Talks/presentations

2017/Upcoming

Bayram, Fatih, Mike Iverson, Tanja Kupisch, Eloi Puig Mayenco, David Miller, Jason Rothman & Marit Westergaard: Production Divergence without Representational Deficiencies: The Use of Passives in Turkish Heritage Speakers’ Turkish and German. GALA 13 Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, Palma, September 7-9.

Rodina, Yulia, Natalia Mitrofanova, Olga Urek & Marit Westergaard: Grammatical gender on novel nouns in child bilingual acquisition. GALA 13 Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, Palma, September 7-9.

Bayram, Fatih, Mike Iverson, Tanja Kupisch, Eloi Puig Mayenco, David Miller, Jason Rothman & Marit Westergaard: Divergence in Production without Deficiency in Representation: Passives in Turkish Heritage Speakers’ Turkish and German. EuroSLA 27, Reading, August 30-September 2.

Mitrofanova, Natalia & Marit Westergaard: Acquisition of Locative Utterances in L1 Norwegian: Structure-building via Lexical Learning (poster). IASCL 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Lyon, July 17-21.

Urek, Olga, Agrita Taurina & Marit Westergaard: Acquisition of grammatical gender in Latvian-Russian bilinguals (poster). IASCL 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Lyon, July 17-21.

Castro, Tammer, Jason Rothman & Marit Westergaard: L1 attrition and L2 competence in the context of bidialectal bilingualism. ISB 11 (International Symposium on Bilingualism), Limerick, June 11-15.

Bayram, Fatih, Tanja Kupisch, Jason Rothman & Marit Westergaard: Production Reveals Equivalencies in Heritage Speaker (HS) Representation Despite Use Differences: Passives and Relative Clauses in HS Turkish and their Dominant German L2. ISB 11 (International Symposium on Bilingualism), Limerick, June 11-15.

Anderssen, Merete & Marit Westeraard: Word Order Variation in Norwegian Heritage Language: Complexity, Frequency or Crosslinguistic Influence. ISB 11 (International Symposium on Bilingualism), Limerick, June 11-15.

Westergaard, Marit & Terje Lohndal: V2 variation in Norwegian Heritage Language: The Vulnerability of Syntax vs. Pragmatic Structure. ISB 11 (International Symposium on Bilingualism), Limerick, June 11-15.

Wolleb, Anna, Antonella Sorace & Marit Westergaard: The role of executive control in cross-language priming (poster). ISB 11 (International Symposium on Biling­ualism), Lime­rick, June 11-15.

Urek, Olga, Agrita Taurina & Marit Westergaard: Acquisition of grammatical gender in Latvian-Russian bilinguals (poster). ISB 11 (International Symposium on Biling­ualism), Lime­rick, June 11-15.

Lohndal, Terje & Marit Westergaard: The development of gender in varieties of Norwegian. ICaVE 9 (International Conference on Language Variation in Europe), University of Malaga, June 6-9.

Westergaard, Marit: Third language acquisition in bilingual learners: The importance of linguistic proximity (Invited plenary). Multilingual Language Acquisition, Processing and Use, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, May 6-7.

Busterud, Guro, Terje Lohndal, Yulia Rodina & Marit Westergaard: Linguistic and sociolinguistic factors in language change: Grammatical gender in Norwegian dialects. Bridging formal and sociolinguistic approaches to language contact and code-mixing, NTNU Trondheim, April 27-29.

Westergaard, Marit: Microvariation in Multilingual Situations (Invited plenary). GASLA 14 (Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition), University of Southampton, April 6-9.

Bayram, Fatih,  Jason Rothman, Michael Iverson, Tanja Kupisch, David Miller, Eloi Puig Mayenco & Marit Westergaard: Distinct Patterns of Use with the Same Mental Representations: Passives and Relative Clauses in Heritage Turkish in Germany (poster). GASLA 14 (Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition), University of Southampton, April 6-9.

Jensen, Isabel N., Roumyana Slabakova & Marit Westergaard: The Bottleneck Hypothesis in L2 acquisition: Norwegian L1 speakers’ knowledge of syntax and morphology in English L2 (poster). GASLA 14 (Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition), University of Southampton, April 6-9.

Anderssen, Merete, Kristine Bentzen, Guro Busterud, Anne Dahl, Jelena Didriksen & Marit Westergaard: Word order in L2 Norwegian: The case of Subject and Object Shift (poster). GASLA 14 (Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition), University of Southampton, April 6-9.

Anderssen, Merete & Marit Westergaard: Word Order Variation in Norwegian Heritage Language: Complexity, Frequency or Crosslinguistic Influence. Georgetown University Round Table (GURT 2016), March 10-12.

Westergaard, Marit & Terje Lohndal: V2 in Norwegian Heritage Language: Variation and Vulnerability. Georgetown University Round Table (GURT 2016), March 10-12.

