Gunvor Mejdell

Professor emerita
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Postal address 1010 Blindern Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P.A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO

Research Interests

Modern Arabic language and culture, in recent years research more specifically on sociolinguistic issues of language in context; the interaction of standard Arabic and colloquial varieties, code switching and mixing in spoken - and written - registers, language attitudes and change in norms and practices, language ideology. I am member of the network International Association for Middle Arabic and Mixed Arabic (AIMA) as well as International Association for Arabic Dialectology (AIDA). I am a leading member of the international research team on the project The ideology and sociology of language change in the Arab world, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Secondly, the field of translation studies: theoretical and practical aspects of literary translation between Arabic and European languages, with a focus equally on cultural and linguistic issues. Since 2014, I am a member of the research team on the project Travelling Texts funded by the Faculty of Humanities


'Magistergrad' in Semitic studies, specialisation in Arabic (University of Oslo, 1980); visiting Fulbright scholar at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1982-3); research assistant at Institute of Semitic studies, University of Oslo (1981-87). Dr. philos. 2005, dissertation Somewhere between order and chaos: Mixed styles in Egyptian Arabic. Ass. Professor of Arabic at the University of Oslo 1988, since 2006 full Professor.

Ongoing Research

The project consists of the studies of translations of literature to and from Arabic.



Tags: Arabic, Middle East, Sociolinguistics, CIMS


  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2022). Erasing boundaries in contemporary written mixed Arabic (Egypt). In Lentin, Jérôme & Grand´Henry, Jacques (Ed.), Middle and Mixed Arabic over time and across written and oral genres. Peeters Publishers. ISSN 978-9042945142. p. 181–194.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2021). Writing Mixed Arabic. Salah Jahin´s verbal play in the framework of 'l´arabe mélangé' . In Comolli, Nadia; Dufour, Julien & Germanos, Marie-Aimée (Ed.), Libellules arabes, sémitiques, italiennes, berbères: études linguistiques et littéraires offertes à Jérôme Lentin par ses collègues, élèves et amis. Paul Geuthner. ISSN 9782705340896. p. 521–535.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2021). What Is Formal Spoken Arabic. In Ryding, Karin Christina & Wilmsen, David (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 9781108417303. p. 199–213.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2021). Christopher Andreas Holmboe, 1796-1882. Norsk oversetterleksikon. ISSN 2535-616X. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2020). Einar Berg, 1921-1995. Norsk oversetterleksikon. ISSN 2535-616X.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2020). Entangled Pyramids and Rainbows: On Challenging the Divide in a Written Mixed Text. In Taha, Zeinab (Eds.), Revisiting Levels of Contemporary Arabic in Egypt: Essays on Arabic Varieties in Memory of El-Said Badawi. The American University in Cairo Press. ISSN 9789774169663. p. 101–111.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2019). Reflections on Norms, Boundaries, and Variability for Descriptive Grammars of Contemporary Written Fusha (CWF). In Binaghi, Francesco & Sartori, Manuel (Ed.), Fusha Ecrit Contemporain . Diacritiques Editions. ISSN 9791097093044. p. 28–49.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2018). Stat, nasjon og arabisk språk. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier. ISSN 1503-5727. 16(2), p. 94–105. doi: 10.5617/ba.6730. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2018). Notes on metalinguistic concepts in Arabic sociolinguistics. In Boucherit, Aziza; Machhour, Héba & Rouchdy, Malak (Ed.), Mélanges offerts à Madiha Doss. La linguistique comme engagement. Institut francais d'archéologie orientale. ISSN 9782724707212. p. 181–189.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2018). Diglossia. In Benmamoun, Elabbas & Bassiouney, Reem (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-138-78333-1. p. 332–344.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor & Høigilt, Jacob (2017). Introduction. In Mejdell, Gunvor & Høigilt, Jacob (Ed.), The Politics of Written Language in the Arab World. Writing Change.. Brill Academic Publishers. ISSN 9789004346161. p. 1–18.