Life of a MultiLing Researcher

Porridge, coffee and an academic article. (Photo: private)
Published Dec. 17, 2019 3:10 PM

PhD candidates are generally encouraged to spend time abroad. I had no idea how I could benefit from this until I spent seven weeks in Copenhagen. Here are some thoughts on recontextualizing my work, on the complexities of Scandinavian interaction and on generosity.

Jessica Pedersen Belisle Hansen (Photo: UiO/Nadia Frantsen)
Published Aug. 31, 2018 3:12 PM

Attending a conference can be time consuming and costly. As a Ph.D. student I am working towards a strict deadline, and nothing should come between me and my primary focus – to produce a proper thesis and submit it on time. Why, then, did I spend weeks in preparation, more than a full week away from the office and a good part of the project’s operational funds to participate at ICCA2018 in July?

Portrait photo of Rafael Lomeu
Published June 5, 2018 11:36 AM

Paradoxical as it may seem, PhD fellow Rafael Lomeu thinks being an independent scholar is reliant on building a network of colleagues and friends.

Maria Obojska (Photo: Nadia Frantsen / UiO)
Published Feb. 20, 2018 11:30 AM

PhD Fellow Maria Obojska has given her answer, after working on her dissertation at MultiLing for more than two years.

Kristin Vold Lexander (photo: Nadia Frantsen)
Published Aug. 29, 2017 2:01 PM

Digital media have revolutionized the way we communicate with each other. For transnational families, a set of tools that can ease the communication between family members across borders is now available, and communication is cheaper and simpler than ever.

Illustration photo: Colourbox
Published May 2, 2017 12:04 PM

In our globalized world, speaking two or more languages is becoming more and more common. It is estimated that more than half of the world’s population is bilingual. But does being bilingual or multilingual affect our mind and brain?