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Background and activities

My research deals with various aspects of second and third language acquisition, i.e., the acquisition of language(s) after early childhood. I'm interested in both theoretical and applied aspects of acquisition. Most of my work is on English. In particular, I am interested in the role of age in language acquisition, and in the relationship between implicit and explicit learning. I am also interested in multilingualism in a broad sense, and in multilingualism and language acquisition in schools.

I am one of the directors of Flere språk til flere Trondheim, whose aim is to communicate research-based knowledge about multilingualism, and I am a member of the research groups AcqVA: Acquisition, Variation, Attrition  and  FANT - Forskergruppe for andre- og tredjespråk. I am also responsible for the topic of English in the Norwegian encyclopedia Store norske leksikon. As of August 2017, I am a member of the Board of the Faculty of Humanities at NTNU.

Competence and academic interests:
- Second language acquisition
- Third language acquisition
- Age and language acquisition
- Multilingualism
- English in Norway
- English in (Norwegian) schools
- English in (Norwegian and international) academia
- Global English

I mainly teach courses in language acquisition and in Global English.

I'm happy to supervise theses on second and third language acquisition inside and outside the classroom, from theoretical or applied perspectives. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Dahl, Anne; Krulatz, Anna; Torgersen, Eivind Nessa. (2016) Forging a Linguistically Diverse Future: Implications for EFL Teacher Education Programmes in Norway. Anglistentag 2015 Paderborn.
  • Dahl, Anne. (2015) Input and language competence in early-start foreign language classrooms. Usage-Based Perspectives on Second Language Learning.
  • Dahl, Anne. (2014) Prinsipper for grammatikkundervisningen. Fremmedspråksdidaktikk.



  • Anderssen, Merete; Bentzen, Kristine; Busterud, Guro; Dahl, Anne; Didriksen, Jelena; Lundquist, Bjørn; Westergaard, Marit. (2016) Subject and Object Shift in L2 Norwegian. GALANA . University of Illinois; Urbana-Champaign. 2016-09-08 - 2016-09-10.
  • Krulatz, Anna Maria; Dahl, Anne. (2015) Minority Students In EFL Classrooms In Norway: Do Teachers Feel Prepared?. International Conference on Bilingualism . University of Malta; Valletta. 2015-03-23 - 2015-03-26.
  • Krulatz, Anna Maria; Torgersen, Eivind Nessa; Dahl, Anne. (2015) Forging a linguistically diverse future: implications for EFL teacher education programs in Norway. Anglistentag . Universität Paderborn; Paderborn. 2015-09-23 - 2015-09-26.
  • Krulatz, Anna Maria; Torgersen, Eivind Nessa; Dahl, Anne. (2015) The advent of the multilingual English classroom: New directions in teacher education programs in Norway. FLTAL'15 International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics . International Burch University; Sarajevo. 2015-05-12 - 2015-05-14.
  • Dahl, Anne. (2013) Individual factors affecting acquisition in early-start L2 classrooms. PiF 2013 Psycholinguistics in Flanders . KU Leuven; Leuven. 2013-05-30 - 2013-05-31.
  • Dahl, Anne. (2013) Language exposure in child SLA. Thinking, Doing, Learning: Usage Based Perspectives on Second Language Learning . Second Language Research Center, Syddansk Universitet; Odense. 2013-04-24 - 2013-04-26.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Dahl, Anne. (2012) A possible source for added material in a sentence repetition task: Situation models in language development. Embodied and Situated Language Processing 2012 . Northumbria University; Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 2012-08-28.
  • Dahl, Anne. (2011) Early-start L2 English: effects of increased input on vocabulary and listening comprehension in Norwegian first-graders. PIF2011 Psycholinguistics in Flanders . University of Antwerp/Ghent University/KU Leuven; Antwerpen. 2011-05-25 - 2011-05-26.
  • Dahl, Anne. (2010) Studying early L2 comprehension in young children. What´s on your mind? Thinking for speaking in second language acquisition . the Institute of Language and Communication, International G; Odense. 2010-11-01 - 2010-11-02.