ELN Mini Presentation on the Influence of English in the Nordics

NEaT would like to invite you to a special online mini English as a Lingua Nordica presentation on Monday, 13 May at 6 pm EET, 5 pm CET. This talk will be on the influence of English-language culture and the role of English in the Nordic languages. Professor Kristy Beers Fägersten will discuss this influence through the examples of English and Swedish swear words, which apply to the Nordic languages in general. She will also discuss whether and how to translate swear words, the status of English swear words as appropriated into the Nordic languages, and the function of the censorship of native swear words.

The session is free to members, ten euros for non-members. If you are in Finland, pay to BIC NDEAFIHH, IBAN FI48 1237 3000 1522 20, and if outside of Finland, you will be sent a link for payment. Join the meeting here.

About the presenter: Kristy Beers Fägersten is Professor of English Linguistics at the School of Culture and Education at Södertörn University, Sweden. Her research disciplines include pragmatics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and conversation analysis. Her publications feature analyses of the language of media and popular culture, with a special focus on language play, humor, and swearing. Beers Fägersten is the co-editor of English in the Nordic Countries: Connections, tensions, and everyday realities (Routledge, 2023) and co-author of “The evolution of swearing in television catchphrases” in Languages and Literature (2022), and “Censorship and taboo maintanance in L1 and LX swearing”, submitted to Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development