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2017). Changing Norms, Concepts and Practices of Written Arabic. A ´Long Distance' Perspective. In Mejdell, Gunvor & Høigilt, Jacob (Ed.), The Politics of Written Language in the Arab World. Writing Change.. Brill Academic Publishers. ISSN 9789004346161. p. 68–89. doi: 10.1163/9789004346178_005.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2017). Et Dukkehjem in Arabic Translation. Ibsen Studies. ISSN 1502-1866. 17(1), p. 28–53. doi: 10.1080/15021866.2017.1308170. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2015). Luġat al-ʾumm and al-luġa al-ʾumm – the ’mother tongue’ in the Arabic context. In Edzard, Lutz (Eds.), Arabic and Semitic Linguistics Contextualized. Harrassowitz Verlag. ISSN 978-3-447-10422-7. p. 214–226. doi: 10.2307/j.ctvc2rmgq.16.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2014). Lahja. Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online. ISSN 1570-6699.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2014). Strategic Bivalency in Written 'Mixed Style'? A Reading of Ibrahim 'Isa in al-Dustūr. In Durand, Olivier; Langone, Angela Daiana & Mion, Giuliano (Ed.), Alf lahǧa wa lahǧa: Proceedings of the 9th AIDA Conference. LIT Verlag. ISSN 978-3-643-90334-1. p. 273–278.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2012). Diglossia, Code Switching, Style Variation, and Congruence - Notions for Analyzing Mixed Arabic. al-´Arabiyya, Journal of The American Association of Teachers of Arabic. ISSN 0889-8731. 44-45, p. 29–39.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2012). High and low varieties, diglossia, and language contact: linguistic products and social processes in a comparative perspective. In Mejdell, Gunvor & Edzard, Lutz (Ed.), High vs. Low and Mixed Varieties. Domains, Status, and Function across Time and Languages. Harrassowitz Verlag. ISSN 978-3-447-06696-9. p. 9–23.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2012). The Elusiveness of Lugha Wusta, or, Attempting to Catch Its "True Nature". In Bassiouney, Reem & Katz, Graham (Ed.), Arabic Language and Linguistics. Georgetown University Press. ISSN 9781589018853. p. 157–167.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2012). Playing the same game? Notes on comparing spoken contemporary mixed Arabic and (pre)modern written Middle Arabic. In Zack, Liesbeth & Schippers, Arie (Ed.), Middle Arabic and Mixed Arabic: Diachrony and Synchrony. Brill Academic Publishers. ISSN 9789004222298. p. 235–245. doi: 10.1163/9789004228047_014.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2012). Kulturelle og språklige utfordringer i oversettelse av arabisk litteratur. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier. ISSN 1503-5727. 10(2), p. 8–19. doi: 10.5617/ba.4434.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). A Modern Egyptian Literary Classic Goes West: Translations of Taha Husayn´s Novel Al-Ayyām and Their Paratextual Features. In Alvstad, Cecilia; Helgesson, Stefan & Watson, David (Ed.), Literature, Geography, Translation: Studies in World Writing. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISSN 9781443830102. p. 152–170.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Arabisk litteratur oversatt til norsk. Fakta og refleksjoner over hvem, hva og hvorfor. In Bladh, Elisabeth & Kullberg, Christina (Ed.), Litteratur i gränszonen : transnationella litteraturer i översättning ur ett nordiskt perspektiv. Högskolan Dalarna. ISSN 978-91-85941-32-2. p. 118–129.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Lost in translation of modality - some problems of transfer between Arabic and English modal systems. In Avram, Andrej & Grigore, George (Ed.), A Festschrift for Nadia Anghelescu. Editura Universtatii din Bucuresti. ISSN 978-973-737-951-1. p. 331–342.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Muhammad, Mahamadou og Mamadou: muslimske navn i frankofone Afrika sør for Sahara. In Lexander, Kristin Vold; Lyche, Chantal & Knutsen, Anne Moseng (Ed.), Pluralité des langues, pluralité des cultures : regards sur l’Afrique et au-delà. Mélanges offerts à Ingse Skattum à l’occasion de son 70ème anniversaire. Novus Forlag. ISSN 978-82-7099-602-5. p. 323–330.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Nattfuglene > Night Birds > Ṭuyūr al-layl : Textual reflexes of sociocultural norms in a children’s book translated from Norwegian - via English - into Arabic. Translation and Interpreting Studies. ISSN 1932-2798. 