Historical sociolinguistics, multilingualism, language variation and change, language contact, English, Norwegian and other Germanic languages.
I am a Doctoral Research Fellow in English historical linguistics at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo. I have a bachelor's degree in Scandinavian studies and English and American studies from the University of Greifswald, Germany, and a master's degree in Scandinavian linguistics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. In my master's thesis, I examined the multilingual practices of the Schleswigian immigrant Herman Hoë and his family in Trondheim, Norway, during the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
I am currently the representative for temporary staff in the department board at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages.
My dissertation project explores the linguistic practices in the private writings of a Scottish emigrant to America, Mary Ann Wodrow Archbald (1762–1841). Her journals, letter books and a handful of original letters that document her language use for over 40 years, both prior to and after emigration, form the starting point for an investigation of longitudinal intra-writer variation within the framework of a language history ‘from below’.
Between autumn 2019 and spring 2020, I contributed to the following courses at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
- 2019–2020: Research assistent, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.