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  • Folkebibliotekets digitale tilbud under koronakrisen – en case studie fra Tromsø bibliotek og byarkiv 

    Skare, Roswitha (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-15)
    The Covid-19 pandemic caused a lockdown of public libraries’ buildings in Norway in March 2020 as was the case in almost every other European country. This article investigates the situation for the public library in Tromsø in the period from 12 March 2020 and towards a gradual reopening of the library building to the public in April the same year. The lockdown of the physical library building led ...
  • Framing the Dark Web: A study in portrayal of the Dark Web in documentary films 

    Jacobsen, Fredrik S.M. (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-18)
    Through its name, the Dark Web is often associated with activities that are generally illegal and unethical, but why is this? Through the different services that make up the Dark Web, it stands as a technology that inherently exists to protect people's privacy and free speech. This thesis aims to examine how media portrays the Dark Web and how its association is so negatively loaded through the lens ...
  • Orphanhood and trauma in Toni Morrison's A Mercy and Beloved 

    Engen, Nena Katrin (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    Abstract The current thesis examines the themes trauma and orphanhood and how they are connected in Toni Morrison’s two novels A Mercy (2008) and Beloved (1987), respectively. I will examine how traumatic experiences and the notion of both literal and cultural orphanhood affects the community, and how this has changed from the story in A Mercy being set in the late 17th century and to the story in ...
  • Joina du kino imårgå? Ungdomars dialektskriving på sosiale medium 

    Røyneland, Unn; Vangsnes, Øystein A (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-01-22)
    Sosiale medium utfordrar det tradisjonelle skiljet mellom normert og standardisert skriftspråk og inviterer til kreativ og refleksiv språkbruk. For mange norske ungdommar er det vanleg å ta i bruk trekk frå eit breitt språkleg repertoar – inkludert dialekttrekk og andre unormerte trekk – i private samanhengar på sosiale medium. I denne artikkelen presenterer vi data frå fire utvalde stader i ei ...
  • What’s in a Russian Aspectual Prefix? A Cognitive Linguistics Approach to Prefix Meanings 

    Nesset, Tore (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    This article analyzes Russian aspectual prefixes from the perspective of cognitive linguistics. First, a general schema is advanced that involves a trajector, a landmark, and a relation connecting the two. Second, it is argued that there are con- ditions on the trajector involving an observer and a domain of accessibility and that the trajector of the prefix is not necessarily the same as the trajector ...
  • Verb placement in embedded sentences in Faroese 

    Westendorp, Maud (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-25)
    In this article, I present data from the Nordic Word order Database (NWD) on word order in Faroese embedded clauses. I discuss the methods used in the data elicitation, data analysis, and present a first overview of the patterns in the dataset. The NWD contains a total of 4,752 embedded clauses elicited from 33 native Faroese speakers, focussing on embedded <i>wh</i>-questions, and the placement of ...
  • The effect of media habits on English proficiency: A study of L1 Norwegian teenagers 

    Andersen, Daniel Flakowski (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2017-05-14)
    This thesis compares the media habits of 86 Norwegian youth with their English proficiency. The goal is to investigate how much English we learn by e.g. watching TV, playing video games or listening to music. The 86 participants were between 16 and 20 years old, and answered a survey where they specified the number of hours they spent on an average day on each type of media. After this, they took ...
  • Investigating the Bottleneck Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition The acquisition of narrow syntax and functional morphology among Norwegian L2 learners of English 

    Jensen, Mirjam Gustava (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2017-05-15)
    In this thesis, I test the Bottleneck Hypothesis (Slabakova 2008, 2013, 2016). The Bottleneck Hypothesis (BH) accounts for what is easy and what is hard to acquire in a second language (L2). The BH claims that functional morphology is the difficult part of second language acquisition, and that narrow syntax, for instance, is easier to acquire. More specifically, the BH argues that when English is ...
  • Variation across individuals and domains in Norwegian heritage language 

    Lundquist, Bjørn; Anderssen, Merete; Lohndal, Terje; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-01-22)
    This paper investigates spontaneous production from 50 speakers of Norwegian heritage language in the Corpus of American Nordic Speech and studies the interplay between four linguistic properties: possessives and double definiteness, verb second word order, grammatical gender, and the amount of language mixing. It is shown that speakers cluster in the sense that some speakers produce more Norwegian-like ...
  • Distriktsjordmora i dokumentarromanen. Edvard Hoems Jordmor på jorda. Huset under Blåhammaren 

    Talseth, Eva Marie Haugen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-11-01)
    I denne teksten vil jeg innledningsvis vise hva som kjennetegner dokumentarromanen som sjanger, og samtidig illustrere den utviklinga innen dokumentarismen som har funnet sted siden 1960-tallet. Deretter nærleser jeg Edvard Hoems roman <i>Jordmor på jorda. Huset under Blåhammaren</i> i en tekstimmanent analyse, med særlig fokus på karakterutvikling og reisemotivet. I siste del bruker jeg både fakta- ...
  • «Æ har fortsatt myredialækt! Æ snakke ikkje sånn så di i Tromsø!» En språkvitenskapelig masteravhandling om språkvariasjon, dialekt og holdninger hos seks øksnesværinger i Tromsø by 

