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Wednesday seminar: A multilingual perspective on Languages for Specific Purposes: English for Specific Purposes, “anglais de spécialité”, and the characterization of professional domains

Dr. Severine Wozniak is an assistant professor in English for Specific Purposes and has taught economic (EAP) and business (EOP) English for over 20 years at Grenoble Faculty of Economics (France). Her primary research interests lie in the areas of applied linguistics and include discourse analysis, language for specific purposes, ethnographic research methods in a specialized context and the description of specialized varieties of English. As she has also served as Vice President for International Relations and Language Policy at Pierre Mendes France University (Grenoble, France) for several years and was also the director of the Center for Modern Languages at that time, another area of interest focuses on language policy, language teaching to non-specialist students, and more particularly on the place and role of languages for specific purposes in French university programs.

Time and place: October 24, 2:15pm -4 pm, Henrik Wergelands hus, room 421, MultiLing

This paper comes within the framework of the characterization of specialized professional domains from a multilingual perspective in applied linguistics, more specifically with reference to English for Specific Purposes (ESP) research and its French counterpart. It focuses on the work of French researchers in the field of “anglais de spécialité” (ASP), and the French approach to ESP studies. 

 

 

Upcoming

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Time and place: Aug. 12, 2019Aug. 16, 2019, Tromsø, Norway

This year's Summer School is titled Revitalisation and reclamation of Indigenous and minoritised languages. It is a collaboration between MultiLing and UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

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Time and place: Sep. 26, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Helga Engs hus, auditorium 3

2019 is the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages. This year's Einar Haugen lecture will be held by Nick Evans (external link) who has made significant contributions to the study of endangered indigenous languages, especially focusing on the indigenous languages of Australia and New Guinea.

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Time: Oct. 25, 2019

This international round-table will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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Time and place: June 17, 2019 2:15 PMJune 19, 2019 5:00 PM, 12th floor, Niels Treschows hus

An international three-day workshop with the aim of reflecting on the use of pictures in a language-based discipline. This workshop is part of MultiLing’s Colloquium B, “Engaging innovative methodologies in studying multilingualism across the lifespan”.

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Time and place: June 11, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands hus, room 421

Professor Christian Licoppe (Department of Social Science at Telecom ParisTech), professor Jan Svennevig (MultiLing) and PhD student Jessica P B Hansen (MultiLing) will give presentations on the topic of interpreting and turn-taking in multilingual interaction. The seminar is open for everyone.

Time and place: June 6, 2019 3:15 PM4:30 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Nazuki Kobayashi from the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen, Norway, will give a talk on communication styles in Norwegian and Japanese

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Time: June 6, 2019 2:15 PM3:45 PM

At the Forum for clinical linguistics and language acquisition June 6, MultiLing postdoc Kate Kuzmina will present her research on cognitive control and language ability effects of psycholinguistic variables on object naming among persons with aphasia.

Time and place: June 5, 2019 2:30 PM4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Sébastien Lucas (MA), from Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage in Situ, University of Rouen, Normandy, France and affiliated to MultiLing, will give a talk on the link between cross-linguistic influence in bilingualism between French and Norwegian, metasyntactic awareness, and family language ideology and practices.

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Time and place: May 15, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Ritu Jain (PhD), lecturer from the  Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, will give a talk on the unexpected outcomes of institutional support for the immigrant minority languages among the Indian community in Singapore.

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Time and place: May 7, 2019May 9, 2019, Room 231, Helga Engs Hus

PhD course organized by MultiLing and the research group Studies of Instruction across Subjects and Competences (SISCO) at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. 

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Time and place: Apr. 29, 2019Apr. 30, 2019, Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47

The purpose of the round-table is to bring together sociolinguists, classicists and historians who study multilingualism in antiquity and medieval times (Day 1) and in imperial, colonial and postcolonial times (Day 2) and to engage in a dialog about continuities and discontinuities in multilingual practices shaped by conquests, migrations and globalizations.

Time and place: Apr. 10, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Elizabeth Miller, Associate Professor from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will give a talk on agency and language learning. 

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Time and place: Apr. 4, 2019 12:00 PM2:00 PM, MultiLing meeting room, HW421

Crispin Thurlow (University of Bern) will hold a session titled "Honing your academic writing skills: From logic, to rhetoric and beyond".

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Time and place: Apr. 3, 2019 1:00 PM5:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands hus, room 421
Time and place: Mar. 21, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, PAM 489

Julien Mayor is associate professor at Department of Psychology, UiO. He will visit us to present a new short version of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories, soon to be available for researchers.

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Time and place: Mar. 18, 2019 9:00 AMMar. 19, 2019 12:00 PM, MultiLing meeting room, HW421

New times require new skills from linguists working with complex datasets. This 1,5 day workshop addresses some of the current challenges faced by linguists working with diverse qualitative datasets by providing a comprehensive introduction into the use of NVivo.

Time and place: Feb. 20, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Marit Westergaard, professor from UiT The Arctic University of Norway and NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, will give a talk on crosslinguistic influence in L2 and L3 acquisition, arguing for the importance of structural similarity and property-by-property acquisition.

Time and place: Feb. 19, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Ana Raquel Matias, a researcher working at the intersection between sociology of migration and sociology of language at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute in Lisbon, Portugal (ISCTE-IUL) will give a talk on the linguistic and social inclusion of international students from African countries in Portuguese universities.

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Time and place: Feb. 14, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, PAM 489

Our new Marie S. Curie postdoctoral fellow Liquan Liu will talk at the Forum for Clinical Linguistics and Language Acquisition about his new research project at MultiLing.

Time and place: Jan. 23, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, Møterom 536

Olga Solovova, Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow from the University of Oslo (MultiLing), will give a talk on semiotic landscapes in the Northern Norway borderland.

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Time and place: Dec. 12, 2018 9:30 AM4:00 PM, MultiLing's Socio-Cognitive Laboratory

A one-day training workshop for the Socio-Cognitive Laboratory's new EEG device. The training will be provided by Lassi Juottonen, managing director of Clinilab. Open to registered participants only. 

Time and place: Nov. 22, 2018 1:00 PM5:15 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

The Research group in clinical linguistics and language acquisition are pleased to invite you to a half-day symposium on language and the brain. Speakers: Annika Hultén (Aalto University) , Kasper Boye (University of Copenhagen) & Thomas Bak (University of Edinburgh).

Time and place: Nov. 21, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Jeff MacSwan, Professor at The University of Maryland, will give a lecture on codeswitching and translanguaging. 

Time and place: Nov. 14, 2018 1:15 PM3:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Hanna Solberg Andresen, a doctoral candidate at MultiLing, will give a talk on methodological issues regarding participant selection.

Time and place: Nov. 13, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Henrik Wergelands Hus, MultiLing Meeting Room 421

Anne Pitkänen-Huhta, a professor and vice dean responsible for education at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, will give a talk on visual methods in studying practices and identities.