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  • An Investigation of Empathy in James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” 

    Johansson, Marie Seljehaug (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-02-15)
    This master’s thesis aims to look at how empathy is thematized in James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues.” To do this, the thesis will start by introducing affect theory. Affect aims to put emotions back into the study of literature. Emotions become even more important because of the notion of empathy. Empathy is the ability to imagine oneself in somebody else’s shoes. Baldwin’s short story invites empathetic ...
  • Class prefixes as Specifiers in Southern Bantu  

    Taraldsen, Knut T; Taraldsen Medová, Lucie; Langa, David (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-02)
    We argue that a set of facts about the plural nominal class prefixes in Southern Bantu languages shows that some plural prefixes spell out a phrasal constituent, a Specifier bottoming out in a classifier-like noun. This leads us to adopt a theory of lexicalization that leads to the conclusion that all nominal class prefixes in Southern Bantu lexicalize Specifiers of this sort, and we argue that the ...
  • The effects of discourse topic on global and local markers in Croatian ditransitives 

    Velnic, Marta (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-04)
    This study investigates the impact that discourse topic has on (i) word order (global marking) and (ii) referring expression (local marking), in ditransitive structures in Croatian preschoolers and adult controls. According to general pragmatic principles, the discourse topic argument is expected to be placed before the rest of the sentence, thus complying with the (discourse) topic-comment order ...
  • Language maintenance through corpus planning – the case of Kven. 

    Keränen, Mari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-30)
    The Kven language that is spoken in northernmost Norway was officially recognized as a language in 2005. The history of the language community dates back to the sixteenth century according to tax books. There is still an ongoing discussion among certain language users, whether Kven is in fact a language or one of the Finnish dialects. The language planning of Kven has started in 2007 by ...
  • Eliciting Big Data From Small, Young, or Non-standard Languages: 10 Experimental Challenges 

    Leivada, Evelina; D'Alessandro, Roberta; Grohmann, Kleanthes K. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-14)
    The aim of this work is to identify and analyze a set of challenges that are likely to be encountered when one embarks on fieldwork in linguistic communities that feature small, young, and/or non-standard languages with a goal to elicit big sets of rich data. For each challenge, we (i) explain its nature and implications, (ii) offer one or more examples of how it is manifested in actual linguistic ...
  • Evangelisk ironi 

    Gaasland, Rolf (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    This article addresses the question whether unreliable narration, as the concept is understood in the tradition following Wayne Booth’s original definition, can occur in non-fictional stories. Contrary to Pekka Tammi’s conclusion in a recent article, this article’s answer is affirmative. It seeks to demonstrate, through a comparative analysis of respectively Mark’s and Matthew’s stories about the ...
  • "One's life is peculiary one's own when one has invented it." En lesning av kjønnstematikk i Djuna Barnes' roman Nightwood. 

    Myrland, Inger-Johanne (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2000-05)
    ”I am the most famous unknown of the century!” Slik lød selvkarakteristikken fra Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) i et brev til forfatterkollegaen Natalie Barney i 1963.<sup>1</sup> Da var Barnes 71 år og hadde forlengst avskrevet muligheten for en bred litterær anerkjennelse etter å ha forfattet Nightwood, romanen denne oppgaven har som mål å si noe om. Når vi nå skriver 2000, 37 år senere, har dette ...
  • Social media as digital public sphere. Social media, digital public sphere and community 

    Nielsen, Inga Mari (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-09-17)
    The thesis investigates if social media with focus on Facebook is used as a digital public sphere. Issues concerning privacy rights online, coercive and manipulative political advertisement are discussed in contrast to the positive aspects of social media as platform for an inclusive, pluralist and community friendly discourse. Independent data from a questionnaire on habits and views on social ...
  • The Short Story Cycle: A Marginalized Genre for Marginalized Stories. A Genre Critique of Sandra Cisneros’ Woman Hollering Creek 

    Normann, Helene Gurandsrud (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-11-20)
    The short story cycle is an overlooked genre, often dismissed by critics as a short story collection. This lack of attention paid to the interconnectedness between the short stories within a work diminishes the work as a whole by not acknowledging the value added by the relation between the short stories. In the background presented in this thesis, the classification of Sandra Cisneros’s Woman ...
  • The Great Gatsby - flappers and philosophers in the upper secondary classroom. A historical-biographical reading, watching and studying of Fitzgerald's novel 

    Tennes, Ragnhild Seel (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-11-16)
    This master's thesis tries out a historical-biographical approach to the challenge of teaching English literature in Norwegian upper secondary schools in three steps according to three curricular aims. In selecting The Great Gatsby for this purpose, I discover the opportunity to kill several birds with one stone when I enable my students to interpret and analyse the novel, compare to film versions, ...
  • The Ethics of Proximity in Literature: An Ethical Reading of Immediacy in J.M. Coetzee's Age of Iron and Foe 

