Many European minority languages are being elevated within legislation and research. Linguistic Minorities in Europe aims to make the research available.
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.
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A new study suggests that knowing more than one language can help people with dementia to communicate. However, family and healthcare workers have to play their part, according to a Norwegian language professor.
When Latin arrived in Norway, Old Norse written culture also flourished. New research shows that runes and letters were used in alternation.