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Two Sami girls standing on a beach, looking toward an open view of sea, some houses in the left of the beach, sky and cloud
Time and place: May 18, 2022 9:30 AM5:00 PM, Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan & Zoom

Language revitalisation may be an emancipatory process through which speakers find and develop their own voice, identity and belonging, but this can also be a challenging and painful process for the individual.

Shibuya, pedestrian crossing, Tokyo, Japan, intersection.
Time and place: Mar. 10, 2022 10:00 AM4:00 PM, Kjemibygningen Auditorium 2/Zoom

In this workshop, several scholars will discuss their perspectives and experiences with disability, ethnicity, gender, and social class, insights that provide a backdrop for a conversation about how we can create a more inclusive academic workplace.

Please register for this event here

Kids playing in a playground
Time and place: Nov. 11, 2021 8:45 AMNov. 12, 2021 8:00 PM, Zoom

Children's imaginative play has long attracted scholars in different fields, from psychologists like Vygotsky in the 1960s to sociolinguists in recent years. This symposium with papers from diverse contexts will address such methodological and theoretical questions as how bi/multilingual children use linguistic varieties and other semiotic resources in their plays, and what implications their language use may have for the languages, families, communities, and societies.

Time and place: Nov. 4, 2021 2:00 PM5:00 PM, Zoom

This is an in-house workshop for MultiLingers. Participants from ILN are also welcome.

Janne Bondi Johannessen, a white woman in her 50s in jeans and a black cardigan, sits on a lawn on a green garden chair taking notes on a pad
Time and place: Oct. 11, 2021 1:00 PMOct. 12, 2021 4:30 PM, Hotel Bristol and Gamle Festsal

To complement the release of Bauta: Janne Bondi Johannessen in memoriam, the memorial volume editors and MultiLing are organizing a two-day seminar, which will close with a memorial lecture by Joe Salmons.

University library, Oslo
Time and place: June 14, 2021June 18, 2021, Universitetet i Oslo

The NGL conference series (also 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.

Upper picture: woman and girl hugging. Lower pictures: nurse and elderly woman similing at each other; group of young people sitting on stairs, chatting and laughing.
Time and place: Mar. 12, 2021 9:30 AM12:10 PM, Zoom

This public event is organized on the occasion of the 2021 International Mother Language Day. Our international researchers from MultiLing, at the University of Oslo, will address institutional, social and emotional notions of multilingualism and the use of mother tongue in different domains of society. 

Two engineers wearing helmets in a construction site
Time and place: Feb. 23, 2021 2:15 PM7:30 PM, Zoom

Welcome to a seminar that celebrates the kick-off of the NorPol project (Second-language communication in workplace settings – the case of Polish migrants in Norway), funded by The Research Council of Norway (2020–2024).

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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.”