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Vår felles seier

Principal investigator: Elena Bjørgve Co-coordinators: Svetlana Sokolova and Guro Reisæter Project title: Vår felles seier (“Our common victory”) Summary of the project: The project “Our common victory” was planned in connection with the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. It combines three academic components: history, language and film. History: In order to find Read More

THREAT-DEFUSER

Principal investigator: Laura A. Janda Project title: THREAT-DEFUSER: Hybrid warfare and a plan to safeguard societies Summary of the project: THREAT-DEFUSER explores the role of “soft” information strategies propagated through mass and social media that constitute hybrid warfare. We investigate Norwegian perceptions of Russia, as well as Russian perceptions of Norway, in the context of Norwegian Read More

MAJAK: Det russiske læringsfyrtårnet

Principal investigator: Tore Nesset Project title: MAJAK: Det russiske læringsfyrtårnet Summary of the project: Formålet med MAJAK, som er det russiske ordet for «fyrtårn», er å forbedre undervisningen i russisk språk på BA-programmene i russisk og russlandsstudier, slik at studentene får bedre muligheter til å nå læringsmålene. Gjennom seks arbeidspakker utvikler vi et nyskapende undervisningsdesign som Read More

Birds and Beasts: Shaping Events in Old Russian

Principal investigator: Hanne Eckhoff, Tore Nesset, Laura A. Janda Project title: Birds and Beasts: Shaping Events in Old Russian Summary of the project: The aim of the Birds and Beast project was to investigate the relationship between verbal aspect and aktionsart in the history of Russian. An important aim was to do this on a strictly Read More

Daria Kosheleva: PhD project

Working title: “Future tense in Russian: Factors and strategies for native speakers and foreign language learners” Supervisors: Laura A. Janda, Tore Nesset Summary: My PhD project is on future tense in Russian: the imperfective periphrastic form (budu pisat’ ‘I will write’) and the perfective inflectional form (napišu ‘I will write’). The dissertation will shed light on why and Read More

Aspect in Coordination: A Constructicon of Russian Verbal Coordinating Constructions

Principal investigator: Svetlana Sokolova Project title: Aspect in Coordination: A Constructicon of Russian Verbal Coordinating Constructions Summary of the project: Descriptive grammars list various lexical “triggers” that indicate that only one aspect is available (e.g. uže triggers the perfective (PF), whereas vsegda – the imperfective (IPF)). Although lexical triggers predict aspect with fairly good reliability Read More

Word Formation in Non-Standard Russian

Principal investigator: Svetlana Sokolova Project title: Word-formation in non-standard Russian Summary of the project: What drives non-standard language? For instance, referring to his fruitful labor, a Russian speaker could say – Neploxo rabotnul! ‘Well done!’– using the innovative verb rabotnut’ instead of porabotat’ ‘worked’. In non-standard Russian, verbs bearing the semelfactive marker –nu– can perform Read More

Aspect & Metaphor

Principal investigator: Svetlana Sokolova Project title: Aspect and Metaphor Summary of the project: Recent studies have shown that there are frequent formal differences between metaphorical and literal uses of the same words (Deignan 2005, Steen 2007). This project focuses on the relation between metaphor and aspect, by addressing the following questions: Does metaphorical and non-metaphorical Read More

Homo Ludens

Principal investigator: Svetlana Sokolova, Guro Reisæter Project title: Homo ludens: man lærer som lenge man leker Summary of the project: Development of innovative learning forms through interaction of film and theater in language learning. Målet til prosjektet «HOMO LUDENS: man lærer som lenge man leker» var å utvikle nye undervisnings- og læringsformer og eksperimentere med aktiv Read More

Varangian Rus’ Digital Environment

Principal investigator: Svetlana Sokolova Project title: Varangian Rus’ Digital Environment Summary of the project: i rěša sami v sebě poiščemъ sobě knjazja iže by volodělъ nami … i idoša za more kъ varjagomъ k rusi… ‘They said to themselves: “Let us seek a prince who may rule over us…” So they went overseas to the Read More