People

CASTL consists of two research groups: CASTL-FISH, led by Gillian Ramchand, and LAVA, led by Marit Westergaard

Professors
Merete Anderssen LAVA
Kristine Bentzen Research interests:
comparative syntax, dialect syntax, first language acquisition, bilingualism, Scandinavian languages, Sami, verb placement, object shift, scrambling, information structure
CASTL-FISH, LAVA
Antonio Fábregas CASTL-FISH, LAVA
Martin Krämer CASTL-FISH, LAVA
Gillian Ramchand  My research interests
concern the correlations and mismatches between morphosyntactic form and compositional semantics, particularly within the realm of verbal meaning, tense, aspect and modality; the division of labour between lexical encyclopedic content, structural semantics and pragmatics; the relationship between language and general human cognition; English, Scottish Gaelic, Bengali, Scandinavian crosslinguistic comparison.
CASTL-FISH.
Michal Starke
Peter Svenonius CASTL-FISH
Tarald Taraldsen CASTL-FISH
Øystein Vangsnes Research interests:
Grammar, syntax, morphology, syntactic variation, North Germanic languages and dialects, language variation, multilingualism, bidialectalism, language acquisition, cognitive development, language attitudes
CASTL-FISH, LAVA
Marit Westergaard

Research interests:
  First, second/third & bilingual language acquisition, heritage language/language attrition, syntactic variation, diachronic change, comparative syntax, word order, nominal structure (grammatical gender, definiteness, possessives), English, Norwegian, Russian, German.
LAVA
Adjunct Professors and National Partners
Patrik Bye, Nord University, Bodø CASTL-FISH
Laura Downing, Göteborg CASTL-FISH
Tanja Kupisch, Konstanz LAVA
Terje Lohndal, NTNU CASTL-FISH, LAVA
Jason Rothman, Reading LAVA
Kjell Johan Sæbø, UiO CASTL-FISH
Post-doctoral researchers
Jorge González Alonso LAVA
Björn Lundquist CASTL-FISH, LAVA
Lucie Medová-Taraldsen CASTL-FISH
Natalia Mitrofanova CASTL-FISH, LAVA
Alexander Pfaff CASTL-FISH
Mai Tungseth CASTL-FISH, LAVA
Olga Urek LAVA
PhD Students
Sebastian Bican-Miclescu CASTL-FISH
Joe Collins CASTL-FISH
Sergey Minor CASTL-FISH
Sandra Ronai CASTL-FISH
Carmen Savu CASTL-FISH
Bror-Magnus Strand LAVA
Kristina Svensen CASTL-FISH
Marta Velnić LAVA
Desalegn Workneh CASTL-FISH