This course is discontinued

ENG4105 – English in Norway

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Course content

The course takes up issues connected with the use of English in Norwegian language and society: English loanwords, code-switching, English as a working language.

Learning outcome

The aim is to give students insight into what happens in the contact between English and Norwegian: the extent of English influence, types of influence, the adaptation of loanwords, the competition between loanwords and Norwegian substitute forms, attitudes to the influence from English, etc. The course will also pay attention to theoretical and methodological aspects of the study of language contact.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

The minimum number of attendants for this course is 3, the maximum 10.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

The course requires at least 40 points in language topics.


The course is taught throughout the semester with 2 hours per week for ten weeks. At the middle of the semester there is a two-week period with no teaching, which will be used for self-study and work with assignments. The students are supposed to attend the course regularly (80% attendance required)


Each student must carry out a project, to be presented orally during the course and in written form as a term paper (abt. 10 standard pages). Deadlines: a draft for the term paper is to be presented in the course of the tenth week of teaching, and the final version of the paper is to be handed in at the latest two weeks after the end of teaching. Each student is also expected to give an oral report in class on the topic for the term paper.

Language of examination


Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course




This course will unfortunately not be offered Spring 2008.


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