Westergaard, Marit & Natalia Mitrofanova:  Microvariation in Multilingual Situations (MiMS): Grammatical Gender and Word Order in Russian-Norwegian and Russian-German children and adults. Workshop on Heritage Languages in Adults and Children, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, January 27.

2016

CGSW 31 (Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop), Stellenbosch University, December 1-3: Complexity, Frequency and Cross-linguistic Influence in Heritage Language: Subject Shift and Object Shift in Norwegian. (with Merete Anderssen)

CGSW 31 (Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop), Stellenbosch University, December 1-3: The asymmetric nature of V2: Evidence from learner languages. (with Artemis Alexiadou & Terje Lohndal)

BUCLD 41 (Boston University Conference on Language Development), Boston, November 4-6: The Bottleneck Hypothesis in L2 acquisition: Norwegian L1 speakers’ knowledge of syntax and morphology in English L2 (with Isabel Nadine Jensen & Roumyana Slabakova)

BUCLD 41 (Boston University Conference on Language Development), Boston, November 4-6: The acquisition of Subject and Object Shift in L2/Ln Norwegian (poster). (with Merete Anderssen, Kristine Bentzen, Guro Busterud, Anne Dahl, Jelena Didriksen & Björn Lundquist)

WILA 7 (Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas), Athens GA, October 27-29: V2 in Norwegian Heritage Language: The vulnerability of Syntax vs. pragmatic structure. (with Terje Lohndal)

Transatlantic Forum: Big Challenges – Human Solutions, Chicago, October 24-25: Adult and child Heritage speakers in Norway and the USA. (with Terje Lohndal and Jason Rothman)

Transatlantic Forum: Big Challenges – Human Solutions, Chicago, October 24-25: Multilingualism in the globalized reality. (with Terje Lohndal)

Norwegian-American Workshop on Bilingualism, Northwestern University, October 23: Information Structure Effects in Norwegian Heritage Language and Possible Syntactic Consequences. (with Terje Lohdal)

Norsk andrespråksforskning: teori og praksis [Research on Norwegian as a second language: Theory and Practice], NTNU Trondheim, October 20-21: Tilegnelse av ordstilling i norsk som andrespråk: Subjekts- og objektsflytting. (with Merete Anderssen, Kristine Bentzen, Guro Busterud, Björn Lundquist & Jelena Didriksen)

Heritage Language Acquisition, University of Tromsø, September 19-20: V2 in Norwegian Heritage Language: The vulnerability of Syntax vs. pragmatic structure (poster). (with Terje Lohndal)

Heritage Language Acquisition, University of Tromsø, September 19-20: Comparing heritage speakers and late acquirers in the context of bidialectal bilingualism: Data from production. (with Tammer Castro & Jason Rothman)

GALANA 7, University of Illinois, September 8-10: The Acquisition of Locative PPs. (with Natalia Mitrofanova)

GALANA 7, University of Illinois, September 8-10: The Bottleneck Hypothesis (poster). (with Isabel Nadine Jensen & Roumyana Slabakova)

GALANA 7, University of Illinois, September 8-10: Object Shift in L2 Norwegian (poster). (with Merete Anderssen, Kristine Bentzen, Anne Dahl, Jelena Didriksen & Björn Lundquist)

VIII International Conference of Language Acquisition (AEAL), Palma, September 7-9: Object Shift in L2 Norwegian. (with Merete Anderssen, Kristine Bentzen, Anne Dahl, Jelena Didriksen & Björn Lundquist)

9th Heritage Language Research Institute: From bilingual children to adult heritage speakers, Seattle, June 15-18, 2016 (Invited speaker): Grammatical gender and word order in bilingual acquisition and attrition.

Rethinking Verb Second, Cambridge University, March 22-24: Against a V2 parameter: Evidence from Norwegian. (with Øystein Vangsnes & Terje Lohndal)

Structure, Meaning, and Variation: A workshop in honor of Tor A. Åfarli, NTNU, March 10 (Invited): Gender and Declension Class in Norwegian Heritage Language: Stability or Attrition?

29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Florida, Gainesville, March 3-5: In language change, processing effects precede loss in production. (with Björn Lundquist, Irina Sekerina & Yulia Rodina)

Budapest Research Centre for Linguistic Theory, February 17 (Invited; funded by an EEA Norway grant): Gradualness vs. abruptness in acquisition and change.

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), School of English and American Studies, February 16 (Invited; funded by an EEA Norway grant): The acquisition of English as an L3 by Norwegian-Russian bilinguals: The Linguistic Proximity Model.

Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, January 14: Linguistic variation in acquisition and attrition: The size of rules & the role of complexity, economy and frequency.

University of Frankfurt (Invited), January 12: Linguistic variation in acquisition and attrition: The size of rules & the role of complexity, economy and frequency.

