Staff – University of Copenhagen

Naja Blytmann Trondhjem

Naja Blytmann Trondhjem

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

My primary research is about West Greenlandic grammar, especially about syntax, morphology and morphofonology. In this area I focus on aspectual and tense marking in West Greenlandic, and how tense and aspectual marking change over time. Within word formation I focus on the ordering of affixes and which affixes can be combined, especially the aspectual affixes.

Another research area is also withn word formation and syntax, and here I investigate how valency changing affixes alter the arguments of the verb and form passive or antipassive sentences and vice versa.

A third area is within space orientation, and here I investigate constructions where demonstratives and directional terms are combined.

Current research

1. Mood, aspect and tense in West Greenlandic. An investigation on if a inflectional mood marker influence the aspectual and tense marking in a simpel sentence.

2. Valency in the West Greenlandic language. An investigation on how (in)transitivizing affixes alter the arguments of the verbs and change the active sentence into a passive or antipassive sentence.    

3. Navigation and orientation in space investigates the use of demonstratives combined with directional terms in an archipelago area in West Greenland.

Fields of interest

Morphology, morphofonology in West Greenlandic Language  

Ordering of affixes in West Greenlandic

Tense and temporal marking

Valency

Orientation in space

Language policy

Dialects of Inuit Languages

Communication

Foreign language acquisition

Teaching

West Greenlandic language skills

West Greenlandic translation, grammar and communication A

West Greenlandic communication B

West Greenlandic communication C

West Greenlandic grammar with readings and West Greenlandic oral communication 1

West Greenlandic grammar with text production and West Greenlandic oral communication 2

West Greenlandic grammar with linguistics and West Greenlandic oral communication 3

External lecturer in linguistic topics in dept. of language, literature and Media, Ilisimatusarfik

External lecturer in linguistic topics for high school teachers in Greenland

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Om at finde vej i skærgården i Upernavik i Nordgrønland

    Trondhjem, N. B., 1 Dec 2017, In : Tidsskriftet Grønland. 4, p. 330-339 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

  2. Submitted

    Wayfinding through the archipelago in North Greenland

    Trondhjem, N. B., 1 Sep 2017, (Submitted) In : Acta Linguistica Hafniensia : international journal of linguistics. 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Verbal aspects in West Greenlandic: lexical and grammatical aspects

    Trondhjem, N. B., 15 Jun 2017, Studies in Inuit Linguistics in honor of Michael Fortescue . Kaplan, L. & Berge, A. (eds.). Fairbanks, Alaska : Alaska Native Language Center, Fairbanks, Alaska , p. 67-90 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Valens i grønlandsk

    Trondhjem, N. B., 27 Sep 2016. 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperCommunication

  5. Published

    Distributive and collective aspect in Kalaallisut

    Trondhjem, N. B., 2016, In : Amerindia. 38, p. 129-144 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    How are emotions expressed in Kalaallisut

    Trondhjem, N. B., 2017, Le Langage de l'émotion : variations linguistiques et culturelles . Tersis, N. & Boyeldieu, P. (eds.). Paris: Peeters, p. 397-426 30 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Markers of futurity and aspect in West Greenlandic

    Trondhjem, N. B., 26 Jun 2014, Future Times, Future Tenses. De Brabanter, P., Kissine, M. & Sharifzadeh, S. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 114-137 24 p. (Oxford Studies of Time in Language and Thought, Vol. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Repititive, iterative and habitual aspectual affixes in West Greenlandic

    Trondhjem, N. B., 2012, In : Acta Hafniensia Linguistica, International journal of linguistics. 44, 1 (2012), p. 64–76 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Kallaallisut oqaasilerineq – sumut killippugut? Ilisimalikkat atuartitsinermi atulernissaat siunertaralugu Isumasioqatigiinneq Nuuk 27. april 2009

    Trondhjem, N. B., 1 Jan 2010, In : Kalaaleq . 1, p. 7-9 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference abstract in journalCommunication

  10. Published

    Marking of past time in Kalaallisut, the Greenlandic language

    Trondhjem, N. B., 2009, In : Typological Studies in Language. 86, p. 171-182

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    Quantification as Reference: Evidence from Q-Verbs

    Bittner, M. & Trondhjem, N. B., 2008, Quantification: a Cross-linguistic Perspective. Matthewson, L. (ed.). First Edition ed. UK: Emerald Group Publishing, p. 7-66 60 p. (NORTH-HOLLAND LINGUISTIC SERIES:LINGUISTIC VARIATIONS, Vol. 64).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  12. Published

    Fra Nuuk til ...? Hvad betyder dansk for grønlændere?

    Trondhjem, N. B., 2005, Ordenes Slotte. Om sprog og litteratur i Norden: Hyldest til Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Íslands præsident 1980-1996. Kristmannsson, D. G. & Weiss, D. P. (eds.). Stofnun Vigdïsar Finnbogadóttur í erlendum tungumálum, p. 130-135 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterCommunication

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