Teaching and supervision

PhD seminars in Language Acquisition/Attrition (recent)

Spring 2018: PhD seminar, LAVA research group, L2/L3/Ln Acquisition (with Jason Rothman & Roumyana Slabakova)
Fall 2017: PhD seminar, LAVA research group, Child and Adult Heritage Speakers (with Tanja Kupisch & Jason Rothman)
Fall 2016: PhD seminar, LAVA research group, Bilingualism/L2A (with Tanja Kupisch & Jason Rothman)
Fall 2015: PhD seminar, CASTL Graduate School, Language Acquisition (with Merete Anderssen)
Fall 2013: PhD seminar, CASTL Graduate School, Topics in Bilingualism

Courses in English linguistics taught at UiT (selection)

  • Varieties of English, graduate course (3000-level), 2018
  • Second Language Acquisition, graduate course (3000-level): 2009, 2015, 2016, 2018.
  • First Language Acquisition, graduate course (3000-level): 2004, 2005.
  • Language Acquisition, graduate course (3000-level): 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003.
  • Second Language Acquisition, intermediate course (2000-level): 2015.
  • Language Acquisition, intermediate course (2000-level): 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002.
  • English Grammar and Introduction to Linguistics, (1000-level): 1995-1999, 2001-2002, 2008.

Courses taught at other institutions

  • SPRÅK-3000 Language Acquisition (English), NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: Fall semester 2009.
  • ENG-2153 First and Second Language Acquisition, NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim: Spring semester 2005.
  • Issues in 1st and 2nd Language Acquisition, St. Olaf College, USA: Interim 2001, and summers  2002 and 2003.

Supervision – PhD dissertations

Jensen, Isabel Nadine. In progress. Topic: L3 acquisition. (with Professor Roumyana Slabakova)

Björnsdóttir, Sigríður. In progress. Topic: Grammatical Gender in Icelandic. (with Professor Terje Lohndal)

Larsen, Tina L. Ringstad. In progress. Topic: MiTCH: Micro-cue Transfer in Child Language. NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology. (with Professor Kristin M. Eide and Associate Professor Dave Kush)

Velnic, Marta. 2018. Ditransitive Structures in Croatian Adult and Child Language: The role of animacy and givenness. (with Professor Merete Anderssen)

Shunack, Silke. 2016. Processing of non-canonical word orders in an L2: When small changes make no big difference. PRIM – Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism. (with Professor Claudia Felser).

Castro, Tammer. 2016. Heritage and adult L2 acquisition of empty categories in a bidialectal/bilingual context: Brazilian and European Portuguese in contact. (with Professor Jason Rothman)

Mitrofanova, Natalia. 2016. Paths and Places: Aspects of Grammar and Acquisition. (with Professor Peter Svenonius)

Urek, Olga. 2016. Palatalization in Latvian. UiT The Arctic University of Norway. (with Professor Martin Krämer)

Wolleb, Anna. 2015. Syntactic representations in the bilingual mind: the role of executive function and pragmatics in cross-language priming. UiT The Arctic University of Norway. (with Professor Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh)

Røreng, Anita. 2011. Die deutsche Doppelobjektkonstruktion: Eine korpusbasierte Untersuchung zur relativen Abfolge nominaler Akkusativ- und Dativobjekte im geschriebenen Deutsch. University of Tromsø. (with Professor Olaf Westvik, UiT and Professor Jorunn Hetland, NTNU)

Haukås, Åsta. 2009. Frequenz, Transfer und/oder Grammatikunterricht? Der L2-Erwerb des deutschen hypothetischen Konditionalgefüges aus kognitiv linguistischer Sicht. [Frequency, transfer and/or grammar instruction? The L2 acquisition of the German hypothetical conditional from a cognitive linguistics perspective.] University of Tromsø. (with Associate Professor Beate Lindemann)

Rodina, Yulia. 2008. Semantics and Morphology: The Acquisition of Grammatical Gender in Russian. University of Tromsø. (with Professor Tore Nesset)

Supervision –  Masters theses
Pramanik, Asit. In progress. Topic: L2 acquisition of English articles by Bengali learners.

Brattli, Fredrick. In progress. Topic: Unbalanced bilingual acquisition.

Kalstad, Pål Hunstad. In progress. Topic: Child L2 acquisition.

Son, Minjeong. In progress. Topic: Second Language Acquisition.

