Some problems and mysteries of the long passive in Norwegian
Helge Lødrup will talk about Norwegian verbs.
This talk is about sentences like Dette forsøkes å gjøres 'this try.PASS to do.PASS'. They are passives of sentences where two verbs are restructured to a complex predicate. Long passives often have the morphological passive with both verbs. However, the periphrastic passive is also possible, and the second verb can also have the active form. I will discuss this variation and its grammatical treatment, and compare Norwegian to Swedish and French. I will also have a look at sentences with a preposition following the first verb, such as Dette satses på å gjøres 'this go.in.PASS for to do.PASS'