2. CV (English)

DOB:                January 15, 1946;                   Citizenship: Icelandic;         e-mail:             hoski@hi.is;

 

University Education:

1979  PhD in linguistics, Harvard University

1976  MA in linguistics, Harvard University

1974  MA in Icelandic linguistics, University of Iceland

1972  Zwischenprüfung in linguistics, Christian Albrechts Universität, Kiel

1969  BA in Icelandic and history, University of Iceland

 

University appointments:

Professor of Modern Icelandic Linguistics at the Univ. of Iceland from 1980 (on leave 1991–1995)

Visiting professor Department of Linguistics, Harvard University, 1991–1995

Visiting teacher: University of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, September 2002; LSA Summer Institute, Cornell University, June–July 1997; LOT Winter School in linguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, January 1997; 6th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, Copenhagen, August 1994

Visting scholar: Department of Linguistics, UCSD, San Diego, fall 2012; Department of Linguistics, UCLA, Los Angeles, spring 2008; Department of Scandinavian, University College London, fall 1999; Department of Linguistics, MIT, Cambridge, MA, fall 1995; Department of Linguistics, Harvard University, fall 1987; Department of Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz, spring and summer 1984

External examiner in Faroese, University of the Faroe Islands, since 1999

Research assistant and instructor: Nordic Institute, Chr. Albrechts Universität, Kiel, 1970–1972

 

Academic administration:

  • Director/Chair of Institute of Linguistics, University of Icland, 1981–1983, 1986–1987, 2010–
  • Chair, Centre for the Humanities, University of Iceland 2005–2008; board member since 2010
  • Vice-Dean, Faculty of Humanities Univ. of Iceland, 2004–2006, 1985–1987, 1981–1983
  • Dean , Faculty of Philosophy, University of Iceland, 1983–1985
  • Board Member for CASTL (Center for Excellence for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics, Tromsø, Norway) 2003–2008
  • Board member, Nordic Association of Linguists 1980–1985, 2005–2010
  • Board member (styrelsemedlem) of the Nordic research network ScanDiaSyn (Scandinavian Dialect Syntax) 2005–2010
  • Board member of the Nordic research network NORMS (Nordic Center of Excellence in Microcomparative Syntax) 2005–2010
  • Board member of the Nordic research network NLVN (Nordic Language Variation Network) 2006–2009

 

Other professional administration (a selection):

  • Board of administrators for Mosfellsbær High School (gymnasium) 2013–2017.
  • Member of the governing board for NIFIN (Nordic Institute in Finland, Helsingfors), 1997–2000, Chair 1999–2000
  • Chair, governmental committee on curriculum development for Icelandic in the schools 1997–1998

 

Editorial experience:

  • Editor of Íslenskt mál (a linguistic journal) 1980–1983, 1996–2017
  • Co-editor of Syntactic Variation in Insular Scandinavian, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 2017.
  • Co-editor of Chomsky – Mál, sál og samfélag [Chomsky – Language, mind and society]. Centre for the Humanities and University Press, Reykjavík, 2013
  • Main editor of Tilbrigði í setningagerð  [Variation in syntax], Institute of Linguistics, Reykjavík (vol. I appeared 2013, vol. II 2015 and vol. III to appear 2017)
  • Co-editor of Linguistic Studies, Historical and Comparative, Institute of Linguistics, Reykjavík, 2002
  • Co-editor of Minimal Ideas, Benjamins, Amsterdam, 1996
  • Co-editor of Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax II, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1996
  • Co-editor of Harvard Working Papers in Linguistics 1992–1995

 

Editorial boards (different times): The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics (Kluwer); Syntax (Blackwell); Studies in Germanic Linguistics (series, Ohio State University Press), Linguistics Today (series, Benjamins); Natural Language and Linguistic Theory (Kluwer)

 

