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  • Neural Attractors and Phonological Grammar 

    Collins, Joe Stephen (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-10-18)
    <p>This volume collects three articles which constitute the bulk of my PhD research. The overarching theme of the volume is the role of attractors - a concept from dynamical systems theory – in the neural realization of phonological grammar. <p>The motivation for this line of inquiry begins with the claim that the study of language should provide some insight into the workings of the human mind/brain. ...
  • What Happened in Northern Norway? - A comparative and quantitative analysis of political and demographic development in Northern Norway from 1950 to 2015 

    Stein, Jonas (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-11-08)
    The thesis What Happened in Northern Norway? is a quantitative analysis of various aspects of the political and demographic development in Northern Norway from 1950 to today. The theories of Ottar Brox and in his seminal work Hva skjer i Nord-Norge? (What Is Happening in Northern Norway?), have influenced regional and national actors in their understanding of the region and their policy development. ...
  • Yrkesretting og praktisk anvendelse av fellesfagene 

    Rondestvedt, André (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-10-17)
    I studien undersøker jeg læreprosessens arbeidsmåter og integrering av faginnhold ved yrkesretting av fellesfag, som tar utgangspunkt i yrkenes praktiske arbeidsoppgaver. Begrepet yrkesretting av fellesfag er sentralt ved en slik tilnærming til yrkesopplæring. Det empiriske utvalget i studien er tre yrkesskoleklasser innen programfagene Elektrofag vg1, Teknikk og industriell produksjon vg1 og ...
  • The Kids Want Noise - How Sonic Mediations Change the Aesthetics of Music 

    Barlindhaug, Gaute (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-09-13)
    This dissertation seeks to discuss how new tools for mediating sounds have developed and changed our aesthetic evaluation and framing of musical sounds. The possibility to create and reproduce sounds has had a great impact on the aesthetic development of music and is a topic that can be approached from many angles. This dissertation focuses on three different technological tools that have been ...
  • Navigating between freedom of navigation and coastal State jurisdiction: An analysis of Russia’s participation in the negotiation of the IMO’s mandatory Polar Code, 2009-2015, from a deliberative theory framework 

    Bognar-Lahr, Dorottya (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-09-26)
    As a response to the increase in human activity reliant on navigation in polar areas and concomitant challenges and risks, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) developed mandatory regulations in the form of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code). The Polar Code aims to enhance ship safety and environmental protection in Arctic and Antarctic waters. In so ...
  • Religion and Indigeneity at Yhyakh 

    Nikanorova, Liudmila (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-09-09)
    Each summer in the Sakha Republic (Russia), hundreds of thousands of people celebrate an event called yhyakh. This dissertation explores articulations, performances, and translations of the concepts ‘religion’ and ‘indigeneity’ at and around contemporary yhyakhs. It focuses particularly on how yhyakh is understood and performed by its participants, on the motivations of the actors who promote different ...
  • A speculative archaeology of excess: Exploring the afterlife of a derelict landscape garden 

    Farstadvoll, Stein (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-06-14)
    This dissertation explores the contemporary archaeological record of Retiro, a derelict 19th-century landscape garden and summer estate located in the town of Molde on the north-western coast of Norway. The main topic that this thesis investigates is the consequences of acknowledging Retiro with its excess of unruly and apparently ruinous characteristics, as heritage. This involves focusing on ...
  • Diasporic Indigeneity and Storytelling Across Media: A Case Study of Narratives of Early Twentieth Century Sámi Immigrant Women 

    Jensen, Ellen Marie (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-05-15)
    Through a case study of narratives of five Sámi immigrant women from the Norwegian side of Sápmi, the study theorizes migration and subsequent Sámi American subjectivity through the emerging concept of diasporic indigeneity. Familial material culture and artistic and textual production are significant sites of memory and meaning-making; however, intangible cultural continuity foundationally expressed ...
  • The Moral Vertical in Russian Cinema: Female Pilots, Flight Attendants, Cosmonauts and Aliens 

    Høgetveit, Åsne Øysteinsdotter (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-05-16)
    In Russian culture, there exists a strong theme of the morally superior woman. This theme has been described in studies of nineteenth-century Russian literature, and was called Sophia by Russian thinkers and poets of the Silver Age, such as Vladimir Solovyov and Vyacheslav Ivanov. Up until now, there have been no studies of how this theme has influenced cinematic representations of female characters ...
  • Om idealer og realiteter i lærerutdanningers bruk av digital teknologi. En komparativ studie av lærerutdanninger i Norge og New Zealand. 

    Madsen, Siri Sollied (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-05-02)
    Compared to most other countries, Norway has been exposed to a stronger top-down implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education. The pervasive change in the Norwegian school curriculum has consequently resulted in changes in Norwegian initial teacher education. Over 10 years have passed since Norwegian educational reforms mandated teachers’ use of digital tools as a ...
  • Boarding School Education of the Sami People in Soviet Union (1935–1989): Experiences of Three Generations. 