2015

The Third St. Petersburg Winter Workshop on Experimental Studies of Speech and Language (Night Whites), St. Petersburg, December 18-19: The use of gender marking for predictive processing in Norwegian. (with Björn Lundquist, Yulia Rodina and Irina Sekerina)

MultiLing, University of Oslo (Invited guest talk), December 1: Grammatical Gender in Norwegian Heritage Language: Stability or Attrition?

University of Konstanz (Invited guest talk), October 29: Norwegian V2 variation in L1, L2 and L3 acquisition.

LCIS workshop (Linguistic Complexity in the Individual and Society), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, October 15-16: The Effect of Complexity and Crosslinguistic Influence in Heritage Language: Subject Shift and Object Shift in Norwegian. (with Merete Anderssen)

The syntax-morphology interface: Evidence from multilingualism (DAAD workshop), Trondheim, October 14: The acquisition of L3 English by Norwegian-Russian bilinguals: The Linguistic Proximity Model.

Lost in Transmission? The role of attrition and input in heritage language development, CeLM, Reading, October 9-10: Complexity, Frequency and Crosslinguistic Influence in Heritage Language: Subject Shift and Object Shift in Norwegian (with Merete Anderssen)

GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition), Nantes, September 10-12: The acquisition of L3 English by Norwegian-Russian adolescents: The Linguistic Proximity Model. (with Roksolana Mykhaylyk, Natalia Mitrofanova and Yulia Rodina)

PsyLing 2015 (International Symposium of Psycholinguistics 12), Valencia, July 1-4: Sources of transfer in third language acquisition (with Natalia Mitrofanova, Yulia Rodina and Roksolana Mykhaylyk)

Morphosyntactic Interference in Heritage Languages, Bristol Centre for Linguistics, University of the West of England, June 11: The category of gender in heritage language. (with Artemis Alexiadou and Terje Lohndal)

Guest talk, Umeå University, May 29 (Invited): Variation in the input and aspects of the Norwegian DP in bilingual acquisition and attrition.

ISB 10 (International Symposium on Bilingualism), Rutgers University, May 20-24: Cross-linguistic effects in bilingual acquisition of null objects in Brazilian and European Portuguese. (with Tammer Castro and Jason Rothman).

ISB 10 (International Symposium on Bilingualism), Rutgers University, May 20-24: Subject Shift and Object Shift in Norwegian heritage language. (with Merete Anderssen)

ISB 10 (International Symposium on Bilingualism), Rutgers University, May 20-24: Gender attrition in American Norwegian heritage language. (with Terje Lohndal)

Bilingualism and Executive Function, CUNY, May 18-19: (with Anna Wolleb)

Multilingual Language Acquisition, Processing and Use, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, March 20-21: Norwegian-Russian bilinguals learning English: The Linguistic Proximity Model. (with Roksolana Mykhaylyk, Natalia Mitrofanova and Yulia Rodina)

GASLA 13 (Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition), Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, 4-6 March: ‘Null object distribution in two Brazilian populations in Portugal: cross-linguistic effects.’ (with Tammer Castro and Jason Rothman)

Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World, University of Leiden, January 14-16: Acquisition of null objects within microparametric domains: Early and late successive Brazilian and European Portuguese bilinguals. (with Tammer Castro and Jason Rothman)

2014

Det flerspråklige og flerkulturelle nord – i skole og barnehage, Tromsø, November 13-14: Flerspråklighet i skolen: Er det lettere for norske elever å lære engelsk dersom de allerede kan russisk eller polsk? [Multilingualism in school: Is it easier for Norwegian students to learn English if they already know Russian or Polish?] (with Roksolana Mykhaylyk)

BUCLD 39 (Boston University Conference on Language Development), Boston, November 7-9: The Linguistic Proximity Model: The case of Verb-Second revisited (with Roksolana Mykhaylyk, Natalia Mitrofanova and Yulia Rodina)

The Language Learning Fest, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, November 6: The acquisition of grammatical gender in Norwegian-Russian bilinguals: The effect of transparency and amount of input. (with Yulia Rodina)

Guest lecture, University of Southampton, October 29 (Invited): Linguistic variation in monolingual and bilingual contexts: The size of rules & the role of economy, complexity and frequency.

WILA 5 (Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas), Los Angeles, October 17-19: Gender attrition in American Norwegian Heritage Language. (with Terje Lohndal)

Guest lecture at Memorial University, St John’s, October 9: Linguistic variation in monolingual and bilingual contexts: The size of rules & the role of economy, complexity and frequency.

Workshop on Language Acquisition and Multilingualism, St. Petersburg, October 6-7: Word order and definiteness in Norwegian: Complexity, frequency and structural similarity in Norwegian-English bilingual acquisition and attrition. (with Merete Anderssen)

Workshop on Language Acquisition and Multilingualism, St. Petersburg, October 6-7: Input effects in gender assignment: Norwegian-Russian children. (with Yulia Rodina)

Workshop on Verb Second in honor of Ans van Kemenade, Nijmegen, September 3: ‘Word order and verb movement in Norwegian wh-questions: A comparison of production and judgement data.’

