List of John Benjamins publications for which Toril Opsahl plays a role.
The social side of syntax in multilingual Oslo The Sociolinguistics of Grammar, Åfarli, Tor A. and Brit Mæhlum (eds.), pp. 91–116 | Article2014
This chapter is concerned with the social side of syntax, which is crucial for examining mechanisms of contact-induced change. The linguistic feature we shed light upon is violations of the syntactic V2 constraint, which has been observed and described as a feature of multiethnic youth varieties in… read more
By three means: The pragmatic functions of three Norwegian quotatives Quotatives: Cross-linguistic and cross-disciplinary perspectives, Buchstaller, Isabelle and Ingrid van Alphen (eds.), pp. 37–68 | Article2012
Whereas research in the Anglophone world has concentrated on the global spread of like, this paper sets out to comparatively discuss three Norwegian quotative markers bare ‘just’, liksom ‘like’ and sånn ‘such/like (this/that)’. Similarly to like, the Norwegian quotatives derive from pragmatic… read more