TEGN1102 - Language as multimodal communication


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 5 days ALLE

Course content

TEGN1102 gives a basic introduction to how languages and languaging can be described as multimodal interaction, where different mechanisms contribute to create meaning. We will see that languages can be spoken languages and signed languages, and that some languages can be expressed both orally and in a written form. We will look at how differences in modality and forms of expression influence the conditions for communication. TEGN1102 also gives an introduction to basic linguistic concepts, and to how interaction and communication is adapted to differing human conditions on societal, group and individual levels. Students will learn to conduct a literature search and how to summarize the content of an academic text.

Learning outcome


- have basic knowledge about communication as a scientific field

- know about meaning creation in interaction in general, and in languages using different modalities

- can account for the central differences between spoken and signed languages

- can conduct a literature search and summarize the content of academic texts

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures, group discussions, practice and literature search.
  • 80% compulsory attendance. (Failure to comply with this can be compensated in accordance with instructions from the teacher.)
  • Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). All obligatory assignments must be completed in the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment
  • Oral presentation in group
  • Written draft text
  • 80% compulsory attendance

Further on evaluation

Home exam, five days, all examination aids allowed.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department. It is not possible for students who have passed the exam in TEGN1102 to retake the exam in a semester where this course is not taught. Students who did not pass the exam, or who did not complete the exam due to illness may submit the exam in a semester where this course is not taught; however, they will not receive any supervision.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Norwegian Sign Language (LTBATGTOLK)
Norwegian Sign Language (LTTEGN)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the BA-program in Norwegian Sign Language or the one-year program in Norwegian Sign Language.

Course materials

The reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LTOT1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian, Norwegian Sign Language

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Norwegian Sign Language and Interpreting
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE





Room Building Number of candidates
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