Reviewer

  • for various linguistic journals in Iceland, Europe and North America in addition to those already mentioned, e.g. Linguistic Inquiry, Journal of Linguistics, Aphasiology, Nordic Journal of Linguistics, Ritið, Orð og tunga
  • for international linguistic conferences, e.g. BU Conference on Language Development, NELS (North-Eastern Linguistics Society), Diachronic Generative Syntax, Germanic Syntax Workshop, Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, GLOW (Generative Linguists of the Old World)
  • for Icelandic, European and American research funds, e.g. NSF (USA), ESF (Europe), HERA (Europe), NOS-H (Scandinavia), The Icelandic Research Fund, Research Fund of the University of Iceland, Eimskip University Fund

 

Main research interests:

Syntax (especially Icelandic, Faroese, Scandinavian, Germanic); Icelandic dialects and phonology; Variation and linguistic change; Comparative Scandinavian; Heritage languages (especially in North America); Linguistics in the schools; Agrammatism

 

Principal investigator (grants from the Icelandic Research Fund (IRF) unless otherwise indicated):

  • 2013–2016:   Heritage language, linguistic change and cultural identity
  • 2012–2014:   Detailed comparison of real time dialectal data in phonology [University Research Fund]
  • 2010–2013:   Linguistic change in real time in Icelandic phonology and syntax
  • 2010–2011:    Phonological change in the span of 70 years [National Anniversary Fund]
  • 2008–2009:  Variation in Faroese syntax
  • 2005–2007Variation in Icelandic syntax [IRF Grant of Excellence]
  • 2004–2011:   Digitalization and adaptation of dialect material [University Research Fund]
  • 2004:              Variation in syntax: Methods of elicitation (a pilot study)
  • 1996–1998:   Comparison of Insular Scandinavian (Icelandic and Faroese)

 

Awards:

  • The Ása Guðmundsdóttir Wright Award 2009 (a prestigious scholarly award given to one Icelandic academic each year)
  • The University President’s Award for scientific achievement 2008
  • Nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize (scholarly literature) for Setningar – Handbók um setningafræði [Syntax – a handbook] 2005
  • Nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize (scholarly literature) for Handbók um málfræði [A handbook on linguistics] 1995

 

Ráðstefnur skipulagðar nýlega/Conferences recently organized:

  • Ráðstefna um vesturíslensku og önnur erfðarmál (workshop on North American Icelandic and other heritage languages), Háskóla Íslands, 2. desember 2015 (skipuleggjandi ásamt Birnu Arnbjörnsdóttur og Úlfari Bragasyni).
  • DiGS 17 og FWAV2 (Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference og Formal Ways of Analysing Variation). Reykjavík, 29.-31. maí 2015 (skipuleggjandi ásamt Jóhannesi Gísla Jónssyni, Margréti Guðmundsdóttur, Matthew Whelpton, Sigríði Sigurjónsdóttur og Þórhalli Eyþórssyni).
  • Málstofa um málbreytingar í rauntíma (workshop on language change in real time)  á 25 Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Háskóla Íslands, 13.-15. maí 2013 (skipuleggjandi ásamt Frans Gregersen, Kaupmannahöfn, og Helge Sandöy, Bergen). Sjá http://conference.hi.is/scl25/workshop-1-language-change-in-real-time/.
  • Málstofa á Hugvísindaþingi Háskóla Íslands 25. mars 2011: Hvernig breytast tungumál?  (skipuleggjandi ásamt Sigríði Sigurjónsdóttur). Sjá http://stofnanir.hi.is/hugvisindastofnun/hvernig_breytast_tungumal
  • NORMS-ráðstefna, Amsterdam 11.–12. desember 2010: Verb movement: Its nature, triggers, and effects (skipuleggjandi ásamt Þórhalli Eyþórssyni (Háskóla Íslands), Kristine Bentzen (Tromsø), Olaf Koeneman (Amsterdam) og Hedde Zeijlstra (Amsterdam)). Ráðstefnan kostuð af NORMS (Nordic Center of Excellence in Microcomparative Syntax). Sjá http://castl.uit.no/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=166:vmove&catid=76:conferencesaworkshops
  • NLVN & RILiVS-ráðstefna, Reykjavík 7.–9. október 2010: Nordic Language Variation: Grammatical, Sociolinguistic and Infrastructural Perspectives (skipuleggjandi ásamt Þórhalli Eyþórssyni, Eiríki Rögnvaldssyni, Ástu Svavarsdóttur og Øystein Vangsnes). Ráðstefnan kostuð af NLVN (Nordic Language Variation Network) og RILiVS (Research Infrastructure for Linguistic Variation Studies). Sjá http://www.hi.is/files/skjol/hugvisindasvid/deildir/2010/NordicLanguageVariation_Programme.pdf
  • Málstofa um tilbrigði í færeysku máli, Reykjavík 23. ágúst 2010 (skipuleggjandi með Þórhalli Eyþórssyni).  Ráðstefnan var haldin í tengslum við Frændafund 7. Sjá  http://www.hugvis.hi.is/page/hugvis_fraendafundur_7.

