Hans-Olav Enger

Professor - Nordic Language
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Research interests

Scandinavian linguistics, with emphasis on grammar and diachrony. 

Morphology (especially inflection); gender, agreement and grammaticalisation.

Background

Part-time position at the University of Zürich autumn 2012–

Professor of Scandinavian linguistics, University of Oslo autumn 2008–

Professor of Scandinavian linguistics, University of Stavanger 2003–2008.

Lecturer in Norwegian at Stockholm University (in sum five years in the nineties)

Tags: Nordic language

Publications

  • With Tor Arne Haugen: Styrking og svekking av genussemantikk. Maal og Minne, issue 2, 43–72. 
  • With Philipp Conzett: Morfologi. In: Norsk språkhistorie I: Mønster, ed. by Helge Sandøy. 2016. Oslo: Novus, 213–317.
  • Reinforcement in inflection classes: Two cues may be better than one. Word Structure 7 (2014), 153–181. 
  • Inflectional change, ‘sound laws’, and the autonomy of morphology. Diachronica 30 (2013), 1–26.
  • With Grev Corbett:Definiteness, gender and hybrids: Evidence from Norwegian dialects.  Journal of Germanic Linguistics 24 (2012), 287–324.
  • With Kristian E. Kristoffersen, Marianne Lind and Ålov S. Runde: Modalverb med og uten infinitiv.  Maal og Minne (2011), 65–86.
  • WithTore Nesset: Cognitive constraints on diachronic development. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung 64 (2011), 193–212.
  • The role of core and non-core semantic rules in gender assignment. Lingua 119 (2009), 1281–1299.
  • Do affixes have meaning? Polarity in the Toten dialect of Norwegian meets morphological theory. Yearbook of Morphology 2005, 27–47.
  • On the relation between gender and declension: a diachronic perspective from Norwegian. Studies in Language 28 (2004), 51–82.
  • Scandinavian pancake sentences as semantic agreement. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 27 (2004), 5–34.
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  • Sims-Williams, Helen & Enger, Hans-Olav (2021). The loss of inflection as grammar complication: Evidence from Mainland Scandinavian. Diachronica. ISSN 0176-4225. 38(1), p. 111–150. doi: 10.1075/dia.19050.sim. Full text in Research Archive
  • Enger, Hans-Olav; Höder, Steffen & Vindenes, Urd (2021). Old Nordic. In Keydana, Götz; Hock, Wolfgang & Widmer, Paul (Ed.), Comparison and Gradation in Indo-European. De Gruyter Mouton. ISSN 9783110537666. doi: 10.1515/9783110641325-011.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2020). Det gamle Kristiania var nok vakkert, men er Oslo fin eller fint? Om genus ved noen stedsnavn. Namn og Nemne : Tidsskrift for norsk namnegransking. ISSN 0800-4684. 37, p. 7–36. Full text in Research Archive
  • Vindenes, Urd & Enger, Hans-Olav (2020). Det umulige er mulig. In Johannessen, Janne Bondi & Hagen, Kristin (Ed.), Leksikografi og korpus. En hyllest til Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld. Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 9788291398129. p. 61–75. doi: 10.5617/osla.8168. Full text in Research Archive
  • Haugen, Tor Arne & Enger, Hans-Olav (2019). The semantics of Scandinavian pancake constructions. Linguistics. ISSN 0024-3949. 57(3), p. 531–575. doi: 10.1515/ling-2019-0008. Full text in Research Archive
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2019). Thoughts on morphomes, on a Scandinavian background. In Dammel, Antje & Schallert, Oliver (Ed.), Morphological Variation: Theoretical and empirical perspectives. John Benjamins Publishing Company. ISSN 9789027262561. p. 159–196. doi: 10.1075/slcs.207.06eng.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2019). In defence of morphomic analyses. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia. International Journal of Linguistics. ISSN 0374-0463. 51(1), p. 31–59. doi: 10.1080/03740463.2019.1594577. Full text in Research Archive
  • Enger, Hans-Olav; Spilling, Eivor Finset & Sameien, Marianne Brodahl (2018). Making sense of grammatical variation in Norwegian. In Dammel, Antje; Eitelmann, Matthias & Schmuck, Mirjam (Ed.), Reorganising Grammatical Variation: Diachronic studies in the retention, redistribution and refunctionalisation of linguistic variants. John Benjamins Publishing Company. ISSN 9789027201645. p. 209–230. doi: 10.1075/slcs.203.08sam. Full text in Research Archive
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2018). Why traces of the feminine survive where they do, in Oslo and Istria: How to circumvent some “troubles with lexemes”. In Bonami, Olivier; Boyé, Gilles; Dal, Georgette; Giraudo, Hélène & Namer, Fiammetta (Ed.), The lexeme in descriptive and theoretical morphology. Language Science Press. ISSN 978-3-96110-110-8. p. 235–255. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1407005. Full text in Research Archive
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2017). Vocabular Clarity and insular Scandinavian: A response to Ϸorgeirsson. Folia linguistica. ISSN 0165-4004. 51(3), p. 527–536. doi: 10.1515/flin-2017-0019. Full text in Research Archive
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Haugen, Tor Arne (2017). Styrking og svekking av genussemantikk - ei diakron drøfting av (in)animathet ved pannekakesetninger og anaforisk den . Maal og Minne. ISSN 0024-855X. p. 43–72. Full text in Research Archive
