Merete Anderssen

List of John Benjamins publications for which Merete Anderssen plays a role.


Anderssen, Merete and Marit Westergaard 2020 Word order variation in heritage languages: Subject shift and object shift in NorwegianLost in Transmission: The role of attrition and input in heritage language development, Brehmer, Bernhard and Jeanine Treffers-Daller (eds.), pp. 99–124
This study investigates two word order phenomena in Norwegian heritage language spoken in the US, subject shift (SS) and object shift (OS). SS and OS occur in syntactic environments where (pronominal) subjects and objects may either precede or follow negation. This paper explores to what extent… read more | Chapter
Westergaard, Marit and Merete Anderssen 2015 Word Order Variation in Norwegian Possessive Constructions: Bilingual Acquisition and AttritionGermanic Heritage Languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change, Johannessen, Janne Bondi † and Joseph C. Salmons (eds.), pp. 21–45
In Norwegian possessive constructions, the possessive may either precede or follow the noun. Monolingual children initially show a preference for the prenominal possessive construction, although it is much less frequent than the postnominal one in the adult language. A likely explanation is that… read more | Article