Publications, 2014 and older.


Anderssen, Merete, Yulia Rodina, Roksolana Mykhaylyk & Paula Fikkert. 2014. The acquisition of the dative alternation in Norwegian. Language Acquisition, 21 (1), 72-102.

Westergaard, Marit. 2014. ‘Linguistic variation and micro-cues in first language acquisition.’ Linguistic Variation, 14.1, 26-45.

Vangsnes, Øystein A. & Marit Westergaard. 2014. ‘Ka korpuset fortæll? Om ordstilling i hv-spørsmål i norske dialekter.’ [What does the corpus tell us? On word order in wh-questions in Norwegian dialects]. In Janne Bondi Johannessen & Kristin Hagen (eds.).Språk i Norge og nabolanda. Ny forskning om talespråk, 133-151. Oslo: Novus.

Eitler, Tamás & Marit Westergaard. 2014. ‘Word order variation in late Middle English: The effect of information structure and audience design.’ In Kristin Bech & Kristine Eide (eds.), Information structure and syntactic change in Germanic and Romance languages, 203-231. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Westergaard, Marit. 2014. ‘Complexity and conflicting grammars in language acquisition’. A commentary to Luiz Amaral & Tom Roeper ‘Multiple Grammars and Second Language Representation.’ Second Language Research 30.1, 85-89.


Anderssen, Merete and Kristine Bentzen. 2013. ‘Cross-linguistic influence outside the syntax-pragmatics interface: A case study of the acquisition of definiteness.’ Studia Linguistica, 67: 82–100. doi: 10.1111/stul.12011

Antonyuk-Yudina, S. & R. Mykhaylyk. Prosody of scrambling. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, ed. S. Kan et al., 31-45. GLSA Amherst, MA.

Bentzen, Kristine, Jason Merchant and Peter Svenonius. 2013. ‘Deep properties of surface pronouns: Pronominal predicate anaphors in Norwegian and other Germanic languages. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics.

Cover image for Vol. 67 Issue 1 Bentzen, Kristine & Marit Westergaard (eds.). 2013. Studia Linguistica 67.1. Special issue on the acquisition of linguistic variation, pp. 1-183.

Bentzen, Kristine, Merete Anderssen & Christian Waldmann. 2013. Object Shift in Mainland Scandinavian: A corpus study of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 36 (2), 115-151.

 Mitrofanova, Natalia and Sergey Minor. ‘The Syntax and Semantics of Directional Axial Expressions in Russian’. Linguistik International/Peter Lang International 2013 (28) s. 171-190.

Mykhaylyk, Roksolana. 2013. ‘Bilinguals vs. monolinguals: Where is the difference?’  Studia Linguistica, 67: 101–122. doi: 10.1111/stul.12007

Mykhaylyk, Roksolana, Yulia Rodina & Merete Anderssen. Ditransitiveconstructions in Russian and Ukrainian: The effect of givenness. Lingua 137, 271-289.

Mykhaylyk, Roksolana, Yulia Rodina & Merete Anderssen. Ditransitives in Slavic: Evidence from Russian and Ukrainian acquisition. In Sarah Baiz, Nora Goldman & RachelHawkes (eds.) Proceedings of the 37th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Vol 2: 290-305. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Mykhaylyk, RoksolanaYulia Rodina & Merete Anderssen. Ditransitive constructions in Russian and Ukrainian: Effect of Givenness on Word Order. Lingua, 137, 271-289. 

Rodina, Yulia. ‘Variation in the input: Child and caregiver in the acquisition of grammatical gender in Russian.’ Language Sciences, DOI:10.1016/j.langsci.2013.10.007.

Rodina, Yulia and Marit Westergaard. 2013. ‘The acquisition of gender: A bilingual case study.’ Advances in Language Acquisition, 355-363.Cambridge Scholars Press.

Rodina, Yulia and Marit Westergaard. 2013. ‘The acquisition of gender and declension class in a non-transparent system: monolinguals and bilinguals’. Studia Linguistica, 67: 47–67. doi: 10.1111/stul.12012

Rodina, Yulia and Marit Westergaard. 2013. ‘Two gender systems in one mind: The acquisition of grammatical gender in Norwegian-Russian bilinguals’.  IHamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity 1 [Multi­lingualism and Language Diversity in Urban Areas: Acquisition, identities, space, education], 95-126, Amsterdam: John Benja­mins.

