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  • The Persian Light Verb dādan 'to give': Causation and More 

    Soltani, Reza; Amouzadeh, Mohammad; Rezaei, Hadaegh (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2024-09)
    This paper aims to investigate the light verb constructions (LVCs) formed with the light verb dādan ‘to give’ in Persian by employing the principles of cognitive lexical semantics. It examines the semantic relationships between the heavy verb dādan and its uses as LVCs. The analysis of attested examples reveals that the use of dādan as a light verb (LV) is a function of the semantic structure of its ...
  • Beaivváš nieida mánáidgirjji dulkon: Govviduvvon kulturdovddaheamit ja árvvut Marry Áilonieida Somby girjjis Beaivváš nieida 

    Logje, Mikkel Nils (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-15)
    The thesis examines the children's book Beaivváš nieida by Marry Áilonieida Somby. It is based on an old myth about how the Sun's daughter taught the Sámi people to tame reindeer. An overview of the cultural background is given: myths, stories and yoiks in Sámi society, and Sámi child rearing. The book is analysed using narratological theories - in particular Genette's chronology, Barthes' intertext ...
  • Drift Away or Struggle Against the Current - An Attitudinal Investigation of EFL Teachers’ and Prospective Teachers’ Attitudes to SE and NSE 

    Ytreberg, Eirik Rolfsønn (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-15)
    This study presents a mixed-methods study of prospective and experienced teachers’ attitudes to Standard Englishes (SE) (Received Pronunciation & General American) and Non-standard Englishes (NSE) (Norwegian English & Neutral English). Three prospective teachers and two experienced teachers were interviewed using semi-structured interviews complemented with a Likert scale questionnaire with 20 ...
  • Transferencias léxicas del catalán al español: Un estudio sobre el castellano hablado en Cataluña 

    Brakstad, Julie Berg (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2023-05-14)
    Despite the fact that there are many studies concerning the topic of linguistical interferences between two languages coexisting in the same speaker community, there are few studies that analyses to what level certain interferences are accepted from the minority language to the dominant one in comparison with the level of use within the individual speaker of the minority language. In this thesis, ...
  • Is the Precariat the New Proletariat? A comparative study of justice in Charles Dickens’s Victorian novel Oliver Twist (1836) and Guy Gunaratne’s contemporary novel In Our Mad and Furious City (2018). 

    Lyche, Hannah Amanda (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2023-05-14)
    This thesis, Is the Precariat the New Proletariat? A comparative study of justice in Charles Dickens’s Victorian novel Oliver Twist (1836) and Guy Gunaratne’s contemporary novel In Our Mad and Furious City (2018), argues that the precariat, a term coined by Guy Standing, is a new emerging social class that is represented in modern literature and is a continuation and modern equivalent to the previously ...
  • Improving Metacognition Through Utilizing Disability Literature 

    Webster, Embla (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2023-05-09)
    This thesis aims to showcase how one can incorporate disability representation in literature in the classroom by teaching Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon. These novels should be utilised in schools to have disability literature represented whilst simultaneously improving pupils’ metacognition. This thesis has analysed and reflected ...
  • Degree of multilingual engagement modulates resting state oscillatory activity across the lifespan 

    Voits, Toms; Deluca, Vincent Francesco; Hao, Jiuzhou; Elin, Kirill; Aboutalebi, Jubin; Andoni Duñabeitia, Jon; Berglund, Gaute; Gabrielsen, Anders; Rook, Janine; Thomsen, Hilde; Waagen, Philipp; Rothman, Jason (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2024-05-04)
    Multilingualism has been demonstrated to lead to a more favorable trajectory of neurocognitive aging, yet our understanding of its effect on neurocognition across the lifespan remains limited. We collected resting state EEG recordings from a sample of multilingual individuals across a wide age range. Additionally, we obtained data on participant multilingual language use patterns alongside other ...
  • The role of entrenchment and schematisation in the acquisition of rich verbal morphology 

    Kosutar, Sara; Hrzica, Gordana; Botica, Tomislava Bosnjak; Milin, Petar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2024-04-30)
    Entrenchment and schematisation are the two most important cognitive processes in language acquisition. In this article, the role of the two processes, operationalised by token and type frequency, in the production of overgeneralised verb forms in Croatian preschool children is investigated using a parental ques tionnaire and computational simulation of language acquisition. The participants ...
  • Literacy overrides effects of animacy: A picture-naming study with pre-literate German children and adult speakers of German and Arabic 

    Dolscheid, Sarah; Schlenter, Judith; Penke, Martina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2024-04-17)
    Animacy plays a key role for human cognition, which is also reflected in the way humans process language. However, while experiments on sentence processing show reliable effects of animacy on word order and grammatical function assignment, effects of animacy on conjoined noun phrases (e.g., fish and shoe vs. shoe and fish) have yielded inconsistent results. In the present study, we tested the ...
  • Cross-Linguistic Influence in Third Language Acquisition A longitudinal study on the acquisition of German morphosyntax by Norwegian high school students 

