NORD1102 - Grammar and Pragmatics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 6 hours A , E

Course content

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.

Learning outcome


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.

Compulsory assignments

  • 4 written assignments

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

A reading list for this course will be available on the first day of class.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFNORD112 15.0
HFNORD101 15.0
NORX1003 7.5
NORX1004 7.5
NORX1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2008
NORX1202 7.5 AUTUMN 2010
NORX1110 15.0 AUTUMN 2012
NORX1102 7.5 AUTUMN 2013
NORD6011 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
NORD6102 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Scandinavian Language and Literature
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam 100/100 A , E





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home exam 100/100 A , E





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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