 

Selected publications (for a more complete list see Ritaskrá, Bækur, Greinar …)

 Books

2015  Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð II. Helstu niðurstöður. Tölfræðilegt yfirlit. [Variation in Icelandic syntax, vol. II. Main results. A statistical overview.] Ritstjóri og aðalhöfundur [editor and main author]. Meðritstjórar [co-editors] Ásgrímur Angantýsson, Einar Freyr Sigurðsson.  Meðhöfundar í þessu bindi [co-authors in this volume]: Einar Freyr Sigurðsson, Þórhallur Eyþórsson, Ásta Svavarsdóttir, Þórunn Blöndal, Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, Hlíf Árnadóttir, Theódóra A. Torfadóttir, Tania E. Strahan, Guðrún Þórðardóttir, Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Heimir Freyr Viðarsson, Ásgrímur Angantýsson og Matthew Whelpton. Málvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands, Reykjavík. 364 bls.

2015 Skrifaðu bæði skýrt og rétt. Fræðileg skrif, ritrýni og ritstjórn. Handbók og kennslubók. [‘Writing clearly. Scientific writing, reviewing and editing. A handbook and a textbook.’] Málvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands og Háskólaútgáfan, Reykjavík.

2014 On Complementation in Icelandic. Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics. Vol. 48. [Endurprentun á doktorsritgerð sem Garland gaf út 1979/Reprint of a dissertation, originally published by Garland 1979.] Routledge, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX.

2012     Faroese: An Overview and Reference Grammar. [Co-authors Hjalmar P. Petersen, Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen, Zakaris Svabo Hansen.] Second edition [first edition 2004]. Faroese University Press, Tórshavn, and Institute of Linguistic, Reykjavík.

2009     Íslensk setningafræði. [Icelandic Syntax – a textbook for university students.] 7th edition. Institute of Linguistics, University of Iceland, Reykjavík.

2007     The Syntax of Icelandic. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [Paperback 2010.]

2005     Setningar. Handbók um setningafræði. [Syntax. A handbook.] Editor and main author. Co-authors Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Sigríður Magnúsdóttir, Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, Þórunn Blöndal.] Almenna bókafélagið, Reykjavík.

1998     Mályrkja III. [A textbook for schools. Co-author Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir.] Námsgagnastofnun, Reykjavík.

1995     Handbók um málfræði. [A handbook on linguistics.] Námsgagnastofnun, Reykjavík.

1993     Handbók um íslenskan framburð. [Handbook on Icelandic phonetics. Co-author Indriði Gíslason.] Rannsóknastofnun Kennaraháskóla Íslands, Reykjavík.

1979     On Complementation in Icelandic. Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics. Garland, New York.

 

 Edited volumes

2017 Syntactic Variation in Insular Scandinavian. Meðritstjórar [co-editors] Caroline Heycock, Hjalmar P. Petersen og Zakaris Svabo Hansen. Studies in Germanic Linguistics 1. Benjamins, Amsterdam.

2013  Chomsky – Mál, sál og samfélag. [Chomsky – Language, Mind and Society.] Editor. [Co-editor Matthew Whelpton.] Hugvísindastofnun og Háskólaútgáfan, Reykjavík.

2013 Tilbrigði í setningagerð  [Variation in syntax]. Main editor [Co-editors Ásgrímur Angantýsson, Einar Freyr Sigurðsson.] M’alvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands, Reykjavík.

