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  • 640ibsen Translators to eliminate common misunderstandings of Ibsen: Pass me the whistle or “fløyten” – and not the cream or “fløten”! Nov. 26, 2018 12:58 PM

    Ibsen’s plays have been translated innumerable times and performed on stages worldwide. However, many of these translations are based on other translations, most frequently from English. A group of translators have therefore studied Ibsen’s original plays and translated them directly from Norwegian to eight different languages, under the project entitled “Ibsen in Translation” at the Centre for Ibsen Studies.

  • ida-larsson-250 Scandinavian verbs under scrutiny Nov. 12, 2018 9:32 AM

    Ida Larsson had always planned to be a biologist, but ended up a linguist. She claims that “studying languages is reminiscent of examining something in a lab.” She is now working on a project to uncover how and why Scandinavian verb phrases change.


  • bilde HFILN9001C - Programming for Linguists Spring 2019 Jan. 21, 2019 12:15 PM

    Linguistics is becoming ever more data-driven, with increasing use of data from corpora and experiments. This course will teach you the basic computational skills that you need to engage in large-scale data collection and analysis. Concretely, you will learn to use the programming language Python and its associated open source library called the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK).

  • histofmultilingualism Roundtable: Multilingualism from antiquity to the present day Apr. 29, 2019 12:00 AM

    The purpose of the round-table is to bring together sociolinguists, classicists and historians who study multilingualism in antiquity and medieval times (Day 1) and in imperial, colonial and postcolonial times (Day 2) and to engage in a dialog about continuities and discontinuities in multilingual practices shaped by conquests, migrations and globalizations.

  • logo-square-white Generative Linguistics in the Old World conference (GLOW 42) May 7, 2019 12:00 AM

    The 42nd Generative Linguistics in the Old World conference (GLOW 42) will be held at the University of Oslo from May 7-11, 2019. The conference will consist of a main colloquium (May 8-10, Wednesday to Friday) and three thematic workshops (on Tuesday, May 7th and Saturday, May 11th).