Welcome to the website of
The Nordic Association of Linguists (NAL)
NAL is a major forum for linguists working in the Nordic countries, and linguists elsewhere, working on a Nordic language, or in general linguistics.
Two series of international conferences are organized under the auspices of NAL: The Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics and the International Conference on Nordic and General Linguistics, the latter series traditionally with an emphasis on Nordic languages.
In addition, the Association publishes the Nordic Journal of Linguistic (NJL) with Cambridge University Press, and it covers all branches of linguistics but gives preference to contributions of general and methodological interest and studies on Nordic languages. Traditionally one of the issues of NJL every year is a thematic issue dedicated to a specific aspect of linguistics.
The Nordic Journal of Linguistics is published on behalf of NAL, to a very high standard, by Cambridge University Press. Many scholars interested in Nordic languages enjoy institutional access to current NJL articles through their university library; however, NAL members additionally benefit from the journal’s rich archive, stretching back to 1978, and independent scholars will find access to both current and archive NJL material particularly beneficial.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF NAL
The fee for NAL membership 2021, including access to the NJL archive, will be decided by the Executive Committee in collaboration with Cambridge University Press. You become a member by contacting the President David Håkansson, email@example.com. You will then be contacted by him in about detailed information about the procedure.
As of 22 February 2022 a new Executive Committee Was elected:
PRESIDENT: David Håkansson, Dept. of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala University, Sweden.
VICE-PRESIDENT: Seppo Kittilä, General Linguistcs, Dept. of Languages, University of Helsinki, Finland.
SECRETARY: Josefin Lindgren, Dept. of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala University, Sweden.
TREASURER: David Natvig, University of Stavanger, Norway.
The president's emailaddress is: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PREVIOUS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2015–2022*):
PRESIDENT: Hans Götzsche - Center for Linguistics, Aalborg University | Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
VICE-PRESIDENT: Stig Eliasson - Sprachen Nordeuropas und des Baltikums, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU) | Jakob-Welder-Weg 18, 55128 Mainz, Germany
SECRETARY: Farshad Badie - Center for Linguistics, Aalborg University | Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
TREASURER: Randi Alice Nilsen - Department of Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature, NTNU | NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Elisabet Engdahl - Department of Swedish | University of Gothenburg | Box 200, SE-40530 Gothenburg
Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson - Icelandic Linguistics | Humanities - Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies | University of Iceland | Árnagarður, Á-412, IS-101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Þórhallur Eyþórsson - Málvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands | University of Iceland | Gimli, G303, IS-101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Jan-Ola Östman - Helsingin yliopisto | Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies | PB 24 (Unionsgatan 40), Building: C429, Finland
Martin H. Prior - Greenwich, London, SE10/UK
* Due to the Covid-19 epidemic from 2019 to 2022 'Acting Executive Committee'.
THE PENULTIMATE EXECUTVE COMMITTEE (the term ended on 31 December 2015):
PRESIDENT: Juhani Järvikivi - Department of Linguistics, 4-55 Assiniboia Hall, University of Alberta | Edmonton T6G 2E7, Canada
VICE-PRESIDENT: Hans Götzsche - Center for Linguistics, Aalborg University | Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
SECRETARY: Anju Saxena - Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University | Box 635, SE-751 26 Uppsala, Sweden
TREASURER: Stefan Werner - Linguistics, University of Eastern Finland | P.O. Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland
Elisabet Engdahl - Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg | Box 200, SE-40530 Gothenburg, Sweden
Þórhallur Eyþórsson - Málvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands, University of Iceland | Gimli, G303, IS-101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson - Icelandic Linguistics (Humanities), Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland | Árnagarður, Á-412, IS-101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Randi Alice Nilsen - Department of Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature, NTNU | NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Urpo Nikanne - Finnish Language and Literature, Åbo Akademi University | Domkyrkotorget 3, FI-20500 ÅBO, Finland