Language variation, first language acquisition, child language, syntax, morphology, prosody, phonetics, infinitives, Scandinavian languages
In my research project, I wish to describe and analyse the roleplaying language of Norwegian children. It is long known that children growing up outside of the central Oslo area use something resembling the Oslo-dialect (Standard East Norwegian) in their role utterances when they engage in roleplay or socio-dramatic play. What is less known is however how the structural properties of this specific roleplay variety, and how children acquire it. These are questions I wish to address.