Background and activities

I am an Associate Professor at the Section for Norwegian, Department of Teacher Education, NTNU.

I hold a PhD in Linguistics from NTNU (2021), with the dissertation Acquiring variation. A study of children's and adults' embedded clause word orders in Norwegian – distribution, development and effects. In the dissertation I study the word order variation seen in Norwegian embedded clauses involving negation (relative to verb and subject), with the aim of mapping this variation in adult language and understanding how it is acquired by children. The latter is a contribution to the question of what type of information children use to build their language: What is retrieved from the innate grammar and what is retrieved from their input? (Read more about this here and here.)

Furthermore I hold an MA degree from NTNU, titled Byggeklossar i barnespråk. Om tre norske born si tileigning av funksjonelle kategoriar (Building bricks in child language. On three Norwegian children's acquisition of functional categories). In this work I collected a child language corpus from three Norwegian children from the region Trøndelag (now a part of CHILDES). The children were aged around 2 years and I investigated the development of grammatical functional categories in their language over a period of six months.

My bachelor degree in Norwegian/Scandinavian is from Høgskolen i Telemark (Telemark University College) and Háskóli Íslands (University of Iceland).

Research projects and groups

GrammaKiKK: Grammatisk kompetanse i kognisjon og klasserom

 

Positions and teaching

  • I was head of the organizing committee for the post graduate conference NoSlip (october 2016)
  • I was a PhD representative in the Faculty of Humanities programme board, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017
  • I have teaching experience from the University of Edinburgh, where I taught Norwegian (2014-2015)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Report/dissertation

  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2014) Byggeklossar i barnespråk. Om tre norske born si tileigning av funksjonelle kategoriar. 2014.

Others

  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2020) Vi har en språkmaskin i hodet. ung.forskning.no [Internett]. 2020-06-05.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2019) Veit norske barn at (ikkje) dei (ikkje) kan (ikkje) velje fritt kor negasjonen skal stå?. MONS - Møte om norsk språk . NTNU; Trondheim. 2019-11-27 - 2019-11-29.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2018) Grammar to the people. AcqVA retreat . AcqVA; Trondheim. 2018-10-17 - 2018-10-17.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2018) Språksystem hos små barn. Forsker Grand Prix finale . Norges forskningsråd og UiT; Tromsø. 2018-09-29 - 2018-09-29.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2018) Språksystem hos små barn. Forsker Grand Prix . NTNU; Trondheim. 2018-09-27 - 2018-09-27.
  • Busterud, Guro; Lohndal, Terje; Rodina, Yulia; Westergaard, Marit; Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2017) Genus i barnespråk. Genus i norsk . Språkrådet og NTNU; Trondheim. 2017-06-14 - 2017-06-14.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2017) "Ikke æ kakk eggan". Korleis fungerer språktileigning?. Exfac "TED"-talk ; NTNU. 2017-09-20 - 2017-09-20.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2017) Innføyd ordstilling i førstespråkstileigning: Valfridom eller overgeneralisering?. MONS 17 . Universitetet i Bergen; Solstrand, Bergen. 2017-11-22 - 2017-11-24.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise; Kush, Dave Whitney. (2017) Children's strategies in acquisition: Acquiring embedded word order optionality. International Symposium of Bilingual and Monolingual Speech . Institute of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech; Chania. 2017-09-04 - 2017-09-07.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise; Kush, Dave Whitney. (2017) Overgeneralizing word order? L1 acquisition of embedded word order optionality. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition . Universitat de les Illes Balears; Palma de Mallorca. 2017-09-07 - 2017-09-09.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2016) Acquiring embedded word order in Norwegian. EMLAR 2016 . Utrecht University; Utrecht. 2016-04-19 - 2016-04-21.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2016) CHILDES-vettreglane – Ver rusta mot utfordringar når du skal transkribere barnespråk i CHILDES-standarden. Dagsseminar om transkribering og koding . Høgskolen i Østfold; Halden. 2016-05-12 - 2016-05-12.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2015) Om kvifor me treng ein norsk standard for transkripsjon og tagging av barnespråkskorpus. MONS - Møte om norsk språk . Universitetet i Agder; Kristiansand. 2015-11-25 - 2015-11-27.
  • Sunde, Anne Mette; Riksem, Brita Ramsevik; Grimstad, Maren Berg; Ommeren, Rikke van; Ringstad, Tina Louise; Eide, Kristin Melum; Landgraff, Espen Utne. (2015) "Vet du hvor mange språk du kan?". Researchers' Night . NTNU; Realfagsbygget, NTNU Gløshaugen. 2015-09-25 - 2015-09-25.
  • Eide, Kristin Melum; Emilsen, Linda Evenstad; Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2014) Humaniora har egenverdi. Under dusken [Avis]. 2014-05-04.
  • Ringstad, Tina Louise. (2014) Now Ylva little and can't coffee. Norwegian L1 acquisition - a corpus study. Manchester forum in Linguistics (MFiL) ; 2014-11-06 - 2014-11-07.