Our team in Trondheim


Roumyana Slabakova is Professor and Chair of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southampton, UK and a research professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Her research interests are in second and multilingual acquisition of linguistic structure and meaning. She is the co-Editor of the journal Second Language Research and a foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. 


Marta Velnić completed her PhD at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway on the topic of Ditransitive structures in Croatian adult and child language. She then transitioned to NTNU- Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Within ADIM she is working on the acquisition of genericity in L2 English and L3 Norwegian by native speakers of Polish. 


Anne Dahl is associate professor of English linguistics at NTNU The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Anne’s research deals with various aspects of second and third language acquisition. In particular, she is interested in how languages influence each other in the multilingual mind, the role of age in language acquisition, and in the relationship between implicit and explicit learning. 

Kjersti Faldet Listhaug is Associate Professor of French linguistics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her research interests centre around second and third language acquisition. She is particularly interested in the acquisition of syntax and word order phenomena in L3 and in the acquisition of lexicon in multilingual speakers.

Guro Busterud is an Associate Professor working in the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at NTNU Trondheim. She is interested in second and third language acquisition, grammatical structures in different languages (e.g. verb movement, binding theory, grammatical gender, word order, finiteness), multilingualism, adult and child language acquisition, and theories of grammar.

Paweł Urbanik is Associate Professor at the Department of Language and Literature, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His research focuses on grammar in interaction, gesture-syntax alignment, second language use in workplace settings, and Polish-Norwegian contrastive grammar. At NTNU, he teaches Pragmatics and Norwegian as a second language from a typological perspective.

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