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Events

Events organized by MultiLing.

Upcoming

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Time and place: June 14, 2021June 16, 2021, Universitetet i Oslo

New dates: 14-16 June 2021 (i.e., one year postponed)!

Registration information coming early 2021

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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Time and place: Sep. 24, 2020 9:00 AMSep. 25, 2020 4:00 PM, University of Oslo, Blindern

Online conference: EELC8 will be livestreamed using Zoom


The theme of the eighth biennial Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication conference is “Perspectives across disciplinary and political borders.”

Lourdes Ortega
Time: Sep. 23, 2020 3:15 PM5:00 PM

How is COVID-19 affecting second language acquisition? The 2020 Einar Haugen Lecture will be given by renowned researcher Lourdes Ortega.

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Time and place: Sep. 19, 2020 11:00 AM1:00 PM, Litteraturhuset, Wergeland auditorium

How does multilingualism affect our mind in early childhood and later? And is it true that older people who speak more languages develop dementia later than others? 

Pia Quist, Kees de Bot, Peter Auer og Unn Røyneland lytter til en presentasjon under SAB-møtet 2019.
Time and place: Sep. 16, 2020 1:30 PM6:00 PM, Online

This is an internal event and not open to the public. 

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Time and place: Sep. 7, 2020Sep. 11, 2020, Georg Sverdrups hus, Stort møterom / Zoom

MultiLing's Summer School 2020 will take place from 7 to 11 September, 2020. This year, the topic is issues in second language learning and interaction. It will address how language learning is accomplished in conversational interaction and how the development of linguistic and interactional competence may be traced in actual conversational behavior over time.

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Time and place: June 10, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Constanze Weth, Associate Professor for Multilingual Education at the University of Luxembourg, will give a talk on French spelling patterns of German fourth graders with French as Foreign language.

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Time and place: May 28, 2020 9:30 AMMay 29, 2020 3:00 PM, MultiLing meeting room, HW 421

This seminar brings together three on-going Nordic projects that focus on language and digital interaction in families.

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Time and place: Apr. 15, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Webinar in Zoom

Yesim Sevinc, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MultiLing, will give a talk entitled "Mindsets and family language pressure: Language or anxiety transmission across generations".

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Time and place: Mar. 4, 2020 1:15 PM2:15 PM, Rom 421, Henrik Wergelands hus

Alessandro Palumbo (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, ILN) will present his current project entitled "Language switching and script mixing: multilingual landscapes of medieval Scandinavia".

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Time and place: Feb. 27, 2020 2:15 PM4:00 PM, HWH 536

Junyi Yang is a Doctoral research fellow at the Department of Education, and a member of the research group Text Comprehension: Development, Instruction and Multiple Texts (TextDIM). She has a background as a language teacher for young learners, and an MA in Early Language Education from University of Eastern Finland. She also works as a volunteer in teaching Chinese at Kinesisk Skole i Norge.

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Time and place: Feb. 24, 2020Feb. 28, 2020, MultiLing Meeting Room

The MultiLing Winter School 2020 will take place from 24 to 28 February, 2020 . This year, we will explore issues in second language learning (with)in marginalized populations.

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Time and place: Feb. 19, 2020 1:15 PM2:15 PM, Rom 421, Henrik Wergelands hus

David Albert Natvig (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, MultiLing) will give a talk on language shift and community structure in a Norwegian-American community in the United States.

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Time and place: Jan. 21, 2020 10:15 AM11:15 AM, Rom 421, Henrik Wergelands hus

Camilo Rodriguez Ronderos (PhD Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin) will give a talk on the topic of metaphor comprehension, reporting the results from two eye-tracking visual world studies.

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Time: Jan. 16, 2020 2:15 PM

Maria Garraffa is Assistant Professor at Heriot- Watt University (Edinburgh) where she teaches and does research on Language Acquisition and impairment. In collaboration with leading scholars, some of her key achievements include the development of the first UK psychological test to assess reading in adults with language disorders and a model to investigate vulnerable aspects of language in children with language impairment and adults suffering from stroke. Developed in parallel with a core interest for language impairment, her research on multilingualism addresses the effects of early second language learning in immigrants and people speaking heritage languages. She is the director of the Language Across the Life Span lab, based in Edinburgh and Malaysia (https://langlife.hw.ac.uk).

She was Research fellow at University of Siena, Milano Bicocca, Newcastle University and Edinburgh University.

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Time and place: Jan. 15, 2020 2:30 PM3:15 PM, P.A. Munchs hus, Seminar room 3

NB: New time and place!

Kalinka Timmer will give a trial lecture for the position of Associate Professor in Multilingualism with an emphasis on Psycholinguistics.

Open to all.

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Time and place: Jan. 15, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Rom 421, Henrik Wergelands hus

Samba Diop (Researcher at MultiLing) will give a talk entitled "Socio-linguistic Mutations and Cultural Transformations in Postcolonial Africa: The Case of Senegal".

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Time and place: Jan. 15, 2020 10:15 AM11:00 AM, P.A. Munchs hus, Seminar room 6

Adriana Hanulikova will give a trial lecture for the position of Associate Professor in Multilingualism with an emphasis on Psycholinguistics.

Open to all.

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Time and place: Jan. 14, 2020 11:15 AM12:00 PM, P.A. Munchs hus, Seminar room 1

Eleonora Rossi will give a trial lecture for the position of Associate Professor in Multilingualism with an emphasis on Psycholinguistics.

Open to all.

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Time and place: Jan. 13, 2020 11:15 AM12:00 PM, P.A. Munchs hus, Seminar room 6

Natalia Kartushina will give a trial lecture for the position of Associate Professor in Multilingualism with an emphasis on Psycholinguistics.

Open to all.

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Time and place: Jan. 13, 2020 9:15 AM10:00 AM, P.A. Munchs hus, Seminar room 6

Liquan Liu will give a trial lecture for the position of Associate Professor in Multilingualism with an emphasis on Psycholinguistics.

Open to all.

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Time and place: Dec. 12, 2019 10:15 AM12:00 PM, MultiLings møterom 421, Henrik Wergelands hus

On Thursday 12.12, Tahreem Ghazal Siddiqui will present two studies about elderly hospital patients. Siddiqui is a PhD student in the research group for Health services research unit, Ahus and Institute of Clinical Medicine, UiO. In her PhD project, she investigates cognitive effects of  medication and doctor-patient communication among older patients.

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Time and place: Dec. 11, 2019 2:15 PM3:45 PM, Rom 421, Henrik Wergelands hus

Valantis Fyndanis (Researcher at MultiLing) will give a talk on the impact of multilingualism on inhibition, switching, and disengagement of attention.

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Time and place: Dec. 11, 2019 2:15 PM3:45 PM, Rom 421, Henrik Wergelands hus

Franziska Köder (Researcher at MultiLing) will present initial plans for her forthcoming project on multilingual children with ADHD, currently in preparation.

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Time and place: Dec. 5, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, MultiLing meeting room (421)

Maurits van den Noort is a regular professor at Kyung Hee University (Seoul) in the Research Group of Pain and Neuroscience. Maurits is our guest for our December's clinical forum, where he will present some of his research on bilingualism and cognitve control.