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  • Securing strategic input for L2 learners: Constructions with Russian motion verbs 

    Nesset, Tore; Janda, Laura Alexis (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2022-02-21)
    This article shows how constructional and usage-based approaches to linguistics can be used to identify strategic input for L2 learners, i.e. input that reflects high frequency patterns in the target language. We suggest a methodology combining constructional and grammatical profiles, and argue that this methodology enables us to identify the most relevant morphological and syntactic constructions, ...
  • Successes and shortcomings of phonological accounts of Scandinavian object shift 

    Lyskawa, Paulina; Sandsted, Jade; Visser, Eline; Young, Nathan Joel; Lundquist, Björn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022)
    Object shift (OS) is a word order phenomenon in Scandinavian languages where under some circumstances the object appears before a sentential adverb. Despite the frequent assumptions that word order is determined in syntax, and despite the link of OS and syntactic phenomena like V2, there is no consensus that OS is a syntactic phenomenon. Particularly, it has been observed that OS targets specifically ...
  • Does race impact speech perception? An account of accented speech in two different multilingual locales 

    Kutlu, Ethan; Tiv, Mehrgol; Wulff, Stefanie; Titone, Debra (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-01-28)
    Upon hearing someone’s speech, a listener can access information such as the speaker’s age, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and their linguistic background. However, an open question is whether living in diferent locales modulates how listeners use these factors to assess speakers’ speech. Here, an audio-visual test was used to measure whether listeners’ accentedness judgments and intelligibility ...
  • Decision-making depends on language: A meta-analysis of the Foreign Language Effect 

    Del Maschio, Nicola; Crespi, Federico; Peressotti, Francesca; Abutalebi, Jubin; Sulpizio, Simone (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-02)
    In the present meta-analysis, we investigated the robustness and the magnitude of the Foreign Language Effect (FLE) – that is, the putative effect of language context (native versus foreign language) on decision-making. We also investigated whether the FLE is moderated by language experience – measured by second language age of acquisition and proficiency – or by methodological choices – the types ...
  • Exploring nuance in both experience and adaptation: Commentary on Titone and Tiv (2022) 

    DeLuca, Vincent (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-07-01)
    The keynote article by Titone & Tiv (2022) represents a key step forward in characterizing and quantifying bilingual experience, and how this may be leveraged to examine neurocognitive outcomes. The framework takes a novel multi-leveled approach to capturing and describing language experience. The first level handles the direct language use dynamics of a given individual or ego-driven language dynamics. ...
  • Svalbard w filmach polskich z lat 50. i 60. XX w. Perspektywa geografii wizualnej 

    Rogatchevski, Andrei; Szymala, Jacek (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-07-11)
    We propose to look at the 1950s–60s Polish documentaries about Svalbard through the prism of visual geography. We analyse the films by Włodzimierz Puchalski and Jarosław Brzozowski. Svalbard’s landscape appears as a character in these films. The films have not been considered from a geographical viewpoint before, and some of them have not yet been studied at all.
  • Comparing Island Effects for Different Dependency Types in Norwegian 

    Kobzeva, Anastasia; Sant, Charlotte; Robbins, Parker T.; Vos, Myrte Titia; Lohndal, Terje; Kush, Dave Whitney (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-07-29)
    Recent research suggests that island effects may vary as a function of dependency type, potentially challenging accounts that treat island effects as reflecting uniform constraints on all filler-gap dependency formation. Some authors argue that cross-dependency variation is more readily accounted for by discourse-functional constraints that take into account the discourse status of both the ...
  • The Multilingual Picture Database 

    Duñabeitia, Jon Andoni; Baciero, Ana; Antoniou, Kyriakos; Antoniou, Mark; Ataman, Esra; Baus, Cristina; Ben-Shachar, Michal; Can Caglar, Ozan; Chromý, Jan; Comesana, Montserrat; Filip, Maros; Filipovic Durdevic, Dusica; Gillon Dowens, Margaret; Hatzidaki, Anna; Januska, Jiri; Jusoh, Zuraini; Kanj, Rama; Kim, SayYoung; Kirkici, Bilal; Leminen, Alina; Lohndal, Terje; Yap, Ngee Thai; Renvall, Hanna; Rothman, Jason; Royle, Phaedra; Santesteban, Mikel; Sevilla, Yamila; Slioussar, Natalia; Vaughan-Evans, Awel; Wodniecka, Zofia; Wulff, Stefanie; Pliatsikas, Christos (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-07-21)
    The growing interdisciplinary research feld of psycholinguistics is in constant need of new and up-to-date tools which will allow researchers to answer complex questions, but also expand on languages other than English, which dominates the feld. One type of such tools are picture datasets which provide naming norms for everyday objects. However, existing databases tend to be small in terms of ...
  • Det russiske konstruktikonet: hva er det for noe? 

