Jason Rothman is Professor of Linguistics at UiT and Adjunct Professor at Universidad Nebrija (Spain). He works on language acquisition, processing and language-associated links to neurocognition in children and adults, especially in various bi-/multilingual populations. He is founding editor of the journal Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism and executive editor of the book series Studies in Bilingualism.
Vincent DeLuca is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at UiT. His research is focused on how different aspects of bilingual language experience variably impact brain structure, function, and several cognitive processes. His work focuses on how these neural and cognitive adaptations dynamically shift over time and with changes to patterns of language use.
Euan Morse (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Euan Morse is the Lab Manager for the PoLaR Lab. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the lab, if you have any questions about the lab please contact him. He is also a master’s student in Peace and Conflict Transformation. Euan is looking into the Security considerations of Japan and South Korea, with special consideration for historical grievances.
Fatih Bayram is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow (BLINK: Bilingual Literacy and Input Negotiate Knowledge) at the Department of Language and Culture at UiT and the lab’s Research Coordinator. His research primarily focuses on heritage language bilingualism, examining the domain of morphosyntax using a variety of psycholinguistic methodologies.
Jorge González Alonso is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Language and Culture at UiT and the lab’s Experimental Coordinator. His work mostly focuses on two main topics: the acquisition of a third or further language by bilinguals of different types, and the processing of morphology and morphosyntax by non-native speakers.
Maki Kubota is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the HeLPiNG (Heritage-bilingual Linguistic Proficiency in their Native Grammar) project at the Department of Language and Culture at UiT, and the lab’s Outreach Coordinator. Her work mainly involves examining language development in children, including bilinguals, attriters (returnees), and heritage language speakers. She uses a variety of methods to track language development in children longitudinally.
Alicia Luque is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the HeLPiNG (Heritage-bilingual Linguistic Proficiency in their Native Grammar) project at the Department of Language and Culture at UiT, and the lab’s Communications Coordinator. Her work primarily focuses on investigating the set of individual factors that contribute to proficient bi/multilingualism as well as on elucidating the ways in which the (becoming) bi/multilingual experience impacts linguistic, neurocognitive, and socio-affective function using both psycholinguistics and neurolinguistic methods.
All members of the PoLaR Lab are also members of the AcqVA Aurora Centre. You can find an overview of the AcqVA Aurora members under the PEOPLE tab here.