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  • Pauses can make or break a conversation

    [7 Sep 2015] Long pauses can make speech difficult to understand, but short pauses can be highly beneficial. This is shown in a new doctoral thesis in linguistics from the University of Gothenburg.

  • New professor with a focus on language change

    [10 Aug 2015] This fall, Stefan Dollinger from the University of British Columbia in Canada, will become Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Gothenburg.

  • Undocumented US Immigrants Given a Voice in Latin American Literature

    [8 Jun 2015] The portrayal of undocumented migrants has become more nuanced in Latin American literature. The contemporary fiction is also presenting new perspectives on issues related to identity, belonging and life in alienation that are highly relevant in the modern immigration debate. These points are made in a new doctoral thesis in Spanish with a literary orientation from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Ulrika Knutson and Emily Hemelrijk New Honorary Doctors

    [10 Apr 2015] Swedish journalist and author Ulrika Knutson and Dutch ancient historian Emily Hemelrijk have been appointed honorary doctors at the Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg.

  • Kúl, Beibí and Plís New Words in Informal Icelandic

    [19 Mar 2015] Icelandic has, in contrast to other Nordic languages, a vocabulary that is well preserved in relation to the Old Norse roots, and the Icelanders have worked hard to keep it that way. But a number of loanwords are now appearing, especially in social media, which in turn could constitute a threat to the continuity of the Icelandic language. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis in Nordic languages from the University of Gothenburg.

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