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  • Destinasjonsselskapenes rolle i samisk reiseliv - Hvordan forløser vi potensialet i samisk reiseliv på dens egne premisser? 

    Schlecht, Antje (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-24)
    Utgangspunktet for dette prosjektet er spørsmål om hvordan man forløser potensialet i samisk reiseliv på dens egne premisser. Med bakgrunn i reisemålsutviklingsprosjektene Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino og Kárášjohka-Porsáŋgu/Karasjok-Porsanger, samt planlagte utviklingsprosjekt i Deatnu/Tana og Unjárga/Nesseby, ser jeg på hvordan Sápmi Næringshage (SNH, etab. 2016) kan bidra til å sikre langsiktige ...
  • Gender in Unilingual and Mixed Speech of Spanish Heritage Speakers in The Netherlands 

    Boers, Ivo; Sterken, Bo; van Osch, Brechje; Parafita Couto, M. Carmen; Grijzenhout, Janet; Tat, Deniz (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-12-04)
    This study examines heritage speakers of Spanish in The Netherlands regarding their production of gender in both their languages (Spanish and Dutch) as well as their gender assignment strategies in code-switched constructions. A director-matcher task was used to elicit unilingual and mixed speech from 21 participants (aged 8 to 52, mean = 17). The nominal domain consisting of a determiner, noun, ...
  • Bærekraftig utvikling av reiselivet i Moskenes kommune 

    Kolinsky, Milan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-25)
    Denne oppgaven diskuterer forståelse og arbeidet med bærekraftig reiselivsutvikling i Moskenes kommune i Lofoten fra perspektivet av sentrale reiselivsinteressenter i kommunen. Det lille lokalsamfunnet med sine ca. 1000 faste innbyggere er i høy grad påvirket av den betydelige veksten i turisttrafikken som har utviklet seg i løpet av de siste 10 årene, noe som førte til større behov for bærekraftige ...
  • Adjektivene som ikke ville dø 

    Steinhaug, Sara Emilie Nikoline (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-14)
    Temaet for denne masteroppgaven i russisk språk er adjektiver med -j- i stammen, for eksempel лисий ‘reve-’ og deres overlevelsesevne i det russiske språket. Viktor V. Vinogradov antydet nemlig i 1947 at disse adjektivene manglet fremtidsutsikter, men her er vi over 70 år senere, og det kan se ut til at profetien ikke var rett. For å finne ut om j-adjektivene har en fremtid i moderne russisk språk, ...
  • Picking apart Russian particles. An empirical study on the meaning and use of že and ved’ 

    McDonald, James David (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-11)
    This thesis explores the meaning and use of the Russian particles že and ved‘, as well as their relationship. In this thesis I carry out three investigations using cognitive linguistic methods, corpus data and statistical methods. First, I explore the meaning and use of že and ved‘ and how they are translated to English using parallel corpus data. I propose a radial category for both že and ved‘ and ...
  • Teaching science with students in mind 

    Sæleset, Johannes (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2021-10-08)
    With this thesis, I address gaps in research about how pre-service teachers (PSTs) develop and make use of knowledge for science teaching. In the project I used a qualitative case study approach to investigate seven PSTs’ science teaching, their use of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for pedagogical reasoning, and the sources contributing to their development of PCK. I explored how PSTs develop ...
  • Public Consultation on Proposed Revisions to Norway's Gene Technology Act: An Analysis of the Consultation Framing, Stakeholder Concerns, and the Integration of Non-Safety Considerations 

    Kjeldaas, Sigfrid; Antonsen, Trine; Hartley, Sarah; Myhr, Anne Ingeborg (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-07-08)
    In Norway, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are regulated through the Gene Technology Act of 1993, which has received international attention for its inclusion of non-safety considerations. In 2017, the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board triggered a process to revise the Act that included a public consultation and resulted in the “Proposal for relaxation.” Using poststructuralist discourse ...
  • Literary Contact Zones in the Upper Secondary Classroom: Using Kiley Reid's Such a Fun Age to build health and life skills 

    Johannessen, Kathrine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-18)
    This thesis utilizes Kiley Reid’s novel Such A Fun Age with its realistic characters and themes as a method to teach students about the interdisciplinary topic of health and life skills in the new national curricula, LK20. Because the LK20 began its implementation in Norwegian schools the year prior to this thesis, there is a need for more in-depth knowledge about the interdisciplinary topics as ...
  • Grammatical Gender and Declension Class in Language Change: A Study of the Loss of Feminine Gender in Norwegian 

    Rodina, Yulia; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-07-28)
    In this paper, we investigate an ongoing change in the grammatical gender system of Norwegian. Previous research has shown that the feminine form of the indefinite article is quickly disappearing from several dialects, which has led to claims that the feminine gender is being lost from the language. We have carried out a study of the status of the feminine in possessives across five age groups of ...
  • Expecting the unexpected: Code-switching as a facilitatory cue in online sentence processing 

