Disputas - Isabel Nadine Jensen, Institutt for språk og kultur

Master Isabel Nadine Jensen disputerer for ph.d.-graden i humaniora og samfunnsvitenskap, fagområde språkvitenskap

"Crosslinguistic influence in third language acquisition"

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Prøveforelesningen holdes samme dag kl. 10.15.

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen:

In this dissertation, crosslinguistic influence in third language (L3) acquisition is investigated in three articles that explore how linguistic variables affect the influence of pre-existing grammars. The goal is to contribute to novel insights about the cognitive process of language acquisition.

We collected data in offline acceptability judgements tasks. In articles 1 and 2, we tested Norwegian–English bilinguals who were exposed to an artificial L3. In article 3, we tested Russian–Norwegian bilinguals who had been instructed in English for five–six years. We analysed the data by means of mixed-effects modelling.

The results show that L3ers are influenced by both pre-existing languages, at early and intermediate stages. At intermediate stages, we documented both facilitative and non-facilitative influence. We clearly see that the source of the influence is affected by similarities between the L3 and pre-existing grammars, but we find no indications of wholesale transfer. We argue that the results reflect a complex learning situation in which candidate structures from both pre-existing languages are co-activated and compete for the overall best fit to the L3 input. The goodness of fit of a given structure determines the level of activation and consequently, the influence on the target interlanguage.

Avhandlingen er tilgjengelig i Munin.

Veiledere:

professor Marit Westergaard. UiT Norges arktiske universitet (hovedveileder)

professor Roumyana Slabakova, University of Southampton (biveileder)

Bedømmelseskomite:

Professor emeritus ph.d. Michael Sharwood Smith, University of Edinburgh (førsteopponent)

Professor ph.d. Magdalena Wrembel, Adam Mickiewicz University (andreopponent)

Førsteamanuensis ph.d. Vincent DeLuca, UiT Norges arktiske universitet

Disputasleder:

Instituttleder Gustav J. Pedersen, institutt for språk og kultur, UiT Norges arktiske universitet i Tromsø.

De som ønsker å opponere ex.auditorio kan sende e-post til leder av disputas: gustav.j.pedersen@uit.no innen kl. 13.00 disputasdagen.

 

 

Når: 20. juni 2022 kl. 11.15–15.00
Hvor: SVHUM B-1005
Studiested: Digitalt, Tromsø
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Studenter, Gjester / eksterne, inviterte
Kontakt: Kari Torill Guldahl
E-post: kari.t.guldahl@uit.no
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