PhD Research School in Linguistics and Philology

Doctoral defense for Aleksandrs Berdicevskis

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We are pleased to inform that Aleksandrs Berdicevskis’s PhD thesis has been accepted for defence. The defence consists of two parts — trial lecture and oral defence.

Trial lecture

Time: Thursday 20 June, at 16.00. Duration 45 minutes.

Place: Auditorium A, Sydneshaugen skole.

Given topic: "On the relationship between norms, linguistic variation and genre in Language"


Time: Friday 21 June, 10.00–approx. 13.00.

Place: Auditorium A, Sydneshaugen skole.

Title of the thesis: "Language change online: Linguistic Innovations in Russian induced by computer-mediated communication"


First opponent: Professor Dr. Jannis Androutsopoulos, Universität Hamburg

Second opponent: Professor Dr. Vladimir Plungian, Moscow State University.

The committee is headed by professor Øivin Andersen, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen.

The defence will be chaired by professor Lillian Helle, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen.