Podkaster fra Institutt for fremmedspråk UiB
Sanaa, byen med pepperkakehusarkitektur

Sanaa, byen med pepperkakehusarkitektur

December 6, 2019

I disse dager lages det pepperkakehus i mange hjem. Visste du at det finnes en by i Jemen som har brune hus med hvit dekorasjon og som således ser ut som en pepperkakeby. Vår postdoktor, Eirik Hovden, forteller i dagens adventsluke om denne byen Sanaa som står på Unesco sin verdensarvliste.

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Sanaa skrives på norsk også som Sana'a. Transliterert: Ṣanʿāʾ. Arabisk skrift:  صنعاء  

Hvem kommer med gavene i Catalonia?

Hvem kommer med gavene i Catalonia?

December 5, 2019

I dagens adventsluke forteller førsteamanuensis i spansk fagdidaktikk, Xavier Llovet, om el "cagatió" eller drittstubben som på en spesiell måte deler ut gaver i julen. Dette er en tradisjon som ikke finnes andre steder enn i Catalonia.

Zu Weihnachten? Tyske preposisjoner i julen

Zu Weihnachten? Tyske preposisjoner i julen

December 4, 2019

I dagens luke hjelper vår professor i tysk språk ,Kjetil Berg Henjum, oss med tyske preposisjoner vi kan få bruk for om vi vil snakke tysk i julen.

‘O Holy Night’ and the Abolitionist Movement

‘O Holy Night’ and the Abolitionist Movement

December 3, 2019

In today's episode (in English), our Fullbright-professor from last year, Matthew Teutsch, shows us how the third verse of the famous carol song 'O Holy Night' has ties to the Ablitionist Movement.

Dagens luke er laget av Fullbright-professor Matthew Teutsch og handler om den kjente julesangen 'O helga natt'. Vanligvis synges kun de to første versene, men det finnes et tredje vers og det er dette Teutsch snakker om i dagens luke og setter det i forbindelse med kampen for å få slutt på slaveriet:

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name

Bakgrunnsmusikken er hentet fra freemusicpublicdomain.com:

 "O Holy Night - Jon Saylesl"
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

En karpe i badekaret: Sentraleuropeiske juletradisjoner

En karpe i badekaret: Sentraleuropeiske juletradisjoner

December 2, 2019

Visste du at i mange sentraleuropeiske land svømmer det en karpe rundt i badekaret i førjulstiden? I dagens luke forteller professor Ingunn Lunde hvorfor.

 

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No White Christmas in Hawaii

No White Christmas in Hawaii

December 1, 2019

In this podcast our PhD candidate Julia King tells us about the pidgin version of the carol song The 12 Days of Christmas where elements has been changed to fit into the Hawaiian climate and culture.

Vi forbinder julen med snø og "White Christmas" men mange steder i verden er det helt andre ting man forbinder med julen. I dagens adventsluke forteller stipendiat Julia King om julefeiring på Hawaii og hvordan man bytter ut elementene i kjente julesanger slik at de passer med julen der.

“Humoursocialisation. Why are Danes (not) so funny (as they think they are)?” – Interview with Lita Lundquist

“Humoursocialisation. Why are Danes (not) so funny (as they think they are)?” – Interview with Lita Lundquist

November 21, 2019

 

In October 2019, the research group MoMM held its second seminar that brought together researchers from Norway and Denmark. In this issue of our programme, we talk with Lita Lundquist - a member of the research group TYPOlex from the Copenhagen Business School and a participant of the seminar. She tells us about her current project on humoursocialisation and a new book, which will be published in January 2020 - https://samfundslitteratur.dk/bog/humorsocialisering

 

Music: Royalty Free Music by Bensound

Multilingualism on My Mind

Multilingualism on My Mind

October 23, 2019

With this episode, we are starting a new series of podcasts where we introduce you to the research groups at IF and shine a spotlight on all the interesting things they do and make research about. On the first episode, we are meeting with ‘MoMM – Multilingualism on My Mind’ and talk to its members: the group leader, prof. Åsta Haukås, and PhD Candidates Andre Storto, Irina Tiurikova, and Raees Calafato.

Music: ‘Energy’ from Royalty Free Music by Bensound

Still disagreeing about climate change … but what have we learned in 10 years?

Still disagreeing about climate change … but what have we learned in 10 years?

September 11, 2019

This is a recording of Professor Mike Hulme's guest lecture at UiB on September 6, 2019. The lecture was organised by the LINGCLIM and HUMKLIM research groups.

 

Image: Head of the LINGCLIM research group, Kjersti Fløttum, gives Mike Hulme a poster by the Norwegian artist Audun Hetland.

The Boar’s Head Carol

The Boar’s Head Carol

December 24, 2018

This podcast tells the long, strange story of one of England's oldest Christmas carols: The Boar's Head Carol. IF Associate Professor Laura Saetveit Miles interviews University of Oxford's Owen Rees, professor of music and director of the Queen's College Chapel Choir. Learn about where this venerable juletide music tradition came from, and even how books can protect you from wild animals. 

Audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=977k4yrd6Fk

Image: Bringing in the Boar's Head at The Queen's College, Oxford, from the "Illustrated London News," 24 December 1846. From https://spellerweb.net/cmindex/Boars/QueenBoar.html