2002 Linguistic Studies, Historical and Comparative, by Hreinn Benediktsson. Editor. [Co-editors Guðrún Þórhallsdóttir, Jón G. Friðjónsson, Kjartan Ottosson.] Málvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands, Reykjavík.

1996 Minimal Ideas. Editor. [Co-editors Werner Abraham, Samuel D. Epstein C. Jan-Wouter Zwart.]  Benjamins, Amsterdam.

1996 Studies in Comparative Germanic Syntax II. Editor. [Co-editors Samuel D. Epstein, Steve Peter.] Kluwer, Dordrecht.

1992–1995 Harvard Working Papers in Linguistics. Editor. [Co-editors Samuel David Epstein, Mark Hale, Susumu Kuno.]

 

Selected papers

Í prentun/In press  V2 and V3 Orders in North-American Icelandic. Meðhöfundar [co-authors] Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir og Iris Edda Nowenstein. Væntanlegt í Journal of Language Contact.

2017  Developing a New Perfect. The Rise of the Iceandic vera búinn að Perfect. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia 49(2):118-142. Developing_a_new_perfectPubl.pdf

2017   u-umlaut in Icelandic and Faroese. Survival and death. Claire Bowern, Laurence Horn and Raffaella Zanuttini (ritstj./eds.): On looking into Words (and beyond). Structures, Relations, Analyses, bls. 99‒112. Language Science Press, Berlin. U-umlautInIcelandicAndFaroese

2017   On the Softness of Parameters. An Experiment on Faroese. Laura R. Bailey Michelle Sheehan (ritstj./eds.): Order and structure in syntax II. Subjecthood and argument structure, bls. 4‒41. Language Science Press, Berlin.

2017   On quantity and quality in syntactic variation studies. Höskuldur Thráinsson, Caroline Heycock, Hjalmar P. Petersen and Zakaris Svabo Hansen (ritstj./eds.): Syntactic Variation in Insular Scandinavian, bls. 19-52. Benjamins, Amsterdam. On quantity and quality in syntactic variation studies

2017 Variation in oblique subject constructions in Insular Scandinavian. Meðhöfundur (co-author) Thórhallur Eythórsson. Höskuldur Thráinsson, Caroline Heycock, Hjalmar P. Petersen og Zakaris Svabo Hansen (ritstj./eds.): Syntactic Variation in Insular Scandinavian, bls. 54-90. Benjamins, Amsterdam. Variation in oblique subject constructions in Insular Scandinavian

2017 Introduction. Meðhöfundar (co-authors) Caroline Heycock, Hjalmar P. Petersen og Zakaris Svabo Hansen. Höskuldur Thráinsson, Caroline Heycock, Hjalmar P. Petersen and Zakaris Svabo Hansen (ritstj./eds.): Syntactic Variation in Insular Scandinavian, bls. 2-17. Benjamins, Amsterdam. Introduction

2016 Þrjú eyru [‘Three ears’]. Íslenskt mál 38:145-164.

2015 A number of people. A puzzle for Peter. An intimacy of words – Innileiki orðanna. Essays in honour of Pétur Knútsson – Rit til heiðurs Pétri Knútssyni, bls. 242-268. Ritstj.  Matthew Whelpton, Guðrún Björk Guðsteinsdóttir, Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir og Martin Regal. Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur og Háskólaútgáfan, Reykjavík.

 2015 Tilbrigði í færeyskri og íslenskri setningagerð [‘Variation in Faroese and Icelandic syntax’]. Frændafundur 8, bls. 183-2013. Ritstj. (eds.) Turið Sigurðardóttir og María Anna Garðarsdóttir. Fróðskapur, Tórshavn. Fraendafundur_8_Hoskuldur_Thrainsson_V4

2015 Fallmörkun [‘Case marking’]. Meðhöfundar (co-authors) Þórhallur Eyþórsson, Ásta Svavarsdóttir og Þórunn Blöndal. Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð II (ritstj. Höskuldur Þráinsson o.fl., sjá framar) [‘Variation in Icelandic syntax II’ (ed. by Höskuldur Thráinsson et al., see above)], 33-76.

