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    • 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 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 ...
    • DP internal agreement in Amharic : a reverse agree solution 

      Workneh, Desalegn Belaynew (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05-15)
      The main objective of this thesis is demonstrating that the DP internal functional elements in Amharic are the lexicalizations of the agreement between the functional projections in higher positions with the lexical elements in the c-command domains of these functional projections. The complex distribution of the functional elements such as the gender, number, definiteness and case markers is argued ...
    • The Effect of Norwegian Dyslexia Friendly Schools: The Acquisition of L2 English in 6th and 7th Grade 

      Stagelund, Annette Mygind (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-14)
      This research project focused on dyslexia and second language acquisition in 6th and 7th grade students attending Norwegian dyslexia friendly schools. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the dyslexia friendly schools had a positive effect on dyslexic students learning English as a second language in regard to text comprehension, oral skills, grammar and literacy. For this purpose, the ...
    • Eiendom på russisk. Er свой og sin så like som vi tror? 

      Fyhn, Sofie Kristine Andersen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-11-09)
      I denne oppgaven ser jeg på hvordan eiendomspronomen brukes på norsk og russisk. Sin på norsk og свой russisk skal i teorien kunne brukes likt i 3.person. Så hvorfor da fikk jeg stadig høre om norske studenter som hadde problemer med å bruke eiendomspronomen rett på russisk? Var dette isolert til kun å gjelde 1.person og 2.person, der refleksivt pronomen ikke kunne brukes på norsk, men kunne brukes ...
    • El papel de la coerción en la alternancia ser / estar con adjetivos 

      Veas, Carolina Andrea Sandoval (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-10-31)
      This thesis examines the distribution of the Spanish copulas ser and estar with adjectives of different semantic categories. The focus of the analysis is the way in which combinations of Individual Level Predicates with estar, and Stage Level Predicates with ser can result in new readings of nominal predicates. Naturally occurring data are taken from Corpus del Español in order to study these ...
    • El papel de la motivación en la enseñanza de ELE. Un estudio aplicado a ser/estar/hay e imperfecto/indefinido 

      Evensen, Aina Hernández (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-07)
      I denne avhandlingen undersøkes det hvordan man kan undervise kontrastene i spansk grammatikk som ikke finnes i den norske for å fremme elevenes motivasjon. Oppgaven fokuserer på to ulike verbale kontraster: ser/estar/hay og indefinido/imperfecto. Disse kontrastene er utfordrende for norske elever fordi de må lære seg en ny språklig logikk, noe som krever en dypere forståelse. Når elever står ovenfor ...
    • El pretérito anterior en el español contemporáneo: datos y análisis 

      Smedsgård, Ivar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-13)
      This work is an investigation into the meaning and current use of the Spanish grammatical form called ‘anterior preterite’ (PA, hubo terminado – was ended), comparing and analyzing contemporary written texts from the Spanish speaking world. Guided by recent and relevant bibliography, this study offers an analysis of predicates of the PA from different theoretical and empirical frameworks, like their ...