    Reinholdtsen, Kristina Hansen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    I denne masteravhandlingen er språk på flyttefot i fokus. Hva skjer med språket når man flytter på seg, og hva skjer når flyttingen skjer mellom bygd og by? Seks innflyttere i Tromsø som opprinnelig kommer fra Øksnes kommune i Nordland ble intervjuet, og gjennom transkripsjon har jeg kartlagt språkene deres. Informantene hadde bodd i Tromsø i alt fra 7 til 18 år, og gruppen utgjorde tre kvinner og ...
  • «dit du går, följer jag med». En analyse av Astrid Lindgrens Bröderna Lejonhjärta (1973) med utgangspunkt i den doble tiltale 

    Narvestad, Nora Karine (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2020-10-30)
    Astrid Lindgrens litteratur har påvirket og underholdt mennesker verden over. Som allalderlitteratur er det ulike faktorer som bidrar til at den treffer både barn og voksne. Denne oppgaven gir en redegjørelse for den doble tiltale i Lindgrens Bröderna Lejonhjärta (1973). For å belyse hva som gjør boka til allalderlitteratur drøftes tidligere sjangerplassering av verket, for deretter å redegjøre for ...
  • The Effect of Media Habits on L2 English Proficiency: A study of L1 Norwegian lower secondary pupils 

    Lamvik, Martin (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-11-03)
    This thesis explores the possible significant interactions between lower secondary school pupils’ English proficiency and the extent and characteristics of English language exposure from their media habits and out-of-school activities. The English language has manifested itself in the Norwegian society, and teenagers are exposed to considerable amounts of English in their everyday lives. A ...
  • Una nota sobre los adjetivos de preferencia 

    Fábregas, Antonio (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-12-24)
    Los adjetivos de preferencia (<i>favorito, preferido, predilecto</i>) tienen propiedades gramaticales que los diferencian de otras clases de adjetivos, asimilables o no a los superlativos. Este trabajo propone un análisis de su comportamiento que se basa en la idea de que, frente a otros adjetivos, estos elementos encabezan estructuras léxicas relacionales donde ellos son el núcleo de la estructura, ...
  • Are similar control processes implemented during single and dual language production? Evidence from switching between speech registers and languages 

    Declerck, Mathieu; Ivanova, Iva; Grainger, Jonathan; Dunabeitia Landaburu, Jon Andoni (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-31)
    To investigate whether similar control processes are used during single and dual language production, we compared register switching (formal and informal speech in the same language) vs. language switching (French and English). The results across two experiments showed a positive correlation of overall register- and language-switch costs and similar formal French switch costs across the two switching ...
  • Event Related Potentials at Initial Exposure in Third Language Acquisition: Implications from an Artificial Mini-Grammar Study. 

    Gonzáles Alonso, Jorge; Alemán Bañón, José; DeLuca, Vincent; Miller, David; Soares, Sergio Miguel Pereira; Slaats, Sophie; Rothman, Jason (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-09-01)
    The present article examines the proposal that typology is a major factor guiding transfer selectivity in L3/L<i>n</i> acquisition. We tested first exposure in L3/L<i>n</i> using two artificial languages (ALs) lexically based in English and Spanish, focusing on gender agreement between determiners and nouns, and between nouns and adjectives. 50 L1 Spanish-L2 English speakers took part in the experiment. ...
  • The acquisition of English articles among L1 Dagbani L2 English learners 

    Kwame, Abukari; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-11-10)
    This study investigates the acquisition of articles in L2 English by L1 speakers of Dagbani, a Gur language spoken in Ghana. Dagbani differs from English in that it has two definite articles, no indefinite article, and a zero-article which may express definiteness, indefiniteness as well as genericity. The study consisted of a Forced-choice task (FCT) and an Acceptability judgement task (AJT) which ...
  • L3 acquisition and crosslinguistic influence as co-activation. Response to commentaries on the keynote “Microvariation in multilingual situations: The importance of property-by-property acquisition 

    Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-04-10)
    I would first of all like to thank the many authors who have provided commentaries on my keynote article ‘Microvariation in multilingual situations: The importance of property-by-property acquisition’ (Westergaard, 2021a). The keynote has generated significant and stimulating debate about central issues on crosslinguistic influence in multilingual language acquisition, and I find it especially welcome ...
  • On the phantom-like appearance of bilingualism effects on neurocognition: (How) should we proceed? 

    Leivada, Evelina; Westergaard, Marit; Dunabeitia Landaburu, Jon Andoni; Rothman, Jason (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-05-22)
    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, ...
  • Event Related Potentials at Initial Exposure in Third Language Acquisition: Implications from an Artificial Mini-Grammar Study 

    González Alonso, Jorge; Alemán Bañón, José; Deluca, Vincent; Miller, David; Pereira Soares, Sergio M.; Puig-Mayenco, Eloi; Slaats, Sophie; Rothman, Jason (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-09-01)
    The present article examines the proposal that typology is a major factor guiding transfer selectivity in L3/L<i>n</i> acquisition. We tested first exposure in L3/L<i>n</i> using two artificial languages (ALs) lexically based in English and Spanish, focusing on gender agreement between determiners and nouns, and between nouns and adjectives. 50 L1 Spanish-L2 English speakers took part in the experiment. ...

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