Westergaard, Marit. 2013. ‘The Acquisition of Linguistic Variation: Parameters vs. Micro-cues.’ In Terje Lohndal (ed.), In Search of Universal Grammar: From Old Norse to Zoque, 275-298. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Westergaard, Marit. 2013. ‘L’acquisizione della variazione linguistica.’ In Ermenegildo Bidese & Federica Cognola (eds.), Introduzione alla linguistica del mòcheno. Turin: Rosenberg & Sellier.

Wolleb, Anna. 2013. ‘Referring expressions in the narratives of Italian-English bilingual children’. Studia Linguistica, 67: 28–46. doi: 10.1111/stul.12010013.


Abels, Klaus and Kristine Bentzen. 2012. ‘Are movement paths punctuated or uniform?’. In Artemis Alexiadou, Tibor Kiss, and Gereon Müller (eds.) Local Modelling of Non-Local Dependencies in Syntax, Linguistische Arbeiten 547, Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 415-436.

Anderssen, Merete and Kristine Bentzen. 2012. ‘Norwegian Object Shift as IP-internal topicalization’. In Kristine Bentzen and Antonio Fábregas (eds.) Nordlyd 39.1: The Grammar of Objects, 1-23.

Anderssen, Merete and Marit Westergaard. 2012. ‘Tospråklighet og ordstilling i norske possessivkonstruksjoner.’ [Bilingualism and word order in Norwegian possessive constructions]. Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift [Norwegian Journal of Linguistics] 30, 170-197.

Anderssen, Merete, Kristine Bentzen and Marit Westergaard. 2012. ‘Min bil eller bilen min:Eiendomskonstruksjoner i norsk barnespråk og amerikanorsk.’ Ottar 290, 17-24.

Anderssen, Merete, Kristine Bentzen and Yulia Rodina. 2012. ‘Topicality and complexity in the acquisition of Norwegian object shift’. Language Acquisition, 39-72.

Anderssen, Merete, Paula Fikkert, Roksolana Mykhaylyk and Yulia Rodina. ‘Dative alternation in child Norwegian’. Nordlyd, 39.1, 24-43.

Anderssen, Merete. 2012. ‘A spanning approach to the acquisition of definiteness in Norwegian’. Iberia: an international journal of theoretical linguistics (Special Issue in honour of Andrew Radford’s retirement). 4.1, 1-34.

Bentzen, Kristine, Marit Westergaard and Merete Anderssen. 2012. ‘Vet du kor du bør helst sette inn verbet hen? Om verbplassering i nordnorsk.’ Ottar 290, 25-31.

Kemenade, Ans van and Marit Westergaard. 2012. ‘Syntax and Information Structure: V2 Variation in Middle English.’ In Anneli Meurman Solin, María José López-Couso & Bettelou Los(eds.) Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English (Oxford  Studies in the History of English 2), 87-118. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mykhaylyk, Roksolana. 2012. ‘Scrambling to Middlefield’. In Slavic Languages in Formal Grammar. Proceedings of FDSL 8.5, Brno 2010, ed. M. Zikova & M. Dočekal, 149-165. Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang GmbH.

Rodina, Yulia and Marit Westergaard. 2012. ‘A cue-based approach to the acquisition of grammatical gender in Russian.’ Journal of Child Language, doi:10.1017/S0305000911000419.

SoraceAntonella. 2012. ‘Pinning down the concept of “interface” in bilingualism: a reply to peer commentaries.’ Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 2: 209-216.

Messenger, K., Branigan, H., McLean, J. and Sorace, Antonella. 2012. ‘Is young children’s passive syntax semantically constrained? Evidence from syntactic priming.‘ Journal of Memory and Language 66: 568-587.

Watson A.R., Defterali C. , Bak T. , Sorace Antonella. , McIntosh AM., Owens DCG, Johnstone EC, and Lawrie SM. 2012. ‘Use of second person pronouns and schizophrenia.’ British Journal of Psychiatry (DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.095448).

Roehm, D., Sorace, Antonella. and Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. 2012. ‘Processing flexible form-to-meaning mappings: evidence for enriched composition as opposed to indeterminacy .’ Language and Cognitive Processes(DOI:10.1080/01690965.2012.712143).

Westergaard, Marit, Merete Anderssen and Kristine Bentzen. 2012. ‘Det vil æ ikke eller det vil ikke æ: Ordstilling i nordnorsk barnespråk.’ Ottar 290, 10-16.

