Ernst Håkon JAHR
Professor, Dr. Philos., Dr. Honoris Causa Multiplex
University of Agder,
Department of Nordic and Media Studies
Service Box 422
N-4604 Kristiansand, Norway
Phone: +47 38141102 (office), +47 38093775 (home), +47 91873534 (mobile)
Home address: Gimlekollen 3, N-4633 Kristiansand, Norway
Date of birth: March 4, 1948, Place of birth: Oslo, Norway
Married to Inger Marit Jahr, b. Martinsen, b. June 6, 1947
Children: Daughter; Siv, b. June 18, 1971; son: Ernst Håkon, b. April 14, 1979; son: Eivind, b. April 1, 1987
University of Oslo:
- Cand.Mag.-degree, 1973 (Subjects included in the Cand.Mag. degree: Examen
Philosophicum 1967, Latin 1968, History 1969, Scandinavian Languages and Literature 1972, General Linguistics (with Phonetics) 1973)
- Cand.Philol.-degree, 1976, in Scandinavian Linguistics (= Ph.D.)
University of Tromsø:
- Dr. Philos.-degree, 1984 (= Dr. hab.)
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan:
- Honorary degree: Doctor Honoris Causa, Linguistics, 1995
- Honorary degree: Doctor Honoris Causa, Linguistics, 2009
- Research assistant, University of Oslo, 1972-1976
- Assistant professor, University of Tromsø, 1976-1980
- Associate professor, University of Tromsø, 1980-1986
- Professor, Scandinavian Linguistics, University of Tromsø, 1986-98
- Professor, Scandinavian Linguistics, Agder University, Kristiansand 1999-
- Rector, Agder University, August 2000-2007
- Chairman, University Board, Agder, 2000-2007
- Researcher, Norwegian Research Council, 1988-90
- Visiting Scholar, Univ. of Reading, Dept. of Linguistic Science, January-July 1986
- Visiting professor University of Hamburg 1992/93, Graduiertenkolleg Mehrsprachigkeit und Sprachkontakte / Germanisches Seminar, Skandinavistik
- Consultant professor, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1994-
- Fulbright Research Scholar (the Einar Haugen Fellowship), Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara 1997/98
Administrative experience (selected list):
- Rector, Agder University, August 2000-2007
- President of Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters (2002-)
- Dean, Jan. 1981- Jan.1983, School of Languages and Literature, Univ. of Tromsø
- Chairman. Norwegian Research Council’s Board for International Scholarships (to and from Norway), 2004-
- Chairman, Committe to suggest a language policy for Norwegian universities and university colleges, appointed by the Council for Norwegian universities, 2005- 06
- Head of Scandinavian Department, Univ. of Tromsø, 1978-79, 1985, 1995
- Member, University Board, Tromsø, 1987-1989
- Member, Norwegian Research Council for the Humanities 1985-92
- Chairman, National Committee for Humanistic Publications 1985- 89
- Chairman, Nordic Committee for the Publication of Humanistic Journals, 1985-90
- Chairman, University Library Board, Tromsø, 1984-85
- Chairman, Publication committee, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters 1999- .
- Chairman, Norwegian University Council's Committee for Arctic Research 1989-92
- Member, Norwegian Language Council 1976-92
- Member, Norwegian Committee for Humanistic Arctic Research 1986-93
- Member, Norwegian Research Council's Committee for Scholarships in Linguistics, 1989-90
- Member, Nordic Committee for Arctic Research 1990-91
- Chairman, Council (under the Norwegian Foreign Office) for Norwegian lecturers and the teaching of Norwegian abroad 1993-95 (member of the Council since 1992)
- Chairman, Faculty Research Committee, School of Languages and Literature, University of Tromsø, 1993-96
- Member, University of Tromsø Research Committee, 1993-95
- Chairman of University of Tromsø Election Committee for the elecetion to the University Board and University Council, 1998 (Fall).
- Member, Board of The Norwegian Society for Language and Literature (Det norske språk- og litteraturselskap), 1999-2003.
