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Gillian Ramchand featured on Linguist List

Our own Gillian Ramchand, world’s northernmost Trinidadian Scot, is featured on the LINGUIST list – her mini-autobiography is a great read.    

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Upcoming PhD students at CASTL

LAVA just scored another CASTL PhD position, which will be advertised later this year. This will be in addition to the three students coming this summer: Sigríður Björnsdóttir (LAVA), Maud Westendorp (CASTL-FISH), and Natalia Jardon (CASTL-FISH).    

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Gillian Ramchand is chair of GLOW

The organization Generative Linguistics in the Old World has been promoting generative linguistics in Europe and elsewhere for about 40 years. The highlight every year is the annual spring ‘colloquium’ featuring about twenty hour-long talk slots by speakers selected through a highly competitive … Continue reading

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Tromsø among the top 100 linguistics departments worldwide

QS World University Rankings is one of the most thorough attempts to quantify quality at the world’s universities. I don’t know how accurate they are but I know I like this result: Once again this year, Tromsø is ranked among the top … Continue reading

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Exploring the semantics of Dance

A guest talk by Patrick Grosz and Pritty Patel-Grosz from the University of Oslo, who will present their recent research on form and meaning in the Indian dance form Bharatanatyam in the CASTL colloquium on Friday at 14.15 in E0105. The … Continue reading

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HiOA applies to become a university

Our erstwhile director Curt Rice, now the head honcho at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, has tendered an application for his new institution to become Norway’s ninth university.

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Kristine Bentzen is on a roll!

More good news in store for CASTL post-doctoral researcher Kristine Bentzen! Hot on the heels of a book she co-edited, she has had a paper published in the Nordic Journal of Linguistics. Co-authored with former UiT/CASTL colleagues Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson and … Continue reading

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