Westergaard, Marit, Øystein A. Vangsnes and Terje Lohndal. 2012. ‘Norwegian som: The complementizer that climbed to the matrix Left Periphery and caused Verb Second violations.’ CISCL Festschrift for Luigi Rizzi.


Andreassen, Helene N. 2011. ‘La recherche de régularités distributionnelles pour la catégorisation du schwa en français’. Langue française, 169. 55-78.

Bentzen, Kristine. 2011. ‘Splitting up the V-to-I parameter.’ In Suzi Lima, Kevin Mullin and Brian Smith (eds.) Proceedings of North Eastern Linguistic Society (NELS) 39, GLSA Amherst, pp. 83-95.

Bergmann, Christina, Markus Paulus & Paula Fikkert. 2011. ‘Preschoolers’ Comprehension of Pronouns and Reflexives: The Impact of the Task’. Journal of Child Language

Dijkstra, Nienke & Paula Fikkert. 2011. ‘Universal Constraints on the Discrimination of Place of Articulation? Asymmetries in the Discrimination of ‘paan’ and ‘taan’ by 6-month-old Dutch Infants’. In: Nick Danis, Kate Mesh, and Hyunsuk Sung (Eds.),Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Child Development 35: 170-182.

Fikkert, Paula & Aoju Chen.2011. ‘The Role of Word-Stress and Intonation in Word Recognition in Dutch 14- and 24-Month-Olds’. In: Nick Danis, Kate Mesh, and Hyunsuk Sung (Eds.), Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Child Development 35: 222-232.

Fikkert, Paula & Raquel Santana Santos. 2011. ‘The use of cues to word stress in word recognition by Brazilian Portuguese and Dutch children’. In:Ferreira-Gonçalves, Giovana, Brum-de-Paula, Mirian Rose & Keske-Soares,Márcia (Eds.), Estudos em Aquisição Fonológica. Universidade Federal de Pelotas. 107–132.

Mykhaylyk, Roksolana. ‘Factors contributing to child scrambling: Evidence from Ukrainian’. Journal of Child Language. 39:03, 553-579.

Mykhaylyk, Roksolana. 2011.`Middle Object Scrambling´. Journal of Slavic Linguistics19:2, 231-72.

Sorace, Antonella2011. ‘Gradience in Split Intransitivity: The end of the Unaccusative Hypothesis?’. Archivio Glottologico Italiano 96.1.

Sorace, Antonella2011. ‘Pinning down the concept of ‘interface’ in bilingualism’. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 1:1-33.

Sorace, Antonella. 2011. ‘Cognitive advantages of bilingualism: is there a “bilingual paradox”?’ In P. Valore (ed.) Multilingualism. Language, Power, and Knowledge. Pisa: Edistudio.

Westergaard, Marit. 2011. ‘Subject positions and information structure: The effect of frequency on acquisition and change.’ Studia Linguistica 3, 299-332.

Zamuner, Tania S., Annemarie Kerkhoff, Paula Fikkert. 2011. ‘Phonotactics and morpho-phonology in early child language: Evidence from Dutch’. Applied Psycholinguistics


Anderssen, Merete and Marit Westergaard. 2010. ‘Frequency and economy in the acquisition of variable word order.’ Lingua 120.11, 2569-2588.

Anderssen, Merete and Marit Westergaard. 2010. ‘On the Impact of frequency in the acquisition of variable word order.’ In Katie Franich, Kate M. Iserman, and Lauren L. Keil (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Vol 1: 1-10. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Anderssen, Merete, Kristine Bentzen and Marit Westergaard (eds.). 2010. ‘Variation in the Input: Studies on the Acquisition of Word Order.’ [Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics 39], Springer Verlag.

Anderssen, Merete, Kristine Bentzen, and Marit Westergaard. 2010. ‘The acquisition of (word order) variation.’ In Merete Anderssen, Kristine Bentzen and Marit Westergaard (eds.), Variation in the Input: Studies in the Acquisition of Word Order. [Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics 39], 1-15, Springer Verlag.

Anderssen, Merete, Kristine Bentzen, Yulia Rodina and Marit Westergaard. 2010. ‘The Acquisition of Apparent Optionality: Word Order in Subject and Object shift Constructions in Norwegian.’ In Merete Anderssen, Kristine Bentzen and Marit Westergaard (eds.), Variation in the Input: Studies on the Acquisition of Word Order. [Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics 39], 241-270, Springer Verlag.

