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  • On the phantom-like appearance of bilingualism effects on cognition: (How) should we proceed? 

    Leivada, Evelina; Dunabeitia, Jon Andoni; Westergaard, Marit; Rothman, Jason (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Numerous studies have argued that bilingualism has effects on cognitive functions. Recently, in light of increasingly mixed empirical results, this claim has been challenged. One might ponder if there is enough evidence to justify a cessation to future research on the topic or, alternatively, how the field could proceed to better understand the phantom-like appearance of bilingual effects. Herein, ...
  • Kva bruker vi minoritetsspråksordbøker til? Ein studie av brukarloggane for tolv tospråklege ordbøker 

    Trosterud, Trond (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-27)
    The article analyses the user logs of twelve different bilingual mi- nority language dictionaries. The logs show that the dictionaries are in frequent use, with lookup in the direction towards the minor- ity language (production use) dominating by approximately 60% of the total queries. Query recall is high, around 90%, despite the dictionaries being medium-size to small, and most failed queries are ...
  • New methodologies in the Nordic Syntax Database: word order variation in Norwegian wh-questions 

    Westendorp, Maud (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-31)
    Across Norwegian dialects, <i>wh</i>-questions show variation concerning word order possibilities, with many dialects allowing non-V2 word order. The acceptance of this order differs across dialects and depends on the complexity and function of the <i>wh</i>-element. This study examines data from 409 informants across 105 sites in the Nordic Syntax Database (NSD). Throughout the study, new ...
  • Documentation Studies at the University of Tromsø: A new way to educate librarians? 

    Skare, Roswitha (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-05)
    The article presents an overview of the history of Documentation Studies at the University of Tromsø in Norway, a study programme founded in 1996. The article starts with a brief historical background to the degree’s foundation before the main ideas behind the choice of the concept are described. The last part of the article is devoted to the alterations made to the programme over the last 15 years ...
  • Redefining bilingualism as a spectrum of experiences that differentially affects brain structure and function 

    Deluca, Vincent; Rothman, Jason; Bialystok, Ellen; Pliatsikas, Christos (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-26)
    Learning and using an additional language is shown to have an impact on the structure and function of the brain, including in regions involved in cognitive control and the connections between them. However, the available evidence remains variable in terms of the localization, extent, and trajectory of these effects. Variability likely stems from the fact that bilingualism has been routinely ...
  • Pain and epiphany: Julian of Norwich' Revelations of Divine Love as Pathography 

    Dahl Hambro, Cathinka (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-31)
    This article discusses the medieval English mystic Julian of Norwich’s autobiographical text <i>Revelations of Divine Love</i> and the significance of physical pain in Julian’s holy visions. Applying Anne H. Hawkins’ idea of the ‘myth of rebirth’, the article argues that although Julian’s work is not a narrative about illness as such, it may nevertheless be read as a medieval pathography or as a ...
  • Indigenous elders' perspective and position 

    Gaski, Harald (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Inspired by a great deal of work on Indigenous methodologies, I feel it natural to start this essay by positioning myself. I will ponder the more or less institutionalized concept of an ‘Indigenous Elders’ approach.’ I will do this from a combined perspective of a Sámi Elder (at least one who is approaching the age of becoming an Elder) and from an academic vantage point in which Indigenous scholarship ...
  • The two Norwegian official written standards, bokmål and nynorsk. Linguistic and ideological implications of national bilingualism and biliteracy. 

    Bull, Tove (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-09)
    The long-lasting Norwegian history of official biliteracy with two equal written standards has attracted the interest of many scholars, both nationally and internationally. The present paper gives an overview of the historical development more or less similar to what is found in most Norwegian language histories, though with a different perspective. The paper discusses and seeks to answer the following ...
  • « ... oткладывается до более благоприятного времени»: О Кольской экспедиции Фритьофа Нансена 

    Lønngren, Tamara (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-19)
    In spring 1926 the Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture in Norway appointed Fridtjof Nansen as project leader of a scientific expedition to the Kola Peninsula for comparative study of its indigenous population. Nansen himself worked out the plan of the expedition. According to the plan, it was a Norwegian expedition with international participants: Four Norwegians, two Finns, two ...
  • Albert Lange Fliflet. Biografi 

    Viinikka-Kallinen, Anitta (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2019-06-14)
    Filologen, dikteren og oversetteren Albert Lange Fliflet hadde usedvanlige ferdigheter i fremmedspråk. Han kunne over ti språk og oversatte klassisk skjønnlitteratur fra fem ulike språk. Fliflet ga også ut en samling egne aforismer på finsk og foreleste på ungarsk i Ungarn om metrikken i finsk poesi. Verkene han oversatte, var gjerne eldre klassisk litteratur i diktform. Hans største og mest kjente ...
  • Resitasjon og musikk utdyper teksttolkningen. Litt om boka, CDen og teaterstykket Beaivi, áhcázan 

