TEGN1106 - Language and communication 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

TEGN1106 is based on TEGN1100, TEGN1101 and TEGN1102. A central theme here is multilingualism and linguistic variation, both in the deaf community and in the larger Norwegian community. We will be working on the topic language andpower, from a majority vs. minority perspective. We will also be addressing topics such as the impact of language environments on language acquisition, speech acts,linguistic structures and processes involved in creating meaning. Students will also work on their own linguistic resources and be made aware of how they can be used in different situations.

Learning outcome


- know about linguistic variation in the deaf community

- have detailed knowledge of language and power from a minority vs. majority perspective

- can analyse and find meaning in Norwegian discourse

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures, teamwork and discussions,
  • 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

  • Read and summarize academic texts in writing, in preparation for the written home exam
  • Make a presentation (e.g.a blog, podcast, kronikk, etc.) on the theme of language and power
  • 80% compulsory attendance

Further on evaluation

Home exam, 5 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 TEGN1106 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
TEGN2001 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian, Norwegian Sign Language

Location: Trondheim

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

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 *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 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.

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