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  • Språk og standpunktkarakterer i nynorsk- og bokmålskommuner på Vestlandet 

    Blekesaune, Morten; Vangsnes, Øystein A (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-12)
    Standpunktkarakterene i nynorskkommuner på Vestlandet viser en mindre gunstig utvikling i perioden mellom 2009 og 2018 enn i bokmålskommunene i samme region. Artikkelen drøfter mulige årsaker, herunder endringer i medienes språk, der nynorsk i stor grad har blitt fortrengt av bokmål og dialekter, en utvikling som er aller tydeligst i nye digitale medier.
  • Internal and External Factors in Heritage Language Acquisition: Evidence from Heritage Russian in Israel, Germany, Norway, Latvia and the UK 

    Rodina, Yulia; Kupisch, Tanja; Meir, Natalia; Mitrofanova, Natalia; Urek, Olga; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-11)
    In this paper, we consider elicited production data (real and nonce words tasks) from five different studies on the acquisition of grammatical gender in Heritage Russian, comparing children growing up in Germany, Israel, Norway, Latvia, and the United Kingdom. The children grow up in diverse heritage language backgrounds, ranging from small groups (in Norway) to large communities (in Latvia). ...
  • Las lecturas distributivas de la preposición 'a' 

    Fábregas, Antonio (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-04-11)
    En este trabajo exploramos dos construcciones asociadas a lecturas distributivas en las que se emplea la preposición <i>a</i>, la estructura <i>N a N</i> (<i>gota a gota, uno a uno...</i>) y la estructura <i>a D N</i> (<i>al día, a la semana, al kilómetro...</i>). Este uso distributivo de <i>a</i> es en principio inesperado, ya que, frente a la preposición <i>por</i>, no suele dar lugar por sí misma ...
  • Ein werdender Romantiker übersetzt einen Aufklärer. Henrik Steffens und Carl Ludwig Willdenow 

    Federhofer, Marie-Theres (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-04-09)
    Henrik Steffens’ erste wissenschaftliche Buchpublikation, Udkast til en Lærebog i Botaniken (1794), war die Übersetzung eines botanischen Klassikers des ausgehenden 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhunderts, Carl Ludwig Willdenows Grundriss der Kräuterkunde (1792). Der vorliegende Beitrag arbeitet anhand dieser bislang wenig beachteten Übersetzung Steffens’ Position als Naturwissenschaftler im Übergang von ...
  • Avoiding the cum hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy: Comments and questions regarding Full Transfer Potential 

    González Alonso, Jorge; Rothman, Jason (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-10)
    The scientific method is a process of conjecture (hypothesis generation), prediction and subsequent testing in an effort to gain greater understanding. By its very nature, then, it is a process where, much more often than not, theoretical contributions are destined to be wrong. Somewhat ironically, though, being wrong is essentially the goal. By initially assuming our theory – or the one(s) we are ...
  • ABM-utvikling og avvikling. Hva skjedde? 

    Skare, Roswitha; Vårheim, Andreas; Stokstad, Sigrid (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2020)
    ABM-utviklings kortvarige eksistens fortoner seg som en sammenhengende reorganiseringsprosess, skriver forfatterene i denne artikkelen om ABM-utviklings vekst og fall». Artikkelen er en popularisert versjon av den vitenskapelige artikkelen «ABM-utvikling og avvikling: Institusjonell konvergens og divergens i kulturpolitikken.» (Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidsskrift, 2019, 22, 02)
  • The role of orthotactics in language switching: An ERP investigation using masked language priming 

    Casaponsa, Aina; Thierry, Guillaume; Dunabeitia Landaburu, Jon Andoni (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-31)
    It is commonly accepted that bilinguals access lexical representations from their two languages during language comprehension, even when they operate in a single language context. Language detection mechanisms are, thus, hypothesized to operate after the stage of lexical access during visual word recognition. However, recent studies showed reduced cross-language activation when sub-lexical properties ...
  • Businessmen and Ballerinas Take Different Forms: A Strategic Resource for Acquiring Russian Vocabulary and Morphology 

    Janda, Laura Alexis (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Included in the tasks facing a language learner is the acquisition of a lexicon and a grammar. However, when the target language has inflectional morphology, these two parts of the language-learning task intersect in the paradigms of grammatical word forms because each open-class lexeme has a number of forms that allow it to express various combinations of grammatical categories. Among major world ...
  • The Slavic Field in Norway 

    Janda, Laura Alexis (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Slavic studies in Norway have been shaped by specific facts that facilitated the development of the field, described in Section 1. Section 2 approaches the current state of our field in Norway from the perspectives of language teach- ing, linguistics, literature and culture, as well as publication venues and spe- cial resources for Slavists. I conclude in Section 3 with comments on current trends ...
  • Acceptable Ungrammatical Sentences, Unacceptable Grammatical Sentences, and the Role of the Cognitive Parser 

    Leivada, Evelina; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-10)
    A search for the terms “acceptability judgment tasks” and “language” and “grammaticality judgment tasks” and “language” produces results which report findings that are based on the exact same elicitation technique. Although certain scholars have argued that acceptability and grammaticality are two separable notions that refer to different concepts, there are contexts in which the two terms are used ...
  • Introducing Svalbard Studies 

    Chekin, Leonid S.; Rogatchevski, Andrei (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-01)
    Svalbard, or “cool edge” in Old Norse, is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. It has no indigenous population and some 60% of its landmass is covered by ice. Yet its rich wildlife and mineral resources, as well as spectacular sights, have been attracting a great deal of commercial interest ever since Willem Barentsz discovered the archipelago in 1596 and named it Spitsbergen (“peaked mountains”). ...
  • Svalbard on the (Post-) Soviet Screen 

    Rogatchevski, Andrei (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-01)
    A selection of Soviet/Russian and Norwegian documentary and feature films about Svalbard is analysed to account for the recurrent issues raised in cinematic representations of the archipelago. Such issues primarily include Svalbard’s ownership and demilitarization, as well as the role that women – and Russia – play in the region. The subject of these representations’ verisimilitude is also discussed. ...
  • At the sources of the Kola expedition: Fridtjof Nansen and Olaf Broch 

    Lønngren, Tamara (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-28)
    Легендарный норвежский исследователь Фритьоф Нансен, будучи человеком одаренным и всесторонне образованным, прекрасно знал историю и культуру северных народов российских окраин. Об этих его качествах упоминается практически во всех работах, посвященных его несостоявшейся в 1926 году экспедиции на Кольский полуостров. Однако о том, что овладение глубокими познаниями в области истории и материальной ...
  • Alf Nilsen-Børsskog — The Author Chosen by the Language 

    Viinikka-Kallinen, Anitta (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    This article discusses Alf Nilsen-Børsskog’s four-volume series of novels <i>Elämän jatko</i> [Continuation of life, 2004–2015], seen as the first literary works treating the Kven culture from a native perspective. Nilsen-Børsskog’s novels are analysed as constituting a “counterstory”, a term coined in the postcolonial cultural research paradigm to refer to self-representation. The Kvens have been ...
  • 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 ...

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