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Valid and Reliable? A Critical Analysis of the Final Written Exam in English in the Upper Secondary School
(The University of Bergen, 2015-05-12)
ABSTRACT This study focuses on which competence aims that are actually measured in the written exam in English in Norwegian upper secondary schools and, further, on students' understanding of the texts and the tasks in ...
Word order in Old English and Middle English subordinate clauses
(The University of Bergen, 2010-05-07)
Escaping Expectations: A Close Reading of Edward P. Jones' The Known World through Tropes of the Neo-Slave Narrative
(The University of Bergen, 2014-05-15)
This thesis explores why Edward P. Jones' novel The Known World is consitsently classified within the neo-slave genre. In the first chapter of this thesis, I look at how the tropes of education and religion are ...
Metaphor and ideology in biotechnology: A study of metaphor in media’s discourse on reproductive and genetic biotechnology and bioethics
(The University of Bergen, 2012-05-14)
Metaphors are powerful rhetorical devices that contribute to shaping our reality through hiding and highlighting. Within the field of cognitive linguistics metaphors are considered vital, not only to language, but also ...
Between here and there: aspects of the diasporic experience in the brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
(The University of Bergen, 2011-05-16)
Through this exploration of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao I demonstrate how Díaz' narrative conveys the immigrant experience in a true" form through fiction. As the cultural framework we encounter in the novel is ...
Irish triangles - gender and nationalism in James Joyce's Ulysses
(The University of Bergen, 2010-05-18)
In the first chapter, I explore the numerous mythic and discursive formations that represented Ireland as a woman, made contemporary by the Irish Literary Revival and British caricatures, among others. Molly Bloom, though ...
Popular science - common ground. A literary critique of Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene
(The University of Bergen, 2012-05-15)
This thesis aims to perform a literary reading of Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene from a perspective situated outside of the 'battle of the two cultures'. Chapter 1 takes Foucault's article What is an author?" as its ...
Michty me, whit are ye gassin' aboot? The use of Scots in the newspaper comic strips The Broons and Oor Wullie
(The University of Bergen, 2009-05-14)
This thesis examines the use of Scots in two newspaper comic strips, with respects to phonological, morphological and lexical features, as well as one sociolinguistic process (code-switching). Scots was used as a written ...
From the Native Speaker Norm towards English as an International Language. A study of Exposure and Attitudes to Native and Non-native
(The University of Bergen, 2013-05-15)
The present thesis aims to give an overview of the representations of different varieties in two editions of Targets and an edition of eXperience, which are among the most widely used textbooks in Norway at the upper ...