Presentations, teaching

Jan-Ola Östman

Presentations and teaching

Over the years, I have given an abundance of talks, guest lectures and conference presentations. And I have naturally given different kinds of courses as part of my duties as professor and teacher.


I have recorded what I can remember of my presentations under four headings:

  • Invited academic talks, i.e. plenary lectures at conferences, invited guest lectures and seminars
  • Conference presentations, both international and national
  • Courses taught at different universities
  • Administrative presentations and presentations for the general public



Upcoming presentations


September 6–7, 2018

Tällberg, Sweden

Org.: IKSS, Dalarna University

Invited presentation:

"Handledning – tio viktiga punkter" ['Supervision – ten important points']


September 13, 2018

Södertörn University, Stockholm

Org.: School of Culture and Learning

Invited presentation:

"Språk, ansvar och språkvetenskaparnas ansvar:

Migration, parallellspråkighet och periferins betydelse" ['Language, responsibility and the responsibility of linguists: Migration, parallel language use and the importance of the periphery']


September 27-28, 2018

Sestri Levante (Genoa), Italy

Slimig2018: The 3rd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration

Org.: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin, Italy

Conference presentation together with Lena Ekberg:

"Identity construction and the narration of “the third position” among immigrants in rural Swedish-language Finland"


October 3-4, 2018

Helsinki, Finland

Org.: NOS-HS & University of Helsinki

NOS-HS Workshop on New Trends in Nordic Socio-onomastics - Socio-onomastikens teori ['The theoretical underpinnings of Socio-onomastics']

Invited presentation:

"Från ett pragmatiskt perspektiv på namn till ett onomastiskt perspektiv på språkbruk" ['From a pragmatic perspective on names to an onomastic perspective on language use']


October 8-9, 2018

Sundsvall, Sweden

Mid-Sweden university

Workshop on "Bilden av det svenska" ['Swedish in pictures']

Presentation on "Från plats till ställe på vykort: ansvar, appropriering och etnicitet" ['From space to place on postcards: responsibility, appropriation and ethnicity']


October 16, 2018

Falun, Sweden

Dalarna University

Org.: Humtank & ISTUD

Invited presentation:

"Språkets makt och språkvetarens ansvar" ['The power of language and the responsibilities of linguists']


October 21-28, 2018

Gandhinagar, India

Org.: IPrA - International Pragmatics Association & IITGn – Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Workshop in pragmatics: The pragmatics of political discourse in the public sphere

Mini-course on "Social responsibility in studying language use"


November 22-24, 2018

Nordiske Sprogpiloter; Schæffergården (outside Copenhagen)

Org.: Nordisk Sprogkoordination

Invited presentation:

"Språksituationen i vårt senmoderna Norden" ['The linguistic situation in our late modern Norden']


June 9–14, 2019

Hong Kong

IPrA's Sixteenth International Pragmatics Conference

Org.: International Pragmatics Association & The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Co-organizer with Yoshiko Matsumoto of panel on "Identity perspectives from peripheries"














Needless to say, this is only a selection of the kinds of things that I have done. My memory does not serve me well on these matters.

And, alas, presentations are not really there to be recorded, but to be lived. Once they've been given, their time has passed.

© Jan-Ola Östman 2018