Research Projects

Current Research Projects

HeLA: Heritage Language Acquisition: The qualitative nature of input and cross-linguistic influence – MSCA (2022 – 2024)

Time period: 2022-2024
Funding: MSCA
PI: Brechje van Osch

ADIM: Across-Domain Investigations in Multilingualism

Time period: 2022-2024
Funding: EEA Norway grants
PI: Marit Westergaard

MuMin: Multilingual Minds: Grammar Interaction in Multilingual Acquisition

Time period: 2021-2025
Funding: The Research Council of Norway
PI: Natalia Mitrofanova

LESS: Linguistic Economy through transfer Source Selectivity

Time period: 2021-2024
Funding: The Research Council of Norway
PI: Jorge González Alonso

INPUT: Investigating Proxies for Understanding Trajectories: Heritage Language Maintenance and Child Second Language Acquisition in Refugee Contexts

Time period: 2021-2023
Funding: MSCA
PI: Nadine Kolb

GenVAC: Grammatical Gender in Norwegian Dialects: Variation, Acquisition and Change

Time period: 2020-2024
Funding: The Research Council of Norway
PI: Terje Lohndal

MultiLit: Multilectal Literacy in Education

Time period: 2020-2024
Funding: The Research Council of Norway
PI: Øystein  A. Vangsnes

Experimental Approaches to Syntactic Optionality

Time period: 2020-2023
Funding: The Research Council of Norway
PI: Bjørn Lundquist

CLICK: Cross-Linguistic Influence of Competing Knowledge: Comparative Morphosyntactic Variations in Heritage Language Development

Time period: 2020-2022
Funding: MSCA
PI: Khadij Gharibi

HeLPiNG: Heritage-bilingual Linguistic Proficiency in the Native Grammar 

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

MultiGender: A Multilingual Approach to Grammatical Gender

Time period: 2019-2022
Funding: Centre for Advanced Study (Oslo)
PIs: Terje Lohndal, Marit Westergaard

SALT: Syllable Structure: Acquisition, Loss, Typology

Time period: 2017-2022
Funding: The Research Council of Norway FRIPRO grand
PI: Martin Krämer

Individual PhD Projects

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Previous Research Projects (selection)

PATH: Preservation and Adaptation in Turkish as Heritage Language

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

MIMS: Micro-variation in Multilingual Acquisition & Attrition Situation

Time period: 2016-2021
Funding: The Research Council of Norway FRIPRO grant
PI: Marit Westergaard

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

Time period: 2018-2021
Funding: MSCA
PI: Fatih Bayram
Supervisors:  Jason Rothman, Marit Westergaard

GenBilex: Multiple Perspectives on Grammatical Gender in the Bilingual Lexicon

Time period: 2017 – 2020
Funding: MSCA
PI: Rachel Klassen
Supervisor: Marit Westergaard

LIA: Linguistic Infrustructure made Accessible 

Time period: 2014-2019
Funding: The Research Council of Norway
PI: Tor A. Åfarli, Øystein A. Vagnsnes

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: The 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 grants
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