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    • The Acquisition of Clitics in L2 Spanish: Examining Restrictions on Clitic Solidarity. 

      Halloran, Becky; Rothman, Jason (Chapter; Bokkapittel; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      This study examines the mental representation of clitic object pronouns in English L2 Spanish speakers of beginning, intermediate and advanced proficiencies. We present the results of a scalar grammaticality judgment task, which examines knowledge of clitic placement in both Exceptional Case Marking (ECM) verb constructions and non-ECM (finite and modal + infinitival) constructions. Our findings ...
    • The Acquisition of Compositional Definiteness in Norwegian 

      Anderssen, Merete (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2007)
      This paper aims to explain why the prenominal definiteness marker found in modified structures is acquired much later than the suffixal definite article in Norwegian. The coexistence of the two definiteness markers is the result of the double definiteness phenomenon in Norwegian, which occurs in definite structures involving an attributive adjective. A lexical insertion approach to the double ...
    • The acquisition of grade alternation in North Saami 

      Bals, Berit Anne (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2004)
      This paper looks at how the North Saami grade alternation system develops in children. Grade alternation is a morphophonological process, in which foot-medial consonants alternate between two forms, the strong and the weak grade. There are qualitative alternations, quantitative alternations and in some patterns, both the length and quality of the consonants alternate. These alternations happen in ...
    • Acquisition of locative utterances in Norwegian: structure-building via lexical learning 

      Mitrofanova, Natalia; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-03-15)
      This paper focuses on the acquisition of locative prepositional phrases in L1 Norwegian. We report on two production experiments with children acquiring Norwegian as their first language and compare the results to similar experiments conducted with Russian children. The results of the experiments show that Norwegian children at age 2 regularly produce locative utterances lacking overt prepositions, ...
    • The acquisition of past tense in English/Norwegian bilingual children single versus dual mechanisms 

      Jensvoll, Maja Henriette (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2003)
      In a study of three Norwegian/English bilingual siblings, their strategies for acquiring past tense of verbs in both languages were examined. Elicitation tests were performed in both languages and the children’s performance and error patterns were examined. These results were then compared to data from monolingual English and Norwegian speaking children. The results are discussed within the framework ...
    • The acquisition of word order in L2 Norwegian: The case of subject and object shift 

      Anderssen, Merete; Bentzen, Kristine; Busterud, Guro; Dahl, Anne; Lundquist, Bjørn; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-13)
      This article reports on a syntactic acceptability judgement study of 59 adult L2/Ln learners of Norwegian and a group of native controls, studying subject and object shift. These constructions involve movement of (mainly) pronominal subjects or objects across negation/adverbs. Both subject shift and object shift display considerable micro-variation in terms of syntax and information structure, ...
    • Adjectival inflection as diagnostic for structural position: inside and outside the Icelandic definiteness domain 

      Pfaff, Alexander Peter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-09-25)
      This article attempts to account for the distribution of Icelandic adjectival inflection in a manner that also captures a problematic case that has not been satisfactorily analyzed in the literature. It is argued that weak inflection is triggered if the adjective is c-commanded by a feature [definite]. Strong inflection occurs precisely if weak inflection is not triggered. This implementation accounts ...
    • Advantages and shortcomings of different perspectives in describing Northern Russian dak. 

      Post, Margje (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2002)
      The word dak is one of several highly frequent particles, used in most Northern Russian and some Siberian dialects. It can occur sentence initially, sentence internally and sentence finally to connect two parts of the discourse, such as words, sentences, and presuppositions. This article describes the advantages and shortcomings of six different perspectives which have been used to describe this ...
    • Aksumstelen. Et monuments skiftende betydninger. 

      Whittaker, Helène (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2005)
    • Algunos problemas de los sufijos con lectura de contacto brusco 

      Fábregas, Antonio (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-05-09)
      RESUMEN: Este trabajo explora tres aspectos de la gramática de los sufijos asociados a lecturas de golpe – más propiamente, contacto brusco- en español: -aco, -ada y –ón. Se propone que estos sufijos pueden formar sustantivos de contacto brusco porque, por distintos motivos en cada caso, están asociados en su entrada a un núcleo que denota un límite final (]) subespecificado acerca de la dimensión ...
    • Allomorphy: Old Concept, Big Data, New Model 

      Endresen, Anna (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2015-07)
      Many key concepts that modern linguistics operates with were first introduced in the Structuralist Era, the time when linguists believed in clear-cut oppositions and privative features and did not have access to large electronic corpora. Today, when we apply these Structuralist concepts to linguistic data, which is gradient in nature, we encounter a gap between the data and our theory. I argue that ...
    • And up she went – The moral vertical in Wings 

      Høgetveit, Åsne Ø. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This article is dedicated to the film Wings (1966) directed by the Soviet director Larisa Shepitko. With its story of a World War II veteran, Nadezhda Stepanovna Petrukhina, Wings makes for an interesting case when looking at women’s and veteran’s status in the Soviet society of the 1960’s, and morality and memory culture more generally speaking. But as Nadezhda Stepanovna is a former fighter pilot ...
    • And what next? On the prose of V. Narbikova. 

      Komarova, Olga (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2002)
      Parallel to radical changes in Russian society in the last decades of the 20th century are transformations in literary methods and genres. There is a widespread notion that new tendences in this sphere were born as a reaction to the uniformistic, boring Sovjet literature of the previous period. Valerija Narbikova was one of the new names which manifested the arrival of postmodernist literature (1989), ...
    • [Anmeldelse av] Elena Aronova Gurevitsj & Inna Geral'dovna Matjusjina. Poezija skal'dov [Skaldedikting] 

      Mørck, Endre (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2002)
    • [Anmeldelse] Hilde Sollid. Dialektsyntaks i Nordreisa: Språkdannelse og stabilisering i møtet mellom kvensk og norsk 

      Conzett, Philipp (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2005)
    • Antall grotter i Kaledonidene 

      Finnesand, Torstein; Brattli, Tore (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2010)
      The article identifies the exponent for the longest caves in the Scandinavian Caledonides, UK, part of the Alps, USA and the earth. The exponent is used to calculate the total number of caves longer than 100 m and 10 m in different regions, using equations described by Rane Curl in 1986 and statistical methods like maximum likelihood estimation and Kolmogorov-Smirnov. The article discusses whether ...
    • Archives and Identity in the Context of Social Media and Algorithmic Analytics: Towards an Understanding of iArchive and Predictive Retention 

      Pötzsch, Holger (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-24)
      The present article reconceptualises the archive in the context of digital media ecologies. Drawing upon archival theory and critical approaches to the political economy of the Internet, I account for new dynamics and implications afforded by digital archives. Operating at both a user-controlled explicit and a state- and corporate-owned implicit level, the digital archive at once facilitates empowerment ...