Work Package 3

Norwegian-English bilinguals                  

Leader: Professor Merete Anderssen

In addition to the dense corpus of a Norwegian-English bilingual child, this subproject will use data from Norwegian-American heritage speakers collected for the NorAmDiaSyn project at the University of Oslo, making direct comparisons between acquisition and attrition data on grammatical gender and two word order phenomena (V2/inversion, S-Adv). The data from the bilingual child corpus will be compared to English corpora in CHILDES and recently collected Norwegian dense corpora, while the Norwegian-American adult data will be compared to Norwegian dialect data in the Nordic Dialect Corpus (Johannessen et al. 2009).

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