On this page, we list a selection of the publications of the LAVA research group from 2015 onwards. For a complete list of publications, please check the members’ webpages or individual research profiles in Cristin. For an overview of previous publications of the UiT acquisition research group, have a look here.

Publication highlights 2017

Castro, Tammer, Jason Rothman & Marit Westergaard. 2017. ‘On the directionality of cross-linguistic effects in bidialectal bilingualism.’ Frontiers in Psychology, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01382. OPEN ACCESS here.

González Alonso, Jorge & Jason Rothman. 2017. From theory to practice in multilingualism: What theoretical research implies for third language learning. In L3 Syntactic Transfer: Models, new developments and implications. John Benjamins, 277-298.

Liceras, Juana M. & Rachel Klassen. 2017. Compounding and derivation: On the ‘promiscuity’ of derivational affixes. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.

Lohndal, Terje & Rosalind Thornton. 2017. The 3SG morpheme in child and adult English: A formal analysis. In Elements of Comparative Syntax: Theory and Description. Mouton de Gruyter, 499-528.

Wolleb, Anna, Antonella Sorace & Marit Westergaard. 2017. Exploring the role of cognitive control in syntactic processing: Evidence from cross-language priming in bilingual children. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism,
DOI: 10.1075/lab.17002.wol. Available here.

Bayram, Fatih, Mike Iverson, Tanja Kupisch, Eloi P. Mayenco, David Miller, Jason Rothman & Marit Westergaard. 2017. Differences in Use without Deficiencies in Competence: Passives in the Turkish and German of Turkish Heritage Speakers in Germany. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Available here.

Jensen, Isabel N., Roumyana Slabakova & Marit Westergaard. 2017. The Bottleneck Hypothesis in L2 acquisition: A study of L1 Norwegian speakers’ knowledge of syntax and morphology in L2 English. In Maria LaMendola & Jennifer Scott (eds.), Proceedings of the 41st annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 333-346. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. OPEN ACCESS here.

Kupisch, Tanja, Fatih Bayram & Jason Rothman. 2017. Terminology matters II: Early bilinguals show cross-linguistic influence but are not attriters. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 7(6), 719-724.

Leivada, Evelina, Maria Kambanaros & Kleathes Grohmann. 2017. The Locus Preservation Hypothesis: Shared Linguistic Profiles across Developmental Disorders and the Resilient Part of the Human Language Faculty. Frontiers in Psychology 8.

Mitrofanova, Natalia. 2017. Early Underspecification of Functional Categories: Evidence from the Acquisition of Locative PPs in Russian. Language Acqusition.

Rothman, Jason & Roumyana Slabakova. 2017. State of the Scholarship: The Generative Approach to SLA and Its Place in Modern Second Language Studies. Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

Slabakova, Roumyana. 2017. The Scalpel Model of Third Language Acquisition. International Journal of Bilingualism 19.(3), 347-362.

Urek, Olga, Roberts Dargis, Dace Markus & Martin Krämer. 2017. Articulation accuracy in monolingual Latvian-speaking preschoolers: results of a large-scale population study. Linguistica Lettica.

Vangsnes, Øystein A, Merete Anderssen & Kristine Bentzen. 2017. Nynorsk språktileigning i eit tospråksperspektiv. In Nynorsk med dei minste. Det Norske Samlaget, pp. 223-238.

Vangsnes, Øystein A., Göran Söderlund & Morten Blekesaune. 2017. The effect of bidialectal literacy on school achievement. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 20.(3), 346-361.

Westergaard, Marit, Øystein  A. Vangsnes & Terje Lohndal.  2017. ‘Variation and change in Norwegian wh-questions: The role of the complementizer som.’ Linguistic Variation 17.1, 8-43. Available here.

Publication highlights 2016

Castro, T., Rothman, J. & Westergaard, M. 2016. Comparing Anaphora Resolution in Early and Late Brazilian Portuguese-European Portuguese Bidialectal Bilinguals. RESLA: Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics

González Alonso, J. & Rothman, J. 2016. Coming of Age in L3 Initial Stages Transfer Models: Deriving Developmental Predictions and Looking towards the Future. International Journal of Bilingualism

González Alonso, J., Rothman J., Berndt D., Castro T., & Westergaard M. 2016. Broad scope and narrow focus: On the contemporary linguistic and psycholinguistic study of L3 acquisition. International Journal of Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1177/1367006916653685.

Auzina, Ilze, Kristine Levāne-Petrova, Guna Rābante-Buša, Roberts Darǵis & Antonio Fábregas. 2016. Designing an annotated longitudinal Latvian children’s speech corpus. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 289, 46-50.

Krämer, M. & O. Urek. 2016. Perspectives on Palatalization. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics.

Kupisch, Tanja & Jason Rothman. 2016. Terminology Matters! Why Difference Is Not Incompleteness and How Early Child Bilinguals Are Heritage Speakers. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

Lloyd-Smith, Anika, Henrik Gyllstad & Tanja Kupisch. 2016. Transfer into L3 English. Global accent in German-dominant heritage speakers of Turkish. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.

Lohndal, T., & Westergard, M. 2016. Grammatical Gender in American Norwegian Heritage Language: Stability or Attrition? Frontiers in Psychology 7:344. NB! OPEN ACCESS here.