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2016). The No Blur Principle and Faroese conjugation. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Deutschen Sprache und Literatur. ISSN 0005-8076. 138(1), p. 1–29. doi: 10.1515/bgsl-2016-0001.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Conzett, Philipp (2016). Morfologi. In Sandøy, Helge (Eds.), Mønster. Norsk språkhistorie I. Novus Forlag. ISSN 978-82-7099-847-0. p. 213–316.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2015). When friends and teachers become hybrids (even more than they were). In Fleischer, Jürg; Rieken, Elisabeth & Widmer, Paul (Ed.), Agreement from a diachronic perspective. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-037334-9. p. 215–235. doi: 10.1515/9783110399967-011.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2014). Reinforcement in inflection classes. Word Structure. ISSN 1750-1245. 7(2), p. 153–181. doi: 10.3366/word.2014.0064.
  • Haugen, Tor Arne & Enger, Hans-Olav (2014). Scandinavian pancake constructions as a family of constructions. Cognitive Linguistic Studies. ISSN 2213-8722. 1(2), p. 171–196. doi: 10.1075/cogls.1.2.01hau.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2013). Andrespråksforskningens relevans for språkvitenskapelig teori. NOA - Norsk som andrespråk. ISSN 0801-3284. 29(1), p. 5–27.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2013). Vocabular Clarity meets Faroese noun declensions. Folia linguistica. ISSN 0165-4004. 47(2), p. 345–373. doi: 10.1515/flin.2013.014.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2013). Scandinavian pancake sentences revisited. Nordic Journal of Linguistics. ISSN 0332-5865. 36(3), p. 275–301. doi: 10.1017/S0332586513000280.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2013). Morphological theory and grammaticalisation: the role of meaning and local generalisations. Language Sciences. ISSN 0388-0001. 36, p. 18–31. doi: 10.1016/j.langsci.2012.03.017.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2013). Inflectional change, 'sound laws' and the autonomy of morphology The case of Scandinavian case and gender reduction. Diachronica. ISSN 0176-4225. 30(1), p. 1–26. doi: 10.1075/dia.30.1.01eng.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Corbett, Greville G. (2012). Definiteness, Gender, and Hybrids: Evidence from Norwegian Dialects. Journal Of Germanic Linguistics. ISSN 1470-5427. 24(4), p. 287–324. doi: 10.1017/S1470542712000098.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). Fire kroppsdelssubstantiver og en sammensvergelse. In Theil, Rolf; Schmidt, Tom & Askedal, John Ole (Ed.), Germansk filologi og norske ord. Festskrift til Harald Bjorvand på 70-årsdagen den 30. juli 2012. Novus Forlag. ISSN 978-82-7099-700-8. p. 94–108.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2011). Nordisk språkvitenskap. In Jørgensen, Jon Gunnar & Vikør, Lars Sigurdsson (Ed.), Nordiskfaget - tradisjon og fornying. Novus Forlag. ISSN 978-82-7099-623-0. p. 21–37.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2011). Gender and contact - a Natural Morphology perspective on Scandinavian examples. In Siemund, Peter (Eds.), Linguistic Universals and Language Variation. De Gruyter Mouton. ISSN 978-3-11-023805-1. p. 171–204. doi: 10.1515/9783110238068.171.
  • Kristoffersen, Kristian Emil; Runde, Ålov Synnøve; Lind, Marianne & Enger, Hans-Olav (2011). "Vi skal på kino" : modalverb i norsk med og uten infinitt verb. Maal og Minne. ISSN 0024-855X. p. 65–86. Full text in Research Archive
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Nesset, Tore (2011). Constraints on diachronic development: the Animacy Hierarchy and the Relevance Constraint. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung. ISSN 0942-2919. 64, p. 193–213. doi: 10.1524/stuf.2011.0015.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2010). Partial and competing motivations in gender assignment. Germanistische Linguistik. ISSN 0072-1492. 206-209, p. 673–693.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2010). /æpɽede/ i Gudbrandsdalen - grammatikalisering og homonymiunngåelse? Folkmålsstudier. ISSN 0356-1771. 48, p. 77–95.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2010). How do words change inflection class? Diachronic evidence from Norwegian. Language Sciences. ISSN 0388-0001. 32, p. 366–379.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2010). Kasusbortfallet enda en gang - og morfologisk teori. In Reinhammar, Maj (Eds.), Studier i svenska språkets historia 11: Förhandlingar vid Elfte sammankomsten för svenska språkets historia i Uppsala 23-24 april 2010. Reinhammar, Maj et al.. ISSN 978-91-85352-87-6. p. 9–30.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav; Fridell, Staffan & Wetås, Åse (2009). Åse Wetås: Kasusbortfallet i mellomnorsk. Ein komparativ studie av proprialt og appellativisk materiale. Dr. art.-disputas ved Universitetet i Oslo, 29. august 2008. NLT - Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0800-3076. 27(2), p. 328–362.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2009). Åse Wetås: Kasusbortfallet i mellomnorsk....Opposisjonsinnlegg ved disputas. NLT - Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0800-3076. p. 328–339.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2009). The role of core and non-core semantic rules in gender assignment. Lingua. ISSN 0024-3841. 119(9), p. 1281–1299. doi: 10.1016/j.lingua.2009.02.004.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2008). Unitary Base Hypothesis og norsk avledningsmorfologi. Maal og Minne. ISSN 0024-855X.