- Member of Executive Committee, Societas Linguistica Europaea 1992-97
- Doctor Honoris Causa, Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (1995)
- Doctor Honoris Causa, Linguistics, Uppsala University (2009)
- Fellow (and President / Preses) of The Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters (2002)
- Fellow of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi), Oslo (from 1994)
- Fellow of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (Det Kongelige Norske Viderskabers Selskab), Trondheim (from 1994)
- Fellow of The Norwegian Society for Language and Literature (Det norske språk- og litteraturselskap), Oslo (from 1992)
- Fellow of the Royal Gustav Adolf's Academy, Uppsala (from 2007)
- Fellow of Academia Europaea (from 2008)
- Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Göteborg (from 2010)
- Fellow of the Royal Skyttean Society, Umeå (from 2010)
- Swedish Academy's Nordic Prize 2011
- Fridtjof Nansen Award for outstanding research in the humanities, awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters 2012
- The Royal Gustav Adolf's Academy, Uppsala: Jöran Sahlgren's prize (SEK 50.000) for outstanding research within linguistics (2006)
- Einar Haugen Fulbright Fellowship in the Humanities 1997/98 (UCSB, Linguistics)
- Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan: University Medal of Merit, awarded by the University Senate (1992)
- Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities (NAVF): Prize (NOK 2,5 mill.) awarded for outstanding research and scholarship (1990)
- Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan: The Rector´s Medal for promoting cooperation between Tromsø University and Adam Mickiewicz University (1986)
I. Founding Editor of:
a) Three journals:
- International Journal of Applied Linguistics (INJAL) 1991-95 [5 volumes]
- Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift (Norwegian Journal of Linguistics) 1983-94 [12 volumes]
- Nordlyd (Tromsø University Working Papers on Language & Linguistics) 1979-96 [24 issues]
b) Three book series:
- Tromsø Studies in Linguistics, 1980-2005 (Novus Press, Oslo) [24 volumes]
- Studies in Norwegian Linguistics, 1981- (Novus Press, Oslo) [5 volumes]
- Studia Nordica. International Contributions to Scandinavian Studies / Internationale Beiträge zur Skandinavistik, 1995- (Novus Press, Oslo) [6 volumes]
II. Editor of:
- The journal Språklig Samling 1977-81
III. Member Editorial board of:
- The journal "Ventil" 1970-76
- The book series "Norsk fagkritisk serie" 1974-83 (Novus Press, Oslo)
- Second Language Instruction/Acquisition Abstracts (SLIA), 1991-
- Folia Scandinavica Poznaniensia, 1990-
- RASK International Journal for Language and Communication, 1994-
- Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics, 1993-99
- Arkiv för nordisk filologi, 1994-
- Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift, 1995-
- Maal og Minne, 1996-2009
- International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1996-2006
- Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, 1999-
Director/supervisor of major research projects financed by the Norwegian Research Council:
- Language and identity in Northern Norway (1988-91)
- Linguistic variation in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen (1985-91)
- Language use among post-war Finnish immigrants to Finnmark (1989- 1994)
- The linguistic situation in inner Finnmark (1988-1992 )
- The linguistic situation in Bergen in the Late Middle Ages (1996-2001)
Director of major research project financed by the Nordic Council:
- Historical principles for loanwords in the Scandinavian languages (1997-2000)
- Historical sociolinguistics: a comparison of sociolinguistic patterns in some selected Scandinavian Hansa cities in the Late Middle Ages
Organizer of National and International Conferences:
- National conference on Norwegian – MONS 1, Bergen, November 1985.
- Third International Tromsø Symposium on Language, October 1987: On the causes of language change.
- First International Seminar on the Languages of Northern Scandinavia, Tromsø, Sept. 1988.
- Second International Seminar on the Languages of Northern Scandinavia, Tromsø, May 1989.
- Fifth International Tromsø Symposium on Language, Sept. 1989: On language contact.
- Third International Seminar on the Languages of Northern Scandinavia, April 1990.
- Sixth International Tromsø Symposium on Language, Nov. 1990, on Language conflict and language planning.
- International workshop on Norwegian sociolinguistics, Tromsø, January 1992.
- Ninth International Tromsø Symposium on Language, June 1992, on Arctic Pidgins.
