Metaphors in L2 Norwegian ASK texts: ‘Det er langt mellom venner’. Språkforskning Innafor (September). Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway.
Metaphors in high-stakes language exams. Learner Corpus Research Conference 2019 (September). University of Warsaw, Poland.
Understanding metaphor in a foreign language: “Even though I am not Norwegian and don’t have the Norwegian mountains in me from childhood…”. Metaphor Festival Amsterdam 2019 (August). University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Metaphors in L2 high-stakes exams. The 7th conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC7) (May). Aarhus University, Denmark.
‘Royal’ metaphors in Danish and Norwegian New Year’s Eve speeches. The 7th conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC7) (May). Aarhus University, Denmark. (with Linda Greve; Aarhus University, Denmark).
Education is Giving and Taking: A Comparative Study of Metaphor Usage in Australian and Norwegian University Promotional Videos. ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit (February). Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer, Norway. (with Allison Creed; University of Melbourne, Australia).
‘Royal’ clusters and deliberate metaphor: A comparative study of metaphor in Danish and Norwegian New Year’s Eve speeches. Metaphor Festival Amsterdam 2018 (August-September). University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. (with Linda Greve; Aarhus University, Denmark). Presentation, Metaphor Festival Amsterdam Abstract, Metaphor Festival Amsterdam
Metaphorical analogies in an online discussion forum for relationship abuse survivors: “That analogy really works for me”. Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 12: Metaphor across contexts and domains: from description to application; June). Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Presentation RaAM12 Abstract RaAM12
Investigating fluency variables in learner language: Methodological concerns. Learner Corpus Research Conference 2017 (LCR 4; October). Bolzano, Italy (with Hege Larsson Aas). Presentation LCR2 2017 (Aas and Nacey) Abstract LCR4 2017 Aas and Nacey
Tracking Written Learner Language (TRAWL): A longitudinal corpus of Norwegian pupils’ written texts in second/foreign languages. Learner Corpus Research Conference 2017 (LCR 4; October). Bolzano, Italy (Poster; with Hildegunn Dirdal, Eli-Marie Danbolt Drange, Anne-Line Graedler, Tale M. Guldal, Ingrid Kristine Hasund, and Sylvi Rørvik). Abstract LCR 4, Poster, Dirdal et al.
Career and working life: An investigation of metaphor usage in online promotional videos of Australian and Norwegian universities. RaAM Specialised Seminar (May). University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. (with Allison Creed; University of Southern Queensland, Australia). Abstract RaAM 2017
Weighing ethical considerations in corpus research based on online data sources. British Association of Applied Linguistics 2016 (BAAL 2016; September), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. Presentation BAAL 2016 Abstract BAAL 2016
Metaphor in an online discussion forum for survivors of relationship abuse: You think your ex is a nurse shark, huh? 11th Conference for the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM11; July), Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Presentation RaAM 2016 Abstract RaAM 2016
Metaphor in L1-L2 translations. 8th International Corpus Linguistics Conference (July), Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. Abstract, CL 2015
Metaphor in L1-L2 novice translations. RaAM Specialised Seminar (June), Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Leiden, Netherlands. Abstract RaAM specialized seminar 2015
Metaphorical Prepositions in L2 English. IX Congreso Internacional de la Asociacion Espanola de Linguistica Cognitiva (AELCO2014) (October), Universidad de Extramadura, Badajoz, Spain. Presentation AELCO SCOLA2014 Abstract AELCO-SCOLA 2014
Error versus creativity: The metaphorical language of Norwegian L2 English learners. American Association of Corpus Linguistics AACL2014 (September), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ, USA. Presentation AACL 2014 Abstract AACL 2014
Metaphoricity in English L2 learners’ prepositions. Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 10: Metaphor in Communication, Science and Education) (June), University of Cagliari, Italy. Presentation RaAM 2014 Abstract RaAM 2014
Phrasal verbs in spoken and written L2 learner English. ICAME 35 (April), University of Nottingham, England. Abstract ICAME 2014
The Norwegian component of LINDSEI. ICAME34 (May), Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Presentation ICAME 34 2013 .
What learner corpora can reveal about preposition use. Compiling and using learner corpora to teach and assess productive and interactive skills in foreign languages at university level (May), Padua, Italy. Abstract Compiling and using learner corpora 2013
Metaphorical creativity in the Expanding Circle. English in Europe: Debates and Discourses (April), Sheffield, England.
Communication strategies in a corpus of advanced learner English. Learner Corpus Research 2011 (September), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (with Anne-Line Graedler). Presentation LCR1 2011 Abstract LCR1 2011
Life is like tennis: Serve well and you seldom lose. Issues in building a corpus of American church marquees. ICAME 32 (June), Oslo, Norway (Poster). Abstract ICAME 2011
The (near-)synonyms begin and start: evidence from translation corpora. Re-thinking synonymy: semantic sameness and similarity in languages and their description (October), Helsinki, Finland (with Thomas Egan).
A Bible Falling Apart Belongs To One Who Isn’t Metaphor in American Church Marquees. The 2010 Metaphor Festival (September), Stockholm, Sweden. Abstract Metaphor festival 2010
Identifying metaphor in corpora: What, why, how, Askeladden Corpus Network Meeting (March), Bergen, Norway.
The Metaphor Identification Procedure and practical experience, Cognitive Summer Seminar (June), Hamar, Norway. Abstract Cognitive summer seminar 2009
Scare quotes in British English and Norwegian L2 English, ICAME 30 (May), Lancaster England. Abstract ICAME 2009
The Metaphor Identification Procedure: Abstract and Concrete, Arena for Culture and Languages seminar (June), Hamar, Norway.
“Scare quotes” in Norwegian English and British English, Skrivekonferanse (Writing Conference; November), Trondheim, Norway. Abstract Skrivekonferanse 2008
2007 and earlier:
The New Cambridge English Course 3: An Introduction, Workshop on English Teaching Methodology (March 2007), Asmara, Eritrea.
Interactive approach in the English Curriculum, Workshop on Eritrean Curriculum Development (October 2006), Asmara, Eritrea.