Anderssen, Merete. 2010.`Tidlig tilegnelse av bestemt artikkel i norsk´[The early acquisition of the definite article in Norwegian]. Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift, 28, 3-22.

Bard, E.G., Frenck-Mestre, C. and Antonella Sorace. 2010. ‘Processing auxiliary selection with Italian transitive verbs.’ Linguistics48.2: 325-362.

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Bentzen, Kristine and Þorbjörg Hróarsdóttir.2010. ‘From a V2 grammar to no verb movement: A step-wise approach.’ In Rajat Mohanty and Mythili Menon (eds.) Universals and Variation: Proceedings of GLOW in Asia VII 2009, pp. 117-139. Hyderabad: EFL University Press.

Bentzen, Kristine. 2010. ‘Exploring embedded main clause phenomena: The irrelevance of factivity and some challenges from V2 languages.’Theoretical Linguistics, 36.2, 163-172.

Bergmann, C., M. Paulus and Paula Fikkert. 2010. ‘A closer look at pronoun comprehension: comparing different methods’. In João Costa, Ana Castro, Maria Lobo and Fernanda Pratas (Eds.),Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2009.

Bohnacker, Ute and Marit Westergaard (eds.). 2010. ‘Nordic Journal of Linguistics 33.2, special issue on second language acquisition.’

Bohnacker, Ute and Marit Westergaard. 2010. ‘Introduction: The Nordic languages and second language acquisition theory.’ Nordic Journal of Linguistics 33.2, 99-104.

Heycock, Caroline, Antonella Sorace and Zakaris Hansen. 2010. ‘V-to-I and V2 in subordinate clauses: an investigation of Faroese in relation to Icelandic and Danish.Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 13: 61-97

Hrafnbjargarson, Gunnar Hrafn, Kristine Bentzen, and Anna-Lena Wiklund. 2010. ‘Observations on extraction from V2 clauses in Scandinavian.’ Nordic Journal of Linguistics 33.3, 299-309.

Mykhaylyk, Roksolana and Heejeong Ko. 2010. ‘Optional scrambling is not random: Evidence from English-Ukrainian acquisition. In Merete Anderssen, Kristine Bentzen and Marit Westergaard (eds.) Variation in the Input: Studies in the Acquisition of Word Order[Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics 39]. Springer Verlag.

Mykhaylyk, Roksolana. 2010. ‘Diachronic universals and the future marker position in Ukrainian.’ In Morphology20:2, Special issue on Affix Combinations II.

Mykhaylyk, Roksolana. 2010. ‘Is it difficult to move for young children?’ Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2009, ed. J. Costa, A. Castro, M. Lobo & F. Pratas, 313-327. Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

Sorace, Antonella. 2010.‘Using magnitude estimation in developmental linguistics research.’ In E. Blom & S. Unsworth (eds.)Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research, 57-72. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Westergaard, Marit and Kristine Bentzen. 2010. ‘Word order and finiteness in the acquisition of English and Norwegian wh-questions.’ In Katie Franich, Kate M. Iserman, and Lauren L. Keil (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Vol 2: 457-467. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Westergaard, Marit. 2010. ‘Cue-based Acquisition and Information Structure Drift in Diachronic Language Development.’ In Gisella Ferraresi and Rosemarie Lühr (eds.), Diachronic Studies on Information Structure: Languge Acquisition and Change [Language, Context and Cognition 10], 87-116. Berlin: De Gruyter.


Abels, Klaus and Kristine Bentzen. 2009. ‘A note on the punctuated nature of movement paths’. In Jordi Fortuny and Ángel Gallego (eds.)Catalan Journal of Linguistics 8: Spelling Out Universal Grammar, pp. 19-40.

Bentzen, Kristine, Piotr Garbacz, Caroline Heycock, and Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson. ‘On variation in Faroese verb placement.’ Nordlyd 36.2: NORMS Papers on Faroese 78-102, 2009.

Bentzen, Kristine. 2009. ’Subject positions and their interaction with verb movement.’ Studia Linguistica 63.3: 1-31, 2009.

Fikkert, Paula and Helen de Hoop. ‘Language acquisition in optimality theory.’ Journal of Linguistics 47.2: 311-358.

