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”I wanted to do something relevant that could serve a purpose and reach people outside of the field of linguistics. I do not want to do linguistics just for the sake of it”.
Thanks to EU funding, the Digital Culture, Archaeology, Philosophy and Theory of Science researchs groups will welcome new international researchers to their team. These groups at the Faculty of Humanities received five out of seven Marie Curie grants awarded to UiB.
Gunn Inger Sture is a new PhD candidate affiliated with the project “Historicizing the ageing self”. Her PhD project has the working title “Marcel Proust – time metaphors, memory and ageing”.
How can the Norwegian two-form solution serve as a source of inspiration for resolving language conflicts in China?
How can the Norwegian two-form solution serve as a source of inspiration for resolving language conflicts in China?
Guowen Shang, Associate Professor of Chinese language, is currently studying sign languages – not languages with signs, but on signs. “The language signs are everywhere in our environment, but the language choices on the signs are determined by a range of social, economic, psychological and political factors”. This inquiry is in accord with his academic commitment to the language policy and... Read more
Latin American newspapers use a technical language when describing poverty. According to researcher Ana Beatriz Chiquito, this makes it more difficult to understand the causes and effects of poverty.
- You can’t separate the poet from the fascist. Everything should be read together, says Andrea Rinaldi, PhD candidate at the Department of Foreign Languages at UiB.
- You can’t separate the poet from the fascist. Everything should be read together, says Andrea Rinaldi, PhD candidate at the Department of Foreign Languages at UiB.
The film "Når vi snakker om klima" (Talking about climate) is produced by 1001 Films for the LINGCLIM project (English subtitles).
“I’m in love with Bergen”, says one of the five Tunisian exchange students that the Department of Foreign Languages has welcomed this spring semester.
The LINGCLIM project arranged a multidisciplinary conference on climate change in Bergen.
Interested in films? Every Friday afternoon this semester, a Latin American film will be shown at UiB Global.
Professor Stuart Sillars is offering a new way of looking at Shakespeare’s plays in his new book, Shakespeare and the Visual Imagination.
The collaboration between Professor Kjersti Fløttum and Associate Professor Øyvind Gjerstad started when Øyvind was Kjersti's student. Now the two work together on a project about the role of language in the climate change debate.
Using a new method, researchers in Bergen discovered that so-called climate sceptics are more ambivalent about climate issues than previously assumed. Their results have now been published in Nature Climate Change.
Research project studies how media uses language to construct and convey conceptions of poverty.
Europe’s borders keep changing, both mentally and geographically. But where do Europe’s borders begin? Where do they end? What is the real centre of Europe? We asked the research group the Borders of Europe to provide us with some answers.

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