Anna Sara H. Romøren

Anna Sara H. Romøren
Oslo Metropolitan University · Department of Early Childhood Education

PhD

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Introduction
I'm a linguist working at the Department of Early Childhood Education, at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). My work is centered around language acquisition (typical and atypical, monolingual and multilingual), but I also work on topics related to early childhood education and the development of inclusive language practices in kindergarten. In addition to projects based in Oslo, I'm also collaborating with colleagues in Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands on projects related to the acquisition of intonation across languages. I'm also involved in research cooperation between Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Croatia and Poland, relating to the development of language assessment tools for monolingual and bilingual children.
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - present
University of Oslo
Position
  • Affiliated researcher
November 2011 - August 2015
Utrecht Unversity
Position
  • PhD Student
November 2011 - November 2015
Utrecht University
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (22)
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Social sciences researchers emphasize that new technologies can overcome the limitations of small and homogenous samples. In research on early language development, which often uses parental reports, taking the testing online might be particularly compelling. Due to logistical limitations, previous studies on bilingual children have explored the la...
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In Norway, 92% of all children between 1 and 5 attend early childhood education and care (ECEC), and 18% of these children are minority language speakers. The Framework Plan for Content and Tasks of Kindergartens (Ministry of Education, 2017, p. 24) states that ECEC staff shall ‘help ensure that linguistic diversity becomes an enrichment for the en...
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According to the Norwegian Framework Plan for Kindergartens (Ministry of Education 2017: 24), the staff shall ‘monitor the children’s communication and language and identify and support children who demonstrate various types of communication problems, who are not linguistically active, or who show signs of delayed language development’. As a first...
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We investigated how Central Swedish-speaking four to eleven-year-old children acquire the prosodic marking of narrow focus, compared to adult controls. Three measurements were analysed: placement of the prominence-marking high tone (prominence H), pitch range effects of the prominence H, and word duration. Subject-verb-object sentences were elicite...
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Rammeplan for barnehagens innhold og oppgaver (Kunnskapsdepartementet, 2017) fordrer at barnehagene støtter flerspråklige barnsutvikling av både hjemmespråket og norsk eller samisk. Dette krever at barnehagelærere har kunnskap om barns hjemmespråk og om flerspråklige didaktiske praksiser, men forskningen tyder på at dette er noe sommangler: Forskni...
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In a number of languages, prosody is used to highlight new information (or focus). In Dutch, focus is marked by accentuation, whereby focal constituents are accented and post-focal constituents are de-accented. Even if pausing is not traditionally seen as a cue to focus in Dutch, several previous studies have pointed to a possible relationship betw...

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Projects (6)
Project
The PolkaNorski project investigates the development of language skills and world knowledge in Polish-Norwegian multilingual children and their monolingual peers in Poland and Norway. The project will investigate the relationship between children’s language skills, world knowledge and the linguistic, cultural and educational environment in which they grow up. We follow multilingual Polish-Norwegian children and majority speaking Norwegian and Polish children aged 2-6 years through four work packages.
Archived project
To investigate how children with and without HFA produce the Norwegian lexical pitch accent contrast.