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Department of Education kristin.killie@uit.no +4777660467 Tromsø ILP 5.055

Killie, Kristin


Teaching and research

Job description

My areas of responsibility are teaching, supervision and research within English language, language acquisition, and language didactics.


  • Kristin Killie :
    Extravagance, productivity and the development of -ingly adverbs
    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2022 DOI
  • Leah Bauke, Dagmar Haumann, Kristin Killie :
    Modeling reanalysis, naturally
    Brill Academic Publishers 2022 DOI
  • Kristin Killie :
    Omission or Generalization? Subject-Verb Agreement among Young Norwegian Learners of English
    Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching 19. December 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Kristin Killie :
    'I are in New York’: om tilegnelsen av samsvarsbøyning i engelsk blant innlærere med norskspråklig bakgrunn
    NLT - Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift 2021 ARKIV / FULLTEKST
  • Kristin Killie :
    ‘I are in New York’: Om tilegnelsen av samsvarsbøyning i engelsk blant innlærere med norskspråklig bakgrunn
    NLT - Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift 2021 FULLTEKST / ARKIV
  • Kristin Killie :
    The Acquisition of Subject-Verb Agreement Among Norwegian (Teenage) Learners of English: Focus on the Subject
    Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching 2019
  • Dagmar Haumann, Kristin Killie :
    Bridging contexts in the reanalysis of NATURALLY as a sentence adverb: A corpus study
    De Gruyter Mouton 2019 DOI
  • Kristin Killie :
    Secondary grammaticalization and the English adverbial -ly suffix
    Language Sciences 2015 DOI
  • Kristin Killie :
    The grammaticalization of progressive constructions with a focus on the English progressive
    Current issues in linguistic theory 2015 DOI
  • Kristin Killie :
    The development of the English be + V-ende/V-ing periphrasis: from emphatic to progressive marker?
    English Language and Linguistics 2014 DOI
  • Kristin Killie :
    The development of colour adverbs in Norwegian and English: Similar paths, different paths
    Peter Lang Publishing Group 2014
  • Kristin Killie :
    Old English-Late British language contact and the English progressive
    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012 DOI
  • Kristin Killie, Toril Swan :
    The grammaticalization and subjectification of adverbial -ing clauses (converb clauses) in English
    English Language and Linguistics 2009 DOI
  • Sara Kristine Pulk, Kristin Killie :
    English teachers' view on grammar teaching in Norway
    2022
  • Amelie Isaksen, Kristin Killie :
    Reading for Intercultural Competence in English Textbooks for EFL learners
    2022
  • Dennis Andreas Hind, Kristin Killie :
    Gaming in Second Language Acquisition: A literature review and discussion on gamingas a resource in the English classroom
    2021
  • Ask Holstad, Kristin Killie :
    English Vocabulary Development Through MMORPGs: A theoretic study on the impact of vocabularydevelopment through playing MMORPGs
    2021
  • Dagmar Haumann, Kristin Killie :
    The diachrony of grammatical non-identity: manner and speaker-oriented adverbs in English
    2020
  • Dagmar Haumann, Kristin Killie :
    The making of sentence adverbs, naturally
    2019
  • Kristin Killie :
    Extravagant morphology: attaching -ly to present participles
    2019
  • Kristian Granås, Kristin Killie :
    Differentiated Instruction in the English Subject: A qualitative study of teachers' approaches to differentiated instruction and the factors that affect their ability to differentiate
    2019 FULLTEKST
  • Tonje Kiil Bartholdsen, Kristin Killie :
    Teaching English at multi-graded schools: A qualitative study on the effects that the school structure has on the English teachers
    2018
  • Anna S. Eltoft, Kristin Killie :
    Motivation in Language Learning: A qualitative study of teachers' views on the importance of including pupils' interests and real-life context in the teaching of English
    2018
  • Kristin Killie, Annelise Brox Larsen, Kirsten Sivertsen Worum :
    Det er mulig at kontorlandskap passer i enkelte sektorer, men akademia er ikke en slik sektor.
    Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) 14. February 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Kristin Killie, Annelise Brox Larsen, Kirsten Sivertsen Worum :
    Åpne landskap passer ikke ved et universitet
    www.universitetsavisa.no 19. February 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Kristin Killie :
    Kriterier for evaluering av masteroppgaver i engelsk fagdidaktikk og i disiplinfaget engelsk
    2018
  • Kristin Killie, Øystein Fimland :
