Unn Røyneland

Professor, Deputy Director of MultiLing
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Phone +47-22859183
Mobile phone +47-93831064
Room 428
Available hours By appointment
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Henrik Wegelands hus 0313 Oslo
Postal address PO box 1102 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Areas of expertise

My current research concerns multilingual and multilectal practices on social media, dialect acquisition and use among migrants, dialect levelling, language attitudes and ideologies, language and embodiment, multiethnolectal speech styles among adolescents in multilingual, urban environments, language advocacy and language policy and planning. My recent publications include Language standardisation: Theory and Practice, special issue of Sociolinguistica 30 (2016), with Sue Wright and Pia Lane (eds.), Multilingual youth practices in Computer Mediated Communication (2018), with Cecelia Cutler (eds.), Migration and Dialect Acquisition in Europe, special issue of Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (2020), with Peter Auer (eds.). I am one of the chief editors of the new online series at De Gruyter LME Linguistic Minorities in Europe Online. Recently I was involved in language standardization through the comprehensive orthographic revision of the Nynorsk written norm (Nynorsk 2011) and I headed the Norwegian Language Council's Expert Committee that was commissioned to identify the most important challenges for Norwegian language policy in the future Språk i Norge – kultur og infrastruktur (2018) ('Language in Norway – culture and infrastructure').

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Multilingualism
  • Dialectology
  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Language Policy and Planning
  • Language Standardization
  • History of the Norwegian Language
  • Nynorsk written culture

Ongoing research projects


Videos about dialects NDLA (Norsk digital læringsarena)

Tags: Social Dialectology, Language and Dialect Contact, Sociolinguistics, Language Policy and Planning, Multilingualism
Published Dec. 14, 2010 3:23 PM - Last modified Jan. 15, 2021 5:18 PM