Many people misunderstand their rights during police interrogations
Oct. 16, 2017 9:34 AM
“When being questioned by the police, suspects are entitled to a defence lawyer and to understand the charges. However, many people misunderstand things when their rights are not presented in their mother tongue,” says language researcher Aneta Pavlenko.
Scandinavians can learn from feelings of guilt
Jan. 9, 2017 3:08 PM
‘We who live in the wealthiest and happiest countries in the world have plenty of reasons to feel guilty when faced with the poverty and affliction of others,’ says Elisabeth Oxfeldt. She heads a large-scale research project which shows that Scandinavian feelings of guilt can be beneficial.
Lisa Nussbaumer (Universität Wien)
Sep. 26, 2018 2:15 PM
My personal pronoun is I, Robot
Potential Challenges in Human - Robot Communication
“Art is not an intellectual way of thinking” – Poetics and the ecology of language
Sep. 26, 2018 2:30 PM
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.
Seminar: Multilingual and Intercultural Education – Theory and practice from Latin America and Norway
Sep. 27, 2018 9:30 AM
This seminar aims to strengthen connections among Norwegian and Latin American scholars of multilingual and intercultural education, and is supported by the Norwegian Latin America Research Network.
Language revitalisation: Actors and practices in the Americas and in Europe
Oct. 2, 2018 9:00 AM
This seminar will bring together scholars working in different regions of Latin America and in Europe in order to examine language revitalisation practices in contemporary contexts. It is organised in collaboration with the LACITO research center and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, and will be held in Spanish and French.
Linguistic landscapes – Public signage as an area of language contacts and conflicts
Oct. 4, 2018 12:00 AM
When we arrive in a new country, public signs, ads and billboards are often the first form of contact we have with the language and script of the place. At this seminar, we will explore linguistic landscapes in Russia, Norway and beyond.
Lunch meeting on career planning with Adam Jaworski
Oct. 9, 2018 12:15 PM
A meeting on academic career planning with Professor Adam Jaworski (HKU). The meeting is open to everyone. Please sign up if you want to come!
Multilingual writing – methodologies and concepts across contexts
Oct. 10, 2018 12:00 AM
This workshop brings together scholars from different fields and contexts in order to explore multilingual writing from a comparative perspective. We will explore what methodologies and concepts can be useful across diverse socio-linguistic and cultural settings in order to enhance our understanding of multilingual writing practices.
Elena Callegari (UiO)
Oct. 10, 2018 2:15 PM
Mapping types of foci in questions
Espen Klævik-Pettersen (UiO)
Oct. 17, 2018 2:15 PM
Title to be Announced
Christine Meklenborg Salvesen (UiO)
Nov. 14, 2018 2:15 PM
"Semantically bleached or semantically salient? The story of two homonymous particles in Old French"