PhD Research School in Linguistics and Philology

Doctoral defence for Øystein Heggelund

Friday 7 May Øystein Imerslund Heggelund will defend his thesis on historical English syntax.

It is our pleasure to announce that Øystein Imerslund Heggelund’s PhD thesis has been accepted for defence. The defence consists of two parts — the trial lecture and the oral defence.

Trial lecture

Time: Thursday 6 May, at 16.30. Duration 45 minutes.

Place: Auditorium B, Sydneshaugen skole

Given topic: The place of theory in historical linguistics


Time: Friday 7 May, 09.30–approx. 13.00

Place:  Auditorium B, Sydneshaugen skole

Title of the thesis:

Word Order in Old English and Middle English subordinate clauses


First opponent: 

Professor Matti Rissanen, Department of English, University of Helsinki

Second opponent: Professor Toril Swan, University of Tromsø

The committee is headed by Professor Kevin McCafferty, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen.

The defence will be chaired by Professor Leiv Egil Breivik, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen.