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    • Bilinguals’ sensitivity to grammatical gender cues in Russian: the role of cumulative input, proficiency, and dominance 

      Mitrofanova, Natalia; Rodina, Yulia; Urek, Olga; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-11)
      This paper reports on an experimental study investigating the acquisition of grammatical gender in Russian by heritage speakers living in Norway. The participants are 54 Norwegian-Russian bilingual children (4;0-10;2) as well as 107 Russian monolingual controls (3;0-7;0). Previous research has shown that grammatical gender is problematic for bilingual speakers, especially in cases where gender ...
    • Crosslinguistic influence in the acquisition of a third language: The Linguistic Proximity Model 

      Westergaard, Marit; Mitrofanova, Natalia; Mykhaylyk, Roksolana; Rodina, Yulia (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-05-19)
      Aims and Objectives:<br>The main goal of the present study is to investigate effects of crosslinguistic influence in third language acquisition by simultaneous bilinguals. We address the following research questions: Do both languages contribute to crosslinguistic influence in third language acquisition, or is one of them chosen as the sole source of influence? Is crosslinguistic influence always ...
    • A cue-based approach to the acquisition of grammatical gender in Russian 

      Rodina, Yulia; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      This article discusses the acquisition of gender in Russian, focusing on some exceptional subclasses of nouns that display a mismatch between semantics and morphology. Experimental results from twenty-five Russian-speaking monolinguals (age 2;6–4;0) are presented and, within a cue-based approach to language acquisition, we argue that children rely on certain morphosyntactic micro-cues in the course ...
    • 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 ...
    • Gender Change in Norwegian Dialects: Comprehension is affected before Production 

      Lundquist, Bjørn; Rodina, Yulia; Sekerina, Irina; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-10-04)
      This article investigates language variation and change in the grammatical gender system of Norwegian, where feminine gender agreement is in the process of disappearing in some Northern Norwegian dialects. Speakers of the Tromsø ( N = 46) and Sortland ( N = 54) dialects participated in a Visual Word experiment. The task examined whether they used indefinite articles ( en , e ...
    • Grammatical gender in bilingual Norwegian-Russian Acquisition: The role of input and transparency 

      Rodina, Yulia; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-09-18)
      This paper investigates the role of parental input and transparency in the acquisition of two different gender systems, Norwegian and Russian, by bilingual children living in Norway. While gender in Russian is generally predictable from the morphophonological shape of the noun (with some exceptions), gender assignment in Norwegian is opaque. An experimental production study was carried out with two ...
    • Grammatical gender in Norwegian: Language acquisition and language change 

      Rodina, Yulia; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-05-28)
      Based on data from two experimental studies, this paper investigates the production of gender in a Norwegian dialect (Tromsø) by several groups of child and adult speakers. The findings show that gender is late acquired (around age 7) and, furthermore, that there are considerable differences between the groups, indicating an ongoing historical change that involves the loss of feminine gender ...
    • Hvor mange genus er det i Tromsødialekten? 

      Westergaard, Marit; Rodina, Yulia (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Tradisjonelt har tromsø-dialekten tre genus; maskulinum, femininum og nøytrum. i denne artikkelen presenterer vi resultater fra to eksperimentelle studier som kan tyde på at femininum er i ferd med å forsvinne, slik at dialekten endrer seg til et to-genussystem med felleskjønn og intetkjønn. Mens voksne bruker den ubestemte artikkelen ei så å si alltid ved femininumsord, ...
    • The loss of feminine gender in Norwegian: a dialect comparison 

      Busterud, Guro; Lohndal, Terje; Rodina, Yulia; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-08)
      It is well known that grammatical gender systems may change historically. Previous research has documented loss of the feminine gender in several Norwegian dialects, including those spoken in Oslo and Tromsø (Lødrup in Maal og Minne 2:120–136, 2011; Rodina and Westergaard in J Ger Linguist 27(2):145–187 2015). In these dialects, the change is characterized by replacement of the feminine indefinite ...