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NORD2316 - Norwegian as a Second Language: A Sociolinguistic Perspective

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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

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

KNOWLEDGE: The candidate:
- Has knowledge of different scientific approaches to processes that involve linguistic variation and change that originate from the language contact situation between minority and majority groups.
- Has knowledge of a range of language situations characterized by variation and change with particular focus on conditions in a multilingual Norway.
- Makes use of a knowledge based reference framework which can be exploited in the teaching of Norwegian as a second language for linguistic minorities.

PROFICIENCY
The candidate:
- Can identify and discuss phenomena related to variation and change in spoken and written language, which originate from contact between majority and minority groups.
- Can use key sociolinguistic theories and methods in the exploration of various language situations in a multilingual Norway.
- Can reflect critically and independently on the social outcomes of language change processes.
- Can use a rich conceptual framework within sociolinguistic descriptions related to linguistic connections between majority and minority language users.
- Can reflect on observations and practical methodology in second language teaching of linguistic minorities.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures.

Compulsory assignment: Written assignments or oral presentation.

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment or oral presentation

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

Course materials will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AVS2232 7.5 01.09.2013
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Norwegian as a Second Language
  • 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 2020-11-25

Submission 2020-11-25

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (2) 100/100

Release 2021-06-10

Submission 2021-06-10

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
  • 2) 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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