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  • 'Lei niogtredve go byggiimet.' Om unormerte lån fra norsk i samisk talespråk 

    Antonsen, Lene (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2021-12-31)
    Denne artikkelen ser på ord annotert som fremmedspråklig ord eller sitatlån i det nordsamiske talespråkskorpuset LIA Sápmi. De mest frekvente orda blir vurdert mot ordbøker og tekstkorpus. Analysen viser at en del av disse orda i realiteten er etablerte lånord i muntlig språk, og mange av dem finnes også i ordbøker, men orda er fraværende i skriftlig språk. Størstedelen av de annoterte orda er ...
  • Mittelnorwegisch 

    Mørck, Endre (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2021)
    Die sprachgeschichtliche Epoche von der Mitte des 14. bis zum Beginn des 16. Jahrhunderts wird üblicherweise als „mittelnorwegisch“ bezeichnet. Wie der Name sagt, handelt es sich dabei um die Übergangsphase von der altnorwegischen zur neunorwegischen Zeit. Will man die Entwicklungen in dieser Zeit kurz zusammenfassen, so sagt man oft, Altnorwegisch habe sich in dieser Zeit zu den modernen Dialekten ...
  • Trykkplasseringa i latinske lånord og partikkelverb i tre norske dialektområde 

    Tengesdal, Eirik; Lundquist, Bjørn (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2021-12-31)
    Denne artikkelen granskar sambandet mellom trykkplassering i latinske lånord (som butikk) og partikkelverb (som gå ut), der trykkplasseringa på fyrstestavinga eller sistestavinga varierer. Med di partikkelverb har ein del av variasjon som skriv seg frå innomspråklege strukturelle faktorar, reknar me med at desse faktorane ikkje påverkar latinske ord i like stor grad. Ved å granska ikkje-syntaktisk ...
  • The synthetic perfect from Indo-Iranian to Late Vedic 

    Dahl, Eystein (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
    This paper outlines the origin and development of the synthetic Perfect from Indo-Iranian, the reconstructed common ancestral stage of the Iranian and Indo-Aryan languages, to Vedic, the oldest attested stage of Old Indo-Aryan. Comparative evidence from Old Iranian, Homeric Greek and a number of other Indo-European languages shows that this morphological category ultimately stems from Proto-Indo-European. ...
  • The diachrony of ditransitives in Vedic Sanskrit 

    Dahl, Eystein (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
    Indo-Iranian in general and Old Indo-Aryan in particular is usually regarded as a morphosyntactically rather conservative branch of the Indo-European linguistic family. However, recent work (e.g. Cotticelli and Dahl Forthcoming) demonstrates that Early Vedic, the oldest attested variety of Old Indo-Aryan, shows a number of important innovations in its alignment system, including the establishing of ...
  • Menneskets "her" 

    Greve, Anniken (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
    Refleksjonen over stedet slik vi møter den hos Christian Norberg-Schulz, er nært knyttet til en refleksjon over mennesket. Denne filosofisk-antropologiske dimensjonen kan være litt skjult i mye av det andre han snakker om: sted, arkitekturhistorie, byggeskikker, stilhistorie. Så kan man spørre: Hvorfor er forståelsen av mennesket så vesentlig for forståelsen av byggekunsten og arkitektens virksomhet? ...
  • Imagination and Reality in Sami Fantasy 

    Fredriksen, Lill Tove (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
    What is imagined and what is real? These are relevant questions in the fantasy novel Ilmmiid gaskkas (2013), written by Sami author Máret Ánne Sara and translated into English by Laura A. Janda as In Between Worlds (2016). The narrative depicts parallel stories, set above and below ground, and highlights an imbalance between our world on earth and that of our neighbours, the ulda-people in the ...
  • Nils-Aslak Valkeapää. A Powerful Poetic Manifestation 

    Gaski, Harald (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
    Nils-Aslak Valkeapää (1943–2001), or Áillohaš as he used as his artist name for a period of time, was the greatest Sámi multimedia artist. He made his debut as an author in 1971 with a book of essays, and is so far the only Sámi who has been awarded the prestigious Nordic Council’s literature prize, for his book of poetry and photographs Beaivi, áhčážan, 1989 (The Sun, My Father, 1997).
  • Juan del Valle y Caviedes 

