15 Gen 2020 14:00



Periodo di permanenza II semestre 2019-2020

università di provenienza: Department of Language & Literature, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

attività: Seminari per il Dottorato sugli strumenti e metodologia 

sull’eye tracking in popolazioni di (giovani) adulti e seminari per il dottorato sui temi dell’acquisizione tipica e atipica della prima e della
seconda lingua in popolazioni bilingui con combinazioni linguistiche
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1. Please provide a brief outline of your training and scientific activity. 

Mila Vulchanova is Professor at the Department of Language & Literature, and the Director of the Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim. She is also the Scientific Director of the Norwegian National Graduate School of Linguistics. Her area of expertise includes language development, developmental deficits, language and cognition, advanced experimental research, language diachrony , the syntax of nominal expressions and language typology. She has secured numerous national and international large-scale grants, among which 7 FP LanPercept Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN, Coordinator, NRC FRIHUM project “Situated reference in Language Acquisition”, NRC Norwegian National Graduate School of Linguistics, and is currently the coordinator of the Horizon2020 MSCA ITN e-LADDA, WP leader of the Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN  DCOMM, and MC member and training coordinator of COST Action IS1406 “Enhancing children's oral language skills across Europe and beyond - a collaboration focusing on interventions for children with difficulties learning their first language”.

2. Please state your reasons for choosing Venice and the Department for your research and teaching stay.

 3. Have you ever had a research collaboration with the teaching staff of Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies in the past? 

I have had a long and successful collaboration with the Department since 1994 when I first visited with a postdoc scholarship offered by Ca Foscari. This was the time when Anna Cardinaletti and I were junior members of the large-scale European Science Foundation funded EuroTyp project, whose main purpose was to map out the typology of European languages. During my visit I also started collaborating with Giuliana Giusti. Our work on the structure of nominal expressions cross-linguistically and diachronically is well-cited and highly influential (Giuliana can provide some references here?)

I will be visiting in the spring term of 2020 and will be accompanied by my husband and fellow researcher, Dr Valentin Vulchanov, who has expertise in the domain of language development and developmental deficits. The purpose of the current visit is to strengthen our collaboration in the domain of psycholinguistics and the study of language development in typically developing children and developmental deficits (such as, autism, reading impairment, developmental language disorder), and to train a new generation of young researchers (PhD fellows and graduate students) at Ca Foscari. This work will consolidate the position of the newly established Ca Bembo and Ca Bimbi Labs and has the potential of harvesting large-scale European grants with our joint participation.



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