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Guest lectures and seminars


Ingrid Lossius Falkum
Time and place: Feb. 22, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, P. A. Munch’s house, seminar room 10

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.


Time and place: Jan. 8, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, P. A. Munch’s house, seminar room 10

Prof. Andrew Nevins from UCL is a linguist who has worked on a wide range of topics, but primarily focused on phonology and morphology. He is coming to UiO to give a talk on sign language phonology, more specifically related to his field work on the quite recently evolved home sign of the Maxakalí community in Brazil.   


The talk is open for all!

Invitation flyer.
Time and place: Nov. 2, 2017 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM, P.A. Munchs hus, seminar room 3

PhD-fellows Johan Bollaert and Bianca Patria will present their new projects about oral and written cultures in medieval Scandinavia.

Time and place: Sep. 26, 2017 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Helga Engs hus, Auditorium 1

How can we provide opportunities for and support bilinguals in education, and how does our view on language impact the education of all students? Professor of Bilingual Education, Ofelia García, will give the 2017 Einar Haugen Lecture on this topic, and introduces the notion of translingual pedagogy.

Time and place: Jan. 31, 2017 5:15 PM, P.A.Munchs building, seminar room 3

Presentation by Elisa Kleivane and Marie Novotná. Open for all.

François Grosjean
Time and place: Sep. 26, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Helga Engs hus, Auditorium 1

The 2016 Einar Haugen Lecture will be given by a renowned researcher in the field of bilingualism, François Grosjean. Among his many pioneering contributions is his view that bilinguals are not two monolinguals in one person but rather human communicators in their own right. In this lecture, he will discuss the bilingualism of adults and children, the importance of understanding biculturalism, and family strategies and support in the upbringing of bilingual children.

Time and place: Feb. 11, 2016 5:15 PM, P.A. Muchs hus, sem. room 4

PERNILLE HERMANN (ass. prof. Aarhus University) will talk about “Memory Imagery in Sagas of Icelanders”.

MIKAEL MALES (PhD, University of Oslo) will speak about “Memory and Knowledge in the Middle Ages”.

JON GUNNAR JØRGENSEN (prof. University of Oslo) will talk about “The Recovery of the Old Norse Literature by the Renaissance Humanists”.