MA scholarships awarded to three exciting projects
MultiLing’s MA scholarships for 2019 have been awarded to three excellent projects by Aafke Diepeveen, Aminata Diakite, and Ellen Elveseter.
Aafke Diepeveen uses Conversation Analysis to study how the police communicate rights during interrogations of suspects with multilingual backgrounds. Diepeveen’s thesis is a part of MultiLing’s flagship project Communicating rights in police investigative interviews. Diepeveen is an MA student in Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, and her supervisors are Pawel Urbanik and Jan Svennevig (both MultiLing).
Aminata Diakite’s MA thesis examines how language use at the University of Oslo is regulated in policy documents, both implicitly and explicitly, in light of internationalization. The use of English in Norwegian academia has increased, both before and after the implementation of Mål og mening in 2008, the first comprehensive language policy document in Norway. Diakite is an MA student in Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, and her supervisors are Haley de Korne and Unn Røyneland (both MultiLing).
Ellen Elveseter’s MA project uses a corpus-based approach to study how speakers of Norwegian as a second language place negations in main and dependent clauses. She investigates whether a learner’s first language influences the acquisition of negation placement in main and dependent clauses in Norwegian. Elveseter is an MA student in Norwegian as a Second Language at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, and her supervisors are Pawel Urbanik (MultiLing) and Oliwia Szymanska.