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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.

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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).

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. 

Ana Deumert
Time and place: Sep. 26, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Helga Engs hus

The renowned researcher Ana Deumert, who has made significant contributions to the field of sociolinguistics, especially through her emphasis on a Southern perspective to multilingualism, will give this year's Einar Haugen Lecture.

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

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. This workshop is an internal MultiLing event. Please contact the organizers if you are interested in participating. 


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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.

Sébastien Lucas
Time and place: Apr. 19, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Sébastien Lucas, doctoral research fellow from the DYLIS research center at the Université de Rouen Normandie, will give a talk on how French-Norwegian children use metalinguistic knowledge in reading comprehension.

Janne Bondi Johannessen
Time and place: Apr. 4, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Janne Bondi Johannessen, professor at MultiLing and Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, will give a talk on infrastructure for dialect syntax research and on the heritage speakers of Scandinavian languages who moved to North America in 1825–1925.

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Time and place: Mar. 22, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, MultiLing's Lab, 1st floor, Henrik Wergelands hus

MultiLing is proud to invite everyone to the grand opening of our new, cutting-edge laboratory at Henrik Wergelands hus. NB! New starting time: 1:15 pm. 

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

Minna Lehtonen, professor at MultiLing and Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, will give a talk on neurocognitive approaches to bilingualism and online processing of morphology by L2 learners.

Kimberly Marie Skjelde
Time and place: Mar. 14, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Kimberly Marie Skjelde, Doctoral research fellow from the University of Bergen, will give a talk on how Norwegian-English cognates can be defined.

Time: Feb. 15, 2018 8:30 AM - Feb. 16, 2018 6:00 PM

NoSLiP is a conference for graduate students, organized by graduate students, on behalf of the Norwegian Graduate Researcher School in Linguistics and Philology (LingPhil). The scope of the conference is rather broad, we welcome submissions from all areas of linguistics and philology.

Invited speakers are: Loraine K. Obler (City University of New York) Aditi Lahiri (University of Oxford) Martin Haspelmath (University of Leipzig) Terje Lohndal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology; The Arctic University of Norway)

More information about the program can be found here.

Elizabeth Stokoe
Time and place: Feb. 14, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Elizabeth Stokoe, professor of Social Interaction at Loughborough University (United Kingdom), will give a talk on how many of the things we think we know about talk that actually based on stereotypes rather than being based on evidence.

Time and place: Feb. 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Litteraturhuset

What does it mean to be involuntarily childless in a society that tends to revolve around children? What happens when becoming a parent is not what one had expected? The event aims to contribute new voices, arguments and different angles of approach to the Norwegian public debate on fertility, family and parenthood.

Time and place: Feb. 5, 2018 - Feb. 9, 2018, MultiLing Meeting Room

The MultiLing winter school 2018 will take place from 5–9 February 2018. This year, we will explore methodological approaches to language policy in multilingual contexts. 

Michelle White
Time and place: Jan. 24, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Michelle White, doctoral research fellow at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, will give a talk about the psychological processes that underly the the learning of English in multilingual South African children. Welcome!

Time and place: Jan. 17, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Andrey Kutuzov, Doctoral research fellow at Research Group for Language Technology, will give a talk on computational linguistics and NLP and their relationships with generic linguistics.

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Time and place: Dec. 7, 2017 9:30 AM - Dec. 8, 2017 4:00 PM, MultiLing meeting room

Closing conference and book launch for the project "Standardising Minority Languages" (STANDARDS).

PLEASE NOTE that the conference venue has been moved to the MultiLing meeting room. 

Time and place: Nov. 29, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Ekaterina Kuzmina, Postdoctoral fellow at MultiLing, will give a talk on Bayesian reasoning and its application in experimental research.