibmá. Infinihttahámit gusket ges stuorra PRO:ii ...
    • Det flerspråklige Sør-Varanger 

      Komeros, Annikki (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05-15)
      Denne mastergradsoppgaven handler om tospråklighet/flerspråklighet i Sør-Varanger kommune. Historisk sett har Sør-Varanger kommune vært en flerspråklig kommune. Folkegruppene: nordmenn, samer, skoltesamer, kvener og russere har levd i felleskap i dette området og mange har behersket to eller flere språk. I nyere tid har enda flere nasjonaliteter, med sine språk, flyttet til kommunen. Forskningsmålet ...
    • "Det hadde vært fryktelig om vi alle hadde bare snakka samisk". Substantiv, genus og visse andre trekk ved nominalfrasen i etnolekten/dialekten i Kokelv. 

      Johansen, Cecilie Helen E (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-18)
      Denne masteravhandlingen har geografisk utgangspunkt i den lille sjøsamebygda, Kokelv, i Vest-Finnmark. Her var samisk dagligspråket til langt ut på 1950-tallet. Avhandlingen tar for seg bøyingssystemet for substantiv i kokelvdialekten. Med dette som utgangspunkt har jeg, ved hjelp av kvalitative intervju, intervjuet tre generasjoner hvor alderen er mellom 14 og 86 år og undersøkt om det er ...
    • Dialektforskjeller i realiseringen av indirekte objekt 

      Sæther, Kari-Anne (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2001-12-13)
      I en del faglitteratur blir det antydet at nordlige dialekter aksepterer nominalt indirekte objekt ved flere verb enn mange andre norske dialekter. En setning som Vil du hente meg en kopp kaffe? skal lettere aksepteres i nordnorske dialekter enn i dialekter andre steder i landet. Denne oppgaven undersøker denne antakelsen nærmere i tre ulike spørrelisteundersøkelser med til sammen nesten 600 informanter ...
    • Die mehrfache Vorfeldbesetzung im Deutschen 

      Jensen, Franziska Christine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-05-31)
      This master thesis discusses the unusual phenomenon of multiple constituents in German verb second sentences. The approach is based on the topological field model. After dividing apparent multiple fronting from actual multiple fronting, several example sentences are discussed. For the analysis of two arguments in front of the finite verb a brief survey confirming the grammatically judgment completes ...
    • Directionality in Applicatives : A Comparative Study on English and Mandarin Chinese 

      Zhang, Fuping (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-05-29)
      In my thesis, I will explore applicatives in ditransitive constructions in Mandarin Chinese and English. In English we only find Low Recipient Applicatives while in Mandarin we have both Low Recipient Applicatives and Low Source Applicatives, in addition to High Applicatives of a certain kind. Motivated by the puzzle of IO interpretation in English, I compare these two languages with respect to their ...
    • Disentangling путать. An empirical analysis of one verb with prefix variation 

      Nordrum, Maria (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-19)
      This thesis explores prefix variation in one Russian verb, путать. As a simplex verb that uses four prefixes to form Natural Perfectives (с-, пере-, за- and в-), путать is a good example of a verb with extensive prefix variation. The thesis consists of three separate, yet related corpus-based case studies. In my first case study, I examine the constructions and internal arguments of the Natural ...
    • Doblado de clítico de complemento directo: Estudio de la variedad de Cochabamba (Bolivia) 

      Hellestøl, Maria (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-05)
      In this thesis we study clitic doubling, known as ‘doblado de clítico’ or ‘duplicación de complemento directo’ in Spanish, in the variety of Spanish spoken in Cochabamba, Bolivia. After dealing with personal pronouns in general, explaining the general use of clitic doubling in Spanish and introducing some of the characteristics of the variety spoken in Cochabamba, we consider this grammatical phenomena ...