    Endresen, Anna (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2022-01-17)
  • Measureless quantificational exclamatives 

    Vangsnes, Øystein A (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-08-22)
    There is considerable variation related to the form of exclamatives across North Germanic varieties (see Delsing 2010 and Abels and Vangsnes 2010). However, in the Nordic Syntax Database there is only information about one particular and somewhat special kind of exclamative construction, here termed ‘measureless quantificational exclamative’ and exemplified by the Swedish example in (1). (1) Vad ...
  • Noun Phrases 

    Vangsnes, Øystein A (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-08-22)
    There is extensive variation in the structure of noun phrases across varieties of North Germanic. This has been extensively documented and researched in a number of publications, see e.g. Lundeby (1965), Delsing (1993), Holmberg (1994), Vangsnes (1999), Vangsnes et al. (2003), Julien (2005a), Dahl (2010) and references cited therein. Some of the best known variation pertains to the marking of ...
  • Hva er viktig for forståelse? Om maskinoversetting fra nordsamisk 

    Trosterud, Trond; Antonsen, Lene (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-01-22)
    Artikkelen presenterer et regelbasert maskinoversettingssystem fra nordsamisk til norsk. Den grammatiske analysen blir gjort med Giellatekno og Divvuns nord-samiske analyseprogram. Vi har skrevet transferkomponenten (transferleksikon og grammatiske regler) innafor rammeverket til det åpne maskinoversettings-systemet Apertium. Artikkelen inneholder ei evaluering av oversatt tekst for to ulike domener. ...
  • On inhibited eventualities 

    Fábregas, Antonio; González Rodríguez, Raquel (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-22)
    The existence of negative descriptions denoting events is controversial in the literature, since it implies enriching the semantic ontology with negative events. The goal of this article is to argue that the readings that have been called ‘negative events’—in contrast to sentential negation reading—should be analysed as inhibited eventualities. We will argue that the inhibited eventuality reading ...
  • Kveenin kieli ja kulttuuri kahdessa päiväkodissa Pohjois-Norjassa - kielen elvyttämistä ja vähemmistökulttuurin välitystä 

    Niiranen, Leena (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)
    Kveenin kieli eli kainunkieli kuuluu uhanalaisiin kieliin, koska se ei enää ole vanhemmilta lapsille luonnollisessa kommunikaatiossa välittyvä kieli. Artikkelissa analysoidaan Engeströmin (1987) toiminnan teorian avulla kveenin kielen ja kulttuurin elvyttämistä kahdessa pohjoisnorjalaisessa päiväkodissa. Vain toisessa kuvatuista päiväkodeista pyrittiin kveenin kielen elvytykseen ns. kielipesämenetelmää ...
  • Doubling of Negation 

    Østbø Munch, Christine B.; Garbacz, Piotr (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-08-22)
    Doubling of negation, where a declarative is initiated and finished with negation as shown in (1) below, consists of two different structures: clause-initial negation and clause-final negation, and these need not be related. (1) Inte har jag sett honom inte. (Fenno-Swedish) not has I seen him not ‘I have certainly not seen him’ (Bergroth 1928: 159) Clause-initial negation, which contributes ...
  • Verb placement in relative clauses 

    Bentzen, Kristine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-08-22)
    The Scandinavian languages generally display V2 in main clauses (but see Bentzen 2014a, who discusses clauses introduced by maybe, which constitute an exception to this pattern). However, in embedded contexts, V2 is only available in certain restricted contexts, such as certain embedded that-clauses (see Bentzen 2014b). In most other embedded contexts, such as embedded wh-questions and relative ...
  • Renessansehagen - utforming og hagekunstneriske motiver 

    Hage, Ingebjørg (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2011-06-01)
    Med renessansens framvekst i Italia ble det skapt en hagekultur som skulle få betydning langt utenfor landets grenser. Idealene ble hentet fra antikken. De karakteristiske renessansehagene startet blant adelen i Firenze og utviklet seg til store og imponerende anlegg blant overklassen ellers i Italia. Motivene fra renessansehagen spredte seg til den europeiske overklassen, men også til hager ...
  • The Nuance of Bilingualism as a Reserve Contributor: Conveying Research to the Broader Neuroscience Community 

    Voits, Toms; DeLuca, Vincent; Abutalebi, Jubin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-06-24)
    The neurological notion of “reserve” arises from an individually observable dissociation between brain health and cognitive status. According to the cognitive reserve hypothesis, high-reserve individuals experience functional compensation for neural atrophy and, thus, are able to maintain relatively stable cognitive functioning with no or smaller-than-expected impairment. Several lifestyle factors ...
  • The nuance of bilingualism as a reserve contributor: Conveying research to the broader neuroscience community 

    Voits, Toms; DeLuca, Vincent; Abutalebi, Jubin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-06-24)
    The neurological notion of “reserve” arises from an individually observable dissociation between brain health and cognitive status. According to the cognitive reserve hypothesis, high-reserve individuals experience functional compensation for neural atrophy and, thus, are able to maintain relatively stable cognitive functioning with no or smaller-than-expected impairment. Several lifestyle factors ...
  • Grammatisk kjønn og bøyningsklasse i norsk som andrespråk: En korpusstudie 

    Anderssen, Merete; Busterud, Guro (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-05-12)
    I denne artikkelen presenteres en empirisk studie av grammatisk kjønn og bøyningsklasse hos 47 andrespråksinnlærere av norsk i talespråkskorpuset NorInt Tale. Målet er å undersøke i hvilken grad innlærerne har grammatisk kjønn som del av sin andrespråkskompetanse. Resultatene viser at selv om talerne har en høy grad av målspråkslikhet totalt, skjuler dette en betydelig lavere målspråkslikhet med ...

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