Writing practise: Avhandlinger og doktorgrader/Theses and PhDs

I finally found some time to write something in Norwegian again. The text has been posted on Lang-8, so I am curious to see the corrections. I am a little bit proud of myself, as I hardly had to use a dictionary and was able to write no fewer than 313 words. This is probably … Continue reading Writing practise: Avhandlinger og doktorgrader/Theses and PhDs

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Tones in Norwegian: why they are problematic for L2 learners

The critical reader may have noticed that I have, up until now, avoided comments on one distinct phonological feature of Norwegian, namely tone: "a word-accent; a rising, falling, or compound inflexion, by which words otherwise of the same sound are distinguished, as in ancient Greek, modern Chinese, and other languages" (OED Online 2014: "tone, n."). I … Continue reading Tones in Norwegian: why they are problematic for L2 learners