Events and activities

TALV Workshop: Transdisciplinary approaches to Language Variation (April 19-20)

Guest lectures by Professor Holger Hopp (Braunschweig) – March 15-16, 2018

Workshop in honour of Marta Velnic, February 23, 2018

Marta Velnic’s PhD defense, February 22, 2018

PhD seminar: L2/L3/Ln acquisition (spring 2018)

AcqVA retreat – UiT, December 4-5, 2017

Workshop: Structural and Developmental Aspects of Bidialectalism – October 25-26, 2017

Machine Language Acquisition, and Why Speech Technology Needs More Linguists” – October 6, 2017

LIN-8002: PhD seminar – Acquisition, Fall 2017 – October 4-5

Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop – NTNU, September 13-15, 2017

Prior Structure in Language Acquisition – NTNU, August 31 – September 1, 2017

LAVA lunch seminar (NB! Schedule for Autumn 2017 now available)

The LAVA group meets for lunch & short presentations of ongoing work.
Time: Fridays, 12:00-13:00 (the venue is variable, so make sure you always check the schedule!)
If you want to see the schedule and presentations for last year, you can click on the following links:

Spring 2016
Autumn 2016
Spring 2017

Semester kick-off – CASTL-fish and LAVA – UiT, August 25, 2017

Bridging formal and sociolinguistic approaches to language contact and code-mixing, April 27-28, 2017

Tammer Castro’s doctoral defense – November 24, 2016

(from left to right) Antonio Fábregas, Ruth Lopes, Tammer Castro, Marit Westergaard, Jason Rothman, Esther Rinke and Merete Anderssen

Workshop in connection with Tammer’s defense – November 25, 2016

 Natalia Mitrofanova’s doctoral defense – November 10, 2016

(from left to right) Irina Sekerina, Peter Svenonius, Tarald Taraldsen, Sonja Eisenbeiss, Natalia Gagarina, Natalia Mitrofanova, Marit Westergaard, Sergey Minor and Merete Anderssen

Workshop in connection with Natalia’s defense – November 11, 2016

PhD seminar – Fall 2016

This acquisition seminar will give an introduction to central work carried out in the LAVA research group, mainly focusing on bilingualism/second language acquisition. The seminar will be organized as three two-day meetings, taught by Tanja Kupisch, Marit Westergaard and Jason Rothman.

Workshop on Heritage Languages, Sept. 19-20

Olga Urek’s Defense: May 23

Olga will be defending her thesis Palatalization in Latvian on Monday, May 23rd in E-0101. The event will start at 10:15 with the following trial lecture: “Latvian-Russian Bilingualism: A phonological perspective.” See the offcial announcement here:

LAMBA Mini-workshop, May 11, 2016

Workshop on Bilingualism, Priming, and Executive Function on December 11th

In connection with Anna Wolleb’s dissertation defense on December 10th, there will be a workshop her honor. Holly Branigan (Edinburgh), Ludovica Serratrice (Manchester), Antonella Sorace (Edinburgh)  and Øystein Vangsnes (UiT) will give talks on topics related to Anna’s dissertation (bilingualism, priming and executive function). Information about the workshop can be found on the link below.

Anna Wolleb’s Defense

Anna Wolleb will be defending her dissertation Syntactic representations in the bilingual mind: the role of executive function and pragmatics in cross-language priming on December 10. The topic for the trial lecture is “Syntactic processing in late bilinguals”, and the lecture will take place in B-1005 at 10.15.  Click here to see the official announcement (PDF).

PhD seminar – Fall 2015

A PhD course in Language Acquisition will be given by Merete Anderssen and Marit Westergaard at the University of Tromsø this semester. Find more information here:

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