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Guest lectures and seminars


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Time and place: Sep. 30, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, P.A. Munchs hus, seminarrom 3
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Time and place: Sep. 26, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Helga Engs hus, auditorium 3

This year's Einar Haugen Lecture will be held by Nicholas Evans, who has made significant contributions to the study of endangered indigenous languages, especially focusing on the indigenous languages of Australia and New Guinea.

Time and place: Oct. 23, 2018 12:00 PM2:00 PM, HWH 536

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Time and place: Sep. 26, 2018 2:30 PM4:30 PM, Helga Engs hus, auditorium 2

This year's Einar Haugen Lecture will be held by Ana Deumert (University of Cape Town, South Africa), who has made significant contributions to the field of sociolinguistics, especially through her emphasis on southern and decolonial perspectives on multilingualism. Open lecture.

Time and place: June 1, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, P. A. Munch's house, room 10

The departmental seminar at ILN can offer another exciting invited speaker! This time, we host a talk by Ryan Bochnak out of the University of Konstanz. He is visiting us to talk about future temporal reference.

The event is open for everyone (that of course includes students and researchers from other departments!), and the talk is given in English.

Time and place: May 25, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, P. A. Munch's house, seminar room 10

Dr. Marieke Meelen from the University of Cambridge visits us to speak about language change in multilingual settings.

The talk and abstract is in English, and the event is open for all!

Time: May 7, 2018 10:15 AMMay 9, 2018 4:00 PM

This PhD-course focuses on how vernacular learned literacy interacted with the Latin and Greek traditions in the Middle Ages. We focus on three linguistic areas: Irish, Slavic (East and West) and Old Norse. The seminar is mainly based on primary sources in translation. Among other issues, we address the complicated distinction between native/local/vernacular and classical/Latin/Greek beyond the linguistic level, as well as the strategies for securing a degree of cultural authority for the vernacular.

For further details, and link to application form:

Ingrid Lossius Falkum
Time and place: Mar. 2, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, P. A. Munch’s house, seminar room 10

In this installment of the linguistic departmental seminar, the guest of honor is Ingrid L. Falkum. The topic of the talk is language acquisition in the area of semantics and pragmatics, and it is discussed by means of experimental method: Eye-tracking and picture selection.

Time and place: Feb. 9, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, P. A. Munch's house, seminar room 10

Ruth Fjeld does research on swearing, and will be talking about the use of the English word fuck in Norwegian. The talk will be in Norwegian. 


The talk is open for all!

Time and place: Jan. 26, 2018 2:00 PM4:15 PM, P. A. Munch's house, seminar room 10

This Friday Dr. Derib Ado will give a talk at our departmental seminar. He is an assistant professor at Addis Ababa University and works on a collaborative project with the University of Oslo (and MultiLing), Addis Ababa University, Hawassa University and NTNU. The talk is about the collaborative project and the linguistic situation in Ethiopia.

Time and place: Jan. 8, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, P. A. Munch’s house, seminar room 10

Prof. Andrew Nevins from UCL is a linguist who has worked on a wide range of topics, but primarily focused on phonology and morphology. He is coming to UiO to give a talk on sign language phonology, more specifically related to his field work on the quite recently evolved home sign of the Maxakalí community in Brazil.   


The talk is open for all!

Invitation flyer.
Time and place: Nov. 2, 2017 5:15 PM8:00 PM, P.A. Munchs hus, seminar room 3

PhD-fellows Johan Bollaert and Bianca Patria will present their new projects about oral and written cultures in medieval Scandinavia.

Professor Ofelia García
Time and place: Sep. 26, 2017 3:15 PM5:00 PM, Helga Engs hus, Auditorium 1

How can we provide opportunities for and support bilinguals in education, and how does our view on language impact the education of all students? Professor of Bilingual Education, Ofelia García, will give the 2017 Einar Haugen Lecture on this topic, and introduces the notion of translingual pedagogy.

Time and place: Jan. 31, 2017 5:15 PM, P.A.Munchs building, seminar room 3

Presentation by Elisa Kleivane and Marie Novotná. Open for all.

François Grosjean
Time and place: Sep. 26, 2016 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Helga Engs hus, Auditorium 1

The 2016 Einar Haugen Lecture will be given by a renowned researcher in the field of bilingualism, François Grosjean. Among his many pioneering contributions is his view that bilinguals are not two monolinguals in one person but rather human communicators in their own right. In this lecture, he will discuss the bilingualism of adults and children, the importance of understanding biculturalism, and family strategies and support in the upbringing of bilingual children.

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Time and place: Sep. 24, 2015 10:15 AM12:00 PM, Georg Sverdrup Building, Auditorium 2

Though American born, Einar Haugen was as well one of the most European of linguists; where others saw trans-Atlantic conceptual conflict, he professed comparability. While he rose to eminence within a structuralist episteme, his most imaginative contributions can now be appreciated through the lens of sociolinguistic process.

The 2015 Einar Haugen Lecture will be given by Michael Silverstein, and is open to everyone.

Time and place: Sep. 26, 2014 10:15 AM12:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, auditorium 1

Using language analysis to determine the origins of asylum seekers proves problematic, argues Professor Monika S. Schmid. Open lecture.

Time and place: Sep. 26, 2013 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Helga Eng Building, Auditorium 3

In the first Einar Haugen lecture, Professor Li Wei will address cultural and linguistic challenges facing transnational multilingual families. Open to everyone.