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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 149.00
This book provides an analysis of the passive phenomenon in general and of Norwegian passive constructions in particular. Related topics such as English passive constructions and Norwegian ergative constructions are also examined. The analysis is carried out within a Government and Binding framework. Chapter 1 contains a very brief introduction to... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00
The article focuses on the linguistic practices of international academic staff at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) in the context of internationalization of higher education and the policy of parallel language use (PLU) at UCPH. Both Danish and English are foreign languages for the majority of the internationals at UCPH. Many see the academia at... more...
- OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 64.99
A remarkably clear and concise presentation of the phonological system of Norwegian by arguably the best Norwegian phonologist. The Norwegian language has undergone considerable change in the last 180 years, and in this book Gjert Kristoffersen considers the abundant evidence in order to provide us with an original analysis of the ways in which the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00
Within a new model of language acquisition, this book discusses verb second (V2) word order in situations where there is variation in the input. While traditional generative accounts consider V2 to be a parameter, this study shows that, in many languages, this word order is dependent on fine distinctions in syntax and information structure. Thus, within... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00
This book investigates different types of verb-PP combinations and examines the types of meanings which arise when the argument structure of the PP fuses with the verbal argument structure. Focussing mainly on data from Norwegian, the book investigates three different empirical domains of PP-VP combinations and concludes that the arising interpretations... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1994; US$ 47.95
Norwegian: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of contemporary Norwegian as used by native speakers. The Grammar presents a fresh and accessible description of the language. Explanations are clear, free from jargon and often accompanied by exercises. The book gives a simple, step-by-step presentation of the grammatical... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 225.00
This volume is in honour of Karl Schneider and covers the wide spectrum of Schneider?s own interests: Part I covers runology ( Elmer H. Antonsen, Hans Schwartz, Winfred P. Lehmann ); The second part deals with indogermanics, etymology and lexicography ( Edgard C. Polomé, Fritz W. Schulze, Kurt R. Jankowsky, Rosemarie Lieber, Ernst S. Dick, Rudolf Schützeichel,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00
Retrieving linguistic data from earlier stages of languages is a notoriously difficult task. Using large electronic corpora combined with data on frequency this task can to some extent be solved. In this article I focus on the use of token frequency as described in functional Grammaticalization Theory. Deverbal nouns are non-prototypical members of... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 56.30
This white paper is part of a series that promotes knowledge about language technology and its potential. It addresses educators, journalists, politicians, language communities and others. The availability and use of language technology in Europe varies between languages. Consequently, the actions that are required to further support research and development... more...
A Phonetically-Motivated Phonological Analysis of Syllable Weight and Stress in the Norwegian LanguageThe Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95
This study advances a theory of weight in which a syllable shape in a given position is only heavy if it, on average, is sufficiently proportionally longer than a CV (consonant-vowel) in the same position. While the analysis of weight is consistent with the basic tenets of moraic theory, a departure is made from standard moraic theory which takes moras... more...