2015 Um þolmynd, germynd og það [‘On passive, active and there‘]. Meðhöfundar (co-authors) Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, Hlíf Árnadóttir og Þórhallur Eyþórsson. Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð II (ritstj. Höskuldur Þráinsson o.fl., sjá framar) [‘Variation in Icelandic syntax II’ (ed. by Höskuldur Thráinsson et al., see above)], 77-120.

2015 Um vera að og vera búinn að [‘On the Icelandic progressive and perfect’]. Meðhöfundur (co-author) Theódóra A. Torfadóttir. Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð II (ritstj. Höskuldur Þráinsson o.fl., sjá framar) [‘Variation in Icelandic syntax II (ed. by Höskuldur Thráinsson et al., see above)], 121-153.

2015 F0rnöfn [‘Pronouns’]. Meðhöfundur (co-author) Tania E. Strahan. Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð II (ritstj. Höskuldur Þráinsson o.fl., sjá framar) [‘Variation in Icelandic syntax II’ (ed. by Höskuldur Thráinsson et al., see above)], 155-176.

2015 Hættir og tíðir [‘Mood and tense’]. Meðhöfundur (co-author) Guðrún Þórðardóttir. Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð II (ritstj. Höskuldur Þráinsson o.fl., sjá framar) [‘Variation in Icelandic syntax II’ (ed. by Höskuldur Thráinsson et al., see above)], 177-201.

2015 Samræmi [‘Agreement’] Meðhöfundar (co-authors) Einar Freyr Sigurðsson og Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson. Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð II (ritstj. Höskuldur Þráinsson o.fl., sjá framar) [‘Variation in Icelandic syntax II’ (ed. by Höskuldur Thráinsson et al., see above)], 203-232.

2015 Eignarsambönd [‘Possessive constructions’]. Meðhöfundar Einar Freyr Sigurðsson og Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson. Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð II (ritstj. Höskuldur Þráinsson o.fl., sjá framar) [‘Variation in Icelandic syntax II’ (ed. by Höskuldur Thráinsson et al., see above)], 233-274.

2015 Kjarnafærsla, stílfærsla og frumlagseyða [‘Topicalization, Stylistic Fronting and subject gaps’]. Meðhöfundar Ásgrímur Angantýsson og Heimir Freyr Viðarsson. Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð II (ritstj. Höskuldur Þráinsson o.fl., sjá framar) [‘Variation in Icelandic syntax II’ (ed. by Höskuldur Thráinsson et al., see above)], 275-297.

2015 Orðaröð í aukasetningum [‘Word order in embedded clauses’]. Meðhöfundur [co-author] Ásgrímur Angantýsson. Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð II (ritstj. Höskuldur Þráinsson o.fl., sjá framar) [‘Variation in Icelandic syntax II’ (ed. by Höskuldur Thráinsson et al., see above)], 299-330.

2015 Ýmislegt [‘Varia’]. Meðhöfundar (co-authors) Matthew J. Whelpton og Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson. Tilbrigði í íslenskri setningagerð II (ritstj. Höskuldur Þráinsson o.fl., sjá framar) [‘Variation in Icelandic syntax II’ (ed. by Höskuldur Thráinsson et al., see above)], 331-364.

2014 Stuðlar, hefðarreglur, hljóðkerfi [‘Alliteration, poetic traditions and phonology’]. Íslenskt mál 36:95-120.

2014 Málvernd, máltaka, máleyra – og PISA-könnunin [‘Language policy, language acquisition, linguistic intuition – and the PISA-survey’]. Ritið 2/2014:153-182. HoskMalverndMaleyra

2013 Hvert stefnir í íslenskri setningagerð? Um samtímalegar kannanir og málbreytingar. [Where is Icelandic syntax headed? On synchronic studies and linguistic change.] Meðhöfundar  [co-authors] Ásta Svavarsdóttir, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, Þórunn Blöndal. Íslenskt mál 35:57-127. HoskOFlHvertStefnir2014

2013 Málfræðibylting Chomskys. [Chomsky’s linguistic revolution.] Höskuldur Þráinsson og Matthew Whelpton: Chomsky – Mál, sál og samfélag. [Chomsky – Language, mind and society], bls. 47-69. Hugvísindastofnun og Háskólaútgáfan, Reykjavík.