Kwame, Abukari. 2018. Acquisition of L2 English articles among L1 Dagbani speakers: L1 Transfer or Fluctuation? UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Gorgone, Paula. 2018. The acquisition of English as an L3 by Catalan/Spanish bilinguals. UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Bakkevoll, Audun. 2018. Media habits vs. English proficiency: A study of L1 Norwegian primary school children. UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Andersen, Daniel Flakowski. 2017. The effect of media habits on English proficiency: A study of L1 Norwegian teenagers. UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Jensen, Mirjam. 2017. Investigating the Bottleneck Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition: The acquisition of narrow syntax and functional morphology among Norwegian L2 learners of English. UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Basnet, Lila. 2017. Acquisition of subject-verb agreement and word order by Nepali learners of English: The Bottleneck Hypothesis in L2 acquisition. UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

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

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

Stagelund, Annette Mygind Stagelund. 2016. The Effect of Norwegian Dyslexia Friendly Schools: The acquisition of L2 English in 6th and 7th grade. UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Tsegaye, Hiwot. 2011. The Transfer of Word Order by Native Speakers of Amharic Learning English. University of Tromsø. (with Associate Professor Thomas McFadden)

Caglar-Ryeng, Ömür. 2010. Morphological Awareness Skills of Norwegian Adolescent Dyslexics Acquiring English as a Second Language. University of Tromsø.

Tamási, Katalin. 2010. Segment Interactions in Autism. University of Tromsø. (with Senior Researcher Bruce Morén-Duolljá)

Rahman, Syed Shahrier. 2010. Wh-Question and Focus Construction in Bengali: Word Order Variation and Acquisition.  University of Tromsø. (with Professor Gillian Ramchand)

Hui, Ding. 2010. A Study on Adult Chinese Acquiring Norwegian Word Order. University of Tromsø. (with Associate Professor Thomas McFadden)

Maksimova, Irina. 2009. Production of articles and monosyllabic prepositions in early child English: a prosodic account. University of Tromsø. (with Associate Professor Martin Krämer)

Bjermeland, Lene Kristin Brevik. 2005. Age, Input and Proficiency Levels in Child Foreign Language Learning in Norwegian Schools. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU. (with Professor Mila Vulchanova)

Zdorenko, Tatiana. 2005. The Acquisition of Subjects in English and Russian. University of Tromsø.

Zyryanova, Marina. 2005. The Acquisition of Wh-Questions in Russian and English: The Presence of Pragmatics. University of Tromsø.

Borge, Aud Inger Nilsen. 2005. Acquisition of Adverb and Verb Placement in Norwegian Learners of English: A Study on Learner Language and the Effectiveness of Teaching. University of Tromsø.

Filiouchkina, Maria. 2003. How Tense and Aspect are acquired: a cross-linguistic analysis of child Russian and English. University of Tromsø.

Diakonova, Marina. 2003. The Acquisition of Word Order in English and Russian. University of Tromsø.

Rodina, Yulia. 2003. Acquisition of Verbal Possession in English. Tromsø. University of Tromsø.

Evtyukhin, Sergey. 2003. Incidental Acquisition of English Phrasal Verbs by Norwegian and Russian Native Speakers. University of Tromsø.

Jensvoll, Maja Henriette. 2002. The Acquisition of Past Tense in English/Norwegian Bilingual Children: Single versus Dual Mechanisms. Cand. philol. thesis, University of Tromsø.

Bentzen, Kristine. 2000. ’I like not it like du like it!’ A case study of language transfer in bilingual first language acquisition. Cand. philol. thesis, University of Tromsø.

Dahl, Anne. 2000. Unlearning: On the Acquisition of Case Absorption Effects in English Passives by Native Speakers of Norwegian. Cand. philol. thesis, University of Tromsø.

Anderssen, Merete. 1995. The Acquisition of Functional Categories. Cand. philol. thesis, University of Tromsø.

Ashigbie, Livingstone. 1995. First Language and Developmental Influences in Second Language Acquisition and Use: A Cross-Sectional Study of Ghanaian and Norwegian Learners’ Acquisition and Use of the English Articles. Cand. philol. thesis,  University of Tromsø. (with Professor Waldemar Marton)

Waara, Renee Hilda. 1992. Syntactic and Thematic Structures in English Passives. Cand. philol. thesis, University of Tromsø.

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