6(1), p. 23–39. doi: 10.1075/tis.6.1.02mej.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2010). Lugha wusta, Online Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics. Brill Academic Publishers. ISSN 978-900-4-14973-1.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). Is Modern Fusha a 'Standard' Language? In Ibrahim, Zeinab & Makhlouf, Sanaa (Ed.), Linguistics in an Age of Globalization. The American University in Cairo Press. ISSN 9789774161490. p. 41–52.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). ‘MIDDLE ARABIC’ across time and medium/mode - some reflexions and suggestions. In Lentin, J. & Grand`Henry, J. (Ed.), Moyen Arabe et Variétés Mixtes de l´Arabe à travers l´Histoire. Peeters Publishers. ISSN 9789042921030. p. 355–372.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). Notes on 'inn-Clauses in Egyptian Arabic. In Procházka, Stephan & Ritt-Benmimoun, Veronika (Ed.), Between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Studies on Contemporary Arabic Dialects. LIT Verlag. ISSN 978-3-7000-0874-3. p. 295–303.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). What is Happening to Lughatuna l-Gamila? Recent Media Representations and Social Practice in Egypt. Journal of Arabic and Islamic studies. ISSN 0806-198X. 8(8), p. 108–124.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2007). From periphery towards centre stage: research on ‘mixed styles’– results and challenges. Romano-Arabica. ISSN 1582-6953. VI-VII, p. 85–96.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2006). The use of colloquial in modern Egyptian literature – a survey, Current Issues in the Analysis of Semitic Grammar and Lexicon II. Harrassowitz Verlag. ISSN 3-447-05441-7.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2005). Code-Switching. In Versteegh, Kees; Eid, Mushira; Elgibali, Alaa; Woidich, Manfred & Zaborski, Andrzej (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Volume 1. Brill Academic Publishers. ISSN 9789004144736. p. 414–421.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2005). For nasjonens og kvinnens frigjøring - på fransk og arabisk. Romansk Forum. ISSN 0804-6468. p. 177–189.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2005). Pragmatic functions of independent pronouns in relative clauses in Egyptian Arabic. Matériaux Arabes et Sudarabiques. ISSN 0295-0847. 11, p. 71–90.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2004). Arabisk - Standardspråket. In Gammelgaard, Karen; Mejdell, Gunvor & Svarverud, Rune (Ed.), Standardspråk underveis - Historien til åtte orientalske og østeuropeiske språk. Unipub forlag. ISSN 82-7477-170-2. p. 95–114.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2003). Notes on (non)restrictedness in relative clauses in Egyptian Arabic, AIDA 5th Conference Proceedings. Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad de Cadiz. ISSN 84-7786-777-1. p. 539–544.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2002). Two mirror-image cases of language contact involving Arabic in the Mediterranean area: the stories of Aljamia and Maltese, The Intangible Heritage of the Mediterranean. Transmission, Adaptation and Innovation. Unipubforlag & Department of Culture Studies, UiO. ISSN 82-7477-121-4. p. 99–113.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2002). Features of lugha wusTa - mixed discourse in spoken Arabic in Egypt. In Youssi, Abderrahim (Eds.), Aspects of the Dialects of Arabic Today - Proceedings of the 4th Conference of the International Arabic Dialectology Association (AIDA) 2000. AMAPATRIL, Rabat. ISSN 9954-0-2720-3. p. 317–328.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2000). Om sl¿r og tilslring. In Rekdal, Jan Erik & Sveen, Andreas (Ed.), Masker. Sypress forlag, Oslo. ISSN 82-91224-28-5. p. 165–177.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2000). Aspects of formal spoken Arabic in Egypt. A view from the North. Al-logha/Langue/Language. 1(2), p. 7–22.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (1999). Switching, mixing - Code interaction in spoken Arabic. In Brendemoen, Bernt; Lanza, Elizabeth & Ryen, Else (Ed.), Language Encounters across time and space. Studies in language contact. Novus, Oslo. ISSN 82-7099-308-5. p. 225–241.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (1997). Competence and style - notes on variation in native speakers´ oral reproduction of written texts, Built on Solid Rock, Studies in Honour of Professor Ebbe Egede Knudsen on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday April 11th 1997. Institutt for sammenlignende kulturforskning; Novus forlag. ISSN 82-7099-283-6. p. 196–205.