The Einar Haugen Lecture

The lecture is an annual event at MultiLing held on September 26, coinciding with the European Day of Languages.


Professor Ofelia García
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.


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.

Einar Haugen (photo:
Time and place: Sep. 24, 2015 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Georg Sverdrup Building, Auditorium 2

Though American born, Einar Haugen was as well one of the most European of linguists; where others saw trans-Atlantic conceptual conflict, he professed comparability. While he rose to eminence within a structuralist episteme, his most imaginative contributions can now be appreciated through the lens of sociolinguistic process.

The 2015 Einar Haugen Lecture will be given by Michael Silverstein, and is open to everyone.

Time and place: Sep. 26, 2014 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, auditorium 1

Using language analysis to determine the origins of asylum seekers proves problematic, argues Professor Monika S. Schmid. Open lecture.

Time and place: Sep. 26, 2013 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Helga Eng Building, Auditorium 3

In the first Einar Haugen lecture, Professor Li Wei will address cultural and linguistic challenges facing transnational multilingual families. Open to everyone.