Background and activities

Research interests

  • Language acquisition, particularly second and third language acquisition
  • French linguistics
  • Language and perception, spatial language
  • The mental lexicon

Research groups and cooperation:


I predominantly teach courses in French linguistics, but have also taught courses in more general linguistic theory and in language and cognition.

Responsibilities as a Senior Research Librarian

  • Literature and resources in language and linguistics
  • Open Access publishing
    • Leader Open Access Group at NTNU University Library
  • Learning and teaching resources
    • Member of network for local teaching resouces
    • LMS: Blackboard
  • Courses in literature search and EndNote


  • PhD in Linguistics
  • Cand. Philol. (Master) in French. Has studied English and Norwegian as well.
  • Project manager digital assessment NTNU fall 2015
  • Adviser at the Examinations Office, Student and Academic Division, NTNU from March 2014 to February 2016.
  • Office manager at the Department of Language and Communication Studies in 2009
  • Office manager at the Department of Modern Foreign Languages in 2007/2008
  • Has worked at NTNU since 2002, as a student adviser from 2003 to 2007.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Listhaug, Kjersti Faldet; Lie, Sissel. (2003) Globalisering: Spøkelse eller visjon?. 2003. ISBN 82-471-5219-3.


  • Listhaug, Kjersti Faldet; Vulchanova, Mila Dimitrova; Helland, Hans Petter. (2015) Spatial Prepositions and Second Language Acquisition. The acquisition of spatial prepositions in French by native speakers of Norwegian. 2015. ISBN 978-82-326-1042-6.
  • Listhaug, Kjersti. (2002) Réflexions sur la fonction syntaxique de L'élément introducteur des constructions infinitives du français moderne. 2002.