Guro Nore Fløgstad

Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
Department of Languages and Literature Studies
Campus Drammen (5612)
Since 2016, I have been Associate Professor of Norwegian Linguistics at The University of Southeast Norway. I am also a guest researcher at MultiLing Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan at the University of Oslo. My Ph.D. from The University of Oslo, published with Brill Academic Publishers in 2016, treats morphosyntactic changes related to grammaticalization in Argentinean and Uruguayan Spanish. My current research focuses on language variation, change, and contact in Romance, Romani (particularly Romani spoken in Argentina), and Norwegian. I work within a usage-based framework, and also attempt to apply insights from this framework in a classroom setting. I am currently developing Norway's first study program in forensic linguistics, with Ingunn Indrebø Ims.

Responsibilities

  • I teach Norwegian grammar, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, and second language acquisition
  • I am leader of the research group Linguistic variation and change in society and education, with Ingunn Indrebø Ims
  • Together with Hanne Eckhoff, I founded and led NORKOG, the Norwegian association for cognitive linguistics
  • I take part in the project Romani language repertoirs in an open world (2019-2025), funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond; The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences
  • I am responsible for the linguistic component of the project Ecological Connections: cultural studies in Cuba and Norway (ECOCON) (2022-2026), a Norpart-funded collaboration with Universidad de la Habana, led by PI Hans Jacob Ohldieck.
  • I am part of the network LISTEN! Linguistics in Schools Transatlantic Educational Network

Competences

  • Gender in Norwegian (read more about my research here and here, in Norwegian)
  • Grammaticalization
  • Linguistic theory in the classroom
  • Usage-based and cognitive theory
  • Multilingualism
  • Romance languages, especially Argentinean and Uruguayan Spanish
  • Romani, especially Scandoromani and linguistic variation among Roma in Argentina (listen to a podcast where I discuss this topic here, in Norwegian)
  • Fieldwork (Argentina, Uruguay, The Bangan Province in Himalaya, Roma communities in Norway and Sweden, and Roma communities in Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Supervision of Ph.D. candidates: Line Sjøtun Helganger; On children’s acquisition of intonation and information structure (cosupervisor; with Ingrid Lossius Falkum, UiO and Randi Alice Nilsen, NTNU); Aafke Diepeveen; Establishing agreement on the suspect’s statement and admission of guilt: The interactional realization of the closing phase of the police investigative interview (with Jan Svennevig, UiA)

CV

  • Guest researcher and lecturer at University of Buenos Aires, Humboldt University Berlin, and University of Belgrade
  • From 2016: Associate Professor,  University of Southeast Norway
  • 2015-2016: Associate Professor (fixed term) of Multililngualism, MultiLing Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, University of Oslo
  • 2015: Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Oslo
  • 2014-2015: Completion grant, University of Oslo
  • In a former life, I worked as a dealer of 19th century European art in Northern Italy, as a trekking guide in the Appenine Mountains, also Italy, and in the health sector.

Publications

Ongoing projects:

Progressive and prescriptive. When a normative source drives language change. Under review.

The historical roots of language maintenance among Argentina’s Roma. In progress.

With Chad Howe and Celeste Rodríguez Louro. Event continuity, temporal definiteness and the present perfect/present opposition in Spanish. In progress.

To appear/in press:

With Luka Lucic: Beyond trauma narratives. How the military siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995) shaped stories told in the aftermath. (to appear)

With Eli Anne Eiesland: The implementation of linguistics in Norwegian national curricula. Theoretical Linguistics in the Pre-University Classroom, Ana Pineda & Alice Corr (eds). Proceedings of the British Academy, Oxford University Press (to appear)

Monography:

Fløgstad, Guro Nore (2016): Preterit Expansion and Perfect Demise. A Critical Perspective on Cognitive Grammaticalization Theory. [Brill’s Studies in Historical Linguistics], Brill: Leiden. Open Access

Fløgstad, Guro & Anders Vaa (2010). Norsk er et lite språk som er i ferd med å dø ut, og andre myter om språk. Oslo: Kagge. (popular science book on language myths)

Articles:

Fløgstad, Guro Nore (2022). Language as a system or language in use. How to apply cognitive theory? Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift (Norwegian journal of linguistics).

With Helene Urdland Karlsen (2021). Rettslingvistikk som fag og metode. Et kritisk blikk på bruken av språkmaterialet i Bertheussen-saken. (Forensic linguistic practice in Norway. A critical examination of the treatment of language material in the Bertheussen-case). Sakprosa. Open Access

Fløgstad, Guro Nore & Celeste Rodríguez Louro (2021): Gauging expansion in synchrony. The Perfect in 19th century Rioplatense Spanish. In Marc Fryd & Kristin Melum Eide (eds.) The Perfect Volume. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Fløgstad, Guro Nore (2020): "A language as any other". Norwegian Romani in society and education. Acta Didactica Norden. Open Access

Fløgstad, Guro Nore & Elizabeth Lanza (2019): “Age groups”. In Jeroen Darquennes, Joe Salmons og Wim Vandenbussche (eds.), Handbücher zur Sprach-und Kommunikationswissenschaft: Language contact. Berlin: De Gruyter. Full text in open archive

Fløgstad, Guro Nore & Eli Anne Eiesland ( 2019). Gender shift in a Norwegian diminutive construction. Nordic Journal of Linguistics. Read more about this project here and here (in Norwegian). Open access

Fløgstad, Guro Nore (2019). Pavlenkos metode. (Pavlenko's method). In Iben Brinch Jørgensen & Norunn Askeland (eds.) Kreativitet i akademisk skriving (Creativity in academic writing). Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk. Open access

Fløgstad, Guro Nore (2017): Revisiting perfect/preterit instability across Romance. On functional motivations for diverging paths. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia International Journal of Linguistics, 195-211

Fløgstad, Guro Nore (2008): “Retention of grammatical elements in Norwegian Para-Romani. The pronominal system”. In Acta Orientalia 69, 153-168

Fløgstad, Guro Nore (2014). “The expansion of the Preterit in Rioplatense. Contact induced?” In Tor Åfarli & Brit Mæhlum (eds.), The Sociolinguistics of Grammar. [Studies in Language Companion Series 154]. 117-137. Amsterdam: John Benjamins

Fløgstad, Guro Nore (in press). “¿(De)gramaticalización en el español rioplatense? Consecuencias teóricas y una solución construccionista”. Proceedings from the II Congreso de la Delegación Argentina de la Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina (ALFAL) y VII Jornadas Internacionales de Investigación en Filología y lingüística. La Plata: Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

Fløgstad, Guro Nore (2012). “Viste: ¿Un caso de gramaticalización?”. In María Marta Negroni (ed.) Actas del II Coloquio Internacional Marcadores del discurso en lenguas románicas: un enfoque contrastivo. 82-89.  Editorial de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Dissemination

I frequently write for newspapers and other non-academic publications. Here is a selection (in Norwegian):

Fløgstad, Guro Nore (2021). Mot lyset ('Towards the light'),  Epilogue to the Norwegian edition of Gabriela Cabezón Cámara's novel Las aventuras de la China Iron

Fløgstad, Guro Nore. 2021. Bør akademikere skrive kreativt? Kairos magasin for retorikk.

Fløgstad, Guro Nore (2020): Cavani i kontekst

Rettslingvistikk. (Forensic linguistics). 2018. Lexical entry in Store norske leksikon. Norway's biggest online encyclopedia.

Grammatikalisering. (Grammaticalization). 2015. Lexical entry in Store norske leksikon. Norway's biggest online encyclopedia.