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  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Holmes, Philip (2018). Norwegian: A comprehensive grammar. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-83136-9. 550 p.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav; Knoph, Monica I. Norvik; Kristoffersen, Kristian Emil & Lind, Marianne (2016). Helt fabelaktig! Festskrift til Hanne Gram Simonsen på 70-årsdagen. Novus Forlag. ISBN 978-82-7099-859-3. 331 p.
  • Røyneland, Unn & Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). Fra holtijaR til holting. Språkhistoriske og språksosiologiske artikler til Arne Torp på 70-årsdagen. Novus Forlag. ISBN 978-82-7099-704-6. 424 p.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav; Faarlund, Jan Terje & Vannebo, Kjell Ivar (2012). Grammatikk, bruk og norm. Festskrift til Svein Lie på 70-årsdagen, 15. april 2012. Novus Forlag. ISBN 978-82-7099-681-0. 349 p.

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  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2021). Meta-morphomes in Norwegian.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2021). Multifunctional indexes.
  • Nesset, Tore & Enger, Hans-Olav (2021). Er politiet sikker, sikkert eller sikre? Kongruensmønstre ved kollektive subjekter i norsk .
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Sims-Williams, Helen (2020). Norske adjektiver er ikke så enkle som før (?).
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2019). Briana Van Epps: Sociolinguistic, comparative and historical perspectives on Scandinavian gender -- with focus on Jamtlandic.
  • Vindenes, Urd & Enger, Hans-Olav (2019). Umulig eller kanskje bare uvanlig?
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2019). Baerman, Matthew (Ed): The Oxford Handbook of Inflection. Morphology. ISSN 1871-5621. doi: 10.1007/s11525-018-09338-7.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Haugen, Tor Arne (2019). Pannekakekonstruksjonar i skandinavisk.
  • Sims-Williams, Helen & Enger, Hans-Olav (2019). Loss of inflection in North Germanic adjectives – or is it? .
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Sims-Williams, Helen (2019). Norske adjektiver er ikke så enkle som de en gang var (?).
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Sims-Williams, Helen (2019). Loss of inflection in North Germanic adjectives -- or is it?
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2018). Hvorfor holder spor etter etter et bestemt genus seg best der de gjør det? – i Oslo, i Jämtland og Istria .
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Vindenes, Urd (2018). Det umulige er mulig.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2018). Kongruenshierarkiet, grammatikalisering og forklaring.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2018). Skilnader mellom norsk og svensk i språkhistorisk lys.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2017). Tilfeldig? Neppe! Eller kanskje litt... Eller: Hvordan kunne Olav Næs si det han faktisk sier om genus?
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2017). Genus og transfer når norsk er andrespråk Opposisjonsinnlegg (andreopponent).
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2017). Thoughts on morphomes, also in the light of variation.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2017). Why remnants of the feminine survives where they do – in Oslo Norwegian and Istro-Romanian (A possible modification of the Agreement Hierarchy) .
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2016). Til forsvar for autonom morfologi - men hva betyr autonom?
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2016). In defence of autonomous morphology.
  • Haugen, Tor Arne & Enger, Hans-Olav (2016). Den semantiske strukturen til pannekakekonstruksjonar i norsk.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Haugen, Tor Arne (2016). Pannekakesetninger i grammatikaliseringsperspektiv/er .
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2016). Why feminine agreement survives where it does – in Oslo Norwegian and Istro-Romanian (a possible modification of the Agreement Hierarchy).
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Haugen, Tor Arne (2015). Pannekakesetninger og grammatikalisering.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2015). Book review: Analogy and morphological change, by David Fertig. Edinburgh University Press. Folia linguistica. ISSN 0165-4004. 49(1), p. 287–292.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2015). Hvordan kan noen skrive ei lærer, ei venn?
