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  • New Interpretation of the Rök Runestone Inscription Changes View of Viking Age

    [9 May 2016] The Rök Runestone, erected in the late 800s in the Swedish province of Östergötland, is the world's most well-known runestone. Its long inscription has seemed impossible to understand, despite the fact that it is relatively easy to read. A new interpretation of the inscription has now been presented - an interpretation that breaks completely with a century-old interpretative tradition. What has previously been understood as references to heroic feats, kings and wars in fact seems to refer to the monument itself.

  • International students - share your experiences and help Gothenburg become a better place for students

    [30 Apr 2015] What did you think about the info you received before you arrived here? What was your biggest obstacle when settling in? What is your impression of Gothenburg and West Sweden? What do you think about making friends and feeling part of the society?

  • Cecilia Uddén and Michael Rowlands New Honorary Doctors

    [21 May 2014] Swedish national radio broadcaster Sveriges Radio's foreign correspondent Cecilia Uddén and Michael Rowlands, professor emeritus in anthropology and archaeology at University College London, have been appointed honorary doctors at the Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg.

  • Danish Professor Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Arts

    [20 May 2013] Sten Ebbesen, Professor of the Aristotelian Tradition at the University of Copenhagen, has been appointed Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Arts. Ebbesen¿s persistent efforts to strengthen the University of Gothenburg¿s research within Classical Languages and History of Philosophy date back to the mid-1990s.

  • New Computer-Based Tool Measures Readability for Different Readers

    [20 May 2013] Today most public services involve electronic communication, which requires that people are able to read relatively well. However, a significant number of adults cannot fully understand the texts they read for example on the internet. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that a new model called SVIT can be used as a tool to measure the readability of texts and therefore how appropriate they are for different target groups.

  • Postdoctor in second language acquisition

    [13 Aug 2012] A fixed-term employment as a postdoctor in second language acquisition at the The Institute of Swedish as a Second Language at the Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg. The Institute is located at The Department of Swedish.

  • Big interest for the Swedish language among Swedish Americans

    [25 Jul 2011] Despite the fact that fewer Swedish Americans have Swedish as their mother tongue than before, many of them are interested in their heritage and keen to learn the language. This is the conclusion drawn by five researchers, of whom three are from the University of Gothenburg. The researchers recently returned from a ten-day visit to Minnesota in the north of the USA, where they made recordings with Swedish-speaking Americans.

  • Job ads reflect society and working life

    [23 May 2011] Able to cooperate, driven and independent. These have been the most sought after characteristics in the labour market since the 1950s, according to a doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg on the evolution of recruitment advertisements.

  • Expressions to spice up language not always a walk in the park

    [6 Oct 2010] The ability to speak a language at the level of a native is characterised by use of word combinations that mean something entirely different than the individual words suggest. Two examples in English are when you add fuel to the fire or put in your two cents. Native speakers of Swedish use a much larger number of such combinations in Swedish than people who speak Swedish as their second language. This is one of the conclusions presented in a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg.

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