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (1996). Some sociolinguistic concepts of style and stylistic variation in spoken Arabic - with reference to Nagib Mahfuz talking about his life. In Smart, J.R. (Eds.), Tradition and Modernity in Arabic Language and Literature. Curzon, Surrey. ISSN 0-7007-0411-6. p. 316–326.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (1996). Islams syn på Europa i moderne perspektiv. In Fosse, Lars Martin (Eds.), Gobelin Europa. Søkelys på europeisk kultur. Oslo. p. 269–278.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (1991). Spr¿k og autoritet i arabisk kultur. In Naguib, Nefissa (Eds.), Midt¿sten - konflikt og sameksistens. Universitetsforlaget, Oslo. ISSN 82-00-21405-2. p. 103–120.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (1990). Arabisk-norsk kontrastiv grammatikk. In Hvenekilde, Anne (Eds.), Med to spr¿k. Cappelens Forlag, Oslo. ISSN 82-02-12174-4. p. 65–94.

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  • Mejdell, Gunvor & Høigilt, Jacob (2017). The Politics of Written Language in the Arab World. Writing Change. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 9789004346161. 308 p.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor & Edzard, Lutz (2012). High vs. Low and Mixed Varieties. Domains, Status, and Function across Time and Languages. Harrassowitz Verlag. ISBN 978-3-447-06696-9. 210 p.
  • Ostad, Johanne & Mejdell, Gunvor (2010). Arabisk i verden. Nasjonalt senter for engelsk og fremmedspråk i opplæringen. ISBN 978-82-8195-042-9. 32 p.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2006). Mixed styles in Spoken Arabic in Egypt - Somewhere between Order and Chaos. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 9004149864. 482 p.
  • Gammelgaard, Karen; Mejdell, Gunvor & Svarverud, Rune (2004). Standardspråk underveis - Historien til åtte orientalske og østeuropeiske språk. Unipub forlag. ISBN 82-7477-170-2. 221 p.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor & Hafez, Sabry (1997). Den arabiske verden forteller. Bokklubben Kunnskap og Kultur. ISBN 82-525-3695-6. 620 p.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (1995). Sadik al-Azm - mot hevdvunne sannheter. Et korrektiv til oppfatninger om islam og muslimer. [Essays]. Cappelens Forlag 1995. ISBN 82-02-15707-2.

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  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2022). Egyptiske kvinneskjebner. Azimas kurasje, lidenskap og hevn. Et gjensyn med Salwa Bakrs tragikomiske tekst. Med utdrag fra "Den gyldne vogna stiger ikke til himmels" (oversettelse). Mellom. Tidsskrift for omsett litteratur. ISSN 2387-4880. 1, p. 54–70.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2022). Holmboe og den nordeuropeiske kanon og undervisning på 1800-tallet (panelinnlegg).
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2022). Oversettelse fra arabisk: kulturelle og stilistiske utfordringer.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2021). Presentasjoner av oversettelse under oversetterverksted Tekst i flukt.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2021). Samtale omkring den egyptiske forfatteren Nawal al-Sa´dawis bortgang. [Radio]. Studio 2, NRK2.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2021). The Arabic "diglossic continuum": concepts and approaches.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2019). Ibsen I Arabia. Henrik Ibsens innflytelse på arabisk kultur i det tjuende århundre (oversatt av Kjartan Myklebust). Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning. ISSN 0013-0818. 106(4), p. 321–325. doi: 10.18261/issn.1500-1989-2019-04-07.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor & Aoun, Sanaa (2018). Fiktive fellesskap. Epiloger til den arabiske våren - opplesning (original og oversettelse) og samtale med Sanaa Aoun og Gunvor Mejdell.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2018). Japansk og arabisk litteratur i oversettelse. [Radio]. RadioNova.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2017). What happens when 'nation and mother tongue/Muttersprache' comes to the Arab nahḍa.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2017). Speaking of dialects. A discussion of terminology.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2017). How Ibsen 'the Norwegian' came to Egypt: a star of World Literature or a social reformer?