- Twelfth International Tromsø Symposium on Language, June 1994, on Historical sociolinguistics.
- International workshop on the influence of Low German on northern European languages, Manchester, August 1995.
- International conference on the history of the Nordic languages, Copenhagen, November 1995.
- International conference on the contact between Low German and the Scandinavian languages in the late Middle Ages, Hamburg, April 1997
- International conference on the history of the Nordic languages, Oslo, September 1998
- International conference: Language contact – the impact of Low German, Kristiansand, October 1998
- International conference: The Central Scandinavian Vowel Shift, Grimstad, June 2000.
- International conference: The question concerning a spoken standard of Norwegian, Røros, February 2008.
- International conference: Language Ecology, Kristiansand, November 2008.
- International conference: The contact between Scandinavian and Low German in the late Middle Ages – 25 years of research, Kristiansand, November 2010.
- International conference on 100 years of dialect research in the Scandinavian countries. Åseral, Vest-Agder, November 2011.
Exchangee between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and The Polish Academy of Sciences 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 (each time one week), and between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and The Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2000 (one week).
Guest lectures at universities in the following cities:
Oslo (several times) - Trondheim – Poznan (several times) - Reading - Cambridge - York - Norwich (East Anglia) - Edinburgh – Lund (several times) – Uppsala (several times) - Hamburg - Mannheim - Bamberg - Amsterdam - Budapest - Bonn - Cologne - Münster - Prague - Copenhagen - Santa Barbara - Lansing (Michigan State University) - Chicago (University of Chicago) - Tórshavn – Stavanger – Gothenburg (several times) - Helsinki – Barcelona - Riga - Sheffield
Membership in Scholarly Societies / Professional institutions / organizations
- The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas, Oxford
- Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE)
- International Society for Historical Linguistics
- Norsk Faglitterær Forfatterforening (NFF)
- Norwegian Research Council for the Humanities
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- International Journal of the Sociology of Language
- Historiographica Linguistica
- University of California, Santa Barbara, Dept. of Linguistics (Professor assessment, twice)
- Riksbankens jubileumsfond, Sweden
- Swiss National Science Foundation
Evaluated applicants for professorships at four Norwegian universities and in the following countries: Finland (three times), Sweden, Germany, England, USA (three times)
Member of Ph.D. committees in Norway, Denmark, UK, Poland.
Principle research fields:
Historical sociolinguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, language history, language contact, language conflict, language planning, history of linguistics
More than 200 scientific and scholarly publications, 40 books (authored, co-authored or edited, co-edited).
Papers presented and read at international conferences and meetings
1. April 1976 Third International Conference on the Nordic Languages and Modern Linguistics, Austin, Texas: "Problems concerning descriptions of urban dialects".
2. August/September 1977 12th International Congress of Linguists, Vienna: "The sound retroflex flap in Oslo".
3. January 1978 Fourth Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Middelfart, Denmark: "My own syntax in interviews with males and females from Oslo".
4. May 1978 Second Nordic Conference on Bilingualism, Stockholm: "Is Nynorsk a minority language?"
5. August 1978 Fifth World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Montreal: "A rationale for language planning policy in Norway".
6. June 1980 Fourth International Conference on the Nordic Languages and Modern Linguistics, Oslo: "The problem of stability in Russenorsk".
7. December 1981 17th International Conference on Contrastive Linguistics, Blazejewko, Poland: "Contrastive studies of Norwegian and other languages: a bibliography".
8. March 1982 5. Symposium über Sprachkontakt in Europa: Die Leistung der Strataforschung und der Kreolistik, Mannheim: "Language contact in Northern Norway – Adstratum and substratum in the Norwegian, Sami and Finnish of Northern Norway". (Invited paper.)
9. August 1982 10th World Congress of Sociology, Mexico City: "How to succeed in language planning: what to learn from 100 years of language planning in Norway".
10. August 1982 10th World Congress of Sociology, Mexico City: "Does a pidgin neccessarily have a low social status? The case of Russenorsk".
11. August/September 1982 13th International Congress of Linguists, Tokyo: "Language contact in Northern Norway".
12. August/September 1982 13th International Congress of Linguists, Tokyo: "Russenorsk: the Russo-Norwegian pidgin - new findings".
13. August 1983 Sixth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Poznan: "Another explanation for the development of s before l in Norwegian".
14. October 1984 Symposium über die Entstehung von Sprachen und Völkern - Sprache als identitätsstiftender Faktor, Mannheim: "The rise and development of national standards in Norway: Bokmål and Nynorsk". (Invited paper.)
15. October 1985 Third Nordic Symposium on the development of the Nordic languages in the 19th century, Copenhagen: "A socio-political perspective on the development of Norwegian in the 19th century". (Invited paper.)
16. March 1986 Annual Meeting of the Nordic Languages Group in the UK, York: "Language contacts in Northern Norway". (Invited paper.)
17. May 1986 International Conference on Historical Dialectology, Blazejewko: "Social dialect influence in language change: the halting of a sound change in Oslo Norwegian".
18. August 1987 14th International Congress of Linguists, Berlin DDR: "Limits of language planning? Norwegian language planning revisited".
19. October 1987 Third International Tromsø Symposium on Language – The causes of language change, do we know them yet? Tromsø: "Language planning and language change".
20. October 1988 Fourth International Tromsø Symposium on Language – Language, sex and society, Tromsø: "Middle aged male syntax".
21. August 1989 7th International Conference on the Nordic Languages and Modern Linguistics, Tórshavn: "Language contact typology".
22. September 1989 Fifth International Tromsø Symposium on Language – Language contact, Tromsø: "The arctic pidgin Russenorsk".
23. October 1989 International seminar organized by Academia Tornedaliensis – What is a border? Kittilä, Finland: "The pidgin Russenorsk". (Invited paper.)
24. April 1990 9th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Thessaloniki: "Language contact typology: the case of arctic Norway".
25. November 1990 Minority Languages: The Scandinavian Experience, Edinburgh: 1) "Why Is Sami Not Dying? - Sami and Finnish in Northern Norway", 2) "Bokmål and Nynorsk: Norwegian majority and minority standards". (Invited papers.)
26. November 1990 Sixth International Tromsø Symposium on Language – Language conflict and language planning, Tromsø: "Parallels and differences in the linguistic development of Modern Greece and Modern Norway".
27. June 1991 International Conference on Language Contact and Linguistic Change, Rydzyna: "Was Russenorsk a proper 'Whinnomian' pidgin?"
28. August 1991 Fourth International Conference on Language and Social Psychology, Santa Barbara: "Gender differences in syntax and their social-psychological implication for sex roles" (Invited paper for plenary pannel session).
29. January 1992 International workshop on Norwegian sociolinguistics, Tromsø: "Sociology of language in Norwegian language struggle and language planning".
30. January 1992 International workshop on Norwegian sociolinguistics, Tromsø: "The function of a standard language – a comparative study of Norwegian and Polish".
31. June 1992 Ninth International Tromsø Symposium on Language, Tromsø: "Concerning the status of Russenorsk as a pidgin".
32. August 1992 15th International Congress of Linguists, Quebec: "The Sami language in northern Scandinavia".
33. December 1992 26th International Conference on Polish-English Contrastive Linguistics, Rydzyna: "The function of the standard variety: a contrastive study of Norwegian and Polish".
34. May 1993 International Conference on language and dialect contact in language change, Tällberg, Sweden: "Low German and the Scandinavian languages". (Invited plenary paper.)
35. August 1993 11th Conference of Scandinavian Studies for scholars from German speaking countries, Sigtuna, Sweden: "Speech community and language contact in Scandinavia in the Hansa period". (Invited plenary paper.)
36. October 1993 Conference on Low German and Scandinavian language contact, Hamburg: "Some comments on the dialect of Bergen as a result of language contact". (Invited paper.)
37. December 1993 27th International Conference on Polish-English Contrastive Linguistics, Rydzyna: "The theory of universal vowel space and the case of Norwegian vowel systems". (With S. Puppel.)
38. June 1994 12th International Tromsø Symposium on Language: Historical Sociolinguistics, Tromsø: "Sociolinguistic factors in the early development of the dialect of Bergen".
39. September 1994 17th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Florence: "Dialect use in Scandinavia" (Invited plenary paper.)
40. September 1994 17th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Florence: Workshop on "Gender Across Language and Culture" (with L. Klos Sokol).
41. October 1994 Conference on the Nordic countries: language, literature, culture, history, and politics, Poznan: "Language conflict and language planning in Norway 1970-90" (Invited paper).
42. November 1994 Conference on The History of Linguistics in Scandinavia, Oslo: "New Norse linguistics – a historical overview" (Invited paper).
43. April 1996 Surrey: "The Low German - Scandinavian contact in the Late Middle Ages" (Invited paper).
44. August 1996, Gotland: "Communication in Scandinavia in the Late Middle Ages" (Invited paper).
45. September 1995, Manchester: "Introduction. Workshop on the influence of Low German on other European languages".
46. November 1995, Stockholm: "New perspectives on the language contact in Scandinavia in the Late Middle Ages" (Invited opening paper).
47. March 1996, Prague: "The rationale behind the Norwegian language reforms of the present century" (Invited paper).
48. May 1996, Conference on historical phonology, Slesin, Poland: "Reflex of Old English in a 12th century Norwegian Runic inscription?"
49. May 1997, Poznan Linguistic Meeting 30, Poznan, Poland: "The contact between Middle Low German and Scandinavian in the late Middle Ages revisited" (Invited plenary paper).
50. April 1998, Scandinavia and Europe, Lund, Sweden: "The linguistic community of northern Europe in the Late Middle Ages".
51. September 1998, 15th Annual Colloquium of the Henry Sweet Society, Amsterdam: "Clara Holst (1868-1935): historical linguist and woman pioneer".
52. October 1998, Conference on language contact – the Low German impact, Kristiansand: "The pioneer Clara Holst".
53. August 1999, ICHL 14, Vancouver: "Historical sociolinguistics: The role of Low German language contact in the Scandinavian typological shift of the Late Middle Ages".
54. July 2000, 7th Int. Conf. of Pragmatics, Budapest: "The Russenorsk po+V reconsidered. Can pragmatics decide if po is a TMA particle?".
55. August 2000, Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Poznan: "The use and/or misuse of linguistic research - linguistics as part of Norwegian nation building of the 19th century".
56. January/February 2001, Conference on Standard Languages, Heidelberg: "On the difficult question of linguistic standards in Norway”. (Invited paper.)
57. March 2001, Conference on the research program The Nordic Countries and Europe, Copenhagen: "Historical principles for loanwords in the Scandinavian languages - the contact between Low German and Scandinavian in the Late Middle Ages". (Invited paper.)
58. April 2001, Conference on Pidgin and Creole languages, Westminster University, London: "The pidgin Russenorsk". (Invited paper, read by stand-in.)
59. November 2003, Conference on Directions in Social Dialectology (In Honour of Peter Trudgill), Murcia: “A Norwegian adult language game, anti-language or secret code: The Smoi of Mandal”. (Invited paper.)
60. April 2005, Conference on historical sociolinguistics – Language change from below – linguistic variation in the Germanic languages from 1700 to 2000, Bristol: “The development of Modern Norwegian as a sociolinguistic experiment – the rise and fall of non-standard features and elements”. (Invited plenary paper.)
61. January 2006, Conference on Nordic language history, Kungl. Gustav Adolf Akademien, Uppsala: “The use and mis-use of linguistics in the Norwegian nation building of the 19th and 20th centuries”. (Invited paper.)
62. December 2006, Conference on the future of historical sociolinguistics, Bruges: "The contribution of historical sociolinguistics to the understanding of the Norwegian language struggle and the late medieval contact between Low German and Scandinavian." (Invited paper.)
63. July 2007, 10th International Pragmatics Conference, Gothenburg: "Pragmatic use and/or mis-use of linguistics in Norwegian nation building of the 19th and 20th centuries."
64. August 2007, 1st Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics, Lesbos: "Language planning in a historical sociolinguistic perspective: the case of Modern Norwegian." (Invited paper.)
65. January 2008, Reunió ordinària de la Secció Filològica de l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Barcelona: "The standardization of modern Norwegian: origin, development and prospect." (Invited talk.)
