Research interests and research topics

Research interests
First, bilingual, second/third language acquisition, language attrition, diachronic language change, syntactic variation, comparative syntax, word order, noun phrase structure (gender, definiteness, possessive constructions), English, Norwegian, Russian, German.

Current research projects, networks and groups

  • LAVA Language Acquisition, Variation & Attrition (Leader), research group funded by the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, 2015-2018.
  • AcqVA Acquisition, Variation & Attrition (Director), joint NTNU/UiT research group.
  • MultiGender: A Multilingual Approach to Grammatical Gender, 2019-2020. Funding: Centre for Advanced Study (Oslo), PIs: Terje Lohndal, Marit Westergaard
  • MiMS Micro-variation in Multilingual Acquisition and Attrition Situations, funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN), 2016-2019 (NOK 9 mill.)
  • DiVA Disentangling Variation: A crosslinguistic investigation of bilingualism and non-standardization (supervisor), MSCA grant 2017-2019, PI Evelina Leivada.
  • GenBiLex Multiple Perspectives on Grammatical Gender in the Bilingual Lexicon (supervisor), MSCA grant 2017-2019, PI Rachel Klassen.LAMBA Latvian Language in Mono- and Bilingual Acquisition (WP leader), funded by an EEA Norway grant 2015-2017.
  • CASTL Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (Director 2009-2012, Affiliate 2003-2008, 2013- ), a Norwegian Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway 2003-2012 (approx. 12 mill. per year) and by the Tromsø Research Foundation 2013-2017.
  • From signal to grammar in Cree: Breaking through grammatical opacity in first language acquisition (Collaborator), funded by an Insight Grant (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) 2013-2018, PI Julie Brittain, Memorial University, Newfoundland (Other participants: Carrie Dyck, Marguerite MacKenzie, Yvan Rose, Shanley Allen, Phil Branigan).
  • NorAmDiaSyn (Norwegian Heritage Language in America), directed by Professor Janne Bondi Johannessen, MultiLing, University of Oslo.
  • LIA Language Infrastructure made Accessible (participant), funded by the Research Council of Norway, directed by Professor Janne Bondi Johannessen, MultiLing, University of Oslo.
  • Acquiring Figurative Meanings: A Study in Developmental Pragmatics (participant), funded by the RCN 2015-2019, directed by Ingrid Falkum, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), UiO.
  • Affiliate of MultiLing Multilingualism in society across the lifespan, University of Oslo (a Norwegian Centre of Excellence), 2013 – .
  • Associate member of CeLM Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism, University of Reading (a UK Centre of Excellence), 2013 – .

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