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2017). Middle/Mixed Arabic and (de)standardisation.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2016). Om å oversette arabisk litteratur.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2016). Presentation and discussion of 1) my work on diglossia and mixed varieties, 2) my contributions on translation.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2016). Et dukkehjem in Arabic translation.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2015). From kalām ahl miṣr to 'āmmiyya, lahga miṣriyya and lughat al-umm - what´s in a (metalinguistic) concept?
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2015). Om Al-Aswanys nye bok og arabiske bestsellere. [Radio]. Litteraturhuset, NRK2.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2015). Concept (trans)formation and (de)construction of boundaries: shifting norms and practices in Arabic ( a draft).
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2015). 'Diglossia' versus 'standard-with-dialects': (what) does it matter? (Re-revisiting a conceptual framework for a typology of language situations) .
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2015). Reflections on norms, acceptability and standardization for Contemporary Written Fusha.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2014). Lugha, lahja, and ammiyya: concept (trans)formation and (de)construction of boundaries.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2014). lahja / lahajat and 'ammiyya: concept formation and language perception.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2014). Tarjama - om å oversette arabisk litteratur til norsk (og omvendt).
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2013). Coping with boundaries - reading aloud a dialect-cum-standard text.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2013). Erasing boundaries in contemporary written mixed Arabic.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2013). Notes on the term 'lahja' in scholarly and common usage.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2012). Oversettelsene av al-Ayyam i Norden og Europa.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2012). Innledning til film basert på Naguib Mahfouz´ roman Mellom to slott, paneldeltakelse.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2012). Introduksjon til samtale med forfatteren Khaled Khalifa.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2012). Diglossia, Code-switching, Style variation and Congruence – concepts and notions for analyzing ’mixed Arabic’.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Situasjonen i Egypt. [TV]. Aktuelt NRK 2.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Oversetterens etterord, Den gyldne vogna stiger ikke til himmels (med forord). Solum Forlag. ISSN 9788256017089. p. 247–253.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Den gyldne vogna stiger ikke til himmels (med forord). Solum Forlag. ISSN 9788256017089.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Issues in research on Arabic mixed styles.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Ordets makt. Levende Historie. ISSN 1503-4208. p. 29–33.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). samtale om Mahmoud Darwish.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Om arabisk kultur og litteratur.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Hva kan vi forstå om den arabiske verden av å lese deres litteratur? Med eksempler fra litteratur oversatt til norsk.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2011). Written mixed style: Code-switching and/or strategic bivalency: the case of Ibrahim 'Isa at al-Dustur.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2010). High and Low varieties, changing status and prestige - an introduction.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2010). The elusiveness of lugha wusṭā – or attempting to catch its ”true nature”.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2009). Review of Heléne Kammensjö: Discourse Connectives in Arabic Lecturing Monologue. Göteborg 2005. Journal of Semitic Studies. ISSN 0022-4480. 54(2), p. 614–617. doi: 10.1093/jss/fgp032.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2009). Ibsen in translation: the case of Arabic.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2009). A modern Egyptian literary classic goes West: A comparative study of translations of Taha Husayn´s novel al-Ayyam into English, French, Swedish, and Norwegian.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2009). Literary translation from Arabic - cultural and linguistic challenges.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2009). Fra Abu al-Tayyib al-Mutanabbi til Darwish. Samtale med syrisk forfatter og to oversettere om arabisk litteratur.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). Kondolerer, Palestina (Nekrolog over Mahmoud Darwish). Morgenbladet. ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). Kjærlighet i eksil (med etterord). L.S.P. forlag. ISSN 978-82-92618-07-3.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). Mahmoud Darwish, palestinernes nasjonalpoet, er død. [Radio]. NRK P2, Kulturnytt.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). Hva styrer utvalget av arabisk litteratur oversatt til norsk - tilfeldigheter eller strategi?
