Olga Solovova er ny postdoktor på MultiLing

Olga er tilknyttet prosjektet “Multilingualism and Globalization – Perspectives from Norway”, under ledelse av Pia Lane. Hun forteller om seg selv og sine forskningsinteresser på engelsk.

Olga Solovova (foto: MultiLing)

“My research interests include language ideologies and policies, the discursive construction of cultural identity in multilingual societies, multilingual biliterate literacy practices, and semiotic approaches to the social construction of space.

At MultiLing I will be developing a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) project called “NEW_WAY: New speakers and use of Russian in Northern Norway” that will look at trajectories across the lifespan among Russian-speaking linguistic actors, and on the role of speaking/writing Russian in the political economy of Northern Norway around the Russian-Norwegian border.

This project will be integrated into one of the flagship projects at MultiLing - “Multilingualism and Globalization – Perspectives from Norway”, led by Pia Lane. One of its topics is multilingualism and globalization in the North, where Russian, Sámi, Kven and English are languages for cross-border communication.

I will employ a series of qualitative research methods (e.g. ethnography, biographical workshops, linguistic landscape analysis, nexus analysis) to develop a critical, emic, collaborative and reflexive approach.

I would like to open ways to understanding the dynamics of decision-making that multilingual speakers undertake in building their individual language repertoires, as well as hope to inform critical theory-building.

I really enjoy exploring new cities and environments, taking in historic and cultural details, strolling and hiking around parks, forests and lakes. Having lived for a long time in a country where it almost never snows, I hope to get back to skiing one day."


Background:

  • First degree in Education (Moscow Pedagogical State University), postgraduate course in English Language Teaching (Moscow State University for Humanities), Russia.
  • MA in Descriptive Linguistics (Sociology of Language and Sociolinguistics),
  • PhD in Modern Languages and Literatures (Sociolinguistics), both awarded by the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Av Ellen Evju Jahr
Publisert 18. sep. 2018 12:59 - Sist endret 19. sep. 2018 12:49