    Gaski, Harald (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2019)
    <p>Verket <i>Beaivi, áhčážan (Solen min far)</i> utgjør på sett og vis en egen trilogi. Trilogien består av ei bok med dikt som er nummerert og to CD-sett. Den ene CD’en (CD 4) er musikk som Nils-Aslak Valkeapää og Esa Kotilainen laget til Dalvadis-teaterets oppsetning Beaivi, áhčážan, basert på et utvalg tekster fra boka. Dalvadis-teateret var lokalisert i Karesuando i Nord-Sverige. De turnerte med ...
  • Une nature arctique qui protége et nourrit: le contre-récit des Kvènes récrit la relation au monde naturel / Arctic nature as the great reconciler and rescuer – The Kvens' counter-narrative rewrites the relationship between man and nature 

    Viinikka-Kallinen, Anitta (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2019)
    The Kvens are a national minority in Norway long subject to a policy of assimilation. This article examines the Kven-language novels of Alf Nilsen-Børsskog as counter-narratives and descriptions of Arctic nature and the Kvens' living environment. Norwegian fiction has depicted the Kvens since the 1870s, but Nilsen-Børsskog’s series <i>Elämän jatko 1-4 (Life Goes On, 2004-2015)</i> is the first to ...
  • Female Aliens in (Post-)Soviet Sci-Fi Cinema: Technology, Sacrifice and Morality Feminism 

    Høgetveit, Åsne Ø. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    In this article I will discuss a number of (post-) Soviet sci-fi films, stretching over a hundred years or so, to look into what function (post-) Soviet female superhuman characters have, and what they might tell us about fundamental discussions of humanity and its relation to technology, identity and gender. By looking into the traditional function of women in Russian and Soviet culture, the Marxist ...
  • "I will teach you differences": A meta-theoretical approach to narrative theory 

    Greve, Anniken (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-02)
    The article seeks to explore sameness and difference in narrative theory by way of shifting the emphasis from the narratives themselves to the research acts we perform on narratives. It proposes a model for analyzing research acts. Applying this model to various research acts in narrative theory it shows that what it implies to look for sameness and difference within narratives will vary with the ...
  • The Political Economy of Memory Production in the Videogames Industry 

    Hammar, Emil (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-29)
    Following the materialist approaches to contemporary digital memory- making, this article explores how unequal access to memory production in videogames is determined along economic and cultural lines. Based on semi-structured qualitative interviews with different European, Asian and North American historical game developers, I make the case for how materialist and cultural aspects of videogame ...
  • Qué hacen las preposiciones en las perífrasis 

    Fábregas, Antonio (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12)
    En este artículo nos ocupamos de la naturaleza del llamado nexo de las perífrasis, y específicamente de los casos que son aparentemente preposiciones (<i>ir a</i> + <i>infinitivo</i>, <i>dejar de</i> + <i>infinitivo</i>). Mostraremos a través de una serie de pruebas que no cabe considerarlos formas fosilizadas que aparecen por un motivo de idiosincrasia léxica; antes bien, es posible establecer una ...
  • Perífrasis e inductores negativos: un análisis en términos de dominios 

    Fábregas, Antonio; Gonzalez, Raquel Rodríguez (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    En este trabajo nos ocupamos de las estructuras perifrásticas que contienen negación en su interior, siguiendo el esquema <auxiliar + no + auxiliado>, y concretamente de las condiciones bajo las cuales una perífrasis admite la interposición de este adverbio. Argumentamos, mediante un examen detallado de las perífrasis de gerundio e infinitivo, que la interposición de la negación produce una lectura ...
  • Construal vs. redundancy: Russian aspect in context 

    Janda, Laura Alexis; Reynolds, Robert (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-10)
    The relationship between construal and redundancy has not been previously explored empirically. Russian aspect allows speakers to construe situations as either Perfective or Imperfective, but it is not clear to what extent aspect is determined by context and therefore redundant. We investigate the relationship between redundancy and open construal by surveying 501 native Russian speakers who rated ...
  • Prezidentskie vybory vs. vybory prezidenta: how to choose? 

    Janda, Laura Alexis; Nesset, Tore; Say, Sergey (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-24)
    We present three case studies of the distribution of adjective + head noun (‘adjective’) vs. head noun + noun-genitive (‘genitive’) constructions based on datasets extracted from the Russian National Corpus. Each case study focuses on a different set of non-head referents: case study 1 examines non-heads that are country names (like ‘Norway’ as in <i>norvežskij</i> N vs. N <i>Norvegii</i>), case ...

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