Seminar 13, Orkney
Oct 21, 2013
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
|Where||Orkney College, Kirkwall|
|Contact Phone||01856 569300|
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Talk by Professor Emeritus, linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Oslo Jan Terje Faarlund. “English as a North Germanic Language”.
Jan Terje Faarlund is Professor Emeritus of linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Oslo. He has former been a professor at the University of Trondheim and at the University of
Chicago. He has been a guest lecturer in most European countries, Russia, USA, Mexico, South Africa, and Japan. His main research areas are Scandinavian languages, historical linguistics, syntax, typology, and Mesoamerican languages. He is the author of eleven books and monographs, including Syntactic Change. Towards a Theory of Historical Syntax. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 1990; Norsk referansegrammatikk. [Norwegian Reference Grammar] Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. 1997 (with Svein Lie and Kjell Ivar Vannebo); The Syntax of Old Norse. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004; A Grammar of Chiapas Zoque Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2012.
Faarlund is a member of the Philological Society, the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. This year he was awarded the Gad Rausing Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy.