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Time: Apr. 29, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM

Mia Cecilie Heller is a senior advisor at Statped, section for speech and language impairments. She has a PhD in educational psychology (from University of Oslo, Department of Education) and has previously worked as a lecturer (Department of Special Needs Education, UiO) and as a school psychologist (School Psychologist Service in Oslo). Her research interests concern language development in second-language learners, developmental language disorders and interventions that can promote children’s language learning in school.

Mia Cecilie Heller's talk will be in Norwegian.

University library, Oslo
Time and place: June 14, 2021June 18, 2021, Universitetet i Oslo

NB! The conference will be held digitally from June 14–18, 2021.

Registration information coming soon

The NGL conference series (previously also known as ICNGL) provides an open forum for linguistic research in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas on Nordic (including Germanic, Finnic, Saamic and Greenlandic) and other languages, including multilingualism. Its main goals are to create and strengthen connections between researchers working on different languages, with different methodological and theoretical approaches. 

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Doktorgradskandidat Jessica Pedersen Belisle Hansen
Time and place: Apr. 16, 2021 1:15 PM, Zoom

Master Jessica Pedersen Belisle Hansen at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies will defend her dissertation Video-mediated interpreting. The interactional accomplishment of interpreting in video-mediated environments for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD).

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Time and place: Apr. 7, 2021 12:00 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

Dr Sender Dovchin will give a talk on creating new identities in Mongolian popular music in the post-socialist era 

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Time and place: Mar. 31, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Samantha M. Litty (Europa-Universität Flensburg / FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) will discuss multilingualism in 19th Century German immigrant letters 

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Time: Mar. 25, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM

Natalia Kartushina is an Associate Professor in Psycholinguistics, who joined MultiLing in December 2020. She holds a PhD in Experimental Psycholinguistics (University of Geneva) and had previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at BCBL (Spain) and BabyLing (Institute for Psychology, UiO). Her research interests cover first and second-language phonological/lexical acquisition and the role of environment in shaping language learning.

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Time and place: Mar. 24, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Brendan Weekes (Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge) will discuss writing systems and multi-literacy

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Time and place: Mar. 17, 2021 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Zoom

Dr Farzad Karimzad will give a talk on chronotopic-scalar approaches to multilingualism.

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Time and place: Mar. 12, 2021 9:30 AM12:10 PM, Zoom

This public event is organized on the occasion of the 2021 International Mother Language Day. Our international researchers from MultiLing, at the University of Oslo, will address institutional, social and emotional notions of multilingualism and the use of mother tongue in different domains of society. 

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Time and place: Mar. 10, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom [Closed event]

Mari J. Wikhaug Andersen (Doctoral Research Fellow at MultiLing) reports on initial results from her in-progress PhD project, "Translanguaging in the majority classroom: a study of teachers’ beliefs, practices and students’ linguistic citizenship."

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Time and place: Mar. 3, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Nora Dörnbrack (Doctoral Research Fellow, ILOS) will give a talk on her in-progress PhD project on historical language contact and multilingual practices in nineteenth-century migrants' private ego-documents 

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Time and place: Feb. 25, 2021 2:15 PM3:15 PM, online

Kristen Schroeder is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (IFFIK), joining the University of Oslo in December 2020. Under the supervision of Ingrid Lossius Falkum, she is developing the Norwegian Research Council project entitled, ‘Creativity and Convention in Pragmatic Development’, which assesses pragmatic language development among children with and without Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Kristen holds an MA and PhD in Cognitive Science and Language from the University of Barcelona.

The presentation will be given in English.

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Time and place: Feb. 23, 2021 2:15 PM7:30 PM, Zoom

Welcome to a seminar that celebrates the kick-off of the NorPol project (Second-language communication in workplace settings – the case of Polish migrants in Norway), funded by The Research Council of Norway (2020–2024).

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Time and place: Jan. 26, 2021 4:15 PM5:15 PM, online

Ellisiv has a BA and MA in linguistics from the University of Oslo, and finished her MA thesis in the fall semester of 2020. Since then she has been working at Biblioteksentralen as a marketing consultant, mostly focusing on our communication with Norwegian publishers.

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Time and place: Dec. 16, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Ingvild Badhwar Valen-Sendstad (Doctoral Research Fellow, MultiLing) will give a talk on her in-progress PhD project on multilingual women's health literacy practices in institutional settings. 

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Time and place: Dec. 9, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Jenny Gudmundsen (Doctoral Research Fellow, MultiLing) will give a talk on her in-progress PhD project about informal language learning at language cafés. 

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Time and place: Dec. 8, 2020 11:15 AM12:15 PM, Zoom

Informal workshop for the MultiLing researchers who will talk about their emotion-related research with Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck, University of London). It is open to all MultiLing/ILN researchers interested in emotion research in multilingual contexts.

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Time and place: Dec. 8, 2020 10:00 AM11:15 AM, Zoom

Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck, University of London) will give a guest lecture on Positive Psychology in Foreign Language Teaching. The lecture will be followed by a closed, informal workshop for the MultiLing researchers who will talk about their emotion-related research with Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele.

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Time and place: Dec. 2, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Dr Samantha Goodchild (Postdoctoral Fellow, MultiLing) will give a talk on analysing multilingual linguistic practices whilst incorporating various perspectives.

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Time and place: Dec. 2, 2020 11:00 AM12:30 PM, Zoom

Dr Dariush Izadi will give a talk on the social practice of mourning rituals

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Time and place: Nov. 25, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Mari J. Wikhaug Andersen (Doctoral Research Fellow, MultiLing) will give a talk on her in-progress PhD project, "Translanguaging in the majority classroom: a study of teachers’ beliefs, practices and students’ linguistic citizenship."

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Time: Nov. 11, 2020 2:15 PM3:45 PM

Seyed Hadi Mirvahedi (Postdoctoral fellow at MultiLing) will give a talk on analyzing language practices in the family through interactional sociolinguistics.

Time: Nov. 3, 2020 2:00 PMNov. 4, 2020 4:30 PM

In early November we held a digital workshop on citizen science and citizen sociolinguistic initiatives. The workshop involved participants from the University of Oslo and international colleagues. The workshop consisted of keynote speeches, shorter invited talks and discussion sessions. The talks were recorded and are uploaded below for anyone to view.

 

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Time and place: Oct. 29, 2020 9:00 AM6:00 PM, Niels Teschows Hus, Niels Henrik Abels vei 36, Oslo

Closing conference of the research project Language and communication in multilingual speakers with dementia (MultiLing Dementia), funded by The Research Council of Norway (2017-2021).

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Time and place: Oct. 28, 2020 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Zoom

Independent researcher Dr. Elsa Lechner will discuss collaborative ways to conduct research during a pandemic.