On this page, we list a selection of the publications of the LAVA research group from 2015 onwards. For a complete list of publications, please check the members’ webpages or individual research profiles in Cristin. For an overview of previous publications of the UiT acquisition research group, have a look here.

Publication highlights 2017

Westergaard, Marit & Terje Lohndal. Submitted. Verb second word order in Norwegian heritage language: Syntax and pragmatics. Proceedings of GURT.

Castro, Tammer, Jason Rothman & Marit Westergaard. 2017. ‘On the directionality of cross-linguistic effects in bidialectal bilingualism.’ Frontiers in Psychology, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01382. OPEN ACCESS here.

Wolleb, Anna, Antonella Sorace & Marit Westergaard. 2017. Exploring the role of cognitive control in syntactic processing: Evidence from cross-language priming in bilingual children.’ Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism,
DOI: 10.1075/lab.17002.wol.

Rothman, Jason, Fatih Bayram, Tanja Kupisch, Terje Lohndal & Marit Westergaard. To appear. ‘Generative Approaches to Second Language (L2) Acquisition and Advanced L2 Proficiency.’ In A. Benati & P. Malovrh (eds.), The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition. New York: Blackwell/Wiley.

Bayram, Fatih, Mike Iverson, Tanja Kupisch, Eloi P. Mayenco, David Miller, Jason Rothman & Marit Westergaard. 2017. Differences in Use without Deficiencies in Competence: Passives in the Turkish and German of Turkish Heritage Speakers in Germany. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Available here.

Fabregás, Antonio, Merete Anderssen & Marit Westergaard. Forthcoming. Complexity and word order: a comparison of Norwegian and Spanish L1 acquisition of possessive constructions. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics.

Jensen, Isabel N., Roumyana Slabakova & Marit Westergaard. 2017. The Bottleneck Hypothesis in L2 acquisition: A study of L1 Norwegian speakers’ knowledge of syntax and morphology in L2 English. In Maria LaMendola & Jennifer Scott (eds.), Proceedings of the 41st annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 333-346. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. OPEN ACCESS here.

Kupisch, Tanja & Jason Rothman. Forthcoming/2017. Terminology Matters!: Early Child Bilinguals are Heritage Speakers and Arguments Against the label Incomplete Acquisition. International Journal of Bilingualism

Lohndal, Terje, Jason Rothman, Tanja Kupisch & Marit Westergaard. Accepted. Heritage Language Bilingualism and Linguistic Theory: The Bidirectional Benefits. Language and Linguistics Compass.

Mitrofanova, N. 2017. Early Underspecification of Functional Categories: Evidence from the Acquisition of Locative PPs in Russian. Language Acqusition.

Westergaard, Marit, Øystein  A. Vangsnes & Terje Lohndal.  2017. ‘Variation and change in Norwegian wh-questions: The role of the complementizer som.’ Linguistic Variation 17.1, 8-43. Available here

Publication highlights 2016

Castro, T., Rothman, J. & Westergaard, M. 2016. Comparing Anaphora Resolution in Early and Late Brazilian Portuguese-European Portuguese Bidialectal Bilinguals. RESLA: Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics

González Alonso, J. & Rothman, J. 2016. Coming of Age in L3 Initial Stages Transfer Models: Deriving Developmental Predictions and Looking towards the Future. International Journal of Bilingualism

González Alonso, J., Rothman J., Berndt D., Castro T., & Westergaard M. 2016. Broad scope and narrow focus: On the contemporary linguistic and psycholinguistic study of L3 acquisition. International Journal of Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1177/1367006916653685.

Lohndal, T., & Westergard, M. 2016. Grammatical Gender in American Norwegian Heritage Language: Stability or Attrition? Frontiers in Psychology 7:344. NB! OPEN ACCESS here.

Lundquist, B., Rodina, Y., Sekerina, I.A., &  Westergaard, M. 2016. Gender Change in Norwegian Dialects: Comprehension is affected before Production. Linguistics Vanguard. DOI: 10.1515/lingvan-2016-0026.

Roberts, L., González Alonso, J. & Pliatsikas, C., Rothman, J. 2016. Evidence from Neurolinguistic Methodologies: Can it Actually Inform Linguistic/ Language Acquisition Theories and Translate to Evidence-Based Applications? Second Language Research

Rothman, J. & Westergaard, M. (eds.). 2016. International Journal of Bilingualism. Special issue: L3 acquisition.

