GREAT NEWS: Two MSCA individual fellowships to the LAVA group

The European Commission has just granted TWO individual fellowships to the LAVA group, to Evelina Leivada for the DIVA project and Rachel Klassen for the GenBiLex project. Read more here.

Call for postdocs interested in a MSCA individual fellowship in Language Acquisition

Interested in applying for a Marie Curie post-doc to work with the LAVA group (Language Acquisition, Variation & Attrition) in Tromsø? Our university is inviting prospective candidates for a grant-writing workshop on May 3-4, 2017. Find more info here.

Natalia Mitrofanova’s PhD defense: November 10

Our dearest Natalia Mitrofanova will be defending her dissertation Paths and Places: Aspects of Grammar and Acquisition on November 10, 2016. The defense will be preceded by her trial lecture “Experimental methods in semantics”. The event will take place in room B-1005, starting at 10:15. Find the official announcement here:

Two postdoc/researcher positions in the MiMS project

Two three-year postdoc/researcher positions are available in connection with the MiMS project (Microvariation in Multilingual Situations), funded by the Research Council of Norway. Deadline September 1. For more information about the positions and the application procedure, check out this link.

Fully funded 4-year PhD position in the LAVA group

One fully funded PhD position is available in the LAVA group. Application deadline August 18. For more information about the position and the application procedure, see here.

A new PhD defense, May 23: Olga Urek

Olga Urek will be defending her dissertation Palatalization in Latvian on Monday, May 23rd, 2016. The topic for the trial lecture is “Latvian-Russian bilingualism – a phonological perspective”. The event will take place in E-0101, starting at 10:15. Find the official announcement here:

New research opportunity in the LAVA group

UiT the Arctic University of Norway has launched The Arctic MSCA-IF program to support candidates who are interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. The success rate for these fellowships increases considerably if the proposal is written together with a supervisor at the host institution. A number of prospective supervisors have now been pre-selected, and the topics are announced on this page here.

We are now looking for candidates for a 2-year postdoc in the LAVA research group (see specific announcement here). One prospective candidate will be invited to Tromsø for a workshop on June 1-2 to discuss the research project and start working on the proposal together with Professor Marit Westergaard. The deadline to apply to be selected for this support is March 11. The deadline for the MSC grant is September 14, 2016.

New research project granted by the Research Council of Norway (RCN)

We are very happy to announce that the project Micro–variation in Multilingual Situations (MiMS) will be funded by the RCN (FriHUMSAM program). This is a 4-year project (NOK 9 mill), involving two postdoc positions, a Prof II position (20% professorship), a lab manager (50%) and the following partners: Marit Westergaard (PI), Merete Anderssen, Tanja Kupisch, Terje Lohndal, Yulia Rodina, Jason Rothman, Irina Sekerina & Roumyana Slabakova. More information about this project may be found in the project description (FriPRO2015-MW-MiMS2015) and on the project website.

Researcher/lab manager position announced at LAVA/UiT

A three year position as researcher/lab manager is now available at the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Tromsø. The position will be directly tied to the LAVA group. The successful candidate will be the leader of the lab and be responsible for the equipment, for hiring and training lab assistants, for the stored data, for the lab outreach work, and for corpus collection and experimental work, including experimental design and statistical analysis.

Find more information here:

Anna Wolleb defending her dissertation

Congratulations to Anna Wolleb who has had her dissertation approved for public defense! She will defend her dissertation Syntactic representations in the bilingual mind: the role of executive function and pragmatics in cross-language priming on December 10th. The topic for the trial lecture is “Syntactic processing in late bilinguals”, and it will take place in B-1005 at 10.15. Find the official announcement here.

The defense will be followed by a workshop on December 11th with talks by external opponents Holly Branigan (Edinburgh) and Ludovica Serratrice (Manchester), co-supervisor Antonella Sorace (Edinburgh), and our own Øystein Vangsnes. Information about the workshop can be found here.

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