Workshop on Language Acquisition and Concept Formation, University of Oslo, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, August 14-15, 2014 (Invited): Child language acquisition of information structure and word order variation.

IASCL 13 (International Congress for the Study of Child Language), Amsterdam, July 15-18: Transparency and amount of input in bilingual acquisition: The case of Russian gender agreement. (with Yulia Rodina)

ICEHL 18 (International Conference on English Historical Linguistics), University of Leuven, July 14-18 (Invited plenary): Gradualness vs. abruptness in acquisition and change.

Workshop on Early English dialect morphosyntax, ICEHL 18 (International Conference on English Historical Linguistics), University of Leuven, July 14-18: Word order variation in Late Middle English: Information structure, dialects and sociolinguistic factors. (with Tamás Eitler)

NorPhLex workshop, Sommarøy, June 17: Assessing exposure effects in gender assignment by Norwegian-Russian bilingual children. (with Yulia Rodina)

NorPhLex workshop, Sommarøy, June 18: Lexical acquisition and morphosyntax: Grammatical gender in Norwegian. (with Yulia Rodina)

Guest lecture, ReCoS – University of Cambridge, June 10: Linguistic variation in monolingual and bilingual contexts: The size of rules & the role of economy, complexity and frequency.

Workshop on the North Germanic Noun Phrase, University of Tromsø/CASTL, May 22-23: Grammatical gender in a Norwegian dialect: Language acquistion and language change. (with Yulia Rodina)

Guest lecture, Umeå University, May 6 (Invited): Variation in the input and aspects of the Norwegian DP in bilingual acquisition and attrition.

Guest lecture, ZAS (Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft), Berlin, January 19-22: Grammatical gender in bilingual and monolingual acquisition: Norwegian and Russian. (with Yulia Rodina)

2013

MONS 15 (Møte om norsk språk), University of Oslo, November 21-23: Hvor mange genus er det i Tromsødialekten? Noen funn fra barnemunn [How many genders are there in the Tromsø dialect? Some findings from child language]. (with Yulia Rodina)

MONS 15 (Møte om norsk språk), University of Oslo, November 21-23: Tilegnelse av genus hos norsk-russiske tospråklige barn: Hvordan måler man mengden av input? [The acquisition of gender in Norwegian-Russian children: How should we measure the amount of input?]. (with Yulia Rodina)

Tromsø International Conference on Language Diversity, University of Tromsø, November 6-8: Norwegian-Russian bilinguals in North Norway (with Yulia Rodina)

Tromsø International Conference on Language Diversity, University of Tromsø, November 6-8: Complexity, frequency and structural (dis)similarity in bilingual Norwegian-English child and heritage language. (with Merete Anderssen)

Parallel Grammars and Multilingualism, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, October 16-18 (Invited): Linguistic variation in monolingual and bilingual contexts: The size of rules & the role of economy, complexity and frequency.

MIMS 2 (Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies), University of Hamburg, October 10-12: ‘The effect of input and transparency on the acquisition of grammatical gender by bilingual Norwegian-Russian children.’ (with Yulia Rodina)

4th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, University of Iceland, September 19-21: ‘Complexity, frequency and structural similarity in bilingual Norwegian-English acquisition and attrition.’ (with Merete Anderssen)

GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition), University of Oldenburg, September 5-7: ‘Gender agreement in bilingual Norwegian/Russian children: The role of input and transparency.’ (with Yulia Rodina)

GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition), University of Oldenburg, September 5-7: ‘Complexity, frequency and structural similarity in acquisition and attrition: The case of word order and definiteness in Norwegian DPs.’ (with Merete Anderssen)

LAGB (Linguistics Association of Great Britain), SOAS University of London, August 28-31: ‘How many genders are there in Norwegian? Evidence from monolingual acquisition of the Tromsø dialect.’ (with Yulia Rodina)

ICHL 21 (International Conference for Historical Linguistics), University of Oslo, August 5-9: Late Middle English word order: The effect of information structure and sociolinguistic factors. (with Tamás Eitler)

CLS (Child Language Seminar), Manchester, June 24-25: Input Factors Influencing Norwegian/Russian Acquisition of Grammatical Gender. (with Yulia Rodina)

ISB 9 (International Symposium on Bilingualism), Singapore, June 10-13: Word order and definiteness: Complexity, frequency and structural similarity in Norwegian-English bilingual acquisition and attrition. (with Merete Anderssen)

Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland (Invited), May 20-23: The acquisition of grammatical gender in monolingual and bilingual contexts.

25th SCL (Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics), Workshop Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation, Reykjavik, May 13-15: The acquisition of linguistic variation: What is and what isn’t innate?

