Publication details [#65580]

Westergaard, Marit R., Merete Anderssen and Björn Lundquist. 2018. Cross-linguistic similarities and differences in bilingual acquisition and attrition: Possessives and double definiteness in Norwegian heritage language. Bilingualism 21 (4) : 748–764.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Cambridge University Press


This inquiry explores possessives and modified definite DPs in a corpus of heritage Norwegian spoken in the US. Both structures include variation in Norwegian – two word orders for possessives (pre- and postnominal) and two definiteness exponents (a prenominal determiner and a suffix) – while English solely has one of these choices.