Background and activities

I'm an Associate Professor at the Department of Teacher Education, NTNU.

 

Background:

I hold a PhD in Linguistics from NTNU (2018). In my dissertation, Language mixing in American Norwegian noun phrases: An exoskeletal analysis of synchronic and diachronic patterns, I investigate the patterns of language mixing, more specifically the usage of English items in Norwegian utterances, in the heritage language American Norwegian. I discuss what these patterns can tell us about the principles of language mixing and our linguistic competence.  

Before that, I completed my MA in Scandinavian language at NTNU (2013). In my Master's thesis, Syntaks og ortografi: Nye rammer for språknormering, I investivage how generative grammar can be applied to the work on language planning. 

 

Research Interests

  • Grammar and teaching grammar
  • Language mixing
  • Syntax and morphology
  • Norwegian as a second language
  • Language planning
  • Bilingualism
  • Linguistic variation and change
  • Heritage languages

 

Research projects and groups

Nettresultat med nettstedslinker

  • AcqVA: Acquisition, Variation & Attrition (member)

 

Teaching

Department of Teacher Education, NTNU:

  • MGLU1101: Norwegian 1 (1-7) Module 1: Language and Text 1 (course coordinator)
  • MGLU2101: Norwegian 1 (1-7) Module 2: Language and Text 2
  • MGLU1501: Norwegian (L1) 1 (5-10) Module 1: Language and Literature
  • MGLU1502: Norwegian (L1) 1 (5-10) Module 2: Reading, Writing and Oral Communication
  • MGLU2501: Norwegian 2: Literacy, Language and Literature
  • Introduction to grammar, fall 2018

Department of Language and Literature, NTNU:

  • NORD1102: Grammar and Pragmatics, fall 2017
  • NORD6102: Scandinavian Linguistics - Contemporary, fall 2017
  • NORD2311: Variation, Structure and Theory: Norwegian as a Second Language, spring 2018
  • NORD6011: Norwegian Language in a Globalized Society, spring 2018
  • SPRÅK3210: Linguistic Theory and Comparative Grammar, spring 2018

 

Positions

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2016) Grammatikk og rettskriving. Nye rammer for språknormering. Novus Forlag. 2016. ISBN 978-82-7099-868-5.

Report/dissertation

  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik; Åfarli, Tor Anders; Lohndal, Terje. (2018) Language mixing in American Norwegian noun phrases: an exoskeletal analysis of synchronic and diachronic patterns. 2018. ISBN 9788232628261.
  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik; Åfarli, Tor Anders. (2013) Syntaks og ortografi: Nye rammer for språknormering. 2013.

Others

  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2018) Language mixing as evidence of language change in American Norwegian. Seminar . Research group in language change, University of Oslo; Oslo. 2018-11-20 - 2018-11-20.
  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2017) Diachronic change in the patterns of language mixing - a case study of American Norwegian noun phrases in the 1930s/40s and today. Grammar in focus ; Lund University. 2017-02-02 - 2017-02-03.
  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2017) Diakrone endringar i språkblanding i amerikanorsk. Møte om norsk språk (MONS) 17 ; 2017-11-22 - 2017-11-24.
  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2017) Nye rammer for språknormering. Seminar om grammatisk kjønn . Språkrådets fagråd for normering og språkobservasjon; Trondheim. 2017-06-14 - 2017-06-14.
  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2017) Stability or change in heritage Norwegian? Diachronic development in the patterns of language mixing. DiGS 19 Workshop ; 2017-09-05 - 2017-09-08.
  • Grimstad, Maren Berg; Riksem, Brita Ramsevik; Lohndal, Terje; Åfarli, Tor Anders. (2016) Word-internal language mixing, late insertion and underspecification. Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop 31 . Stellenbosch University; Stellenbosch University. 2016-12-01 - 2016-12-03.
  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2016) Diachronic change in nominal structures: a case study of American Norwegian DPs. SynVar 3 . Delhi University; Delhi. 2016-10-10 - 2016-10-14.
  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2016) Language Mixing and Diachronic Change: patterns of change in mixed American Norwegian noun phrases. Heritage Language Acquisition: Breaking New Ground in Methodology and Domains of Inquiry ; 2016-09-19 - 2016-09-20.
  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2016) Lexicalist vs. exoskeletal approaches: mixed American Norwegian DPs. Indo-Norwegian Syntax Workshop ; 2016-09-12 - 2016-09-13.
  • Grimstad, Maren Berg; Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2015) Exoskeletal approaches to grammar: evidence from mixing and flexibility. Norwegian Graduate Student conference in Linguistics and Philology (NoSLiP) . LingPhil; UiT, the Arctic University of Norway. 2015-01-22 - 2015-01-23.
  • Nygård, Mari; Riksem, Brita Ramsevik; Åfarli, Tor Anders. (2015) What language mixing can tell us about the syntax of gender. Linguistics Complexity in the Individual and Society . LCIS, NTNU; Trondheim. 2015-10-15 - 2015-10-16.
  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2015) Språkblanding i amerikanorske nomenfrasar. MONS 16 - møte om norsk språk . UiA; Kristiansand. 2015-11-25 - 2015-11-27.
  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik; Grimstad, Maren Berg; Lohndal, Terje; Åfarli, Tor Anders. (2015) Language mixing within verbs and nominal phrases in American Norwegian. International Symposium on Bilingualism 10 . Rutgers University; New Brunswick. 2015-05-20 - 2015-05-24.
  • Grimstad, Maren Berg; Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2014) «Jeg teach-a første grade-en» - språkblanding i amerikanorsk. Lunsjforedrag i anledning den europeiske språkdagen . NTNU Universitetsbibliotek, Dragvoll; NTNU Universitetsbibliotek, Dragvoll. 2014-09-26 - 2014-09-26.
  • Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2014) Language Mixing in American Norwegian DPs. Distributed Morphology and Language Mixing (DAAD project Stuttgart-Trondheim) . DAAD; Trondheim. 2014-12-01 - 2014-12-01.
  • Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Åfarli, Tor A; Riksem, Brita Ramsevik. (2013) Syntaktisk teori og den strukturelle "nærleiken" mellom nynorsk og bokmål. Møte om norsk språk (MONS) 15 . Universitetet i Oslo; Oslo. 2013-11-21 - 2013-11-23.