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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.

Events

  • multiling_vinterskole_2017_foredrag_01 MultiLing Winter School 2018: Language policy in multilingual contexts – methodological approaches Feb. 5, 2018 12:00 AM

    The MultiLing winter school 2018 will take place from 5–9 February 2018. This year, we will explore methodological approaches to language policy in multilingual contexts.

  • noslip2018 NoSLiP 2018 Feb. 15, 2018 8:30 AM

    NoSLiP is a conference for graduate students, organized by graduate students, on behalf of the Norwegian Graduate Researcher School in Linguistics and Philology (LingPhil). The scope of the conference is rather broad, we welcome submissions from all areas of linguistics and philology.

    Invited speakers are: Loraine K. Obler (City University of New York) Aditi Lahiri (University of Oxford) Martin Haspelmath (University of Leipzig) Terje Lohndal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology; The Arctic University of Norway)

    More information about the program can be found here.

  • ingridmail Figurative language acquisition Feb. 22, 2018 2:15 PM

    In this installment of the linguistic departmental seminar, the guest of honor is Ingrid L. Falkum. The topic of the talk is language acquisition in the area of semantics and pragmatics, and it is discussed by means of experimental method: Eye-tracking and picture selection.

    New date: February 22nd.

  • colourbox5903732 Multilingualism and Education: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives May 7, 2018 9:00 AM

    This symposium will bring together researchers and education practitioners who are interested in multilingualism and education in Norway and beyond.

  • 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.