Research at The Department of Language and Literature

Research at The Department of Language and Literature

The department has a vibrant research culture, and research activities span a wide range of disciplines. The staff participate in many different projects, both in Norway and abroad, and are responsible for the interdisciplinary profile of the university. 

The research within linguistics comprises a range of different topics, including language systems and language usage as well as language development in society and language development in individuals. The communication research has a cross-disciplinary, problem-based approach to the study of oral and written communicative practices.

Research within literature explores a wide variety of topics from many different cultures and eras, and we have specialists working on Nordic, German, French, English (British and American), and Spanish literature, as well as literary theory.
Within Cultural Studies, research focuses on political and popular cultures in European languages across the globe


Research literature - picture

Research Literature

Research groups

Research areas

Picture Lab

Lab research


PhD Candidates

PhD Candidates

Reseach web based language learning

Web based language learning