Presentations

TALKS/CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS – MiMS project

2018/Upcoming

Mitrofanova, Natalia, Yulia Rodina, Olga Urek & Marit Westergaard. Sensitivity to grammatical gender cues in the acquisition of heritage Russian. 13th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages, University of Göttingen, December 5-7.

Mitrofanova, Natalia. Bilinguals’ sensitivity to grammatical gender cues in Russian: the role of cumulative input, proficiency, and dominance. Bilingualism School, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, November 21-23.

Westergaard, Marit. Microvariation in Multilingual Situations: The importance of linguistic proximity and property-by-property acquisition. Bilingualism School, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, November 21-23.

Mitrofanova, Natalia, Yulia Rodina, Olga Urek & Marit Westergaard. Sensitivity to grammatical gender cues in the acquisition of heritage Russian. Boston University Conference on Language Development 43, Boston, November 2-4.

Westergaard, Marit. Microvariation in Multilingual Situations: Unlearning V2 in L1 Norwegian L2 English acquisition. EuroSLA, Münster, September 5-8.

Kupisch, Tanja, Miriam Geiß, Natalia Mitrofanova & Marit Westergaard: Gender cues in L1-Russian children acquiring German as an early L2. EuroSLA, Münster, September 5-8.

Mitrofanova, Natalia, Yulia Rodina, Olga Urek & Marit Westergaard: Are bilinguals sensitive to formal gender cues in Russian? Child Language Symposium, University of Reading, June 25-26.

Westergaard, Marit (invited): Sensitivity to morphophonological cues in the acquisition of grammatical gender in Russian heritage language. Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Gender (ThEGen), Humboldt University & Leibniz Center General Linguistics, Berlin, June 14-15.

Rodina, Yulia & Marit Westergaard: Gender and declension class in Norwegian dialects: Language acquisition and language change. Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Gender (ThEGen), Humboldt University & Leibniz Center General Linguistics, Berlin, June 14-15.

Urek, Olga, Natalia Mitrofanova, Yulia Rodina, Terje Lohndal & Marit Westergaard: The role of phonological cues in assigning grammatical gender to novel nouns in Norwegian (poster). Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Gender (ThEGen), Humboldt University & Leibniz Center General Linguistics, Berlin, June 14-15.

Kupisch, Tanja, Miriam Geiß & Natalia Mitrofanova: Are bilinguals sensitive to morpho-phonological gender cues in German? Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Gender (ThEGen), Humboldt University & Leibniz Center General Linguistics, Berlin, June 14-15.

Mitrofanova, Natalia & Marit Westergaard: Wholesale vs. property-by-property transfer: Acquisition of morphological case in an artificial L3 (poster). 2nd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children, Technische Universtät Braunschweig, May 24-25.

Sekerina, Irina, Natalia Mitrofanova, Antje Sauermann, Natalia Gagarina & Marit Westergaard: Predictive use of grammatical case in bilingual children is modulated by task (poster). 2nd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children, Technische Universtät Braunschweig, May 24-25.

Mitrofanova, Natalia, Yulia Rodina, Olga Urek & Marit Westergaard: ‘Bilinguals’ sensitivity to grammatical gender cues in Russian.’ 15. Nordiske Symposium om Børnesprog. University of Southern Denmark, Odense, May 23-24.

Urek, Olga, Natalia Mitrofanova, Yulia Rodina, Terje Lohndal & Marit Westergaard: The role of phonological cues in assigning grammatical gender to novel nouns in Norwegian (poster). GRAMINO, University of Oslo, May 15-16.

Westergaard, Marit (invited): English as an L3: The importance of linguistic proximity and property-by-property transfer. CuTLi 2018 – English as an additional language. University of Hamburg, March 23-24.

2017

Westergaard, Marit & Terje Lohndal: V2 i arvespråk: Endring av pragmatisk struktur i amerikanorsk. MONS (Møte om norsk språk), Solstrand, November 22-24.

Mitrofanova, Natalia, Yulia Rodina, Olga Urek & Marit Westergaard. Bilinguals’ sensitivity to grammatical gender cues in Russian. Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 42), Boston, November 3-5.

Sekerina, Irina A. & Natalia Mitrofanova. Testing Predictive Power of Morphosyntactic Cues Cross-Linguistically. Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 42), Boston, November 3-5.

Terje Lohndal & Marit Westergaard: Vulnerability of Syntax and Pragmatics in Norwegian Heritage Language. SiLA, University of Edinburgh, October 13-14.

Anderssen, Merete & Marit Westergaard: Economy of movement, Frequency and Cross-linguistic Influence in Heritage Language:  Subject Shift and Object Shift in Norwegian. SiLA, University of Edinburgh, October 13-14.

Alexiadou, Artemis & Terje Lohndal. 2017. Verb placement in American Norwegian: The emergence of a new system. Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (WILA 8), University of Copenhagen, October 12-14.

Anderssen, Merete & Marit Westergaard. Complexity, Frequency and Cross-linguistic Influence in Heritage Language: Subject shift and object shift in Norwegian. Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (WILA 8), University of Copenhagen, October 12-14.

Alexiadou, Artemis, Terje Lohndal & Benjamin Lowell Sluckin. 2017. V2, non-V2, and resumption: A comparison of American Norwegian and Kiezdeutsch. V3 and Resumptive Adverbials, October 5-6.

Anderssen, Merete & Kristine Bentzen. Three different outcomes in Norwegian/English bilinguals: Micro-variation in the acquisition of residual V2. Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop CGSW, Trondheim, September 13-15.

Terje Lohndal & Marit Westergaard: Loss of Pragmatic Structure in Heritage Language: A Case Study of V2 in American Norwegian. Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop CGSW, NTNU, Trondheim, September 13-15.

Anderssen, Merete & Kristine Bentzen. Different outcomes in the acquisition of do-support in three Norwegian/English bilinguals: Delay and acceleration.GALA 13 Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, Palma, September 7-9.

Walla, Dianna. Factors governing code mixing in early bilingual acquisition: Dominance, language mode, and discourse strategies. 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.

Anderssen, Merete & Kristine Bentzen. Different outcomes in the acquisition of do-support in three Norwegian/English bilinguals: Delay and acceleration. ISMBS (International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech). Chania, September 4-7.

Walla, Dianna. Factors governing code mixing in early bilingual acquisition: Dominance, language mode, and discourse strategies. ISMBS (International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech). Chania, September 4-7.

Westergaard, Marit: Microvariation in Multilingual Situations: The importance of linguistic proximity and property-by-property acquisition. Colloquium talk, Universität Konstanz, June 29.

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.

González Alonso, Jorge: Into the Wild: A look at L3 acquisition from the onset and across development. Multilingual Language Acquisition, Processing and Use, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, May 6-7 (Invited plenary).

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

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

Alexiadou, Artemis & Terje Lohndal. 2017. Heritage languages and urban vernaculars: A case-study of verb placement. GLOW workshop on “Heritage Language Knowledge and Acquisition”, March 14.

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.

Alexiadou, Artemis & Terje Lohndal. 2017. V3 in Germanic: A comparison of urban vernaculars and heritage languages. DGfS workshop on “Non-canonical verb positioning in main clauses”, University of Saarbrücken, March 10.

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

2016

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

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

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

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

Lohndal, Terje & Marit Westergaard: Multilingualism in the globalized reality. Transatlantic Forum: Big Challenges – Human Solutions, Chicago, October 24-25.

Westergaard, Marit & Terje Lohndal: Information Structure Effects in Norwegian Heritage Language and Possible Syntactic Consequences. Norwegian-American Workshop on Bilingualism, Northwestern University, October 23.

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

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

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