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The Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) is an integrated part of the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies.


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Photo: Nadia Frantsen/UiO.
Portrait photo of Elisabeth Lanza.
Center Director
Elizabeth Lanza

Center Director

The Center Director is a researcher and the leader of MultiLing's management group. The Center Director has the overall responsibility for MultiLing's operations and development, MultiLing's research, researcher training, research dissemination, supervision, education and other scientific activities.


Portrait photo of Unn Røyneland.
Deputy Director
Unn Røyneland

Deputy Director

The Deputy Director is a researcher and a member of MultiLing's management group. The Deputy Director is the Director's proxy. The Deputy Director is MultiLing's primary media contact person, and has the responsibility for communication and promotion of the Center's research.



Portrait photo of Mari C. R. Otnes.
Head of Administration
Mari C. R. Otnes

Head of Administration

The Head of Administration is a member of MultiLing's management group. The Head of Administration has the general responsibility for the non-scientific activities at the Center.

Mari C. R. Otnes is on leave 1.10.21-1.4.22. Anne Charlotte Lindblom-Rosén acts as Head of Administration during this period. 



The Center Director and Head of Administration are responsible for the daily operations of the Center.

The Board of the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies functions as MultiLing’s Board. The Center also has an international Scientific Advisory Board with a particular responsibility for providing input to, and feedback on, implementation plans and annual reports.

The Text Laboratory will provide technical assistance to MultiLing through its existing and future resources.


Published Mar. 26, 2013 1:55 PM - Last modified Oct. 3, 2021 3:15 PM