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Published 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.

Published 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.

Published 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.

Published Mar. 30, 2016 10:28 AM

If you are using two languages on a regular basis, you may have an advantage if you are affected by dementia. Researchers have set out to study linkages between ageing, dementia and language.