Negotiating Language and Identity Online (meet Unn Røyneland)

We are very happy to announce that we have added Professor Unn Røyneland from the University of Oslo to our list of guests for September 29.

Prof. Røyneland works at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, a center of excellence whose goal is to “contribute to society’s management of the opportunities and challenges of multilingualism through increased knowledge, promoting agency for individuals in society, and a better quality of life, regardless of linguistic and social background.”

Her own research interests are very varied within the area of sociolinguistics, and they include language policy and planning, language and dialect contact, language variation, and youth language. She has studied and published extensively about multilingual youth in an urban setting, with a particular interest in the last few years new forms of media and communication such as hip-hop and the internet. She has been involved in the UPUS project, which studied linguistic practices among adolescents in multilingual environments in the city of Oslo.

We look forward to welcoming her in Galway and hear her talk “Virtually Norwegian: Negotiating Language and Identity Online.”

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