Events and activities

More recent activities may be found on the AcqVA website.


Workshop: Capturing and Quantifying Individual Differences in Bilingualism (Sept. 2-3, UiT, Tromsø)


LingPhil course: Theoretical perspectives on grammatical gender (at NTNU, 27-29 November, link to course description, link to LingPhil)

Baltic Linguistics: new perspectives and methods (21-22 November)

PhD seminar: Acquisition (Fall 2018)

LingPhil course on Prosodic Analysis and the Syntax-Prosody Interface (at UiO, 31/10 – 2/11)

LingPhil course: The syntax-pragmatics interface: Bridging Theory and Experiment (UiT, 23-25 October)

LingPhil course: Analyzing linguistic typologies with OTWorkplace & Property Theory (UIT, 22-24 October)

AcqVA Retreat 2018 (NTNU, 17-19 October)

L2 Workshop—Second language acquisition: Linguistic and pedagogical perspectives

SALT workshop (May 11 – 12)

TALV Workshop: Transdisciplinary approaches to Language Variation (April 19-20)

Guest lectures by Professor Holger Hopp (Braunschweig) – March 15-16, 2018

Workshop in honour of Marta Velnic, February 23, 2018

Marta Velnić’s PhD defense, February 22, 2018

The new doctor Marta Velnić with her committee, supervisors and the leader of the defense (from left to right): Tanja Kupisch, Merete Anderssen, Marta Velnić, Bernhard Brehmer, Marit Westergaard, Tihana Kraš, Peter Svenonius.

PhD seminar: L2/L3/Ln acquisition (spring 2018)


AcqVA retreat – UiT, December 4-5, 2017

Workshop: Structural and Developmental Aspects of Bidialectalism – October 25-26, 2017

Machine Language Acquisition, and Why Speech Technology Needs More Linguists” – October 6, 2017

LIN-8002: PhD seminar – Acquisition, Fall 2017 – October 4-5

Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop – NTNU, September 13-15, 2017

Prior Structure in Language Acquisition – NTNU, August 31 – September 1, 2017

Semester kick-off – CASTL-fish and LAVA – UiT, August 25, 2017

Bridging formal and sociolinguistic approaches to language contact and code-mixing, April 27-28, 2017


Workshop in connection with Tammer’s defense – November 25, 2016

Castro’s doctoral defense – November 24, 2016

(from left to right) Antonio Fábregas, Ruth Lopes, Tammer Castro, Marit Westergaard, Jason Rothman, Esther Rinke and Merete Anderssen

Workshop in connection with Natalia’s defense – November 11, 2016

Natalia Mitrofanova’s doctoral defense – November 10, 2016

(from left to right) Irina Sekerina, Peter Svenonius, Tarald Taraldsen, Sonja Eisenbeiss, Natalia Gagarina, Natalia Mitrofanova, Marit Westergaard, Sergey Minor and Merete Anderssen

PhD seminar – Fall 2016

This acquisition seminar will give an introduction to central work carried out in the LAVA research group, mainly focusing on bilingualism/second language acquisition. The seminar will be organized as three two-day meetings, taught by Tanja Kupisch, Marit Westergaard and Jason Rothman.

Workshop on Heritage Languages, Sept. 19-20

Olga Urek’s Defense: May 23

Olga will be defending her thesis Palatalization in Latvian on Monday, May 23rd in E-0101. The event will start at 10:15 with the following trial lecture: “Latvian-Russian Bilingualism: A phonological perspective.” See the offcial announcement here:

LAMBA Mini-workshop, May 11, 2016


Workshop on Bilingualism, Priming, and Executive Function on December 11th

In connection with Anna Wolleb’s dissertation defense on December 10th, there will be a workshop her honor. Holly Branigan (Edinburgh), Ludovica Serratrice (Manchester), Antonella Sorace (Edinburgh)  and Øystein Vangsnes (UiT) will give talks on topics related to Anna’s dissertation (bilingualism, priming and executive function). Information about the workshop can be found on the link below.

Anna Wolleb’s Defense

Anna Wolleb will be defending her dissertation Syntactic representations in the bilingual mind: the role of executive function and pragmatics in cross-language priming on December 10. The topic for the trial lecture is “Syntactic processing in late bilinguals”, and the lecture will take place in B-1005 at 10.15.  Click here to see the official announcement (PDF).

PhD seminar – Fall 2015

A PhD course in Language Acquisition will be given by Merete Anderssen and Marit Westergaard at the University of Tromsø this semester. Find more information here:

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