AVS2232 - Norwegian as a Second Language: A Sociolinguistic Perspective


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Norwegian as a second language and sociolinguistics are two established research disciplines in Norway, but they are rarely viewed in relation to each other. Central questions are: What significance can sociolinguistic theories about language attitudes, dialect vs. standard language, and language and identity have in second language research? Through the course of lectures and seminars the two subject areas will be used to interilluminate each other, and thus a foundation is laid for further studies in the interplay between two established academic traditions.

Learning outcome

The objective is to offer some insight into socio-linguistic problems as seen from a second language perspective, and to provide the students with a tool for working with related problems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. More on assessment: Obligatory activities must be approved before the candidate can submit the term paper. The size of this assignment must be between 5-8 typed A4-pages (line spacing 1.5).
The size of the term paper depends partly on the subject, but is usually between 15-30 typed A4-pages (line spacing 1.5).

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved written work

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFAVS232 15.0
HFNORD235 15.0
NORD2316 7.5 2013-09-01


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 2010-12-13
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 2011-05-23
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.