    Cabanillas Cardenas, Carlos Fernando (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
    La obra poética más conocida de Juan del Valle y Caviedes1 (Porcuna, Jaén, 1645-Lima, 1698) es la que corresponde a sus composiciones satírico burlescas. Estas se caracterizan por su relación con personajes históricos, acontecimientos y hechos circunstanciales de la vida en Lima en las últimas dos décadas del siglo xvii. Si bien problemas de transmisión textual no permiten todavía definir la ...
  • From the Origins of Government and Binding to the Current State of Minimalism 

    Alexiadou, Artemis; Lohndal, Terje (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2021)
    This chapter provides a review of the current Chomskyan approach to the study of human language, known as the Minimalist Program. It offers an overview of the central ideas that were central in shaping the program, in particular Government and Binding Theory. It presents an outline of what the essential ideas of the program are, focusing in particular on how the Minimalist Program is seen as a natural ...
  • The Language of All Nations: Defining the Human Rights Novel 

    Falke, Cassandra (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
  • Parsonages in the North in the 1600s and 1700s. 

    Hage, Ingebjørg (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
    The aim of this article is to offer a description and analysis of the changes at the parsonages and in the parsons’ material conditions during the process of the protracted Reformation. The parson lived at the parsonage, and following the Reformation, he lived together with wife and children – the clerical family. The parsonage served a variety of functions: revenue-generating farm, family dwelling ...
  • Verb Second in Norwegian: Variation and Acquisition 

    Lohndal, Terje; Westergaard, Marit; Vangsnes, Øystein A (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
    This chapter provides an overview of the micro-variation in Norwegian when it comes to Verb Second (V2) word order, both in the various dialects and in the two written standards. The variation is dependent on a number of factors, including clause type, type of initial element, and information structure. This overview demonstrates a rich inventory of micro-systems, raising the question of how children ...
  • On Spanish Dvandva and its restrictions 

    Fábregas, Antonio (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
    As noted by Bauer, real dvandva compounds –that is, coordinative compounds that properly express the aggregation of two different entities, not the intersection of properties in one entity– are extremely rare in English or Spanish. This article explores the empirical domain of dvandva compounding in Spanish, and notes that they are productive when not used as heads within their phrases. We propose ...
  • Ways of being a dative across Romance varieties 

    Fábregas, Antonio; Cabré, Teresa (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
    In this article, we argue that the term dative can correspond to objects of a very different linguistic nature, even in typologically close languages. Specifically, in syntactic terms datives can be different from accusatives or identical to them at some point in the derivation; in the latter case, clashes between 3rd person clitics emerge. Our approach, then, argues that clitic incompatibilities ...
  • Datives and stativity in psych predicates 

    Fábregas, Antonio; Marín, Rafael (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
  • Initiators, states and passives in Spanish psych verbs 

    Fábregas, Antonio; Marín, Rafael (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020-12-08)
    The goal here is twofold: the first one is to point out the existence of at least two classes of Object Experiencer psychological verbs (henceforth, OEPV) in Spanish with respect to their passive behavior, casting doubt on Landau (2010), who proposes that passivization of OEPVs correlates with the availability of pseudo-passives in a language. The second one is to argue that passives of OEPVs match ...
  • Syntactic categorization of roots 

    Lohndal, Terje (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020-02-28)
    A root is a fundamental minimal unit in words. Some languages do not allow their roots to appear on their own, as in the Semitic languages where roots consist of consonant clusters that become stems or words by virtue of vowel insertion. Other languages appear to allow roots to surface without any additional morphology, as in English car. Roots are typically distinguished from affixes in that affixes ...
  • Language Acquisition, Microcues, Parameters, and Syntactic Change 

    Westergaard, Marit (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2020)
    Based on both historical and present-day examples, this chapter discusses the connection between language acquisition and language change, focusing on generative approaches such as the cue-based theory of acquisition and change and grammar competition models. A number of problems are pointed out, mainly related to the generally target-consistent nature of first language acquisition and children’s ...
  • Johan Rist: Knife, sheath, náhppi, and guottahat (with knife, scissor and nállogoahti) 

    Grini, Monica (Others; Andre, 2018)
    A glass case by the entrance at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science-building contains objects that captivates the eye and creates a desire to touch. Hard materials, like wood, has taken on the texture of smooth velvet – and rough materials, like branched horns, materialize as sleek and gleaming through the exquisite artistry of Johan Rist.

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