People

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

Professors and Førsteamanuensi
Merete Anderssen Research interests:
Monolingual and bilingual first language acquisition. The relationship between word order and information structure: subject shift, object shift and dative alternation. DP-structure, especially definiteness marking and possessives.
LAVA
Kristine Bentzen Research interests:
comparative syntax, dialect syntax, first language acquisition, bilingualism, Scandinavian languages, Sami, verb placement, object shift, scrambling, information structure
CASTLFish, LAVA
Antonio Fábregas Research interests:
The syntax-morphology interface, morphosyntactic variation, L2 acquisition, multidialectism, Romance, Scandinavian.
CASTLFish, LAVA
Martin Krämer Research interests:
Phonology, Optimality Theory, microvariation.
CASTLFish, LAVA
Gillian Ramchand  Research interests:
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.
CASTLFish.
Yulia Rodina Research interests
Language acquisition (first, second, third, bilingual), heritage languages, multilingualism and education, multilingual language assessment, Norwegian, Russian, English.
LAVA
Michal Starke Research interests
Architecture of grammar, labelling and compositionality, the syntax of morphology, passives, adjectives, functional projections (fseq)
Peter Svenonius Research interests:
Syntax and its interfaces with systems for morphological and lexical expression on the one hand and with systems for conceptual and intentional semantic meaning on the other.
CASTLFish
Tarald Taraldsen CASTLFish
Øystein Vangsnes Research interests:
Grammar, syntax, morphology, syntactic variation, North Germanic languages and dialects, language variation, multilingualism, bidialectalism, language acquisition, cognitive development, language attitudes
CASTLFish, 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 CASTLFish
Laura Downing, Göteborg CASTLFish
Tanja Kupisch, Konstanz LAVA
Terje Lohndal, NTNU CASTLFish, LAVA
Jason Rothman, Reading LAVA
Roumyana Slabakova, U. Southampton LAVA
Kjell Johan Sæbø, UiO CASTLFish
Post-doctoral researchers
Jorge González Alonso LAVA
Björn Lundquist CASTLFish, LAVA
Lucie Medová-Taraldsen CASTLFish
Natalia Mitrofanova CASTLFish, LAVA
Olga Urek LAVA
Rachel Klassen LAVA
Evelina Leivada LAVA
Craig Sailor CASTLFish
Sergey Minor CASTLFish
Kaori Takamine CASTLFish
PhD Students
Isabel Nadine Jensen LAVA
Ekaterina Fedorova LAVA
Sigríður Björnsdóttir LAVA
Natalia Jardon Perez CASTLFish
Maud Westendorp CASTLFish
Sebastian Bican-Miclescu CASTLFish
Joe Collins CASTLFish
Carmen Savu CASTLFish
Bror-Magnus Strand LAVA
Kristina Svensen CASTLFish
Marta Velnić LAVA
Desalegn Workneh CASTLFish