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Journal publications

Books

  • Anderssen, Merete; Bentzen, Kristine; Westergaard, Marit. (2010) Variation in the Input: Studies in the Acquisition of Word Order. Springer. 2010. ISBN 9048192064.
  • Westergaard, Marit. (2009) The Acquisition of Word Order: Micro-cues, Information Structure, and Economy. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2009. ISBN 9789027255280.

Part of book/report

  • Westergaard, Marit. (2017) Gradience and Gradualness vs Abruptness. The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax.
  • Westergaard, Marit. (2016) Word order and finiteness in acquisition: A study of English and Norwegian wh-questions. Finiteness Matters. On finiteness-related phenomena in natural languages.
  • Mykhaylyk, Roksolana; Mitrofanova, Natalia; Rodina, Yulia; Westergaard, Marit. (2015) The Linguistic Proximity Model: The Case of Verb-Second Revisited. Proceedings of the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development.
  • Westergaard, Marit; Anderssen, Merete. (2015) Word Order Variation in Norwegian Possessive Constructions: Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition. Germanic heritage languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change.
  • Eitler, Tamás; Westergaard, Marit. (2014) Word order variation in late Middle English: The effect of information structure and audience design. Information Structure and Syntactic Change in Germanic and Romance Languages.
  • Vangsnes, Øystein Alexander; Westergaard, Marit. (2014) Ka korpuse fortæll? Om ordstilling i hv-spørsmål i norske dialekter. Språk i Norge og nabolanda. Ny forskning om talespråk.
  • Westergaard, Marit; Sorace, Antonella; Heycock, Caroline; Bentzen, Kristine. (2014) Variable verb placement in embedded clauses: Comparing English and Norwegian children. Inquiries into Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition: Papers offered to Adriana Belletti.
  • Rodina, Yulia; Westergaard, Marit. (2013) The acquisition of gender: A bilingual case study. Advances in Language Acquisition.
  • Westergaard, Marit. (2013) L’acquisizione della variazione linguistica. Introduzione alla linguistica del mòcheno.
  • Westergaard, Marit. (2013) The acquisition of linguistic variation: Parameters vs. micro-cues. In search of universal grammar : from Old Norse to Zoque.
  • Kemenade, Ans van; Westergaard, Marit. (2012) Syntax and information structure: Verb-second variation in Middle English. Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English.
  • Westergaard, Marit; Vangsnes, Øystein A; Lohndal, Terje. (2012) Norwegian som: The complementizer that climbed to the matrix Left Periphery and caused Verb Second violations. Enjoy Linguistics! Papers offered to Luigi Rizzi on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
  • Anderssen, Merete; Bentzen, Kristine; Rodina, Yulia; Westergaard, Marit. (2010) The acquisition of apparent optionality: Word order in subject and object shift constructions in Norwegian. Variation in the Input: Studies in the Acquisition of Word Order.
  • Anderssen, Merete; Bentzen, Kristine; Westergaard, Marit. (2010) The Acquisition of (Word Order) Variation. Variation in the Input: Studies in the Acquisition of Word Order.
  • Anderssen, Merete; Westergaard, Marit. (2010) On the Impact of Frequency in the Acquisition of Variable Word Order. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.
  • Westergaard, Marit; Bentzen, Kristine. (2010) Word order and finiteness in the acquisition of English and Norwegian wh-questions. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.
  • Westergaard, Marit. (2009) Many Small Catastrophes: Gradualism in a Microparametric Perspective. Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory.
  • Westergaard, Marit R. (2007) Learning and Unlearning V2: On the Robustness of the Triggering Experience in a Historical Perspective. Proceedings of the XXXII Incontro di Grammatica Generativa.
  • Westergaard, Marit R; Bentzen, Kristine. (2007) The (non-) effect of input frequency on the acquisition of word order in Norwegian embedded clauses. Frequency effects in language acquisition. Defining the limits of frequency as an explanatory concept.
  • Westergaard, Marit R. (2006) Triggering V2: The Amount of Input Needed for Parameter Setting in a Split-CP Model of Word Order. Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2005.
  • Westergaard, Marit R. (2005) Norwegian Child Language and the History of English: The Interaction of Syntax and Information Structure in the Development of Word Order. Contexts - Historical, Social, Linguistic. Studies in Celebration of Toril Swan.