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Janne Bondi Johannessen Memorial Seminar

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.

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

Bauta: Janne Bondi Johannessen in memoriam

To complement the release of Bauta: Janne Bondi Johannessen in memoriam, the memorial volume editors (Kristin Hagen, Arnstein Hjelde, Karine Stjernholm, and Øystein A. Vangsnes) and MultiLing (Unn Røyneland and David Natvig) are organizing a two-day seminar from lunch to lunch at Hotel Bristol in Oslo on October 11–12. The seminar will close with a memorial lecture by Joe Salmons after lunch on the 12th at Gamle Festsal (Domus Academica).

We have invited active researchers who have collaborated with Janne in larger projects to give presentations to honor Janne’s personal and professional influence. We have also set aside some time for more informal reminiscing. Please find the program here.

We are unfortunately not able to cover travel and lodging costs for the seminar, however we will provide complementary refreshments after the first day of the seminar, as well as lunch on the second day.

Seminar registration 

The seminar is now fully booked. If you wish to attend on Zoom, please send an email to David Natvig.

Memorial Lecture: Joe Salmons

The memorial lecture will take place at Gamle Festsal (Domus Academica) on Tuesday 12 at 15:15. If you plan to attend physically, please register here. It is also possible to attend the lecture on Zoom.

Joe Salmons is the Lester W.J. “Smoky” Seifert Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and co-founder of the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures. His research focuses on language change and linguistic theory, especially as it bears on sound systems, often drawing data from Germanic languages, including American English and heritage languages.

With Janne Bondi Johannessen, he is a co-founder of the Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (WILA) and together they published numerous pieces on heritage languages and bilingualism, including their co-edited volume Germanic Heritage Languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change (2015, John Benjamins).

In his memorial lecture, Joe will discuss Janne’s impact on shaping heritage languages and linguistics to the field it is today, with an eye on how she facilitated research collaborations and built scholarly community.


Janne Bondi Johannessen, a white woman in her 50s wearing a pink top, sits on a lawn chair and smiles at the camera


Published Sep. 21, 2021 5:32 PM - Last modified Oct. 8, 2021 2:29 PM