Theses - Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
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(2010-04-24)This dissertation is a comparative study of the morphosyntax of the constituents referred to as noun phrases in traditional grammar. In line with Abney’s (1987) Determiner Phrase (DP) Hypothesis, this study investigates ...
Children’s development of Quantity, Relevance and Manner implicature understanding and the role of the speaker’s epistemic state (2017-11-07)In learning language, children have to acquire not only words and constructions, but also the ability to make inferences about a speaker’s intended meaning. For instance, if in answer to the question, ‘what did you put in ...
(2017-10-17)This project uses corpus linguistics and geostatistics to test the sociolinguistic typological theory put forward by Peter Trudgill on the history of Norwegian. The theory includes several effects of societal factors on ...