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    • The Acquisition of Compositional Definiteness in Norwegian 

      Anderssen, Merete (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2007)
      This paper aims to explain why the prenominal definiteness marker found in modified structures is acquired much later than the suffixal definite article in Norwegian. The coexistence of the two definiteness markers is the result of the double definiteness phenomenon in Norwegian, which occurs in definite structures involving an attributive adjective. A lexical insertion approach to the double ...
    • The acquisition of word order in L2 Norwegian: The case of subject and object shift 

      Anderssen, Merete; Bentzen, Kristine; Busterud, Guro; Dahl, Anne; Lundquist, Bjørn; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-13)
      This article reports on a syntactic acceptability judgement study of 59 adult L2/Ln learners of Norwegian and a group of native controls, studying subject and object shift. These constructions involve movement of (mainly) pronominal subjects or objects across negation/adverbs. Both subject shift and object shift display considerable micro-variation in terms of syntax and information structure, ...
    • Cross-linguistic similarities and differences in bilingual acquisition and attrition: Possessives and double definiteness in Norwegian heritage language 

      Anderssen, Merete; Lundquist, Björn; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-10)
      This study investigates possessives and modified definite DPs in a corpus of heritage Norwegian spoken in the US. Both constructions involve variation in Norwegian – two word orders for possessives (pre- and postnominal) and two exponents of definiteness (a prenominal determiner and a suffix) – while English only has one of these options. The findings show that a large majority of the heritage ...
    • The Dative Alternation in Norwegian Child Language 

      Anderssen, Merete; Fikkert, Paula; Mykhaylyk, Roksolana; Rodina, Yulia (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Research has shown that givenness is one of several factors that influence the choice of word order with the Dative Alternation in languages such as English. This paper investigates to what extent Norwegian children between the ages of 4;2 and 6;0 are sensitive to this factor in production. In order to test this, an experiment was carried out in which the children were prompted to produce structures ...
    • Different outcomes in the acquisition of residual V2 and do-support in three Norwegian-English bilinguals: Cross-linguistic influence, dominance and structural ambiguity 

      Anderssen, Merete; Bentzen, Kristine (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-09)
      This paper investigates the acquisition of residual verb second (V2) in three corpora consisting of data from Norwegian-English bilinguals (Emma, Emily and Sunniva) in order to determine to what extent these structures are affected by cross-linguistic influence (CLI) from Norwegian V2. The three girls exhibit three different patterns with regard to the relevant constructions. They are very target-like ...
    • Norwegian Object Shift as IP-internal topicalization 

      Anderssen, Merete; Bentzen, Kristine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      In this paper we discuss the phenomenon of Object Shift in Norwegian, and we show that this operation is more complex and discourse related than what has traditionally been assumed. We argue that Object Shift cannot be accounted for in a purely prosodic approach. Rather, we demonstrate that a common denominator for all objects undergoing Object Shift is that they are topics. We thus propose that ...
    • Proceedings from Workshop on Language Acquisition, Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics 2006 : Introduction 

      Anderssen, Merete; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2007)
    • Tidlig tilegnelse av bestemt artikkel i norsk : 

      Anderssen, Merete (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      Tidlig barnespråk karakteriseres av utelatelse av grammatiske elementer, deriblant bestemt og ubestemt artikkel. Mange forklaringer har vært foreslått for dette, blant annet at det er et resultat av en preferanse for såkalte trokeiske stavelsesstrukturer i tidlig barnespråk. Norsk representerer et perfekt språk for å teste en slik hypotese, ettersom kombinasjonen av ubestemt determinativ ...
    • Tospråklighet og ordstilling i norske possessivkonstruksjoner 

      Anderssen, Merete; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      I norske eiendomskonstruksjoner kan possessiven enten stå foran eller etter substantivet. Når enspråklige norske barn tilegner seg disse strukturene, foretrekker de først den foranstilte possessiven, selv om denne er mye mindre frekvent enn den etterstilte. Dette skyldes trolig at postnominale possessiver er strukturelt mer komplekse enn prenominale. I denne artikkelen undersøker vi denne ...