Ragnhild Ljosland

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  • 72 Citations
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20042019
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Academic Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic Qualifications

Dr Ragnhild Ljosland obtained a PhD in Sociolinguistics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2008, where she also studied Scandinavian language and literature. She has been employed by the UHI Institute for Northern Studies since 2009.

Research expertise

Sociolinguistics, linguistics, dialect studies, Orkney and Shetland studies, Scots, dialect literature, runes, Norwegian language.

Teaching expertise

Dr Ljosland teaches the following modules on the MLitt level:

  • The Orkney and Shetland Tongues (module leader)
  • Early Scottish and Norse Literature
  • Orkney and Shetland Literature (module leader)
  • Runology and Old Norse (module leader)

 

On BA Scottish Cultural Studies :

  • Language, Culture and Identity (module leader)
  • Scotland's Music (module tutor)
  • Runes: Voices from the Past (module leader)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

Keywords

  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • PE English
  • PD Germanic languages
  • PN0441 Literary History

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Norway Social Sciences
language Social Sciences
language policy Social Sciences
everyday communication Social Sciences
university Social Sciences
Orkney Arts & Humanities
internationalization Social Sciences
Bologna Process Social Sciences

Projects 2012 2012

Research Output 2004 2019

The Orkney Book of Runes

Ljosland, R., 20 Aug 2019, Orkney Archaeology Society (OAS). 60 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Runes
Orkney
Runic Inscriptions
Beloved
Millennium

Maeshowe, Orkahaugr – The names of Orkney’s great burial mound as nodes in a heteroglossic web of meaning-making

Ljosland, R., 16 Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press) What is North?. Brepols Publishers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

World Wide Web
Burial Mounds
Names
Meaning Making
Mounds

Review: Language regulation in English as a lingua franca: Focus on academic spoken discourse

Ljosland, R., 30 Jan 2018, In : Journal of English Linguistics. 46, 1, p. 79-82 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Open Access
book review
Berlin
regulation
discourse
language

Skoit du oot-by, Magnie: Scots Grammar Supported by Norn in the Dialects of the Northern Isles?

Ljosland, R., 1 Dec 2016, Shetland and the Viking World: Papers from the Proceedings of the Seventeenth Viking Congress Lerwick. Turner, V., Owen, O. & Waugh, D. (eds.). Lerwick: Shetland Heritage Publications, p. 69-76 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File
Shetland
Grammar
Grammatical Structure
Orkney
Do-support

The be-perfect in transitive constructions in Orkney and Shetland Scots: Influenced by Norn or not?

Ljosland, R., 7 Nov 2016, Before the storm. Selected Papers from the FRLSU Conference, Ayr 2016. . Millar, R. M. & Cruickshank, J. (eds.). Aberdeen: Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster, Vol. 5. p. 107-127 21 p. (Publications of the Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File
Shetland
Orkney
Leveling
Transitive
Old Norse

Prizes

earning a doctorate
student
field of study
commitment

Activities 2003 2019

The Men in Maeshowe: Why did they break in?

Ragnhild Ljosland (Speaker)
21 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

A World from Dragons

Ragnhild Ljosland (Speaker), Howard Firth (Speaker), Tom Muir (Speaker)
8 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Teeth of the Dragon: How humans make sense of landscape through storytelling

Ragnhild Ljosland (Speaker)
25 Sep 201828 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Runes: Viking Writing

Ragnhild Ljosland (Speaker)
25 Sep 201828 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Impacts

Kirkwall Township Heritage Initiative Viking Walk

Ragnhild Ljosland (Participant), Alexandra Sanmark (Participant), Donna Heddle (Participant), Victoria Whitworth (Participant), Crawford Barbara (Participant), Olwyn Owen (Participant), James Barrett (Participant), Christopher Gee (Participant)

Impact: Economic Impacts