Research Projects

Current Research Projects

HeLPiNG: Heritage-bilingual Linguistic Proficiency in their Native Grammar 

Time period: 2019-2023
Funding: Tromsø Research Foundation
PI: Jason Rothman

PATH: Preservation and Adaptation in Turkish as Heritage Language

Time period: 2019-2021
Funding: MSCA
PI: Deniz Tat

MultiGender: A Multilingual Approach to Grammatical Gender

Time period: 2019-2020.
Funding: Centre for Advanced Study (Oslo).
PIs: Terje Lohndal, Marit Westergaard

BLINK: Bilingual Literacy and Input Negotiates Knowledge: Tracing Heritage Language Bilingual Development   

Time period: 2018-2020
Funding: MSCA
PI: Fatih Bayram
Supervisors:  Jason Rothman, Marit Westergaard

GenBilex: Multiple Perspectives on Grammatical Gender in the Bilingual Lexicon

Time period: August 1, 2017 – March 7, 2020
Funding: MSCA
PI: Rachel Klassen
Supervisor: Marit Westergaard

SALT: Syllable Structure: Acquisition, Loss, Typology 

Time period: 2017-2020
Funding: Research Council of Norway FRIPRO grand
PI: Martin Krämer

MIMS: Micro-variation in Multilingual Acquisition & Attrition Situation

Time period: 2016-2020
Funding: Research Council of Norway FRIPRO grant
PI: Marit Westergaard

LIA: Linguistic Infrastructure made Accessible 

Time period: 2014-2019
Funding: Research Council of Norway Infrastructure Grant
Project manager: Janne Bondi Johannessen
PIs: Tor A. Åfarli, Øystein A. Vangsnes

Individual PhD Projects

Previous Research Projects (selection)

A microcomparative study of ‘doubling’ in dialects of Meeteilon and Norwegian as a case of syntactic variation  

Time period: 2015-2018.
Funding: Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education 
PI: Tor A. Åfarli

DASAGO: North Sami Child Language Acquisition

Time period: 2011-2018
Funding: Research Council of Norway
PI: Kristine Bentzen

DIVA: Disentangling Variation: A crosslinguistic investigation of bilingualism and non-standardization 

Time period: 2017-2019
Funding: MSCA
PI: Evelina Leivada
Supervisor: Marit Westergaard

LAMBA: Latvian Language in Monolingual and Bilingual Acquisition: Tools, theories and applications

Time period: 2015-2017
Funding: EEA Norway grant
PIs: Dace Markus, Olga Urek

L3 English: L3 acquisition of English by Norwegian-Slavic adolescents

Time period: 2014-2016
Funding: Kompetanse for mangfold
PI: Marit Westergaard

NoRus: Bilingual Norwegian-Russian Children in North Norway: Language Acquisition and Language Use

Time period: 2012-2013
Funding: Tromsø Research Foundation
PI: Marit Westergaard

BIC: Bilingual Children in North Norway

Time period: 2011-2012
Funding: Tromsø Research Foundation
PI: Marit Westergaard

The VAMOS project: Variation in Acquisition: Multiple Object and Subject positions

Time period: 2008-2012
Funding: Tromsø Research Foundation
PI: Paula Fikkert
Post-docs: Merete Anderssen, Yulia Rodina

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