25th SCL (Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics), Workshop Syntactic Issues in Language Acquisition, Reykjavik, May 13-15: ‘On the role of input in bilingual Norwegian/Russian acquisition of grammatical gender.’ (with Yulia Rodina)

Aarhus University (Invited guest lecture), April 22: Usage-based vs. rule-based learning: the acquisition of word order in wh-questions in English and Norwegian.

GLOW workshop Acquisition of Syntax in Close Varieties, Lund, April 6: Word order and definiteness in the Norwegian DP: Complexity, frequency and structural similarity in bilingual acquisition and attrition. (with Merete Anderssen)

GLOW workshop Syntactic Variation and Change, Lund, April 2 (Invited talk): Microvariation as Diachrony – Diachrony as Microvariation.

PRIM (Potsdam Research Institute on Multilingualism), March 19: Linguistic variation and aspects of the Norwegian DP in bilingual acquisition and attrition.

DGfS 35 (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft), Potsdam, March 12-15: Word order and information structure within the Norwegian DP: Vulnerable domains in bilingual acquisition and attrition (with Merete Anderssen).

Workshop in honor of Professor Jan Terje Faarlund, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, January 25 (Invited): Tilegnelse av språklig variasjon.

Seminar on the Nordic Dialect Corpus, Oslo, January 10-11 (Invited): Ka korpuset fortæll? (with Øystein Vangsnes)

2012

3rd ELA Conference (Early Language Acquisition), Lyon, December 5-7: Gender and declension classes in early Norwegian child language. (with Yulia Rodina)

3FB — Three Factors and Beyond: The Socio-Syntax of (A)typical Language Acquisition and Development, Cyprus, November 16-18 (Invited talk): Linguistic variation and aspects of the Norwegian DP in acquisition and attrition.

Workshop conclusivo del progetto L’acquisizione della sintassi in contesto plurilingue: uno studio longitudinale sui bambini mocheni, Trento, November 5-7 (Invited speaker): The acquisition of syntactic variation: Parameters vs. micro-cues.

3rd workshop on Immigrant Languages in America, Penn State, September 27-29: ‘Vulnerable domains in Norwegian heritage language: Word order and definiteness within the DP?’ (with Merete Anderssen)

University of Pennsylvania Speaker Series, September 27: ‘The Acquisition of Linguistic Variation: Some aspects of the Norwegian DP in acquisition and attrition.’

Decennium: The first 10 years of CASTL: Participated in three talks and four posters.

N’CLAV Grand Meeting, Oslo, August 13-16: Koffer dæm ikke sir det? [why they not say that]: Word order in wh-questions in North Norway.

2nd ISWOC workshop, Oslo, June 8-9: ‘Word order variation in late Middle English: The effect of information structure and audience design.’ (joint work with Tamás Eitler)

Guest lecture, University of Hamburg, May 18: ‘Norwegian Determiners in English-Norwegian Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition.’ (joint work with Merete Anderssen and Yulia Rodina)

ICNGL 11 (International Conference of Nordic and General Linguistics), Freiburg University, April 18-20: ‘Koffer dæm ikke sir det? [why they not say that]: Word order in wh-questions in North Norway.’

Guest lecture Ca’Foscari University, Venice, April 2: ‘The acquisition of word order in English and Norwegian wh-questions: Usage-based vs. rule-based learning.’

Guest lecture Ca’Foscari University, Venice, April 2: ‘Norwegian Determiners in English-Norwegian Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition.’ (joint work with Merete Anderssen and Yulia Rodina)

ClaS-CCD Colloquium (Centre for Language Sciences/Centre for Cognition and its Disorders) Macquarie University, Sydney, February 22: Norwegian Determiners in English-Norwegian Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition.’ (with Merete Anderssen and Yulia Rodina)

ClaS-CCD Colloquium (Centre for Language Sciences/Centre for Cognition and its Disorders) Macquarie University, Sydney, February 22: ‘Word order and finiteness in acquisition: A study of English and Norwegian wh-questions.’

ClaS-CCD Colloquium (Centre for Language Sciences/Centre for Cognition and its Disorders) Macquarie University, Sydney, February 20: ‘The acquisition of word order in wh-questions in English and Norwegian: A comparison of usage-based and rule-based learning.’

Grammar in Focus, Lund University, February 9-10: ‘Norwegian Possessive Constructions in Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition.’ (with Merete Anderssen)

2011

MONS 14 (Møte om norsk språk), University of Tromsø, November 24-26: ‘Tospråklighet og ordstilling i norske possessivkonstruksjoner.’ (with Merete Anderssen).

