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Time: Feb. 15, 2018 8:30 AMFeb. 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 PM4:00 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 AM4:00 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, 2018Feb. 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 PM4:00 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 PM4:30 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.

Professor Ofelia García
Time and place: Sep. 26, 2017 3:15 PM5:00 PM, Helga Engs hus, Auditorium 1

How can we provide opportunities for and support bilinguals in education, and how does our view on language impact the education of all students? Professor of Bilingual Education, Ofelia García, will give the 2017 Einar Haugen Lecture on this topic, and introduces the notion of translingual pedagogy.

François Grosjean
Time and place: Sep. 26, 2016 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Helga Engs hus, Auditorium 1

The 2016 Einar Haugen Lecture will be given by a renowned researcher in the field of bilingualism, François Grosjean. Among his many pioneering contributions is his view that bilinguals are not two monolinguals in one person but rather human communicators in their own right. In this lecture, he will discuss the bilingualism of adults and children, the importance of understanding biculturalism, and family strategies and support in the upbringing of bilingual children.

Einar Haugen (photo: news.harvard.edu)
Time and place: Sep. 24, 2015 10:15 AM12:00 PM, Georg Sverdrup Building, Auditorium 2

Though American born, Einar Haugen was as well one of the most European of linguists; where others saw trans-Atlantic conceptual conflict, he professed comparability. While he rose to eminence within a structuralist episteme, his most imaginative contributions can now be appreciated through the lens of sociolinguistic process.

The 2015 Einar Haugen Lecture will be given by Michael Silverstein, and is open to everyone.

Time and place: Sep. 26, 2014 10:15 AM12:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, auditorium 1

Using language analysis to determine the origins of asylum seekers proves problematic, argues Professor Monika S. Schmid. Open lecture.

Time and place: Sep. 26, 2013 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Helga Eng Building, Auditorium 3

In the first Einar Haugen lecture, Professor Li Wei will address cultural and linguistic challenges facing transnational multilingual families. Open to everyone.