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Nordic Languages

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Contact
 

Coordinator of Studies
Ivar Utne, Associate Professor
e-mail: ivar.utne@uib.no
telephone: (+47) 55 58 24 04


Study Adviser
e-mail: advice@lle.uib.no

 

 

 

Nordic languages

By «Nordic languages» we mean Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic and Faroese. Today there are around 19 million people who use these languages on a daily basis, and Nordic languages have been used in Scandinavia for two thousand years.

Language provides us with a key in so many different ways: in thinking, company, society and history. Consequently the study of Nordic languages is closely linked to the history of the Nordic countries and their culture and social customs.

We study and undertake research on the structure of the language, its sound and grammar, and on how it is used in communications and as a an expression of identity and culture.