The Second Workshop on Immigrant Languages in America, Fefor, September 21-24: ‘Word Order Variation in Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition: The Case of Norwegian Possessive Constructions.’ (with Merete Anderssen)

GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition), Thessaloniki, September 6-8: ‘Gender and definiteness in bilingual Norwegian-English acquisition.’ (with Yulia Rodina)

GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition), Thessaloniki, September 6-8: ‘Word Order Variation in Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition: The Case of Norwegian Possessive Constructions.’ (with Merete Anderssen)

Variation and Typology: New trends in Syntactic Research, symposium, Helsinki, August 25-27: ‘The typology of verb movement in matrix wh-questions in Norwegian dialects.’ (with Terje Lohndal and Øystein Vangsnes)

IASCL 10 (International Congress for the Study of Child Language), Montreal, July 19-23: ‘The Acquisition of Word Order in Questions in English and Norwegian: Frames vs. Micro-cues.’ (with Kristine Bentzen)

ICLaVE 6 (International Conference on Language Variation in Europe), Freiburg, June 29-July 1: ‘Microvariation as diachrony: On how a minuscule grammatical change led to an elaborate pattern of synchronic variation.’ (with Terje Lohndal and Øystein A. Vangsnes)

ISB8 (International Symposium on Bilingualism), Oslo, June 15-18: ‘The Acquisition of Nominal Gender Marking in a Bilingual Norwegian-English child. (with Yulia Rodina)

ISB8 (International Symposium on Bilingualism), Oslo, June 15-18: Word Order Variation in Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition: The Case of Possessive Constructions.’ (with Merete Anderssen)

2nd Nordic Conference of Clinical Linguistics, Oslo, May 5-7: ‘Morphological awareness skills of Norwegian adolescent dyslexics acquiring English as a second language.’ (with Ömür Caglar-Ryeng)

Workshop talk at Sonderforschungsbereich Mehrsprachigkeit, Universität Hamburg, April 21: ‘Subject positions and information structure: The effect of frequency on acquisition and change.’

Workshop talk at Sonderforschungsbereich Mehrsprachigkeit, Universität Hamburg, April 15: ‘The Acquisition of Linguistic Variation: Parameters vs. Micro-cues.’

Invited Colloquium lecture at Sonderforschungsbereich Mehrsprachigkeit, Universität Hamburg, April 14: ‘Usage-based vs. rule-based learning: The acquisition of word order in wh-questions in English and Norwegian.’

The VAMOS Workshop: Objects – Information Structure, Prosody and Acquisition, Tromsø, April 4-5: ‘Word order in double object constructions in German: The effect of animacy and information structure.’ (with Anita Røreng)

DGfS 33 (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft), Workshop on Word Order and Typology: The German Middle Field in a Comparative and Diachronic Perspective, Göttingen, February 23-25: ‘Word Order and Scrambling in Double Object Constructions in German.’ (with Anita Røreng)

ISWOC (Information Structure and Word Order Change) workshop on Information structure and corpus annotation: Theoretical and practical perspectives, Lysebu, January 7-9: ‘Word order and information structure in double object constructions.’ (with Anita Røreng)

2010

Workshop on Verb Movement: Its Nature, Triggers, and Effects, University of Amsterdam, December 11-12: Verb movement in matrix wh-questions in Norwegian dialects: Microvariation and diachrony.’ (with Terje Lohndal and Øystein A. Vangsnes)

Workshop on The Acquisition of Linguistic Variation, University of Tromsø, October 25-26, 2010: ‘Acquiring Linguistic Variation: Parameters vs. Micro-cues.’

Workshop on The Acquisition of Linguistic Variation, University of Tromsø, October 25-26, 2010: ‘The acquisition of gender (marking) in a Norwegian-English bilingual child: Comparison with monolingual acquisition.’ (with Yulia Rodina)

RALFe (Rencontres d’Automne de Linguistique formelle: Langage, Langues et Cognition), University of Paris 8, October 14-16, 2010: ‘Wh-extraction and left peripheral syntax across Norwegian dialects.’ (with Terje Lohndal and Øystein A. Vangsnes)

GSFL (Language Contact and Change – Grammatical Structure Encounters the Fluidity of Language), NTNU, Trondheim, September 22-25: ‘The Development of matrix non-V2 wh-questions in Norwegian dialects.’ (with Terje Lohndal and Øystein A. Vangsnes)

ESF Exploratory workshop: Exploring the roots of linguistic diversity: Biolinguistic perspectives (Invited talk), Barcelona, September 20-22: ‘The Acquisition of Linguistic Variation: Parameters vs. Micro-cues.’

Workshop on Immigrant Language in America (Invited talk), Madison, USA, September 16-17: ‘Variation in interrogative syntax across Norwegian dialects.’ (with Øystein A. Vangsnes)

6th International Conference on Language Acquisition (CIAL), Barcelona, September 8-10: ‘The acquisition of finiteness and inversion in English and Norwegian wh-questions.’ (with Kristine Bentzen)

Workshop on Tense and Aspect, Lisbon, July 1-2: ‘Finiteness and Word Order in the Acquisition of English and Norwegian Wh-questions.’ (with Kristine Bentzen)

NORMS Closing Seminar, Tromsø, June 10: ‘Wh-extraction and left peripheral syntax across Norwegian dialects.’ (with Terje Lohndal and Øystein Vangsnes)

Finiteness Fest: Workshop on Finiteness, Trondheim, May 6-7: ‘Finiteness and word order: The acquisition of wh-questions in English and Norwegian.’ (with Kristine Bentzen)

Grammatikseminariet, University of Lund, January 21: ‘Finiteness and Word Order in Acquisition: A Study of English and Norwegian Wh-Questions.’

