Ásta Svavarsdóttir

    Senior Research Lecturer (UK) - Associate Research Professor (USA)
    Department of Lexicography
    Email:
    asta.svavarsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is
    Work phone:
    (+354) 525 4437
    Location:
    Laugavegur 13
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    Head of the Department of Lexicography

    Research in Icelandic language and linguistics

    Leader (PI) of the research project "Language Change and Linguistic Variation in 19th-Century Icelandic and the Emergence of a National Standard"

    Steering-group member in the research project "Heritage language, linguistic change and cultural identity"

    Member of the institute's editorial committee

     

    Other activity 

    Member of the editorial committee of LexicoNordica

    Employment history: 

    Associate Research Professor at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies from 2006
    1990-2006: Editor and scholar at the Institute of Lexicography, University of Iceland
    1989-1991: Assistant Professor at the University of Iceland
    1981-1989: Lecturer at the University of Iceland

     

    Education: 

    Cand.mag. in Icelandic linguistics, University of Iceland 1987

    BA in Icelandic and French language and litterature, University of Iceland 1981

    Publications 

    2017: „annaðhvort með dönskum hala eða höfði, enn að öðru leiti íslenskt“. Um tengsl íslensku og dönsku á 19. öld og áhrif þeirra. Orð og tunga 19:41‒76.

    2014: Language resources for early Modern Icelandic. Proceedings of Language Resources and Technologies for Processing and Linking Historical Documents and Archives – Deploying Linked Open Data in Cultural Heritage, pp. 19-25. (LRT7HDA). (With Sigrún Helgadóttir & Guðrún Kvaran.

    2013: Þágufallshneigð í sjón og raun. Niðurstöður spurningakannana í samanburði við málnotkun. In: Höskuldur Þráinsson et al. (eds.). Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð I, pp. 83–109. Reykjavík: Málvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands.

    2013: Hvert stefnir í íslenskri setningagerð? Um samtímalegar kannanir og málbreytingar. Íslenskt mál og almenn málfræði 35:57–127. (With Höskuldur Þráinsson, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir & Þórunn Blöndal.)

    2012: The Tagged Icelandic Corpus (MÍM). In: Proceedings of the SaLTMiL-AfLaT Workshop on "Language technology for normalisation of less-resourced languages", LREC 2012.(With Sigrún Helgadóttir, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Kristín Bjarnadóttir & Hrafn Loftsson.)

    2010: English influence on the spoken language − with a special focus on its social, semantic and functional conditioning. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 204:43-58. (With Ulla Paatola & Helge Sandøy.)

    Ásta Svavarsdóttir_Bibliography (full).pdf

     

    Lectures 

    „Language use and language attitudes in 19th century Iceland: Gendered borrowings?“. The symposium Gendering Historical Literacy. Vernacular Writing in the Nordic Countries, 18–20th Century, University of Iceland, March 31st, 2017.

    „Tilbrigði og málstöðlun ― bræður og systur“. The workshop Íslenskt mál á 19. öld og fyrr, Humanities symposium, University of Iceland, March 11th, 2017.

    „Icelandic as a national language. The sociolinguistic and ideological foundations of 19th century standardization“. The symposium Standardization in Diversity (19th century Europe), University of Luxembourg, July 7th–8th, 2016.

    „The homogeneity of Icelandic: Stability or standardization?“. The panel Historical sociolinguistics: Dispelling myths about the past at Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, University of Murcia, June 15th–18th, 2016.

    „Islandsk sprog og sprogsamfund i det 19. århundrede. Dansk indflydelse på sprogudviklingen“. Sociolingvistisk studiekreds, LANCHART/Nordisk forskningsinstitut, University of Copenhagen, April 26th, 2016.

    „Same language – different surroundings: The development of Icelandic in Iceland and North America“. The conference Historical Sociolinguistics and Socio-Cultural Change (HiSoN), Helsinki University, March 10th–11th, 2016.

    "Standardization and the dissemination of the standard: Variation in 19th century Icelandic family letters". The conference Effects of Prescriptivism in Language History, University of Leiden, January 21st-22nd, 2016.

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