Øystein Alexander Vangsnes

List of John Benjamins publications for which Øystein Alexander Vangsnes plays a role.

Book series


Westergaard, Marit, Øystein Alexander Vangsnes and Terje Lohndal 2017 Variation and change in Norwegian wh-questions: The role of the complementizer som Syntactic Variation and Change, Håkansson, David, Ida Larsson and Erik Magnusson Petzell (eds.), pp. 8–43
In this paper, we consider variation in Verb Second (V2) word order in wh-questions across Norwegian dialects by investigating data from the Nordic Syntax Database (NSD), which consists of acceptability judgments collected at more than 100 locations in Norway. We trace the geographical distribution… read more | Article
Vangsnes, Øystein Alexander 2015 The polyfunctionality of which in ÖvdalianStudies in Övdalian Morphology and Syntax: New research on a lesser-known Scandinavian language, Bentzen, Kristine, Henrik Rosenkvist and Janne Bondi Johannessen † (eds.), pp. 137–165
The Övdalian wh-word ukin has a variety of syntactic uses, spanning from the canonical use as personal pronoun (‘who’) to predicative property querying item (‘what … like’) and polarity item introducing both main and embedded clauses. In this paper the various uses will be described and discussed,… read more | Article
Johannessen, Janne Bondi †, Øystein Alexander Vangsnes, Joel Priestley and Kristin Hagen 2014 A multilingual speech corpus of North-Germanic languagesSpoken Corpora and Linguistic Studies, Raso, Tommaso and Heliana Mello (eds.), pp. 69–83
The Nordic Dialect Corpus project was initiated by the Scandinavian Dialect Syntax Network (ScanDiaSyn). In order to be able to study the North Germanic (i.e., Nordic) dialects, proper documentation of the dialects was needed. A corpus consisting of natural speech by dialect speakers was developed… read more | Article
Vangsnes, Øystein Alexander 2005 Microparameters for Norwegian wh-grammarsLinguistic Variation Yearbook 2005, Pica, Pierre, Johan Rooryck and Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (eds.), pp. 187–226
The absence of V2 in mainclausewh-questions is geographically speaking a very widespread phenomenon in Norwegian, absent only in central eastern and southeastern Norwegian dialects. The characteristics of the phenomenon are nevertheless not uniform across the dialects – three descriptive variables… read more | Miscellaneous