Current Projects

Scholars at the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute are currently involved in a number of research projects, covering a wide variety of subjects, including the following:

  • Use of computers and electronic databases in language teaching and linguistic research.
  • Use and development of translation and bilingual databases.
  • Research on Spanish language and literature.
  • British and American sport literature.
  • Canadian literature, especially the work of authors of Icelandic descent.
  • Development of new teaching methods in German.
  • Women's fiction and identity in Latin-American literature.
  • Problems of English pronunciation for Icelanders.
  • Spanish-Icelandic dictionary.
  • Proficiency in Danish of Icelandic students doing postgraduate studies in Denmark.
  • Linguistics.
  • Swedish by Distance Learning.
  • Research on British drama.
  • Research on the role of Icelandic/Old Norse literature in the British and German Enlightenment.
  • Research into media translations in Iceland.
  • Translation of Old Norse sagas into French.
  • Cultural studies and cultural difference in Scandinavian literature.
  • Language skills of Icelandic scholars from the Reformation until the 19th century.
  • Language proficiency in trade and industry.
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