    Frank Bernstein, Katharina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2023-11-01)
    This thesis aims to investigate how previously acquired languages influence the acquisition of a third language (L3); modes of transfer/cross-linguistic influence (CLI) (wholesale vs. property-by-property) and factors that select the source of transfer. This longitudinal empirical study contributes to the core questions of generative adult language acquisition and adds to the current discussion on ...
  • Actitudes lingüísticas y políticas en sociedades bilingües. Un estudio comparativo sobre la Comunidad Valenciana y Noruega 

    Hogsnes-Rødland, Marianne (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2023-10-27)
    This master's thesis investigates potential connections between linguistic and political attitudes within a bilingual society. It specifically focuses on the contemporary Comunidad Valenciana in Spain, where both Spanish and Valenciano/Catalán hold official language status. It explores the dynamics between linguistic and political attitudes, with a particular emphasis on the divisions between ...
  • The phonological status of onsets with multiple articulations in Kalahari Basin Area languages 

    Harrison, Andrea (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2023-11-01)
    Languages spoken in the Kalahari Basin Area abound with phonetic complexity, particularly with regard to clicks and stops. In these languages, the root-initial onset position is the only position within a root that allows clicks and most egressive obstruents to occur. Some clicks and obstruents are produced phonetically as sequences of release bursts, such as a coronal stop followed by a dorsal ...
  • Erfaringer med norsk og engelsk blant internasjonalt ansatte på NTNU 

    Busby, Nicole Louise; Angelsen, Anja Katrine; Nygård, Gro; Dahl, Anne; Listhaug, Kjersti Faldet (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2024)
    92 % av de fast ansatte og 69 % av de midlertidig ansatte rapporterer å ha tatt norskkurs i større eller mindre grad. Likevel oppgir bare 54 % av fast ansatte at de føler de kan nok norsk til å gjøre jobben sin godt. • 36 % av fast ansatte rapporterer å ha tatt kurs tilsvarende minst B2-nivå i norsk. Av disse rapporterte 25 % at de fortsatt ikke følte at de kunne nok norsk til å gjøre jobben sin ...
  • Adapting a linguistic constructicon resource to L2 learners and instructors: a challenging endeavor 

    Endresen, Anna; Zhukova, Valentina; Janda, Laura Alexis (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2024-03)
    We present the challenges faced and decisions made in creating the Russian Constructicon (https://constructicon.github.io/russian/) as a multifunctional resource. We focus on two crucial categories of target users, linguists and L2 learners & instructors, and show that they have somewhat conflicting needs and expectations. While linguists want a maximally comprehensive inventory and its description, ...
  • Construxercise! A new digital resource with construction-based exercises for L2 Russian 

    Endresen, Anna; Janda, Laura Alexis; Zhukova, Valentina (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2024-03)
    In this talk, we will discuss how we can bridge the gap between a constructicon resource and second language (L2) learners, drawing our insights from the actual practice of construction-based teaching. We suggest that having a constructicon resource, even with a user-friendly design, might not be enough to successfully engage L2 students with its content. We 1) summarize the accommodations for L2 ...
  • Una propuesta de producción de materiales para introducción de las perífrasis de fase en la clase de español (Spansk II) para hablantes noruegos 

    Gonzalez, Gonzalo Laguna (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2023-11-01)
    Las perífrasis verbales son construcciones sintácticas que constan de dos o más verbos que constituyen un solo núcleo de predicado. El primero de ellos es el verbo auxiliar que aporta modo, tiempo, persona, número y aspecto; mientras que la forma verbal auxiliada escoge los argumentos. La carga semántica que conserva el auxiliar hace que se pueda hablar de perífrasis modales y tempoaspectuales. El ...
  • Mo i Rana-dialekten: En korpusanalyse 

    Furuheim, Veronica Lund (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2023-11-01)
    Mo i Rana er en nordnorsk industriby som spesielt på 1900-tallet gikk gjennom store samfunnsmessige endringer og dermed også en stor økning i folketallet, noe som igjen har påvirket talemålet. I denne masteroppgaven undersøker jeg hvilke dialektendringstendenser som kan spores i Mo i Rana-dialekten fra 1960-tallet og fram til i dag. For å besvare problemstillingen har jeg analysert korpusdata fra ...
  • The impact of L1 translation on vocabulary retention and immediate recall in Persian learners of English. 

    Kalantari Dehaghi, Parisa (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2023-10-31)
    Objectives: The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of using the learners' first language (L1) as a translation tool on their foreign language vocabulary acquisition. The study aims to explore whether incorporating L1 translation activities into foreign language instruction could enhance vocabulary learning among young learners in an Iranian context. Methodology: The study follows ...
  • Deconstructive Destruction. Violence and Representation in Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left-Handed Poems by Michael Ondaatje 

    Årst, Christina Pernille (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2023-10-23)
    Violence is not outside the limits of representation; it remains intertwined in its very textual fabric. This thesis investigates the inherent violence of representation in Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left-Hand Poems by Michael Ondaatje. The thesis’ main objective is to compare the thematic violence in the text to ...

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