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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.

Picture of classroom. Photo: Colourbox
Time and place: May 7, 2019 - May 9, 2019, Room 231, Helga Engs Hus

PhD course organized by MultiLing and the research group Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO) at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. 

Time and place: June 17, 2019 2:15 PM - June 19, 2019 5:00 PM, 12th floor, Niels Treschows hus

An international three-day workshop with the aim of reflecting on the use of pictures in a language-based discipline. This workshop is part of MultiLing’s Colloquium B, “Engaging innovative methodologies in studying multilingualism across the lifespan”.

Picture of Tromsø
Time and place: Aug. 12, 2019 - Aug. 16, 2019, Tromsø, Norway

This year's Summer School is titled Revitalisation and reclamation of Indigenous and minoritised languages. It is a collaboration between MultiLing and UiT The Arctic University of Norway.


Time and place: Apr. 10, 2019 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Elizabeth Miller, Associate Professor from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will give a talk on agency and language learning. 

Picture of Crispin Thurlow
Time and place: Apr. 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, MultiLing meeting room, HW421

Crispin Thurlow (University of Bern) will hold a session titled "Honing your academic writing skills: From logic, to rhetoric and beyond".

Participants concluding the afternoon
Time and place: Apr. 3, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands hus, room 421
Photo of Jai Mackenzie
Time and place: Mar. 18, 2019 9:00 AM - Mar. 19, 2019 12:00 PM, MultiLing meeting room, HW421

New times require new skills from linguists working with complex datasets. This 1,5 day workshop addresses some of the current challenges faced by linguists working with diverse qualitative datasets by providing a comprehensive introduction into the use of NVivo.

Time and place: Feb. 20, 2019 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Marit Westergaard, professor from UiT The Arctic University of Norway and NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, will give a talk on crosslinguistic influence in L2 and L3 acquisition, arguing for the importance of structural similarity and property-by-property acquisition.

Time and place: Feb. 19, 2019 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Ana Raquel Matias, a researcher working at the intersection between sociology of migration and sociology of language at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute in Lisbon, Portugal (ISCTE-IUL) will give a talk on the linguistic and social inclusion of international students from African countries in Portuguese universities.

Time and place: Jan. 23, 2019 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, Møterom 536

Olga Solovova, Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow from the University of Oslo (MultiLing), will give a talk on semiotic landscapes in the Northern Norway borderland.

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.