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Mon Jul 18 2011

Calls: General Linguistics/ Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift (Jrnl)

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        1.     Janne Johannessen , Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift

Message 1: Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift
Date: 16-Jul-2011
From: Janne Johannessen <jannebjiln.uio.no>
Subject: Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift
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Full Title: Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Norwegian Nynorsk

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2011

Submissions are invited for the Norwegian Journal of Linguistics, special
issue on Norwegian language in America.

Guest editors: Janne Bondi Johannessen, University of Oslo, and Joe
Salmons, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

We invite manuscripts based on new research into Norwegian in America,
including all areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology,
syntax, semantics, lexicography, bilingualism, acquisition, variation and

- Planned publication: issue 2, 2012
- Deadline for manuscript submission: 1 November 2011
- Manuscripts may be written in Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish and should be
sent to: jannebjiln.uio.no and jsalmonswisc.edu

For more information on the journal:


Starting around 1825 and continuing for a century thereafter, 800,000
Norwegians migrated to America, and their descendants today number five
million. Most migrated to the Midwest, where there was much contact among
Norwegians. Extensive linguistic analysis was presented in Einar Haugen's
great The Norwegian Language in America (1953), and since by, among others,
Arnstein Hjelde, especially in Trøndsk talemål i Amerika (1993).

The past year has witnessed renewed interest in Norwegian in America, not
least as demonstrated by the workshop 'Investigating immigrant languages in
America', held at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, September 2010 and
the forthcoming Second Workshop on Immigrant Languages in America, to be
held at Fefor, Gudbrandsdalen Norway, 21-24 September 2011. These workshops
have grown from Nordic research cooperation in dialectology and especially
dialect syntax, and the workshops and associated fieldwork are supported by
the Norwegian Research Council. The fieldwork shows that Norwegian-speaking
descendents of immigrants can still be found today.

Further information:

On the University of Oslo Text Laboratory's page, old and new recordings
can be found which are accessible to researchers. (Use your Text Lab
password or create a password by following link on the home page to get to
the recordings.)

- Seip and Selmers' wax-cylinder recordings of Norwegian-American speakers
from 1931
- Einar Haugen's recordings of Norwegian-American speakers from 1935-1948
- Arnstein Hjelde's recordings of Norwegian-American speakers from 1987
- Recordings of Norwegian-American speakers made by University of Wisconsin
researchers, 2009
- Video recordings from Janne Bondi Johannessen and Signe Laake's fieldwork
in the U.S., March 2010
- Video recordings from Janne Bondi Johannessen and Signe Laake's fieldwork
in the U.S., September 2010 (many interviews)

Useful web pages:

- National Library: http://www.nb.no/emigrasjon/
- Norwegian in America, Text Laboratory, University of Oslo:
- Recordings of Norwegian in America:
- Second Workshop on Immigrant Languages in America, 2011:
- Investigating immigrant languages in America, workshop 2010:

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