Date: 12 February 2010 19:30
Location: Glasgow

Lecture on Norwegian language in Glasgow

For this year’s Oddveig Røsegg lecture the accomplished linguist Guy Puzey will deliver a talk on the respective positions of Bokmål and Nynorsk.

Oddveig Røsegg, in whose memory this annual lecture is held, was lecturer in Norwegian Language and Culture for 21 years at the University of Glasgow. For over thirty years she was a driving force in the Scottish Norwegian Society and a popular member of the Scottish Society for Northern Studies. Her contribution to the spread of Norwegian culture in Scotland was recognised by the award of the Medal of St Olav in 1969.

In February Guy Puzey will deliver this year’s lecture on Norwegian language in honour of Oddveig Røsegg. Mr Puzey has taught both in the Italian and Scandinavian Departments at the University of Edinburgh. His Master’s thesis deals with attitudes to minority language signs in Scotland, Italy and Norway. There are few people better suited to talk about Norwegian language in the present day.

Oddveig Røsegg lecture
Norway: the language situation in the twenty-first century
12 February, 7.45pm
Floor 13, Livingstone Tower,
University of Strathclyde, Richmond Street
Admission free

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