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Wen Ge

PhD Candidate, funded by Volda University College
  • E-mailwen.ge@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Harald Hårfagres gate 1
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

I am a PhD research fellow in Norwegian Linguistics at Volda University College. My PhD education is provided by the University of Bergen and funded by Volda University College. I mainly focus on Norwegian place-name research, but am interested in Norwegian language history and dialects as well. I also aim to contribute to international research cooperation between Norway and other countries, such as within place-name research. 

Ge, Wen. (2021). Kasusformer av adjektiviske førsteledd i sammensatte stedsnavn fra Ullensvang [Declension of adjective as the first element in compound place-names from Ullensvang] (Master's dissertation). University of Oslo. https://www.duo.uio.no/handle/10852/88886

Ge, Wen. (2019). The realisation of traditional local dialectal features in the address names of two Western Norwegian municipalities. Onoma, 54, 53–75. https://doi.org/10.34158/ONOMA.54/2019/4

PhD project

Working title: Local inherited pronunciations of place-names: tradition, levelling and future in Norway and Denmark (Norwegian title: Lokal nedarva uttale av stadnamn: Overlevering, utjamning og vegen vidare i Noreg og Danmark)

Supervisors: Peder Gammeltoft (Univ. Bergen), Stig Jarle Helset (Volda Univ. College), Ivar Utne (Univ. Bergen)

Work experience

Research assistant for Norsk Ordbok a-h, University of Bergen (2021 - 2022, part-time)

NB: I will continue to contribute to the project as part of compulsory work in my PhD education, as a PhD research fellow at Volda University College. University of Bergen and Volda University College has cooperation in the project. 


Research assistant for Nafnið.isÁrni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Iceland (six weeks in 2020, full-time)



PhD in Norwegian Linguistics, University of Bergen (2022 -          )

Viking and Medieval Norse Studies, University of Iceland & University of Oslo (MA, 2019 - 2021) 

Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics, University of Edinburgh (MA Hons, 2015 - 2019, with one year's Erasmus exchange at University of Oslo between 2017-2018)



I am a member in the following research organisations: International Council of Onomastic Sciences (including ICOS Young Scholar Network), Nordiska samarbetskommittén för namnforskning ( Nordic cooperative committee for onomastic research) and Norsk namnelag (Norwegian Name Society).