    Afanasyeva, Anna (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-05-03)
    This monograph examines boarding school policies introduced on the Sami people in the Soviet Union from 1935 to 1989. On the basis of field and archival research on the Kola Peninsula and in Moscow, conducted over the course of 2014 and 2015, the study offers historical accounts and experiences of residential schooling among three generations of the Sami people in Russia. Through Sami oral accounts, ...
  • Å gripe og bli grepet – for å begripe. Lærerstudenters opplevelse av praksisopplæringen og dens betydning for profesjonell utvikling 

    Sørensen, Yvonne (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-04-15)
    I denne studien undersøkes praksisopplæringens betydning for lærerstudenters profesjonelle utvikling ved å innta studentperspektivet. Studien er en fenomenologisk studie. Formålet med studien er å utvikle forskningsbasert kunnskap som kan bidra til et mer helhetlig og nyansert perspektiv på lærerstudenters profesjonelle utvikling i praksisopplæringen. Profesjonell utvikling forstås i denne sammenhengen ...
  • Border Performances: Politics, art and tourism where Norway meets Russia 

    Fors, Bjarge Schwenke (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2019-02-25)
    This thesis deals with political, artistic and touristic performances on Norway’s border with Russia. Based on ethnographic research in and around the town of Kirkenes, the thesis demonstrates how the state border and the borderland are staged through these performances. On a more general level, it aims to identify, explore and increase our knowledge about the role of performances in the construction ...
  • Fra Prohairesis til Wille og Willkür: En historisk og kritisk studie av fri vilje hos Aristoteles, Augustin og Kant 

    Nilsen, Fredrik (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2018-12-17)
    This metaethical and historical dissertation concerns the history of free will with a special spotlight on the theories of Aristotle, Augustine and Kant. My point of departure is Hannah Arendt and her thesis that Augustine is “the first philosopher of free will”. Through an examination of the ethical theory of Aristotle in general and this concept of “choice” (prohairesis) in particular, I try to ...
  • Positiv visshet i grenseland. En filosofisk utforskning av menneskeforståelser med utgangspunkt i problemfeltet medisinsk uforklarte symptomer. 

    Eriksen, Thor Eirik (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2017-09-15)
    Prosjektet er en filosofisk utforskning av ulike tilnærminger til og forståelser av det å være menneske. Det tematiske utgangspunktet for denne utforskningen er problemstillingen medisinsk uforklarte symptomer. Avhandlingen rommer et omfattende dypdykk i dette medisinske saksforholdet og en kritikk av den medisinsk-vitenskapelige tenkemåte både om selve saksforholdet og det aktuelle studieobjektet ...
  • Omdømmehåndtering og lokaldemokrati. Uintenderte implikasjoner av strategiske tilnærminger til identitet og kommunikasjon for kommunene som lokaldemokratiske arenaer 

    Krane, Martin Sollund (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2018-08-20)
    Avhandlingen belyser hvordan strategisk omdømmehåndtering kan medføre uintenderte implikasjoner for kommunene som arenaer for lokaldemokrati. I avhandlingen fokuseres det på to kjerneelementer i omdømmelitteraturen, nemlig identitet og kommunikasjon. Det ses nærmere på hvordan litteraturens anbefalinger om strategisk identitetsbygging og kommunikasjon kan komme i konflikt med grunnleggende forutsetninger ...
  • Russefeiring. Om meningen med rusmiddelbruk sett gjennom russefeiring som et ritual 

    Sande, Allan (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2000)
    Dette er en sosialantropologisk studie av rusmiddelbruk og rus. Fenomenet blir forsøkt beskrevet og analysert gjennom deltakende observasjon i organsjerussefeiringen og rødrussefeiringen i to ulike lokalsamfunn i Nord Norge. Russefeiring blir her analysert med sosialantropologisk teori om kultur, symboler og ritualer. Både rusmidlene og handlingene blir studert som kommunikasjon om virkeligheten og ...
  • Los adjetivos deverbales en español: un estudio nanosintáctico 

    Svensen, Kristina (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2018-06-11)
    This thesis looks in detail at Spanish deverbal adjectives, and how these are syntactically built. In-depth analyses of three Spanish suffixes (-ón, -dizo and -dero) that form these kinds of derivations are carried out. We identify three non-episodic readings of these adjectives –habituality, dispositionality and modality– and focus on how these three readings are obtained. I claim that the differences ...
  • Om pedagogiske intensjoner: En teoretisk og empirisk studie ved bruk av pedagogisk-filosofiske og kvalitative metoder 

    Opdal, Pål Anders (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2018-06-18)
    Sammendrag: Studien undersøker og analyserer utvalgte pedagogiske intensjoner, det vil si hensikter, formål og ønsker når det gjelder pedagogisk planlegging og praksis. Nasjonalt kvalifikasjonsrammeverk for livslang læring postulerer at: a) norsk høyere utdanning skal vektlegge læring mer enn undervisning; b) at undervisningen i norsk høyere utdanning skal baseres på læringsutbytte; og c) at ...
  • Sámegielaid modelleren – huksen ja heiveheapmi duohta giellamáilbmái 

    Antonsen, Lene (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2018-06-26)
    <p>Nákkosgirjjis guorahalan leago grammatihkalaš giellamodealla vástádus sámegielaid ja eará davvimáilmmi eamiálbmotgielaid giellateknologalaš dárbbuide? Grámmatihkalaš giellamodealla lea huksejuvvon Finite state transduserin (FST:n). Suokkardalan hástalusaid mat čuožžilit go galgá hukset ja heivehit sámegielaid grammatihkalaš giellamodeallaid duohta giellamáilbmái.<p> <p>FST:in sáhttá ...

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