Tromsø branch

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Bilingualism Matters opened in Tromsø, Norway, in June 2011, under the name “Flere språk til flere”. The branch is hosted by the University of Tromsø.

Branch aims

Flere språk til flere aims to provide support to families, teachers and other people affected by bilingualism in order to:

  • Answer questions from parents and teachers about bilingualism
  • Increase people’s knowledge about advantages of bilingualism
  • Provide information about good strategies to promote bilingual language development
  • Make research on bilingualism available to the public
  • Act as a link between people in multilingual environments

Get in touch

Visit their website: Flere språk til flere
Follow them on twitter: @flersprak

The Tromso team

Dr. Yulia Rodina

Branch Director, Associate Professor of Linguistics

Yulia Rodina is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Oslo.

Research interests - Language acquisition (first, second, third, bilingual); multilingualism and education; Norwegian, Russian, English.

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Dr. Yulia Rodina

Dr. Yulia Rodina

Branch Director, Associate Professor of Linguistics

Prof. Marit Westergaard

Professor of Linguistics

Marit Westergaard is Professor of Linguistics at the Arctic University of Norway.

Reserach interests - first language acquisition, second/third language acquisition, bilingual language acquisition, comparative English and Norwegian syntax

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Prof. Marit Westergaard

Prof. Marit Westergaard

Professor of Linguistics

Prof. Merete Anderssen

Professor of Linguistics

Merete Anderssen is Professor of Linguistics at the Arctic University of Norway.

Research Interests: Word order variation, language acquisition, bilingualism

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Prof. Merete Anderssen

Prof. Merete Anderssen

Professor of Linguistics

Prof. Øystein Vangsnes

Professor of Linguistics

Øystein Vangnes is Professor of Linguistics at the Arctic University of Norway.

Research Interests - Grammar, syntax, morphology, syntactic variation, North Germanic languages and dialects, language variation, multilingualism, bidialectalism, language acquisition, cognitive development, language attitudes.

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Prof. Øystein Vangsnes

Prof. Øystein Vangsnes

Professor of Linguistics

Prof. Kristine Bentzen

Professor of Linguistics

Kristine Bentzen is Professor of Linguistics at the Arctic University of Norway.

Research interests - variation in the input of acquisition, acquisition of syntax, comparative syntax

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Prof. Kristine Bentzen

Prof. Kristine Bentzen

Professor of Linguistics

Olga Urek

Post-doctoral candidate

Olga Urek is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL) at the Arctic University of Norway.

Research interests - Phonology, Optimality Theory, phonological opacity, first language acquisition, Baltic languages.

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Olga Urek

Olga Urek

Post-doctoral candidate

Natalia Mitrofanova

PhD Candidate in Linguistics

Natalia Mitrofanova is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL) at the Arctic University of Norway.

Research interests - language acquisition, child grammar, syntax and semantics of spatial expressions, typology, Sámi, Norwegian, Russian, Evenki

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Natalia Mitrofanova

Natalia Mitrofanova

PhD Candidate in Linguistics

Marta Velnić

PhD candidates in Linguistics

Marta Velnić is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL) at the Arctic University of Norway.

Research interests - First Language Acquisition, Variation in First Language Development, Acquisition of Grammatical Gender, Acquisition of Double Objects (in Croatian), Long and Short Adjectival form in Croatian.

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Marta Velnić

Marta Velnić

PhD candidates in Linguistics

Tammer Castro

PhD candidate in Linguistics

Tammer Castro is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL) at the Arctic University of Norway.

Research interests - Language Acquisition, Language Attrition, Bidialectism, Syntax, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Psycholinguistics

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Tammer Castro

Tammer Castro

PhD candidate in Linguistics

Bror-Magnus Sviland Strand

PhD candidate in Linguistics
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Bror-Magnus Sviland Strand

Bror-Magnus Sviland Strand

PhD candidate in Linguistics