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  • Escalation in asymmetrical relations. A rational strategy for weak states? 

    Solvang, Øystein (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-18)
    It is a prevalent view in International Relations scholarship that in conflicts the most powerful party generally prevails. It would follow that weak party escalation usually is an irrational course of action, and therefore should not be attempted. Nonetheless, comparably weak states from time to time escalate confrontations with vastly stronger adversaries, and benefit from it. This paradox is not ...
  • Entrapment 

    Hill, Daniel J.; McLeod, Stephen K.; Tanyi, Attila (Preprint; Manuskript, 2021-06-29)
    We discuss how the law and scholars have approached three questions. First, what acts count as acts of entrapment? Secondly, is entrapment a permissible method of law-enforcement and, if so, in what circumstances? Thirdly, what must criminal courts do, in response to the finding that an offence was brought about by an act of entrapment, in order to deliver justice? While noting the contrary tendency, ...
  • Ab Initio Adult Third Language Acquisition: Transfer source selection and effects of CLI in acquisition of an artificial language 

    Stevens, Dashiel Naea (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-18)
    The field of generative third language acquisition has seen considerable activity in the last decade, resulting in several dominant models which seek to explain the phenomenon of cross-linguistic influence (CLI) and transfer. This study investigates the role of previously acquired languages, Norwegian and English, in the acquisition of morphosyntax of a miniature artificial language (MAL) at the ...
  • Code-Switching in Multilinguals: A Narrative Elicitation Study with L1 Arabic, L2 English, L3 Norwegian Speakers. The Role of Cognates, Dominance and Typological proximity 

    Holst, Sam (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-17)
    This study aims to investigate the phenomenon of code-switching in multilingual. Participants in this study speak Arabic as L1, English as L2, and Norwegian as L3. The focus will mainly be on two main patterns in code-switching: The Insertion of cognates and the Direction of the cross-linguistic influence. More specifically, we will investigate if the co-activation effect on cognates would increase ...
  • Cross-linguistic influence in the acquisition of the English determiner and tense-aspect systems by L1 Norwegian, L1 German and L1 Russian speakers 

    Niskova, Vladyslava (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-17)
    This thesis investigates the cross-linguistic influence in the acquisition of the English determiner (article) and tense-aspect systems by L1 Norwegian, L1 German and L1 Russian speakers. The field of Second Language Acquisition allows conducting research by comparing the influence of the certain features of different languages in relation to the target L2 that is being acquired. Such feature as ...
  • Bilingual vocabulary acquisition A corpus-based case study 

    Varhaug, Esther (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-16)
    A bilingual learning two languages from birth seems to follow the same developmental trajectory as that of a monolingual. However, within vocabulary acquisition persistent and significant differences have been found between bilingual and monolinguals when the languages of bilinguals are compared separately to monolinguals’ level. The domain specific nature of a bilingual’s vocabularies is an important ...
  • Contrastes entre los pronombres relativos en complejos preposicionales 

    Skogeng, Maria (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-14)
    This master thesis presents an original contribution to the understanding of how different types of relative pronouns in Spanish are distributed across prepositional complexes. The thesis presents a description an analysis of the simple relative 'que' and the complex relative pronouns 'el que' and 'el cual' in combination with lexical and functional prepositions, attending to syntactic, semantic and ...
  • Argument structure and morphological marking in Indonesian: A research on verbalisations and its consequences for nominalisations 

    Violine, Melody (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-12)
    This thesis aims at providing an analysis of the mapping between the morphological marking and argument structure in Indonesian, studying the role that the verbal prefixes and suffixes use in the standard variety of this language play in defining syntactic configurations that support the presence of arguments. Secondarily, the thesis also discusses how nominalisation of the relevant verb classes ...
  • Reported language attitudes among Norwegian speaking in-migrants in Tromsø 

    Sætermo, Monica; Sollid, Hilde (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-05-03)
    Today, in an era of increased mobility and migration, there is also increased in-migration within regions and countries. In the case of Norway, there is high tolerance for dialect use, and in this context, it is interesting to ask which kinds of sociolinguistic strategies in-migrants consider to be available given their current situation. This article explores the reported language attitudes from ...
  • Bilingualism is a long-term cognitively challenging experience that modulates metabolite concentrations in the healthy brain 

    Pliatsikas, Christos; Pereira Soares, Sergio Miguel; Voits, Toms; DeLuca, Vincent; Rothman, Jason (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-29)
    Cognitively demanding experiences, including complex skills acquisition and processing, have been shown to induce brain adaptations, at least at the macroscopic level, e.g. on brain volume and/or functional connectivity. However, the neurobiological bases of these adaptations, including at the cellular level, are unclear and understudied. Here we use bilingualism as a case study to investigate the ...
  • Foreign Accent in Pre- and Primary School Heritage Bilinguals 

    Kupisch, Tanja; Kolb, Nadine; Rodina, Yulia; Urek, Olga (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-05-24)
    Previous research has shown that the two languages of early bilingual children can influence each other, depending on the linguistic property, while adult bilinguals predominantly show influence from the majority language to the minority (heritage) language. While this observed shift in influence patterns is probably related to a shift in dominance between early childhood and adulthood, there is ...
  • The future of UN peace operations: Principled adaptation through phases of contraction, moderation, and renewal 

    Coning, Cedric de (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-05)
    This article considers the future of UN peace operations through a complexity theory lens. In the short-term peacekeeping will have to adapt to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fall-out of the Trump presidency. In the medium-term peacekeeping will go through a phase of uncertainty and turbulence due to geopolitical power shifts in the global order. In the longer-term peacekeeping ...
  • Learning Norwegian in Norwegian to become Norwegian? A study on the monolingual strategy for refugees learning Norwegian at Voksenopplæringen and how it affects their prospects for integration into society. 