Lundquist, B., Rodina, Y., Sekerina, I.A., &  Westergaard, M. 2016. Gender Change in Norwegian Dialects: Comprehension is affected before Production. Linguistics Vanguard. DOI: 10.1515/lingvan-2016-0026.

Roberts, L., González Alonso, J., Pliatsikas, C. & Rothman, J. 2016. Evidence from Neurolinguistic Methodologies: Can it Actually Inform Linguistic/ Language Acquisition Theories and Translate to Evidence-Based Applications? Second Language Research.

Rothman, J. & Westergaard, M. (eds.). 2016. International Journal of Bilingualism. Special issue: L3 acquisition.

Rodina, Yulia. 2016. Narrative abilities of preschool bilingual Norwegian-Russian children. International Journal of Bilingualism 21.(5), 617-635.

Westergaard, M. & Rodina, Y. 2016. ‘Hvor mange genus er det i Tromsødialekten?’ Maal og Minne 2, 159-189. OPEN ACCESS here.

Westergaard, M., Mitrofanova, N., Mykhaylyk R., & Rodina, Y. 2016. Crosslinguistic influence in the acquisition of a third language: The Linguistic Proximity Model. International Journal of Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1177/1367006916648859.

Three PhD dissertations (Olga Urek, Natalia Mitrofanova, Tammer Castro) – see here.

Two MA theses (funded by LAVA grants)

Jensen, Isabel Nadine. 2016. The Bottleneck Hypothesis in L2 acquisition: Norwegian L1 speakers’ knowledge of syntax and morphology in English L2. Masters thesis, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Didriksen, Jelena. 2016. The acquisition of Norwegian Object Shift by Ln learners. Masters thesis, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Publication highlights 2015

Alexiadou, A., Lohndal, T.,  Åfarli, T.A., & Grimstad, M. B. 2015. Language Mixing: A Distributed Morphology Approach. In Thuy Bui & Deniz Özyildiz (eds.), Fourty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, 25-38.

Bentzen, K. 2015. Mapping information structure and word order: The acquisition of object placement. In Ludovica Serratrice & Shanley Allen (eds.), The Acquisition of Reference. John Benjamins [Trends in Language Acquisition Series], 51-82.

Fábregas, A., Mateu, J., &  Putnam M. T. (eds.). 2015. Contemporary Linguistic Parameters. Bloomsbury Academic.

Fabregas, A & Marín, R. 2015. Deriving individual-level and stage-level psych verbs in Spanish. The Linguistic Review  32.(2),  227-275.

Krämer, M. & O. Urek. 2015. The naturalness of palatalization. Nordlyd 42: 1-2.

Haegeman, L., & Lohndal T. 2015. Be careful how you use the left periphery. In Elisa Di Domenico, Cornelia Hamann & Simona Matteini (eds.), Structures, Strategies and Beyond: Studies in Honour of Adriana Belletti, 135-162. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Kaltsa, M., Tsimpli I., & Rothman J.. 2015. Syntax-discourse phenomena in heritage speakers and first language attriters: evidence from pronominal resolution. Lingua 164, 266-288.

Lein, Tatjana, Tanja Kupisch & Joost van de Weijer. 2015. Voice onset time and global foreign accent in German–French simultaneous bilinguals during adulthood. International Journal of Bilingualism.

Leal Méndez, T., Rothman J., & Slabakova R. 2015. Clitic Doubled Dislocations in Heritage Spanish Competence. Lingua 155, 85-97.

Mykhaylyk, R., Mitrofanova, N., Rodina, Y., & Westergaard, M. 2015. The Linguistic Proximity Model: The Case of Verb-Second Revisited. In Elisabeth Grillo & Kyle Jepsen (eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development, Vol 2: 337-349. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Rodina, Y. & Westergaard, M. 2015. Grammatical gender in Norwegian: Language acquisition and language change. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 27.2, 145-187.

Rodina, Y. & Westergaard, M. 2015. Gender agreement in bilingual Norwegian-Russian acquisition: The role of input and transparency. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Rothman, J. 2015. Linguistic and cognitive motivations for the Typological Primacy Model of third language (L3) transfer: Timing of Acquisition and Proficiency Considered. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition 18, 179-190.

Rothman, J., Alemán Banón, J., & González Alonso, J. 2015. Neurolinguistic measures of typological effects in multilingual transfer: introducing an ERP methodology. Frontiers in Psychology,

Treffers-Daller, J, Daller, M., Furman R., & Rothman, J.. 2015. Native-like selection among heritage speakers of Turkish in German. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. DOI:

Vangsnes, Ø. A.,  Söderlund, G.B.W., & Blekesaune, M. 2015. The effect of bidialectal literacy on school achievement. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism,

Velnic, Marta. 2015. Of good thieves and old friends: An analysis of Croatian adjectival forms.. Poljarnyj Vestnik 18, 18-54.

Westergaard, M. 2015. Complexity in child and adult language acquisition. A commentary on Colin Phillips and Lara Ehrenhofer: The Role of Language Processing in Language Acquisition. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 5.4, 541-544.

Westergaard, M., & Anderssen, M.. 2015. Word Order Variation in Norwegian Possessive Constructions: Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition. In Janne Bondi Johannessen & Joe Salmons (eds.), Germanic heritage languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change [Studies in Language Variation], 21-45. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. NB! Open access here.

One PhD dissertation (Anna Wolleb) – see here.

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