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.
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.
The Covid-19 pandemic has put racial debates in the US on top of the agenda, according to linguistics professor Lourdes Ortega.