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  • 640arrest2 Many people misunderstand their rights during police interrogations Oct. 16, 2017 9:34 AM

    “When being questioned by the police, suspects are entitled to a defence lawyer and to understand the charges. However, many people misunderstand things when their rights are not presented in their mother tongue,” says language researcher Aneta Pavlenko.

  • elisabeth-oxfeldt-01-web740 Scandinavians can learn from feelings of guilt Jan. 9, 2017 3:08 PM

    ‘We who live in the wealthiest and happiest countries in the world have plenty of reasons to feel guilty when faced with the poverty and affliction of others,’ says Elisabeth Oxfeldt. She heads a large-scale research project which shows that Scandinavian feelings of guilt can be beneficial.


  • The XIVth International Ibsen Conference Sep. 5, 2018 12:00 AM

    The XIVth International Ibsen Conference will be held at the Ibsenhuset Concert Hall in Skien, Norway, on 5-8 September 2018. The conference is organized by the Centre for Ibsen Studies in co-operation with Skien Municipality.

  • multiling_summer-school_lecture_03_300 MultiLing Summer School 2018: Experimental approaches to multilingualism Sep. 10, 2018 12:00 AM

    The MultiLing Summer School 2018 will take place from 10–14 September 2018. This year, we will explore experimental approaches to multilingualism. Instructors will be Janet van Hell (Pennsylvania State University) and Barbara Mertins (Dortmund Technical University).

  • ana-deumert “Art is not an intellectual way of thinking” – Poetics and the ecology of language Sep. 26, 2018 2:15 PM

    The renowned researcher Ana Deumert, who has made significant contributions to the field of sociolinguistics, especially through her emphasis on a Southern perspective to multilingualism, will give this year's Einar Haugen Lecture.

  • workshopoct18_2(2) Workshop: Multilingual writing – methodologies and concepts across contexts Oct. 10, 2018 12:00 AM

    This workshop brings together scholars from different fields and contexts in order to explore multilingual writing from a comparative perspective. We will explore what methodologies and concepts can be useful across diverse socio-linguistic and cultural settings in order to enhance our understanding of multilingual writing practices. This is a closed event.