Language and Literature

The Language and Literature research group was established in 2019 with the goal of strengthening the academic community and encouraging competence enhancement, academic debate, increased dissemination and publishing activity at NLA’s Norwegian language unit. All group members work in teacher education, but have varied backgrounds from the arts and language and literature studies, as well as work experience from schools. The group is united by an interdisciplinary didactical approach to Norwegian language teaching.

Meetings are held in the research group approximately every six weeks, with a varying agenda: discussions on new academic literature, presentation of and feedback on individual R&D projects, writing seminars etc.


Synne Ytre Arne (head of research group), Associate Professor
Aasfrid Tysvær, Associate Professor and Programme Director, GLU 
Siri Hovda Ottesen, Associate Professor 
Erik Andvik, Associate Professor 
Vigdis Berland Øystese, Associate Professor 
Øygunn Skodvin Prestegård, PhD Research Fellow
Cornelia Egge, Assistant Professor 
Tone Helene Skattør, Assistant Professor 
Bjørghild Kjelsvik, Associate Professor 
Trude-Kristin Mjelde Aarvik, Assistant Professor 
Eline Margrete Hjellum, Assistant Professor 
Hans Olav Aadland, Assistant Professor

Ingvil Brügger Budal, Professor of Nordic Languages at the Western Norwegian University of Applied Science and Professor II at NLA University College.


Head of the research group: Synne Ytre Arne 
Vice Rector for Research and Development: Torgeir Landro