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NORD1106 - Dialectology and Language history

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 40/100 1 semesters
Home examination 60/100 4 hours

Course content

NORD1106 includes dialectology and history of language with a focus on Norwegian.

History of Norwegian:
The purpose of the study of the history of the Norwegian language is that the students should acquire insights and a deeper understanding concerning the main lines of the historical development of Norwegian. This comprises both the structural development of the language from the pre Old Norse times up to our time, and the social and political aspects of the history of Norwegian. In addition to the main historical lines of development, this component will focus especially on two central periods in the history of the language, namely the Old Norse period (mainly structural developments) and the period after the year 1814 (mainly developments concerning language policy and writing reforms).

Dialectology:
The purpose of the study of dialectology is that the students should acquire insights and a deeper understanding of how historical, geographical, and social/political circumstances influence on and condition dialectal variation and the variation in the spoken language generally that we can observe in Norway. This component focuses on traditional Norwegian dialects and their classification, on the historical connection between the dialects and Old Norse, and on how the traditional dialectal landscape has changed in recent times.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
The candidate has knowledge of:
-the main lines of the development of the Norwegian language from the pre Old Norse times and until our time
-the central features of the structure of Old Norse
-language planning and writing reforms from 1814 and until our time
-the traditional dialects of Norwegian, and of dialect changes in our time

Proficiency:
The candidate has the ability to:
-identify important features of language in a historical material of written texts
-identify relevant dialect features in a text of a spoken dialect
-identify lines of language development from Old Norse until our time
-describe central aspects concerning Norwegian language policy and language planning from 1814 until our time
-compose coherent texts in accordance with the writing norms for nynorsk

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and group work with essay writing.

 

Requirements concerning writing standards (nynorsk/bokmål):
Exam and all compulsory assignments for NORD1106 must be written in nynorsk.

 

Compulsory assignments
One written assignment, ca. 1000 words. There will be written evaluation (passed/failed) of this assignment. The assignment serves as a draft for the term paper (exam part 1).

Approved obligatory assignment is valid only for the semester in which the approval is given.

Compulsory assignments

  • One written assignment

Further on evaluation

- Term paper, ca. 1500 words. This counts as 40% of the final grade.

- Home exam, 4 hours. This counts as 60% of the final grade.

Each of the exams are graded separately, but only the final grade will be listed on official diplomas and transcripts of records from NTNU. In the final grade, the two exams count as stated above. Both exams must receive the grade E or better in order for the student to receive a passing grade. Students who have failed the term paper may appeal the grade and take the home exam, but in case the appeal is dismissed, the result on the home exam will be cancelled.

It will not be possible to hand in a term paper in semesters where NORD1106 is not taught. A resit examination of the home exam will be offered for students who passed the term paper. Students who fail must retake both exams. If a student resits a passed course, they must retake both exams.

Students may bring an Old Norse glossary (or dictionary) and an outline of Old Norse declinations to the exam.

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.

Course materials

A reading list will be available first day of class. Students are usually not required to provide their own reading list. However, students who have taken courses with parts of the same reading list before, have to apply to the department for approval of an alternative reading list, prior to given deadlines. Students who have taken NORD1106 before, may use the same reading list again, but this has to be approved by the department by the same deadlines.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
NORD1101 7.5 01.09.2008
NORX1001 7.5 01.09.2008
NORX1106 7.5 01.09.2010
NORD6106 7.5 01.01.2016
NORD6011 5.0 01.09.2016
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature

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Examination

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 100/100

Release 2020-11-27

Submission 2020-11-27

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 40/100

Release 2021-04-12

Submission 2021-04-13

Release 09:00

Submission 12:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 60/100

Release 2021-06-04

Submission 2021-06-04

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

INSPERA
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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation
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