Work Package 1

Norwegian-Russian bilinguals                  

Leader: Associate professor Yulia Rodina

In addition to the dense corpus, WP1 will use the production experiments designed for the monolingual studies to investigate two word order phenomena in Norwegian-Russian bilinguals (V2, object shift/scrambling), as these are particularly interesting to compare in this language combination. For the gender study, WP1 will expand the experimental work used in Rodina & Westergaard (2013b, 2015) to include eyetracking, in order to investigate whether children who hardly ever produce a particular gender form, e.g. certain feminines in Norwegian or the opaque neuters in Russian, nevertheless are sensitive to these forms in processing. The monolingual Norwegian controls will be tested in Tromsø and the monolingual Russians in Ivanovo (as in our previous studies).

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