    Mahdalchuk, Daniella (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-18)
    Refugees in Norway are the group that experiences discrimination and social exclusion the most. The main reason of discrimination and unsuccessful integration is insufficient language skills. Even though, that they are provided with up to 3000 hours of language learning within an Introduction program that is specially designed for them to help them to reconstruct their lives in Norway, there is only ...
  • Materialitet og kontekst i "Kunstner: Rose-Marie Huuva" 

    Kristiansen, Anna (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-06-02)
    Denne oppgaven tar for seg utstillingen "Kunstner: Rose-Marie Huuva" som tok sted ved Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum / Davvi Norgga dáiddamusea 5.10.18-29.9.19. Håndverket står sentralt i Huuvas kunstnerskap, og hun både utfordrer og tar vare på flere tusen års samiske tradisjoner. Ikke bare utfordrer hun kunsten, håndverket og duodji-praksisen, men hun initierer også publikum til å stille spørsmål til hva ...
  • Rune Johansens og Gjert Rognlis fotobøker: En undersøkelse av dokumentarfotografiet, sted og tid. 

    Gabrielsen, Håkon Holmgren (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-18)
    I denne avhandlingen undersøker to fotobøker av to nordnorske kunstnere og fotografer, Rune Johansen fra Bodø og Gjert Rognli fra Manndalen i Kåfjord. De to bøkene som undersøkes er Rune Johansens Så lenge det vara og Gjert Rognlis Men fjellan e de samme – fotografier fra en utdøende kystkultur. Min tilnærming til de to fotobøkene har vært å sette søkelys på hvordan de to fotokunstnerne presenterer ...
  • Curve-Based Classification Approach for Hyperspectral Dermatologic Data Processing 

    Uteng, Stig; Quevedo, Eduardo; Callico, Gustavo M.; Castaño, Irene; Carretero, Gregorio; Almeida, Pablo; Garcia, Aday; Hernandez, Javier A.; Godtliebsen, Fred (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-01-20)
    This paper shows new contributions in the detection of skin cancer, where we present the use of a customized hyperspectral system that captures images in the spectral range from 450 to 950 nm. By choosing a 7 × 7 sub-image of each channel in the hyperspectral image (HSI) and then taking the mean and standard deviation of these sub-images, we were able to make fits of the resulting curves. These ...
  • ‘You are Iranian even if you were born on the moon’: family language policies of the Iranian diaspora in the UK 

    Gharibi, Khadij; Mirvahedi, Seyed Hadi (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-08)
    With a focus on an under-studied group of immigrants in the UK, this paper examines Iranian families’ language ideologies and practices at home in relation to Persian acquisition and maintenance for their children. Working within a family language policy (FLP) framework, we draw on sociolinguistic data from semi-structured interviews with eighteen mothers to understand how parental beliefs, their ...
  • En kvalitativ studie om frafall i junioralder blant jentelangrennsutøvere. Studien belyser hvorfor prestasjonspress kan være årsak til frafall, samt hvilke andre forhold som kan bidra til at jentene frafaller langrennsidretten i junioralder 

    Vorren, Kaja Seim (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-06-01)
    I denne masteroppgaven retter jeg fokus på prestasjonspresset blant jente-skiløpere i junioralder, og undersøker om prestasjonspresset virker fremmende eller hemmende for videre skikarriere. Hva som fører til så stort frafall i juniorårene spesielt for jente-skiløpere, er temaet jeg skal forske på i denne oppgaven. Det er forsket forholdsvis lite på frafall i junioralderen innen langrennsidretten, ...
  • Identity, stability, Hybrid Threats and Disinformation 

    Freedman, Jane; Hoogensen Gjørv, Gunhild; Razakamaharavo, Velomahanina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-01-01)
    The following article examines the relevance of gender and intersectional analyses to better understanding hybrid threats, in particular those that are increasingly targeting civilian environments. The authors first present relevant concepts including hybrid threats and warfare, resilience, disinformation, civilian agency, and intersectionality as a method. Thereafter they discuss how disinformation ...
  • "Hvem pokker gider bli spiritist": Arne Garborgs möte med spiritismen 

    Johnsson, Henrik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-03)
    Artikeln utgör en idéhistorisk undersökning av Arne Garborgs intresse för spiritismen under 1890-talets första hälft. Artikeln argumenterar för att Garborg anlägger samma förhållningssätt till spiritismen som den samtida parapsykologin i det att han söker ge en naturlig förklaring till de fenomen som rapporteras från spiritistiska seanser. Garborgs uppmärksammande av spiritismen sätts vidare i ...

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