    Underskriftskampanje mot kontor i landskap
    21. March 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Kristin Killie, Liv Rønnaug Bjerke Lilleåsen :
    Samler underskrifter for å si nei til åpent kontorlandskap
    22. March 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Kristin Killie, Inga Skogvoll Rygg :
    850 har skrevet under mot åpne kontorlandskap
    04. April 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Kristin Killie :
    Presentasjon av prosjektet "Knowledge of English among Norwegian adolescents and implications for teaching" (arbeidstittel)
    2018
  • Kristin Killie, Liv Rønnaug Bjerke Lilleåsen :
    Det er mulig kontorlandskap passer i enkelte sektorer. Akademia er ikke en slik sektor.
    19. February 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Tonje Sollied Johansen, Kristin Killie :
    Your English is Fucked Up, Man. A study of classroom breaches of pragmatic and sociolinguistic competence in Norwegian, upper secondary learners of L2 English
    2017 FULLTEKST
  • Kristine Hauglid, Kristin Killie :
    Ideals meet reality. A qualitative study of student teachers' thoughts on oral English
    2017 FULLTEKST
  • Sabine Volley, Kristin Killie :
    Homework: based on tradition or research?
    2017 FULLTEKST
  • Kristin Killie :
    English sentence adverbs in -ly - How did they develop?
    2016
  • Stine Sørensen, Kristin Killie :
    Teaching English in introduction classes: A qualitative research design about teaching English in introduction classes in Norwegian lower secondary schools
    2016 FULLTEKST
  • Line Pedersen, Kristin Killie :
    English as a third language in Norwegian schools. A study on English teachers' multilingual competence and knowledge of third language acquisition
    2016 FULLTEKST
  • Kristin Killie :
    Hvem skaper verdiene?
    Nordlys 2015 ARKIV
  • Kristin Killie :
    Situation report from an English grammar course: learning outcomes and teaching methods
    2014
  • Kristin Killie :
    The importance of genre in studies of language change
    2014
  • Kristin Killie :
    Old English–Late British language contact and the English progressive: the linguistic evidence
    2013
  • Kristin Killie :
    The grammaticalization of the English progressive: cross-linguistic perspectives
    2013
  • Kristin Killie :
    Secondary grammaticalization: the case of the adverbial -ly suffix
    2013
  • Kristin Killie :
    Stressless og språkets natur
    2012
  • Kristin Killie :
    Fuzziness in English -ing: the be + ing periphrasis
    2009
  • Kristin Killie :
    On the origin of the English progressive: an assessment, with focus on the Celtic hypothesis
    2009
  • Kristin Killie :
    English-Celtic language contact and the development of progressives
    2009
  • Kristin Killie :
    The development of adverbial -ing clauses in English
    2008
  • Kristin Killie :
    Utviklinga av adverbiale -ing setninger i engelsk
    2008
  • Kristin Killie, Mona H Markussen :
    Aarts (2007) on categorization: intersective gradience
    2008

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    Research interests

    Historical linguistics
    I have for many years been carrying out research within historical linguistics. My studies focus on the development of three different constructions: the ‑ly suffix, the progressive, and adverbial –ing clauses. I have studied these constructions from various perspectives, such as grammaticalization, subjectification, language contact, and sociolinguistics. Some of the studies are contrastive. I am currently involved in a project about the development of sentence adverbs in English. This is joint work with Prof. Dagmar Haumann at the University of Bergen.

    I am a member of the research group Language Data and Language Change (LDLC) at the University of Bergen.

    Language acquisition and didactics

    In addition to my research on language change, I have in recent years carried out research on second language acquisition and language didactics in the project TALE (Teaching and Learning English, which is a joint project with colleagues at the Department of Education at UiT. In TALE, we aim to throw light on the following research questions:

    • Which points of English grammar, phonetics etc. are relatively easy to learn and consequently fall into place by themselves, and which points require focus in language teaching because they are difficult to learn on one’s own?
    • How can we work with the difficult points in a way which is both motivating and goal-oriented/effective?

    Teaching

    I teach English language (grammar, phonetics, vocabulary, variation etc), language didactics, language acquisition, multilingualism, and academic writing and supervise students on their master's theses.


    Member of research group