12th International Conference of Nordic and General Linguistics

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.

University library, Oslo
The NGL will be held (digitally) in Oslo for the third time.

The international conference of Nordic and General Linguistics (NGL) is organised under the auspices of the Nordic Association of Linguists (NAL).

Its main goals are to create and strengthen connections between researchers working on different languages, with different methodological and theoretical approaches. 

This will be the 12th conference, 52 years since the first one, and the third to be organised at the University of Oslo.

Program for June 14–18, 2021. All times listed are in Central European Time

Registration (deadline June 6, 2021) 

Abstracts: Main session, Keynotes, Workshop 1, Workshop 2  

Keynote speakers

Please find keynote abstracts here.

Main session papers

Registration is currently open. Deadline to register is June 6, 2021.

Conference program.


We will keep the papers that were submitted and accepted during the spring of 2020.

We thank the following reviewers for their contributions to the conference and workshops:

Derib Ado Jekale, Ivar Berg, Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, Kristian Blensenius, Kersti Börjars, Joshua Bousquette, Ellen Brandner, Joshua R. Brown, Stuart Davis, Annick De Houwer, Lena Ekberg, Hans-Olav Enger, Louise Esher, Ingrid Lossius Falkum, Elisabet García González, Hans-Martin Gärtner, Remus Gergel, Patrick Georg Grosz, Daniel Harbour, Jan Heegård Petersen, Martin Hilpert, Stefan Hinterwimmer, Pavel Iosad, Janne Bondi Johannessen, Mirva Johnson, Marit Julien, Yuni Kim, Kari Kinn, Franziska Köder, Gjert Kristoffersen, Ida Larsson, Samantha Litty, Helge Lødrup, Terje Lohndal, Christiane Müller, Sara Myrberg, David Natvig, Muriel Norde, Edgar Onea, Elizabeth Peterson, Erik Petzell, Maria Polinsky, Michael T. Putnam, Eric Raimy, Agata Renans, Tomas Riad, Jason Rothman, Joseph Salmons, Adrian Sangfelt, Yeşim Sevinç, Radek Šimík, Frank Sode, and Giorgos Spathas.

Local committee

Extended committee

Previous NGL conferences

  1. Reykjavík, July 1969
  2. Umeå, June 1973
  3. Austin, Texas, April 1976
  4. Oslo, June 1980
  5. Århus, June-July 1983
  6. Helsinki, August 1986
  7. Tórshavn, August 1989
  8. Gothenburg, August 1993
  9. Oslo, January 1995
  10. Reykjavík, June 1998  
  11. Freiburg, April 2012


Ida Larsson and David Natvig
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