Westergaard, M. & Rodina, Y. ‘Hvor mange genus er det i Tromsødialekten?’ Maal og Minne 2, 159-189. OPEN ACCESS here.

Westergaard, M., Mitrofanova, N., Mykhaylyk R., & Rodina, Y. 2016. Crosslinguistic influence in the acquisition of a third language: The Linguistic Proximity Model. International Journal of Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1177/1367006916648859.

Three PhD dissertations (Olga Urek, Natalia Mitrofanova, Tammer Castro) – see here.

Two MA theses (funded by LAVA grants)

Jensen, Isabel Nadine. 2016. The Bottleneck Hypothesis in L2 acquisition: Norwegian L1 speakers’ knowledge of syntax and morphology in English L2. Masters thesis, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Didriksen, Jelena. 2016. The acquisition of Norwegian Object Shift by Ln learners. Masters thesis, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Publication highlights 2015

Alexiadou, A., Lohndal, T.,  Åfarli, T.A., & Grimstad, M. B. 2015. Language Mixing: A Distributed Morphology Approach. In Thuy Bui & Deniz Özyildiz (eds.), Fourty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, 25-38.Create Space.

Bentzen, K. 2015. Mapping information structure and word order: The acquisition of object placement. In Ludovica Serratrice & Shanley Allen (eds.), The Acquisition of Reference. John Benjamins [Trends in Language Acquisition Series], 51-82.

Bentzen, K.,  Rosenkvist, H., &  Johannessen, J.B. (eds.). 2015. Studies in Övdalian Morphology and Syntax – new research on a lesser-known Scandinavian language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins [The Linguistik Aktuell series]. NB! Open access here

Fábregas, A., Mateu, J., &  Putnan M. T. (eds.). 2015. Contemporary Linguistic Parameters. Bloomsbury Academic.

Fabregas, A. 2015. Direccionales con ‘con’ y Marcado Diferencial de Objeto. Revue Romane  50.(2), 163-190

Fabregas, A & Marín, R. 2015. Deriving individual-level and stage-level psych verbs in Spanish. The Linguistic Review  32.(2),  227-275

Haegeman, L., & Lohndal T. 2015. Be careful how you use the left periphery. In Elisa Di Domenico, Cornelia Hamann & Simona Matteini (eds.), Structures, Strategies and Beyond: Studies in Honour of Adriana Belletti, 135-162. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Kaltsa, M., Tsimpli I., & Rothman J.. 2015. Syntax-discourse phenomena in heritage speakers and first language attriters: evidence from pronominal resolution. Lingua 164, 266-288.

Leal Méndez, T., Rothman J., & Slabakova R. 2015. Clitic Doubled Dislocations in Heritage Spanish Competence. Lingua 155, 85-97.

Mykhaylyk, R., Mitrofanova, N., Rodina, Y., & Westergaard, M. 2015. The Linguistic Proximity Model: The Case of Verb-Second Revisited. In Elisabeth Grillo & Kyle Jepsen (eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development, Vol 2: 337-349. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Rodina, Y. & Westergaard, M. 2015. Grammatical gender in Norwegian: Language acquisition and language change. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 27.2, 145-187.

Rodina, Y. & Westergaard, M. 2015. Gender agreement in bilingual Norwegian-Russian acquisition: The role of input and transparency. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Rothman, J. 2015. Linguistic and cognitive motivations for the Typological Primacy Model of third language (L3) transfer: Timing of Acquisition and Proficiency Considered. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition 18, 179-190.

Rothman, J., Alemán Banón, J., & González Alonso, J. 2015. Neurolinguistic measures of typological effects in multilingual transfer: introducing an ERP methodology. Frontiers in Psychology,

Treffers-Daller, J, Daller, M., Furman R., & Rothman, J.. 2015. Native-like selection among heritage speakers of Turkish in German. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. DOI:

Vangsnes, Ø. A.,  Söderlund, G.B.W., & Blekesaune, M. 2015. The effect of bidialectal literacy on school achievement. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism,

Westergaard, M. 2015. Complexity in child and adult language acquisition. A commentary on Colin Phillips and Lara Ehrenhofer: The Role of Language Processing in Language Acquisition. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 5.4, 541-544.

Westergaard, M., & Anderssen, M.. 2015. Word Order Variation in Norwegian Possessive Constructions: Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition. In Janne Bondi Johannessen & Joe Salmons (eds.), Germanic heritage languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change [Studies in Language Variation], 21-45. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. NB! Open access here.

One PhD dissertation (Anna Wolleb) – see here.

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