  • Enger, Hans-Olav & Haugen, Tor Arne (2015). Pannekakesetninger og grammatikalisering.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2014). Hybrider og kjønn.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2014). Cruschina, Silvio, Martin Maiden & John Charles Smith (eds.). 2013.The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives. Studies in Language. ISSN 0378-4177. 38(4).
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2014). No Blur Principle og færøyske verb.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2014). Hybrider og kjønn.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2014). No Blur Principle og færøysk verbbøying.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2014). No Blur Principle og færøysk verbbøying.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2014). No Blur Principle and Faroese verb conjugation.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2014). Cruschina, Silvio, Martin Maiden & John Charles Smith (eds.). 2013. The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Studies in Language. ISSN 0378-4177. 38(4), p. 995–1004.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2013). The No Blur Principle (Vocabular Clarity) and Faroese verb conjugation.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav; Spilling, Eivor Finset & Nilsen, Marianne Brodahl (2013). Reorganising grammatical variation in Norwegian.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2013). Vocabular Clarity and Faroese conjugation.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). When friends and teachers become hybrids.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). Andrespråksforskning og språkvitenskapelig teori.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). Conjugation Class Change: Principles of the Ab-, Um- and Expansion verbal-flexible Allomorphy in GErmany Language. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Deutschen Sprache und Literatur. ISSN 0005-8076. 134(2), p. 251–257.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). Skilnader mellom norsk og svensk i språkhistorisk lys.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). Nedbygging av kasus i norsk og svensk.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). Vocabular Clarity and Faroese Inflection.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). Number, definiteness, irregularity: East Norwegian body part nouns.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). Antje Dammel: Konjugationsklassenwandel. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Deutschen Sprache und Literatur. ISSN 0005-8076. 134(2), p. 251–258.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). Vocabular Clarity and Faroese Inflection.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2012). Scandinavian pancake sentences - again.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2011). What happens to inflection classes?
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2011). Pannekakesetninger enda en gang.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2011). Pannekakesetninger enda en gang.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2010). What happens to inflection classes?
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2010). What happens to inflection classes?
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2009). Comments on Jenny Audring's dissertation "Reinventing pronoun gender".
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2009). Sound change, inflectional change and the autonomy of morphology.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2009). Kasusbortfall enda en gang - og morfologisk teori.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2009). Morphological theory and grammaticalisation: Meaning, local generalisations and frequency.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2008). How do words change inflection class? The case of Norwegian.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2008). Svein Lie: Norsk morfologi. NLT - Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0800-3076. 26(2), p. 87–94.
  • Enger, Hans-Olav (2008). Sture Ureland (red.): Studies in Eurolinguistics. Bd. 1 og 2. Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2005. 400 og 630 + 12 s. NLT - Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0800-3076. 26(1), p. 73–79.

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