2013  Full NP Object Shift: the Old Norse Puzzle and the Faroese Puzzle Revisited. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 36,2:153–186. HoskFullNPOS

2013     Ideal Speakers and Other Speakers. The Case of Dative and Other Cases. In Beatriz Fernández and Ricardo Etxepare (eds.): Variation in Datives: A Micro-Comparative Perspective, pp. 161–188. Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

2010     Predictable and Unpredictable Sources of Variable Verb and Adverb Placement in Scandinavian. Lingua 120:1062–1088.

2006     Case and Grammatical Functions: The Icelandic Passive. [Co-authors Annie Zaenen and Joan Maling.] Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King (eds.): Lexical Semantics in LFG, pp. 163–207. CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA. [Reprint of a paper originally published 1985.]

2003     Fonologiske dialekttræk på Island. Generationer og geografiske områder. [Co-author Kristján Árnason.] Gunnstein Akselberg, Anne Marit Bødal and Helge Sandøy (eds.): Nordisk dialektologi, pp. 151–196. Novus, Oslo.

2003     Syntactic Variation, Historical Development, and Minimalism. Randall Hendrick (ed.): Minimalist Syntax, pp. 152–191. Blackwell, Oxford.

2001     Object Shift and Scrambling. In Mark Baltin and Chris Collins (eds.): The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory, pp. 141–202. Blackwell, Oxford.

2001     Syntactic Theory for Faroese and Faroese for Syntactic Theory. An example of a Symbiotic Relationship. Kurt Braunmüller and Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen (eds.): Moderne lingvistiske teorier og færøsk, pp. 89–124. Novus, Oslo.

1998   Two Heads Aren’t Always Better than One. [Co-author Jonathan Bobaljik.] Syntax 1:37–71.

 

Recent conference presentations:

28. október 2017: „Icelandic Long Distance Reflexives revisited. Learning about them and from them since 1975. NELS 48, University of Iceland, Reykjavík. Icelandic Long Distance Reflexives-revisited

27. september 2017: „OV – and what else?“ OV and VO in the Scandinavian Languages and beyond. Uppsala University – Campus Gotland, Visby. OV – and what else?

18. maí 2017: „“Alternative Facts“ in Icelandic syntax.“ Taking the langue view. A symposium for Stephen R. Anderson, Yale University. „Alternative facts“ in Icelandic Syntax

21. maí 2016: „There is no “Icelandic A and B” nor “Faroese 1 and 2”. GLAC 22, Reykjavík. There is no „Icelandic A and B“ nor „Faroese 1 and 2“

6. apríl 2016: Hvað getum við lært um íslensku af Vestur-Íslendingum? [‘What can we learn about Icelandic from speakers of North American Icelandic?’]. Félag íslenskra fræða, Reykjavík. Hvað getum við lært um íslensku af Vestur-Íslendingum?

12. mars 2016: „Leitið og þér munuð finna. Um íslensku í Vesturheimi á 21. öld.“ [‘Search and you will find. On North American Icelandic in the 21st Century’]. Málstofa á Hugvísindaþingi [‘Workshop at the Humanities Congress’], Reykjavík. Leitið og þér munuð finna

26. febrúar 2016: „Incomplete Acquisition and Language Attrition in Different Settings.“ DGfS 2016, Konstanz. Incomplete Acquisition and Attrition

2. desember 2015: „Um orðaröð (V2 og V3) í vesturíslensku / On V2 and V3 in North American Icelandic. Co-presenters Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir and Iris Edda Nowenstein. Ráðstefna um vesturíslensku og önnur erfðarmál / Workshop on North American Icelandic and other heritage languages, Reykjavík. Um orðaröð í vesturíslensku

