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Snarvei til tidspunkt: 09:15-10:00 - 10:15-11:00 - 11:15-12:00 - 12:15-13:00 - 13:15-14:00 - 14:15-15:00
Global English – curse or blessing?
Førsteamanuensis Kristin Bech
09:15-10:00: Sophus Bugges hus, Auditorium 2 (Engelsk)
This talk considers global English from three perspectives: the historical perspective, the linguistic perspective, and language attitudes. I give an overview of the development of English as a world language, with reference to central historical events, before focusing on some linguistic features of different varieties of English. The final part of the talk considers language attitudes – how native and non-native speakers evaluate native and non-native accents of English.
A bear-favour in disguise: The value of knowing a word by the company it keeps
Stipendiat Øyvind Thormodsæter
10:15-11:00: Sophus Bugges hus, Auditorium 2 (Engelsk)
Dictionaries and text book glossaries often define the meaning of single words. However, the meaning of a single word is often, if not always, a product of the context in which it occurs. This lecture addresses the value of learning a second language in chunks as opposed to the traditional word-for-word translation. Knowing the idiomaticity of a language means knowing the fixed expressions and the grammatical rules, but also which synonym to use in which context, which apology is appropriate when, and the double meaning of seemingly innocent words.
Why are Norwegians perceived as impolite?
Stipendiat Stine Hulleberg Johansen
12:15-13:00: Sophus Bugges hus, Auditorium 2 (Engelsk)
Norwegians may come across as impolite and sometimes even rude when speaking English. One possible remedy for this lies in our understanding and use of hedging strategies. This lecture looks at how hedging strategies are used as a conversational lubricant in Norwegian and English, and where we can go wrong.