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A picture of the Rosetta stone next to a picture of a multilingual sign for a councelling center for migrant women. Photo: Colourbox.
Time and place: Apr. 29, 2019 - Apr. 30, 2019, Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47

The purpose of the round-table is to bring together sociolinguists, classicists and historians who study multilingualism in antiquity and medieval times (Day 1) and in imperial, colonial and postcolonial times (Day 2) and to engage in a dialog about continuities and discontinuities in multilingual practices shaped by conquests, migrations and globalizations.


Photo of woman with electrodes attached. From BrainProducts.
Time and place: Dec. 12, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM, MultiLing's Socio-Cognitive Laboratory

A one-day training workshop for the Socio-Cognitive Laboratory's new EEG device. The training will be provided by Lassi Juottonen, managing director of Clinilab. Open to registered participants only. 

Time and place: Nov. 28, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Hilde Haualand, an associate professor in social anthropology, specializing in deaf studies at the Oslo Metropolitan University, will give a talk on legal recognition of signed languages.

Time and place: Nov. 21, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Jeff MacSwan, Professor at The University of Maryland, will give a lecture on codeswitching and translanguaging. 

Time and place: Nov. 14, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Hanna Solberg Andresen, a doctoral candidate at MultiLing, will give a talk on methodological issues regarding participant selection.

Time and place: Nov. 13, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Anne Pitkänen-Huhta, a professor and vice dean responsible for education at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, will give a talk on visual methods in studying practices and identities.

Time and place: Oct. 18, 2018 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Leonie Cornips, a professor and chair of “Language culture in Limburg” at the Maastricht University, The Netherlands, will give a talk on Limburgish and language loss.

Time and place: Oct. 17, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Flor María Ordoñez Vilches, a doctoral candidate at the Autonomous Benito Juárez University of Oaxaca, Mexico. She will give a talk on Metalinguistic awareness and critical literacy.

Time and place: Oct. 10, 2018 - Oct. 11, 2018, MultiLing meeting room

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.

Time and place: Oct. 9, 2018 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM, MultiLing meeting room, HW 421

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! 

Time and place: Oct. 4, 2018 - Oct. 5, 2018, Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47

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. 

Time and place: Oct. 3, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Erica Brozovsky, a Sociolinguistic Researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, will give a talk on Taiwanese-Texans and their language and cultural identity.

Time and place: Oct. 2, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Maison de la Recherche, Paris III

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.  

Time and place: Sep. 27, 2018 9:30 AM - Sep. 28, 2018 4:00 PM, 12th floor, Niels Treschows hus

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

Einar Haugen (photo:
Time and place: Sep. 26, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Helga Engs hus, auditorium 2

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.

Kees de Bot (photo: Nadia Frantsen/UiO)
Time and place: Sep. 17, 2018 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM, Henrik Wergelands hus, meeting room 421

Guest lecture by Professor Emeritus Kees de Bot. Cancelled

PhD course participants
Time and place: Sep. 10, 2018 - Sep. 14, 2018, MultiLing meeting room

The MultiLing Summer School 2018 will take place from 10–14 September 2018. This year, we will explore experimental approaches to multilingualism. Instructors will be Janet van Hell (Pennsylvania State University) and Barbara Mertins (Dortmund Technical University).

Time and place: Sep. 5, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

David Britain, a professor and chair of English Linguistics at the University of Bern, Switzerland, will give a talk on rhoticity being iconically rural in the context of Southern England.


Time and place: Aug. 22, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Višnja Čičin-Šain, doctoral fellow from the Department of Literature at University of Oslo, ILOS, will give a talk on metaphorical dimensions of language purism in Croatian, post-Yugoslav context.

MultiLing logo: a red tree
Time and place: June 4, 2018 1:00 PM - June 5, 2018 5:00 PM, P.A. Munchs hus, seminar room 360

MultiLing, in partnership with NTNU, welcomes you to a seminar focused on signed language linguistics and interpreting research.

The seminar will be held in English, American Sign Language, and Norwegian Sign Language.

Photo: Nadia Frantsen/UiO
Time and place: May 31, 2018 - June 1, 2018, Helga Engs Hus, Auditorium 3

This two-day round-table aims to bring an international group of leading female scholars to Oslo to discuss their current positions and inform younger scholars about the choices, rewards, and challenges such leadership posts entail.

Ioulia Kovelman
Time and place: May 29, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Ioulia Kovelman, associate professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, will give a talk on how insights given by bilingual children can inform our understanding of both universal and language-specific mechanisms in the neurobiology of language development.

Time and place: May 7, 2018 9:30 AM - May 8, 2018 4:00 PM, Helga Engs Hus

This conference will bring together researchers and education practitioners who are interested in multilingualism and education in Norway and beyond.

Kristin Vold Lexander and Rafael Lomeu
Time and place: May 2, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Kristin Vold Lexander, postdoctoral fellow at MultiLing, and Rafael Lomeu, doctoral fellow at MultiLing, invite everyone to a roundtable discussion regarding the use of the notion of indexicality in analysing multilingual practices.

Torun Reite
Time and place: Apr. 25, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Torun Reite, doctoral research fellow from the Department of Romance Studies and Classics at Stockholm University, will give a talk on spatial and linguistic strategies for discursive border-crossing of young Mozambican adults.