    Tomic, Aleksandra; Valdés Kroff, Jorge (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-11)
    Despite its prominent use among bilinguals, psycholinguistic studies reported code-switch processing costs (e.g., Meuter & Allport, 1999). This paradox may partly be due to the focus on the code-switch itself instead of its potential subsequent benefits. Motivated by corpus studies on CS patterns and sociopragmatic functions of CS, we asked whether bilinguals use code-switches as a cue to the lexical ...
  • The effect of givenness and referring expression on dative alternation in Norwegian: A reaction time study 

    Velnic, Marta; Anderssen, Merete (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-17)
    This study investigates how givenness and pronominality affect the dative alternation in Norwegian. Previous studies have found givenness to influence the Double Object Dative (DOD) but not the Prepositional Dative (PD). Thirty-one Norwegian native speakers completed a speeded acceptability judgment task, in which given objects were expressed by definite DPs or pronouns, and either preceded or ...
  • Interdependence between L1 and L2: the case of Syrian children with refugee backgrounds in Canada and the Netherlands 

    Blom, Wilhelmina Bernardina T.; Soto-Corominas, Adriana; Attar, Zahraa; Daskalaki, Evangelia; Paradis, Johanne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-07-15)
    Children who are refugees become bilingual in circumstances that are often challenging and that can vary across national contexts. We investigated the second language (L2) syntactic skills of Syrian children aged 6-12 living in Canada (n = 56) and the Netherlands (n = 47). Our goal was to establish the impact of the first language (L1 = Syrian Arabic) skills on L2 (English, Dutch) outcomes and whether ...
  • Gaming in Second Language Acquisition: A literature review and discussion on gaming as a resource in the English classroom 

    Hind, Dennis Andreas (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-18)
    This thesis has looked at research relating to the effects of gaming on English language acquisition and discuss the findings in context of the Norwegian lower secondary school. Relevant research in the field was identified by using relevant search strings, recommendations from my supervisor, and by looking at the references from the research I discovered via search strings. The research reviewed ...
  • English Vocabulary Development Through MMORPGs: A theoretic study on the impact of vocabulary development through playing MMORPGs 

    Holstad, Ask (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-16)
    This study investigates how MMORPGs influence the vocabulary of L2 learners through comparing the existing research on vocabulary acquisition to shed new light on research on vocabulary acquisition within MMORPGs. Furthermore, it examines how the findings of the reviewed research can influence English education as we know it today. The research question are as follows: How does playing online ...
  • Hva kjennetegner en matematisk samtale? 

    Stormo, Martine Terese (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-15)
    Denne studien er basert på forskningsspørsmålet: Hvilke samtaletrekk kjennetegner kommunikasjonsmønsteret i matematikk mellom lærer og elever i ulike klasserom, og på hvilken måte kan bruken av arbeidstavler som en del av undervisningen ha noe å si for kommunikasjonsmønsteret? Avhandlingens teorigrunnlag belyser strukturer for matematiske samtaler og sentral empirisk teori om lærere og elevers ...
  • Creating a Love of Reading Through Young Adult Fiction in Norwegian Lower Secondary Schools 

    Malmin, Tiedemand (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-06-01)
    Creating a love of reading is important for students to develop early to prepare them for academia and their work life is also mentioned by UDIR. With the concept love of reading there is an implied intrinsic motivation to read, which is why the thesis will look at motivational factors that impede or facilitate motivation to read. The introduction of the new curriculum in 2020, also brought with it ...
  • Everyday Peace in the Ecovillage: Unity and Strength through Diversity 

    Van Roekel, Allison (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-31)
    Abstract: Peace and conflict studies can benefit from studying small, ordinary, peaceful communities, in contrast to focusing on outlier events of violence, conflict and war. As a peace from below approach, the ecovillage model offers insights on how ordinary people innovate new ways to build and sustain peace within a microcosm of society, focusing intensely on the local. The aim of this research ...
  • Exploiting Unhappy Orcs & Gullible Hobbits: Colonialism and Oppression in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings 

    Strømsnes, Silje Nilsen (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-30)
    This master’s thesis investigates J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and specifically its three volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, from a post-colonial literary perspective. By examining these books based on Edward Said’s theory of Orientalism and Frantz Fanon’s ideas on national culture, reveals a new and original argument about Orcs and Hobbits ...
  • Multimodal Young Adult Fiction and Reading Motivation 

    Elstad, Martine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-17)
    This thesis investigates two young-adult novels, Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007) and Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003), in light of how they can enhance reading motivation among young male readers in lower secondary school. By looking at previous studies on boys’ reading habits and their reading preferences, this thesis ...
  • "No funk" - shame, violence and the black body: An investigation of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and God Help the Child 

    Jensen, Nanna (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-16)
    This thesis will provide an analysis of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970) and God Help the Child (2015) in light of historical context and gothic literary tropes, with the main focus on shame and the black body, violence and the inheritance of shame in families. I will show how an intertextual gothic reading of characters highlights the structural problems of racism in the shadow of slavery and ...

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