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A sociolinguistic study of accent use in Irish films
(The University of Bergen, 2015-05-15)
This study examines the use of accent in thirteen Irish films from the last 25 years. It aims to investigate possible correlations between accent use (standard and non-standard Irish English) and the independent variables ...
Women for Suffrage
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 ...
The Good Mother: Motherhood as Identity and Resistance in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood
(The University of Bergen, 2008-11-10)
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 ...
Swearwords and attitude change: A sociolinguistic study
(The University of Bergen, 2013-05-14)
This master thesis concerns change and attitudes to swearing among Englishmen. It includes two parts: The first part is about the underlying theory on swearing, such as why we swear, the history of swearing and attitudes ...
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 ...