2009

Invited talk, Universität Hamburg, December 7, 2009: ‘Variation, Acquisition and Change: The Development of V2 in English and Norwegian.’

MONS 13, Trondheim, November 26-28: ‘Subjektsposisjoner i norsk og historisk engelsk: Kan frekvens ha betydning for språkendringer? [Subject positions in Norwegian and the history of English: The effect of frequency on language change.’]

Guest talk, University of Maryland, November 9, 2009: ‘Word order development in English and Norwegian: Micro-cues, information structure, and economy.’

Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 34), Boston, November 8: ‘Word Order and Finiteness in English and Norwegian Child Language: Parameters vs. Micro-cues.’ (with Kristine Bentzen)

Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 34), Boston, November 7: ‘Frequency and economy in the acquisition of variable word order.’ (with Merete Anderssen)

Invited talk, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, November 3, 2009: ‘Word order development in English and Norwegian: Micro-cues, information structure, and economy.’

Seminar on North Norwegian Dialects, University of Tromsø, September 28: ‘Koffør dem ikkje sir det?: On the Word Order of Wh-Questions in Northern Troms.’

Kvinneforskermaraton [Women’s Research Marathon], University of Tromsø, September 19: ‘Det vil æ ikke eller Det vil ikke æ: Hvordan barn lærer ordstilling.’

International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL 19), Nijmegen, August 10-14: ‘Subject Positions and Information Structure.’

2008

European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL 7.5), Moscow, December 6-8: ‘A Cue-based Approach to the Acquisition of Grammatical Gender in Russian’ (with Yulia Rodina).

Guest lecture, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, November 12: ‘Subject positions and information structure: The effect of frequency on acquisition and change.’

NORMS Workshop on Subjects and the Architecture of Grammar, NTNU Trondheim, September 18-19: ‘Subject positions and information structure in main and embedded clauses: Corpus data from Norwegian and the history of English.’

15th ICEHL, International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, University of Munich, August 25-29: ‘Syntax and Information Structure: the diverse nature of V2 in early English.’ (with Ans van Kemenade)

Invited talk, Workshop on “Universal Grammar, Acquisition and Change”, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo, August 26-27: ‘Word order development in English and Norwegian: Micro-cues, information structure and economy.’

Invited talk, International Interdisciplinary Seminar on Dyslexia and Language, University of Tromsø, June 18: ‘A Linguistic Perspective on the Acquisition of Norwegian.’ (with Merete Anderssen and Kristine Bentzen)

Invited talk, Wuppertal Workshop on “Frequency and Language Development”, June 5-6: ‘The Acquisition of Subject and Object Shift Constructions in Norwegian: Frequency Issues.’ (with Merete Anderssen, Kristine Bentzen and Yulia Rodina).

Invited guest lecture, University of Lund, May 30: ‘Historisk utvikling av ordstilling i engelsk: Hvorfor er det alltid noe som ikke forandrer seg? [Historical development of word order in English: Why are there always some things that don’t change?]

Guest lecture, University of York, May 22: ‘Non-target-consistent word order in Norwegian child language: Pragmatics or economy?’

Invited talk, Middle English Grammar Corpus Symposium, University of Stavanger, April 25-26: ‘Word order development in the history of English: why some things change and other things survive.’

Talk given at Pinker Party, on the occasion of Steven Pinker’s appointment as honorary doctor of the University of Tromsø, March 29: ‘Competition, Copying or Cues: The Acquisition of Wh-questions in English and Norwegian.’

CASTL colloquium, Tromsø, February 21: ‘The Acquisition of Word Order in Subject and Object Shift Constructions in Norwegian.’ (with Merete Anderssen, Kristine Bentzen and Yulia Rodina)

2007

Invited talk, Workshop on Linguistic Approaches to Narrative Text, University of Venice, November 21-22: ‘The role of syntax and information structure in the history of English: A study of word order development in narrative texts from the perspective of first language acquisition.’

Invited seminar talk, University of Venice, November 19: ‘Non-target-consistent Word Order in Norwegian Child Language: Pragmatics or Economy?’

Invited talk, Workshop on Information Structure and Word Order in Early Germanic, Humboldt University, Berlin, November 9-10: ‘Micro-cues and Information Structure: Historical Change from the Perspective of First Language Acquisition.’

Invited talk, Workshop on Information Structure and Word Order in Early Germanic, Humboldt University, Berlin, November 9-10: ‘Syntax and Information Structure: The diverse nature of V2 in early English.’ (with Ans van Kemenade)

NAES 10 (Nordic Conference for English Studies), Workshop on English historical linguistics, University of Bergen, May 24-26: ‘Information Structure Drift and Word Order Changes in the History of English.’