Kupisch, Tanja, Merete Anderssen, Ute Bohnacker, and Neal Snape. 2009. ‘Article Acquisition in English, German, Norwegian and Swedish.’ In R. P. Leow, H. Campos and D. Lardiere (eds.) Little Words: Their History, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Acquisition (Proceedings of The Georgetown University Round Table, GURT 2007). Georgetown University Press, Washington DC.

Serratrice, Ludovica, Antonella Sorace, Francesca Filiaci, and Michela Baldo. ‘Bilingual children’s sensitivity to specificity and genericity: evidence from metalinguistic awareness.’ Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 12: 1-19.

Sorace, Antonella and Ludovica Serratrice. ‘Internal and external interfaces in bilingual language development: Beyond structural overlap.’International Journal of Bilingualism 13: 195-210.

Sorace, Antonella, Ludovica Serratrice, Francesca Filiaci, and Michela Baldo. ‘Discourse conditions on subject pronoun realization: testing the linguistic intuitions of older bilingual children.’ Lingua 119: 460-477.

Treccani, Barbara, Efrosini Argyri, Antonella Sorace, and Sergio Della Sala. ‘Spatial negative priming in bilingualism.’ Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 16: 320-327.

Westergaard, Marit. 2009. ‘Many Small Catastrophes: Gradualism in a Microparametric Perspective.’ In Paola Crisma and Guiseppe Longobardi (eds.), Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory, 75-90. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Westergaard, Marit. 2009. ‘Microvariation as Diachrony: A View from Acquisition.’ Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 12.1, 49-79.

Westergaard, Marit. 2009. ‘The Development of Word Order in Old and Middle English: The Role of Information Structure and First Language Acquisition.’ Diachronica 26.1, 65-102.

Westergaard, Marit. 2009. ‘Usage-based vs. Rule-based Learning: The Acquisition of Word Order in Wh-Questions in English and Norwegian.’ Journal of Child Language 36.5, 1023-1051.

Westergaard, Marit. 2009. ‘The Acquisition of Word Order: Micro-cues, Information Structure and Economy’.[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 145], John Benjamins.

Wiklund, Anna-Lena, Kristine Bentzen, Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson and Thorbjörg Hróarsdóttir. 2009. ’On the distribution and illocution of V2 in Scandinavian that-clauses.’ Lingua 119.12: 1914-1938.


Westergaard, Marit. 2008. ‘Acquisition and Change: On the Robustness of the Triggering Experience for Word Order Cues.’ Lingua 118.12, 1841-1863.

Westergaard, Marit. 2008. ‘Hvordan barn lærer språk: En sammenligning mellom ordstilling i engelsk og norsk.’ [How children learn language: A comparison between word order in English and Norwegian]. BARN 3, 21-35.

Westergaard, Marit. 2008. ‘Verb Movement and Subject Placement in the Acquisition of Word Order: Pragmatics or Structural Economy?’ In Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes, Pilar Larranaga and John Clibbens (eds.), First Language Acquisition of Morphology and Syntax: Perspectives across languages and learners. [Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 45], 61-86, Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


Anderssen, Merete and Marit Westergaard (eds.). 2007. Nordlyd 34.3, Tromsø University Working Papers on Language and Linguistics: Proceedings from Workshop on Language Acquisition, Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics 22.

Anderssen, Merete. 2007. ‘The Acquisition of Compositional Definiteness.’ In Merete Anderssen and Marit Westergaard (eds.) Nordlyd 34.3,Tromsø University Working Papers on Language and Linguistics: Proceedings from Workshop on Language Acquisition, Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics 22, 252-275.

Bentzen, Kristine, Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson, Thorbjörg Hróarsdóttir and Anna-Lena Wiklund. 2007. ’The Tromsø guide to the Force behind V2.’ Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 79, 93-118.

Bentzen, Kristine, Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson, Thorbjörg Hróarsdóttir and Anna-Lena Wiklund.2007. ’Extracting from V2.’ Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 79, 119-128.

Hróarsdóttir, Thorbjörg, Anna-Lena Wiklund, Kristine Bentzen and Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson. 2007. ’The afterglow of verb movement.’Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 80, 45-75.

Bentzen, Kristine. 2007. ’The degree of verb movement in embedded clauses in three varieties of Norwegian.’ Nordlyd 34: Scandinavian Dialect Syntax 2005, 127-146.