    Myklatun, Anne (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-11-01)
    In this project, I present a reading of ethics and politics in John Maxwell Coetzee’s Foe (1986) and Age of Iron (1990) based on Emmanuel Levinas’ philosophy on proximity. By deploying the ethics of proximity into the ethical reading of the relationships between Mrs. Curren and Vercueil in Age of Iron and between Susan and Friday in Foe, a sense of resistance towards the political dimensions of ...
  • Fan Fiction and Authorship. Secondary Authors and Their Role in the Evolution of the Author Construct and Canonicity 

    Grødahl, Kristoffer (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-10-30)
    This thesis explores the author role as a complex construct in relation to the notion of canonicity, investigating the relationship between authors, their original works, fan authors and fan authors’ works of fan fiction. Four major works have been chosen for analysis, Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study In Scarlet (1887), J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007), Anthony Horowitz’ ...
  • Экспериментальное исследование русских потенциальных глаголов с приставками о- и у- 

    Endresen, Anna; Janda, Laura Alexis (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    В статье представлено экспериментальное исследование потенциальных слов русского языка, об- разованных по двум продуктивным моделям, а именно деадъективных глаголов с приставками о- и у- типа овнешнить и уконкретить, обытовить и украсивить, и др. В частности, проверяются четыре гипотезы о том, определяются ли суждения о приемлемости потенциальных глаголов а) частотностью и статусом слова в языке, ...
  • Romsa – byen som ikkje ville vera samisk: Ein politisk thriller 

    Vangsnes, Øystein A (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2013)
    <i>Introduksjon:</i> 13. desember 2010 vedtok Tromsø kommunestyre med to tredels fleirtal følgjande: <p> <p><i>1</i>. Starte opp arbeidet med å utarbeide en handlingsplan for samisk språk i Tromsø kommune.<p> <p><i>2</i>. Handlingsplanen behandles i Tromsø kommunestyre i juni 2011 som grunnlag for å søke om å innlemme Tromsø kommune i forvaltningsområdet for samiske språk. 15 av dei 43 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Using authentic texts for grammar exercises for a minority language 

    Antonsen, Lene; Argese, Chiara (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-02)
    <p>This paper presents an ATICALL (Authentic Text ICALL) system with automatic visual input enhancement activities for training complex inflection systems in a minority language. We have adapted the freely available VIEW system which was designed to automatically generate activities from any web content.</p> <p>Our system is based on finite state transducers (FST) and Constraint Grammar, originally ...
  • The Public Library and Social Media. A Case Study from Tromsø, Norway 

    Skare, Roswitha (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2018-10)
    <i>Introduction</i>: Historically, archives, libraries and museums (ALM) have been perceived as institutions providing infrastructure for an open and enlightened public discourse. The Norwegian Public Libraries Act (Lov om folkebibliotek), for instance, focuses on public libraries being providers of knowledge and cultural expressions, agents of popular enlightenment, local meeting places and arenas ...
  • Less is more: why all paradigms are defective, and why that is a good thing 

    Janda, Laura Alexis; Tyers, Francis Morton (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-21)
    Only a fraction of lexemes are encountered in all their paradigm forms in any corpus or even in the lifetime of any speaker. This raises a question as to how it is that native speakers confidently produce and comprehend word forms that they have never witnessed. We present the results of an experiment using a recurrent neural network computational learning model. In particular, we com- pare the ...
  • 'No fornicar': el discurso de culpa, penitencia y perdón en el Confessonario en lengua cumanagota (1723) de Diego de Tapia 

    Sarion, Roxana (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Este artículo plantea el análisis del Confessonario en lengua cumanagota (1723) del franciscano Diego de Tapia como herramienta de conversión basada en modelos de represión y técnicas inquisitoriales. Con el fin de perseguir al indígena en su conducta infiel y lasciva, el confesionario se presenta como instrumento coercitivo destinado a enseñar la ética cristiana a los indígenas de la costa oriental ...
  • Intersecting Frames of Legibility in Conversion de Piritu (1690): A Remodeling of Paratexts in the Digital Setting 

    Sarion, Roxana Mihaela (Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2018-09-01)
    In this chapter Roxana Sarion examines the understudied Spanish colonial missionary text Conversion de Piritu (1690) by Matías Ruiz Blanco to demonstrate how it has been able to convey different cultural messages over time due to its changing material and visual forms, which becomes particularly prominent in the digital age. The change from the printed format to the digital adds new cultural dimensions ...

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