in tromsø, where i work at the world's northernmost university.
my job here is in part to do research in linguistics > generative
grammar > morphology and phonology. the other part of my job
is to be the director of a research center where we study variation
in language. the center is called the center for advanced study
in theoretical linguistics, or castl for short. learn more about
castl by following the first link at the top of this page. what
you can't find there, you might find with the other links. follow
them and have a look!
•i'll speak at `spe40' to mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of the sound pattern of english, budapest, aug 23-25.
•i'll speak at the workshop on phonological variation in voicing, leiden, september 11-12.
•i'll speak at gender equality in higher education and research, october 22, berne.
•i'll contribute a chapter
on 'ternary rhythm' to the 'companion to phonology' (blackwell).
•sylvia blaho and i presented
'variation (and some change) we can believe in' at phonological
variation and language change, flåm, june 12-16.
a workshop on substance-free phonology, june 5.
published a short piece by me called 'det språklige mangfold'
in their current issue.
•sylvia blaho presented
our 'contrastive prosodification and underlying floating segments,'
manchester, may 22.
•i presented 'good
old fashioned constituents' at naphc5
in montreal, may 9-11.
•some of my thoughts
about leadership at universities appeared in morgenbladet
on april 11.
•marit westergaard and
i have an article called barn
påvirker språk in the newest labyrint.
•there's a nice article
about castl in the newest marg.
•i presented recent work
on metrical structure at the castl colloquium on april 10.
•i presented 'how
did you do that? om å bygge et sff' at a
national mtg for students on university boards (KOF), april
•i spoke at a national
seminar on research
in education at the university of bergen, april 3.
& i presented "må datamaskinen kunne grammatikk for å forstå
norsk?" at norges tekniske vitenskapsakademi,
oslo, april 2.
pinker came around for a party
or two. read
more! march 28-29. [his
•i spoke at the 'academy
of lifelong learning' on planet earth's linguistic situation, minnesota,
•î spoke at ocp5
on my recent work on metrical structure, toulouse, january 24-26.
•i addressed old and new directors
of excellence on 'forutsetninger for å lykkes', oslo, january
•my comments on the
internationalization of norwegian research appeared in aftenposten
•michal starke and i presented
'beyond open access' at drivkrefter
i vitenskapelig publisering, tromsø, november 14.
•i spoke on the status
of research in norway at the 50th
anniversary of uhr,
oslo, november 13.
•i spoke at another nordforsk
network seminar on network building, oslo, october 10.
*i presented the task
force on research's results
on the fusion of uit
and hitø at an
open meeting, september 25.
v2 in northern norwegian (w/ peter svenonius). j. comp.
gaps and repairs at the phonology-morphology
of linguistics 43.1.
roles of gen & con in modeling ternary rhythm. in freedom
of analysis? in sylvia blaho, patrik bye, and martin
krämer (eds.). berlin: mouton de gruyter. 233-255.
paradigms in phonological theory, downing, hall and raffelsiefen
(eds.), review article. language 82.4.
stress and quantity: implications of loanwords, lingua
gaps in optimal paradigms, catalan
journal of linguistics 4:155-170.
russian gender: a preliminary analysis. in formal approaches
to slavic linguistics 13: the south carolina meeting, pp. 265-275,
ed. steven franks, frank y. gladney and mila tasseva-kurktchieva.
ann arbor, mi: michigan slavic publications.
the convergence of the unmarked. w/ d. steinmetz. amsterdam
gender colloquium, september 15-16.
•2006. what is and what
should never be: ungrammaticality in g and ug. naphc4 keynote. [slides]
syllable in optimality theory, by c. féry and r. van de vijver (eds.),
book notice language 82.4.
•2006. word: a
cross-linguistic typology, by r.m.w. dixon & a.y. aikhenvald
(eds). book notice. language 82.4.
lingua 116.9. (with hans-olav enger and tore nesset).
is a phonological fact: gaps and repairs at the phonology-morphology
in prosodic systems, p. fikkert & h. jacobs (eds.). book
notice. language 81.2, 522-23.
•2005. to open the
new exhibit about language at tromsø
museum, i held this speech,
nordic journal of linguistics (with øystein alexander vangsnes).
•2005. the text
of my freedom of analysis workshop
talk, tromsø, september 1-2. [abstract]
the handout from my mfm13
talk, nothing is a
phonological fact, manchester, may 26-28.
lederen ikke kan lede. morgenbladet, april 11, 2008.
påvirker språk with marit
dialekt er viktig! with øystein a. vagsnes. labyrint,
forskere lykkes, aftenposten, november 14, 2007.
type institusjon i tromsø, morgenbladet,
october 12, 2007.
om en postdoc har blitt professor? forskerforum,
intern organisering, morgenbladet, march 2, 2007.
språkstriden i skolen,
nordlys, november 15, 2005.
er ikke like 3+(2+3): jakten på forskerutdanning i verdensklasse,
vi mister språket, nordlys, september 26, 2003.
forskning og formidling,
nordlys, september 20, 2002.
dag og tid, july 20, 2002.