These papers are offered by colleagues and students past and present on the occasion of Professor Toril Swan’s sixtieth birthday. The scope of the book broadly reflects the interests Toril has pursued throughout her career at the universities of Trondheim, Tromsø and Stavanger. Topics covered by the nineteen papers in this volume range across the fields of onomastics, adverbials, language and gender, diachronic and synchronic syntax, comparative linguistics, metaphor, and discourse.
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 372 pp.
Contents: Kevin McCafferty/Tove Bull/Kristin Killie: Preface – Gulbrand Alhaug: Toril - a name that spelled freedom
in 1945 – Karin Aijmer: Just and multifunctionality – Kristin Killie: On language processing and the interpretation
of adverbs in English – Tove Bull: Mothering universities: female leadership in Academia – Kirsten Gomard: How to position
oneself as a scholar: female and male Ph.D. students in the humanities and chemistry at a university in Denmark – Anne Pauwels/Joanne
Winter: Feminist linguistic activism in the 21st century: a view across the English-speaking world – Terttu Nevalainen: Gender
stereotypes and language use in Late Modern English – Kristin Bech: SXVX clauses in Old and Middle English – Leiv Egil Breivik:
The historical development of existential there: an example of subjectification in grammaticalisation – Kevin McCafferty:
‘His letters is as short as ever they were’: the Northern Subject Rule in 19th-century Ireland – Gunnel Tottie: On
substituting with for for with substitute – Olaf M. Jansen Westvik: On some adjectival forms of comparison
in Old English – Marit Julien: Ei helvetes dame - on Scandinavian pseudopossessors – Endre Mørck: Connective/narrative
inversion in Middle Norwegian declarative clauses – Anna-Brita Stenström: ‘It’s very good eh’ - ‘Está muy bien eh’: teenagers’
use of tags - London and Madrid compared – Marit R. Westergaard: Norwegian child language and the history of English: the
interaction of syntax and information structure in the development of word order – Asbjørn I. Bartnes: Metaphor as a structuring
principle in higher education – Karol Janicki: Julia Kristeva - science or charlatanry? A linguist’s look at the first Holberg
prize debate – Rolf Wynn: The achievement of empathy in provider-patient interaction.