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.
This course aims to give an overview of how information structure affects linguistic structure cross-linguistically.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Seminar on how to get your papers out there
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.
Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland), Ronny Meyer (Addis Ababa University), Bjørn Lundquist (UiT–The Arctic University of Norway), Janne Bondi Johannessen (University of Oslo)