66. February 2008, Conference on the question concerning a spoken standard of Norwegian, Røros: "Historical overview of the discussion concerning a spoken standard of Norwegian." (Invited paper.)
67. June 2008, Conference on "Does Size Matter? Universities competing in a global market", Reykjavik: "Language policy for the Scandinavian universities today: do small languages stand a chance?" (Invited paper.)
68. June 2008, Conference on Language Planning and Language Policy, Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm: "On the sociolinguistic and political limits of language planning and language policy: the lessons to be learned from the Norwegian case." (Invited paper.)
69. November 2008, Conference on Language Ecology, Kristiansand: "Dialect Ecology." (Invited paper.)
70. August 2009, 3rd Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics, Lesbos: "The Arctic pidgin Russenorsk." (Invited paper.)
71. June 2010, Workshop on High and Low varieties, diglossia and language contact – linguistic products and social processes, Oslo: "Dialect and standard in spoken Norwegian – a historical account of competition and language status planning." (Invited paper.)
Papers presented and read at national conferences and meetings
1. January 1977 National seminar on sociolinguistics, Lillehammer: "Norwegian language planning". (Invited paper.)
2. February 1981 National conference on child language, Byglandsfjord: "Norwegian studies on child language: a bibliography". (Invited paper.)
3. November 1985 First National Conference on Norwegian, Bergen: "Sociolinguistic variation in Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen".
4. February 1986 National Seminar in Honour of Hallfrid Christiansen, Tromsø: "Language contacts between Norwegian, Sami and Finnish in Northern Norway".
5. November 1987 Second National Conference on Norwegian, Trondheim: "The decision by Parliament in 1885 to give the Nynorsk standard official status on a par with Bokmål".
6. November 1987 Second National Conference on Norwegian, Trondheim: "á>å in the Nordic languages: push-chain or drag-chain?"
7. November 1989 Third National Conference on Norwegian, Tromsø: "Contact linguistics". (Invited plenary paper.)
8. November 1991 Fourth National Conference on Norwegian, Oslo: "The Norwegian language reform of 1917 revisited".
9. January 1993 Seminar arranged by Noregs Mållag, Bergen: "Old truisms in Norwegian language policy: are they still valid?" (Invited paper.)
10. March 1994 Seminar on the value of university textbooks in Norwegian, organized by Norwegian publishing houses, Tromsø: "On the use in science of English and Norwegian" (Invited paper.)
11. November 1997 Seventh National Conference on Norwegian, Trondheim: "The contributions of the pioneer Clara Holst" (Workshop on the history of Norwegian linguistics.)
12. June 1998 Summer camp of the youth organization of 'Noregs Mållag', Leira, Valdres: "The language organization 'Østlandsk reisning' 1916-1926". (Invited paper.)
13. March 2000 Conference for new PhD students and supervisors in the humanities, NTNU, Trondheim: "The historical development of Scandinavian linguistics in Norway". (Invited paper).
14. October 2004 Seminar in honor of Professor Einar Lundeby on the occasion of his 90th birthday, University of Oslo, Oslo: “Clara Holst, linguist and the first woman to defend her Ph.D. in Norwy”. (Invited paper.)
15. April 2008 Meeting of 'Mållaget' and 'Bondeungdomslaget' in Kristiansand: "Henrik Wergeland ved 200-årsjubileet". (Invited paper.)
- Participation as the referee in (and linguistic adviser for) 21 TV-Quis programs about Norwegian dialects on national Norwegian Television (NRK), 1984, 1986, 1988.
- Interview on national Norwegian Television (NRK) 1978: "Norwegian Today".
- Participant in (and linguistic adviser for) the program "Norwegian in Europe" on national Norwegian Television (NRK), 1988.
- Interviews on national and local Norwegian Radios.
Language Contact in Northern Scandinavia
Pidgins and Creoles
The pidgin Russenorsk
Arctic and Northern Contact Languages
Scandinavian Language Planning
Norwegian Language Conflict and Language Planning
Structure of Old Norse (Old Icelandic)
History of Norwegian
History of Norwegian linguistics
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