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Time and place: Sep. 12, 2022Sep. 16, 2022, Blindern (TBA)

The 2022 MultiLing Summer School focuses on how sociocultural linguistic research methods can contribute to our understanding of the intersection of environmental and social (in)justice in a time of growing ecological crisis

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Time and place: Feb. 21, 2022Feb. 25, 2022, Blindern (possibility of hybrid participation)

MultiLing's Winter School 2022 focuses on the multilingual workplace as a multi-layered space where linguistic skills intersect with social, cultural and psychological factors. There will be both public sessions open for the general audience and sessions for enrolled Ph.D. participants only.

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Time and place: Dec. 6, 2021 9:00 AMDec. 11, 2021 5:00 PM, Sophus Bugges hus - Seminar room 2/3

Dr. Roger Mundry will hold a one-week intensive workshop on statistical methods for Ph.D. fellows and academic staff. The workshop is organized by MultiLing and ILN.

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Time and place: Sep. 23, 2021 10:00 AM12:00 PM, Zoom

How is knowledge produced, negotiated, and mobilized in multilingual settings? The four studies presented in this seminar explore multilingual and multimodal literacy practices from various theoretical and methodological perspectives, and in a range of social, political, socioeconomic, and historical contexts.

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Time and place: Sep. 6, 2021Sep. 10, 2021, Georg Sverdrups hus, Stort møterom / Zoom

MultiLing's Summer School 2021 will take place from the 6th to the 10th of September 2021. The main topic this year will be Open-science practices in experimental psycholinguistics: from research plan to data processing and visualization in R.

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Time and place: May 11, 2021 9:00 AMMay 12, 2021 5:00 PM, Zoom; lenke sendes kandidater med opptak til kurset.

This course aims to give an overview of how information structure affects linguistic structure cross-linguistically.

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Time and place: Sep. 7, 2020Sep. 11, 2020, Georg Sverdrups hus, Stort møterom / Zoom

MultiLing's Summer School 2020 will take place from 7 to 11 September, 2020. This year, the topic is issues in second language learning and interaction. It will address how language learning is accomplished in conversational interaction and how the development of linguistic and interactional competence may be traced in actual conversational behavior over time.

Time and place: Aug. 10, 2020Aug. 12, 2020, University of Oslo

This course will bring students up to date with recent developments in morphology and pragmatics and show how convergences between these two areas of linguistics are being explored in current work.

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Time and place: Feb. 24, 2020Feb. 28, 2020, MultiLing Meeting Room

The MultiLing Winter School 2020 will take place from 24 to 28 February, 2020 . This year, we will explore issues in second language learning (with)in marginalized populations.

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Time and place: Aug. 12, 2019Aug. 16, 2019, Tromsø, Norway

This year's Summer School is titled Revitalisation and reclamation of Indigenous and minoritised languages. It is a collaboration between MultiLing and UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Time: May 21, 2019 9:00 AMMay 23, 2019 5:00 PM

This course, by PhD Mélissa Berthet, Ecole Normale Supérieure, aims to provide students with basic knowledge in order to understand and conduct research on animal linguistics. We will focus on the basic theoretical concepts of physics, anatomy, ethology and linguistics that are relevant to the field of animal linguistics. Furthermore, this course will introduce (i) how to design an experiment, (ii) data collection techniques and methodology, (iii) methodology of data processing, with a practical course on the Praat and Elan software and (iv) data analysis methods.

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Time and place: May 7, 2019May 9, 2019, Room 231, Helga Engs Hus

PhD course organized by MultiLing and the research group Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO) at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. 

Time and place: May 2, 2019 9:00 AMMay 3, 2019 5:00 PM, Meetingroom 536, 5 floor, Henrik Wergelands hus

This course focuses on empirical aspects of linguistic studies; the goal is to raise awareness of the possibilities and pitfalls associated with different data types. The instructors are linguists with extensive experience collecting and analysing different types of data.

Time and place: Jan. 21, 2019 12:15 PM2:00 PM, SB Seminarrom 4

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).

Time and place: Oct. 31, 2018Nov. 2, 2018, P.A. Munchs hus, meeting room 226

PhD seminar at the University of Oslo (Blindern), 31 October - 2 November 2018

This course will give the participants an introduction to prosodic analysis. It will discuss the prosodic hierarchy and the interface between prosody, syntax and information structure. It will also involve some analysis of empirical data.

Time and place: Oct. 26, 2018 9:15 AM11:30 AM, P.A. Munchs hus, meeting room 252

Alexander Lykke is a Research Fellow at Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies. Welcome to the Midway Evaluation of his project "Tense morphology: Stability, variation and change in American Norwegian". The external reader for the Midway Evaluation is Erik Magnusson Petzell, University of Gothenburg.

PhD course participants
Time and place: Sep. 10, 2018Sep. 14, 2018, MultiLing meeting room

The MultiLing Summer School 2018 will take place from 10–14 September 2018. This year, we will explore experimental approaches to multilingualism. Instructors will be Janet van Hell (Pennsylvania State University) and Barbara Mertins (Dortmund Technical University).

Time and place: Aug. 30, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, HW536

This course critically compares and contrasts methodological approaches for both language documentation and linguistic analysis. We will investigate the advantages and disadvantages of tools used in both experimental and language documentation approaches such as elicitation, rating tasks, interviews, focus groups, participatory observation, storyboards, and recordings of naturalistic conversation. We will also investigate how these tools can be effectively disseminated, such as through building a corpus and archiving. One of the main takeaway points is for students to develop one of these methods for their own research and for potential cross-linguistic dissemination.

Time: Mar. 20, 2018Mar. 22, 2018

Ph.d. seminar in Oslo, 20-22 March 2018

The course will discuss the syntax of Scandinavian noun phrases from different theoretical perspectives, covering both synchronic and diachronic variation. The course consists of six lectures, two each day. Tuesday 20  March we will be in P.A. Munchs hus, room 252, (second floor). Wednesday and Tuesday we will be in Henrik Wergelands hus, room 536 (5th floor)

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Time and place: Feb. 5, 2018Feb. 9, 2018, MultiLing Meeting Room

The MultiLing winter school 2018 will take place from 5–9 February 2018. This year, we will explore methodological approaches to language policy in multilingual contexts. 

Time and place: Nov. 16, 2017 3:00 PM7:00 PM, HW536

The seminar in interactional linguistics, arranged by associate professor Marja Etelämäki, will consist of six meetings in which we will focus on different themes within interactional linguistics. We will decide on the themes together in the first meeting. Before the first meeting, you will get a bibliography where you can choose topics that come close to your own research. The first seminar will be 16 November.

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Time and place: Aug. 30, 2017 3:00 PM7:00 PM, HW536

Seminar on how to get your papers out there

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Time and place: Aug. 28, 2017Aug. 31, 2017, MultiLing Meeting Room

The theme for the MultiLing summer school 2017 is Interdisciplinary approaches to multilingualism – socio-cognitive aspects.  

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Time and place: Mar. 20, 2017 9:00 AMMar. 23, 2017 4:00 PM, Multiling, ILN, Henrik Wergelands hus, Blindern, Oslo

The course will give the students a good understanding of how they can go from formulating questions and hypotheses to how they can hope to have their hypotheses tested. The instructors will use their own research as a basis for their lectures. All the instructors are linguists with a strong research background and experience from different kinds of experiments, from advanced online experiments (eye tracking, mouse-tracking, real-time studies) with high technology tools to offline methods (elicitations, interviews) with very little advanced equipment.

Instructors:

Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland), Ronny Meyer (Addis Ababa University), Bjørn Lundquist (UiT–The Arctic University of Norway), Janne Bondi Johannessen (University of Oslo)

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Time and place: Mar. 20, 2017 9:00 AMMar. 23, 2017 4:00 PM, Multiling, ILN, Henrik Wergelands hus, Blindern, Oslo

A four-day PhD course organized by Janne Bondi Johannessen and MultiLing.