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UPDATE! MA Conference

We have decided to hold the Department of Foreign Languages’ first MA conference online. The conference will be launched on April 14 at 11.00 via Zoom. By going fully online, we hope our MA students’ work will get the attention and publicity it deserves. We hope that going online will also lead to more focused feedback on the students’ work.

The Conference is open to all and we extend a special welcome to our BA students at the 200 level who we hope will be inspired to enroll for a Master’s Program with us.

It would be great if all of you could attend and show your support for our MA student presenters. To attend the conference on April 14, 11.00-12.30, click the following link: https://uib.zoom.us/j/565323686?pwd=WStxZjI2UTBDc0o2YXZGVXh0VGhJdz09 (password: 979284) - if using Skype Business, go here: https://uib.zoom.us/skype/565323686).

The MA students’ presentations can be accessed via the links below.

We very much look forward to seeing you!


11.00 Welcome & conference opening

11.10 Mini presentations

Kaja Haugen: Sociolinguistic Variation and Change in Scalloway, Shetland (PPT, audio file)

Henriette Rørdal: Stuck in Working-Class Limbo? Everyday Life in Raymond Carver’s Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? (PPTvideo)

Yulia Hathaway: A Corpus Study of the Contemporary Discourse on Race in the U.S.: The (non-fictional) Writings of Ta-Nehisi Coates (video)

Keren Rebecca Wergeland: A Study of Melancholy in Aurélia and the Writings of Gérard de Nerval (audio file)

Logain Ebeid: The Influence of Grammatical Alterations and Transpositions on the Meaning of a Translated Text: A Comparative Study of “l’Étranger” by A. Camus and “The Stranger” by S. Gilbert (paper and PPT)

Cristina Díaz Gandía: Language Teacher Cognition about the Teaching of the Spanish Subjunctive in Norwegian Upper Secondary Schools (PPT and audio)

Flutra Sokoli: Metaphor: A Linguistic Expression Structure by our Conceptual System and its Usage in the Genre of Advertising (poster)

Hilde Linnea Wolpers Haugland: Metaforiske og metonymiske personbetegnelser som nærspråklige kjennetegn i romanen Jeder stirbt für sich allein av Hans Fallada og de to norske oversettelsene (poster)

Maria Sortland Thoresen: Word Order in Clauses of Purpose and Result in Old English Translated and Non- translated Prose (poster)

12.00 Discussion

12.30 Conference closing

Check out the attached Book of Abstracts