DGfS 29 (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft), Workshop on “Microvariation in Quantificational Structures, University of Siegen, February 28 – March 2: ‘Microvariation as Diachrony: A View from Acquisition.’

DGfS 29 (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft), Workshop on “The Role of Information Structure on Language Change”, University of Siegen, February 28 – March 2: ‘Cue-based Acquisition and Information Structure Drift.’

Guest lecture at the University of Lund, February 15: ‘Word Order in Subject and Object Shift Constructions in Early Child Language: Pragmatics or Economy?’

2006

NORMS Dialect Workshop on North Norwegian, University of Tromsø, October 30: ‘Microvariation as Diachrony: Wh-questions in Troms Dialects.’

14th ICEHL, International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, University of Bergamo, August 21-25: ‘The Development of Word Order in Old and Middle English: The Role of Information Structure and First Language Acqusition.’

SCL 22, Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, University of Aalborg, June 19-22: ‘Diachronic Change from the Perspective of First Language Acquisition: A Study of the Word Order of Wh-questions in Present-day Norwegian Dialects.’

DIGS 9, Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference, University of Trieste, June 8-10: ‘Many Small Catastrophes: Gradualism in a Microparametric Perspective.’

CISCL Seminar, University of Siena, April 27: ‘Non-target Word Order in Norwegian Child Language: Evidence for Economy in Acquisition?’

CASTL/CLS workshop “Variation and Stability in Grammar”, Radboud University, Nijmegen, April 25: ‘Non-target Word Order in Early Child Language: Pragmatics vs. Economy.’

DELS, Directions in English Language Studies, University of Manchester, April 6-8: ‘English as a Mixed V2 Grammar: Synchronic Inconsistency and Diachronic Development from the Perspective of First Language Acquisition.’

Invited guest lecture at the University of Padova, March 23: ‘V2 Word Order in Norwegian and English: On the Frequency of the Input Cue and Possible Consequences for Language Change.’

IGG 32, Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, University of Florence, March 2-4: ‘Learning and Unlearning V2: On the Robustness of the Triggering Experience in a Historical Perspective.’

Guest lecture at the University of Siena, February 14: ‘Triggering V2: On the Frequency of the Input Cue and Possible Consequences for Language Change.’

NORMS Workshop on “Inversion and Verb Movement”, University of Tromsø, January 30-31: ‘Triggering V2: On the Frequency of the Input Cue in a Historical Perspective.’

NORMS Workshop on “Inversion and Verb Movement”, University of Tromsø, January 30-31: ‘The Word Order of Embedded Clauses in Norwegian Child Language’ (with Kristine Bentzen).

2005 and earlier (a selection)

GALA 2005 (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition), Siena, Italy, September 8-10, 2005: ‘Triggering V2: The Amount of Input Needed for Parameter Setting in a Split-CP Model of Word Order.’

10th IASCL (International Congress for the Study of Child Language), Berlin, Germany, July 25-29, 2005: ‘Subject Positions and Information Structure in the Acquisition of Word Order: Evidence for Economy in Child Language.’

DGfS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft), Köln, Germany, February 23–25, 2005: ‘The (Non-)Effect of Input Frequency on the Acquisition of Word Order in Norwegian Embedded Clauses.’ (with Kristine Bentzen)

CLS (Child Language Seminar), University of Western England, Bristol, UK, July 12-14, 2004: ‘Children’s Sensitivity to Information Structure in the Acquisition of Word Order: Evidence for a Split CP.’

NAES 9 (Nordic Conference for English Studies), Workshop on the Syntax of English and the Nordic Languages, Aarhus, Denmark, May 27-29, 2004: ‘What Norwegian child language can tell us about the history of English: The interaction of syntax and information structure in the development of word order.’

LSA (Linguistic Society of America Linguistic Institute), Workshop on Input and UG, University of Michigan, Lansing, USA, August 1-2, 2003: ‘The Interaction of Input and UG in the Acquisition of Verb Movement in a Dialect of Norwegian.’

PLM (Poznan Linguistic Meeting), Poznan, Poland, May 1-3, 2003: ‘Input Cues and L2 Acquisition.’

EUROSLA 12 (Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association), Basel, Switzerland, September 18-21, 2002: ‘UNLEARNING V2: Transfer, Markedness, and the Importance of Input Cues in the Acquisition of Word Order in English by Norwegian Children.’

CGSW (Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop), Reykjavik, Iceland, August 8-11, 2002: ‘Wh-questions, V2, and the left periphery of three Norwegian dialects.’ (with Øystein A. Vangsnes)

IASCL 9 (International Congress for the Study of Child Language), Madison, USA, July 16-21, 2002: ‘Acquiring the Syntax and Information Structure of Wh-Questions in a Dialect of Norwegian.’

 

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