Development of Nordic Languages and Variation 2112

Course Objectives

The students will become acquainted with the development of Nordic languages, especially Norwegian, in written and oral forms, with an emphasis of the period after 1814. They will learn to place the Norse language in a diachronic context. Students will acquire knowledge of various forms of speech variation, and will learn to explain language change processes. Further, they will gain knowledge of teaching Norwegian as a second language, and will learn to make comment on interlanguage texts.

Course Description

The development of Nordic languages and variation from the period after 1814 up until today, and Norwegian as a second language (target language).

Learning Methods

Autumn semester, 6 hours per week for a period of 15 weeks. Lectures and seminars.

The course is part of the Bachelor degree Literature and Language specialisation in Norwegian, as well as the Norwegian, 1-year Programme of study. The course is obligatory for students who wish to gain teaching competence in Norwegian in primary and secondary schools.

Assessment Methods

Portfolio assessment with 2 individual papers, which count for 25%.

5-hour final examination which counts for 75%. The papers and examination must be written in nynorsk. Students must achieve passing marks for the submitted work (total mark) and the final examination in order to achieve a passing mark for the course.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Birgit Norendal <> - 20/01/2009