Lightfoot, David and Marit Westergaard. 2007. ‘Language Acquisition and Language Change: Inter-relationships.’ Language and Linguistics Compass 1 (5), 396-415.

Rodina, Yulia. 2007. ‘What do asymmetries in children preformance tell us about the nature of their underlying knowledge?’ Nordlyd 34.3,Tromsø University Working Papers on Language and Linguistics: Proceedings from Workshop on Language Acquisition, Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics 22, 230-251.

Westergaard, Marit and Kristine Bentzen. 2007. ‘The (Non-) Effect of Input Frequency on the Acquisition of Word Order in Norwegian Embedded Clauses.’ In Insa Gülzow and Natalia Gagarina (eds.), Frequency Effects in Language Acquisition: Defining the Limits of Frequency as an Explanatory Concept, [Studies on Language Acquisition], 271-306. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Westergaard, Marit R. 2007. ‘Learning and Unlearning V2: On the Robustness of the Triggering Experience in a Historical Perspective.’ In M. Cecilia Picchi and Alan Pona (eds.) Proceedings of the XXXII Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, 193-207. Alessandria: Edizioni dell’Orso.

Westergaard, Marit. 2007. ‘English as a Mixed V2 Grammar: Synchronic Word Order Inconsistencies from the Perspective of First Language Acquisition.’ Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 43(2), 107-131.

Wiklund, Anna-Lena, Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson, Kristine Bentzen and Thorbjörg Hróarsdóttir.2007. ’Rethinking Scandinavian verb movement.’ Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 10(3), 203-233.

2006 and earlier (a selection)

Anderssen, Merete. 1996. ‘The Acquisition of Functional Categories’. Tromsø Studies in Linguistics 17, Novus Press, Norway

Bentzen, Kristine (ed.). 2004. Nordlyd 32.1: Tromsø Working Papers in Language Acquisition.

Bentzen, Kristine. 2000. ‘First language acquisition in a bilingual child: Focusing on the acquisition of noun phrases.’ Nordlyd 28, 88-98.

Bentzen, Kristine. 2003. ‘Acquiring V-to-I in the absence of morphological cues.’ In Anne Dahl, Peter Svenonius, and Marit R. Westergaard (eds.),Nordlyd 31.3: Proceedings from the 19th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, 573-588.

Bentzen, Kristine. 2004. ‘Cues and economy in the acquisition of verb movement.’ In Kristine Bentzen (ed.) Nordlyd 32.1: Tromsø Working Papers in Language Acquisition.

Bentzen, Kristine. 2005. ‘What’s the better move? On verb placement in Standard and Northern Norwegian.’ Nordic Journal of Linguistics 28(2), 153-188.

Dahl, Anne, Peter Svenonius and Marit R. Westergaard (eds.). 2003. Nordlyd 31.3, Tromsø University Working Papers on Language and Linguistics: Proceedings from the 19th Scandinavian Conference of Lingustics – Acquisition.

Westergaard, Marit R. 2003. ‘Word Order in Wh-Questions in a North Norwegian Dialect: Some Evidence from an Acquisition Study.’ Nordic Journal of Linguistics 26.1, 81-109.

Westergaard, Marit R. 2005. ‘Norwegian Child Language and the History of English: The Interaction of Syntax and Information Structure in the Development of Word Order.’ In Kevin McCafferty, Tove Bull and Kristin Killie (eds.), Contexts – Historical, Social, Linguistic. Studies in Celebration of Toril Swan, 293-310. Bern: Peter Lang.

Westergaard, Marit R. 2005. ‘Optional Word Order in Wh-Questions in Two Norwegian Dialects: A Diachronic Analysis of Synchronic Variation.’Nordic Journal of Linguistics 28.2, 269-296.

Westergaard, Marit R. and Øystein A. Vangsnes. 2005. ‘Wh-questions, V2, and the left periphery of three Norwegian dialects.’ Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 8, 117-158.

Westergaard, Marit R. 2003. ‘Unlearning V2: Transfer, Markedness, and the Importance of Input Cues in the Acquisition of Word Order in English by Norwegian Children.’ EUROSLA Yearbook 3, 77-101.

Westergaard, Marit R. 2006. ‘Triggering V2: The amount of input needed for parameter setting in a Split-CP model of word order.’ In Adriana Belletti, Elisa Bennati, Cristiano Chesi, Elisa DiDomenico and Ida Ferrari (eds.), Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2005, 564-577. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.

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