30. maí 2015: „The Icelandic NIP: Why Isn’t It Evolving as Predicted?“ Poster at DiGS 17, Reykjavík. The Icelandic NIP: Why isn’t it evolving …

21. apríl 2015: „Den nye upersonlige/passive konstruktion i islandsk: Oprindelse og udbredelse. [‘The new impersonal/passive construction in Icelandic. Origin and diffusion’]. Den sociolingvistiske studiekreds KU, Kaupmannahöfn. Den upersonlige/passive konstruktion i islandsk

6. nóvember 2014: „The New Impersonal/Passive in Icelandic: Development in Real Time and Predictions for the Future.“ Nordisk syntaxhistoria, Stockholm. The New Impersonal/Passive in Icelandic

19. október 2014: Sociolingvistisk forskning på Island och viktiga restproblem. Sociolingvistisk forskning …

8. maí 2014: Färöiskan – mitt emellan isländskan och danskan. Polens unga nordistik, Poznan. Färöiskan – mitt emellan isländskan och danskan

15. mars 2014: Nei, íslenska er ekki útlenska. Hugvísindaþing, Háskóla Íslands. Nei íslenska er ekki útlenska

14. mars 2014: Hvernig falla föll í gleymsku? Um andlagsfall og önnur föll í vesturíslensku og í málstoli. Meðhöf. Sigríður Mjöll Björnsdóttir. Hvernig falla föll í gleymsku?

31. janúar 2014: Jón Rúnar Gunnarsson og upphaf almennra málvísinda við Háskóla Íslands. Jón R Gunnarsson og almenn málvísindi við HÍ

September 20, 2013: North American Icelandic – Some Elicitation Methods. 4th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas. University of Iceland.

August 25, 2013: Tilbrigði í færeyskri og íslenskri setningagerð. [Variation in Faroese and Icelandic Syntax.] The Faroese-Icelandic conference Frændafundur, University of the Faroe Islands.

May 14, 2013: Testing an “Apparent Time Prediction” in Real Time. 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, University of Iceland.

March 16,  2013:  Tilbrigði í íslensku hljóðkerfi og setningagerð og málbreytingar í rauntíma. [Variation in Icelandic phonology and syntax and linguistic change in real time.] Humanities Congress, University of Iceland.

October 15, 2012:  How Do Languages Change? Presentation in Linguistic Colloquium, University of San Diego.

September 6, 2012: How Do Languages Change? Invited talk, Lund University.

August 14, 2012: On Quantity and Quality in Variation Studies. Invited talk, N’CLAV Grand Meeting, Oslo University.

April 23, 2012: How Do Languages Change? Invited talk, Boston University.

April 20, 2012: When is Orthography Optimal? Invited talk, Boston University.

March 22, 2012: Object Shift in (older) Icelandic and Faroese: What does it Tell Us? International Workshop on Object Shift, University of Gothenburg.

March 25. 2011: Málbeytingar í sýndartíma og rauntíma [Linguistic change in real time and apparent time]. Humanities Congress, University of Iceland.

February 25, 2011: Icelandic A, B, C, D …? Or: How Long is the Icelandic Alphabet? Presentation at DGfS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft), University of Göttingen.

December 11. desember 2010: How Can V2 Vary? NORMS-workshop: The Nature, Triggers and Effects of Verb Movement. University of Amsterdam.

October 8, 2010: The Icelandic Cariation Projects RÍN, IceDiaSyn, FarDiaSyn & RAUN: An Overview and Some Sociolinguistic results. Presentation at Nordic Language Variation: Grammatical, Sociolinguistic and Infrastructural Perspectives, University of Iceland.

 August 23, 2010: Tilbrigði í færeyskri setningagerð – yfirlit. [Variation in Faroese syntax.] Presentation at a workshop on variation in Faroese. University of Iceland.

June 23, 2010: Ideal Speakers and Other Speakers. Invited talk at Edisyn 4, Donosta/San Sebastian.

March 6, 2010: Innri og ytri breytileiki í fallmörkun. [Intra-speaker variation and inter-speaker variation in case marking.] Humanities Congress, University of Iceland.