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Events organized by MultiLing.


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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.

University library, Oslo
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: 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.


En eldre dame og en yngre kvinne i sykepleieruniform, den yngre sykepleieren holder rundt den eldre damen
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.

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Time and place: Oct. 21, 2020 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Zoom

Olga Solovova (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, MultiLing) will discuss preliminary findings of her MSCA project "New Speakers in Northern Norway."

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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.