1st Edition

Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar

By Philip Holmes, Hans-Olav Enger Copyright 2018
    566 Pages
    by Routledge

    566 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Norwegian (the Bokmål standard). The Grammar is an essential source for the serious student of Norwegian, and for students of comparative linguistics. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

    The volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Norwegian grammar. It presents the complexities of Norwegian in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Norwegian as used by present-day native speakers.

    An extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require.

    Preface ; Symbols and abbreviations; Introduction: What is Norwegian?; Chapter 1 Nouns; Chapter 2 Adjectives;  Chapter 3 Numerals; Chapter 4 Pronouns and determiners; Chapter 5 Verbs; Chapter 6 Adverbs; Chapter 7 Prepositions; Chapter 8 Interjections; Chapter 9 Conjunctions and subjunctions; Chapter 10 Sentence structure and word order; Chapter 11 Word formation; Chapter 12 Orthography; Chapter 13 Punctuation; Appendix 1 Linguistic terms; Appendix 2 English–Norwegian and Norwegian–English linguistic terms; Bibliography; Index


    Philip Holmes is Reader Emeritus in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Hull, UK, and co-author of four grammars of Swedish and Danish for Routledge, as well as Colloquial Swedish (2016).

    Hans-Olav Enger is Professor of Scandinavian Linguistics at Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier at Oslo University, Norway. He has edited Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift, is currently editor of Maal og Minne and is the author of many articles and book chapters on the Norwegian language, as well as co-author of Innføring i norsk grammatikk – Morfologi og syntaks.

    The grammar encourages questions about the understanding and description of grammatical categories in language. In my view, it makes a valuable and practical contribution to presenting Norwegian to an international au-dience, and it should undoubtedly be on a nearby shelf of every student inter-ested  in modern Norwegian and  comparative linguistics.

    -- Bukowska, E. (2020), Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift, (1). Tilgjengelig på: http://ojs.novus.no/index.php/NLT/article/view/1796 (åpnet: 9mars2021).