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). Reflexions on comparing features of modern and pre-modern mixed Arabic.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). Textual reflexes of different socio-cultural norms: Examples from translations of children´s literature from Norwegian > English > Arabic.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). Kjærlighet i eksil. L.S.P. Forlag. ISSN 978-82-92618-07-3.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2008). Edward Saids Orientalism, akademia og litteratur fra/om Midtøsten.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2007). Tanke og tendenser: Kairotrilogien, i Sånn er livet. [Radio]. NRK P2.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2007). Kommentar til palestinske myndigheters beslagleggelse av bok. [Radio]. NRK P2, kulturnytt.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2007). Omkring 1001 natt. [Radio]. NRK P2 Sånn er livet.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2007). Translation and cultural encounters - challenges and strategies (på arabisk: al-Tarjama wal-Tawasul al-Hadari, i Abu Bakr, Walid (red.):Al-Tarjama wa-Hiwar al-Hadarat, Ogarit, Ramallah 2008).
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2007). Notes on comparing premodern written Middle Arabic and modern oral Mixed Arabic.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2007). Academic spoken style as peripheral (or ephemeral) dialects?
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2007). Presentasjon av og intervju med den berømte arabiske poeten Adonis (Ali Ahmad Said).
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2007). Arabisk språk - til høytid og hverdags.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2006). Nekrolog. Naguib Mahfouz. Morgenbladet. ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2006). Omtale av Naguib Mahfouz ved hans bortgang. [Radio]. NRK P2.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2006). Etter terroraksjon i Egypt. [Radio]. NRK P2.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2006). Speaking Arabic as the Arabs? Changing orientations in Arabic and MiddleEastern Studies in Scandinavian universities.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2006). Is modern fuSHa a 'standard language'?
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2006). Notes on ´inn and ´innu in Egyptian Arabic.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2006). Om jødisk-arabisk kulturkontakt gjennom tidene.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2005). Palestinian literature and the Arabic cultural tradition.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2005). Cultural and linguistic problems with translation Norwegian > English > Arabic. Examples from Tormod Haugen: Nattfuglene > Night Birds > Tuyur al-layl.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2005). Samtale om romanen Koranoid. [Radio]. NRK P2 Ordfront.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2005). Emner fra arabisk litteratur. [Radio]. NRK P2.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2005). Stilnivåer i muntlig arabisk. [Radio]. NRK P2 Kulturbeitet.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2004). Discussion of the papers of Prof. Jonathan Owens, Ms. Karima Ziamari, and Mr. Rachid Benali-Mohamed, on Multilingualism and Code Switching.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2004). MIDDLE ARABIC across time and medium/mode - some reflexions and suggestions.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2003). Arabisk sivilisasjon og våre holdninger - fra gullalder til dyster nåtid. Globus. ISSN 0809-1641. p. 3–8.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2003). Arabisk og arabisk. Språknytt. ISSN 0333-3825. 31(34), p. 12–17.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2002). Mahmoud Darwish - og hesten som ble igjen alene (etterord). Mahmoud Darwish: Hvorfor lot du hesten bli igjen alene. p. 83–87.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2002). NRK2/Stereo- intervju. [Radio]. NRK TV : NRK2 - Stereo.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2002). Dagene som var - en egyptisk barndom av Taha Husayn. [Radio]. NRK : NRK P2, Ordfront.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2002). Bidrag til Vinduet. [Radio]. Tidsskriftet Vinduet.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (2001). Islams syn p¿ Europa.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (1999). Jens Peter Broch. In Arntzen, Jon Gunnar (Eds.), Norsk biografisk leksikon: Abel-Bruusgaard. Kunnskapsforlaget. ISSN 82-573-0734-3. p. 463–4-.
  • Mejdell, Gunvor (1999). Harris Birkeland. In Arntzen, Jon Gunnar (Eds.), Norsk biografisk leksikon: Abel-Bruusgaard. Kunnskapsforlaget. ISSN 82-573-0734-3. p. 307–8.
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