Areas of research in the department include Linguistics and Language (Scandinavian and a range of other languages), Norse Religion, Literature (Scandinavian in particular), Literature Didactics, Textual Science and Philology, Lexicography, Onomastics, Language Technology and computing in the Humanities.
The departmental research has both a national and an international scope.
When Latin arrived in Norway, Old Norse written culture also flourished. New research shows that runes and letters were used in alternation.
The Covid-19 pandemic has put racial debates in the US on top of the agenda, according to linguistics professor Lourdes Ortega.
Art and literature provide insight into how people relate to the climate crisis. Researchers believe this can help us understand possible paths to climate action.
- (Virtual) Wednesday Seminar: Collaborative qualitative research in times of pandemics: An experiment with autobiographical reports from the field via Zoom Oct. 28, 2020 2:15 PM
- Dementia and Multilingualism Oct. 29, 2020 9:00 AM
- (Virtual) Guest lecture: How Positive Psychology can counter the deficit perspective in foreign language teaching Dec. 8, 2020 10:00 AM
- 12th International Conference of Nordic and General Linguistics June 14, 2021 12:00 AM