Course - Grammar and Pragmatics - NORD1102
NORD1102 - Grammar and Pragmatics
NORD1102 includes grammar and pragmatics.
The purpose of the study of grammar is that the students should acquire theoretical and analytical knowledge concerning the language system in modern Norwegian, and that they should be able to use that knowledge to compare central features of the grammar of modern Norwegian with grammatical phenomena in Old Norse. It is also important in this component that the student should be able to understand how the language can be seen as a part of our common mental and cognitive abilities. The component covers an overview of morphological and syntactic structures and phenomena existing in modern Norwegian, as well as an introduction to selected grammatical phenomena in Old Norse. The component focuses on syntactic theory and analysis, with an emphasis on practical skills in syntactic analysis. The component also focuses on how the understanding of grammar is a condition for being able to work with language use in a systematic and thorough way.
Pragmatics concerns language use, in particular how context affects the interpretation of texts and utterances. The purpose of the course as a whole is that students increase their theoretical and analytical knowledge of various approaches to written and oral communication, as well as increased practical skills in performing corresponding analyses.
The candidate has:
- knowledge of theory, concepts, current problems and methods of analysis in grammar and pragmatics
- knowledge of how context affects the interpretation of texts and utterances
- knowledge of the usefulness of grammar in understanding and solving problems of language
- knowledge of a selection of morphological and syntactic phenomena in Modern Norwegian and in Old Norse
- knowledge of language as a part of human cognitive capacity
- knowledge of Scandinavian Languages, including Norwegian as a second language
The candidate has the ability to:
- define and make use of central notions in linguistic analysis
- compose and analyse written texts
- describe and analyse a selection of pragmatic phenomena
- produce and argue for analyses of Norwegian words and sentences
- analyse and account for a selection of morphological and syntactic phenomena in Old Norse and compare them to corresponding phenomena in Modern Norwegian
- compose coherent texts in accordance with the writing norms for bokmål
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and group work with essay writing. Compulsory assignments: 4 approved written assignments (1-2 pages). There will be oral/written evaluation (passed/failed) of these assignments. Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). Requirements concerning writing standards (nynorsk/bokmål): Exam and all compulsory assignments for NORD1102 must be written in bokmål.
- 4 written assignments
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
A reading list for this course will be available on the first day of class.
Credits: 15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2021
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Scandinavian Language and Literature
Examination arrangement: Home exam
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For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"