Bror-Magnus Sviland Strand, ISK
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Doctoral Research Fellow

Bror-Magnus S. Strand

Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Language and Culture

Job description:

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.

Research interests

First language acquisition, child language, morphosyntactic variation, Scandinavian languages, bidialectism, linguistic registers


  • NOR 1012/1022 – Talemål og språkleg mangfald (Spoken language and language diversity)
  • Nynorsk orthography and writing for teacher training students (additional resource in NOR 1012)

Publications in CRIStin

  • Strand, Bror-Magnus S.. Root Infinitives in Norwegian Child Language. Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2019 ISBN 978-1-5275-2190-2.s 169 - 186.

  • Strand, Bror-Magnus S.. The Root Infinitive in Norwegian Child Language Is an Overgeneralisation of a Non-Finite Structure Already Present in the Available In- and Output. NoSLiP 2018 – 3rd Norwegian Graduate Student Conference in Linguistics and Philology 2018-02-15 - 2018-02-16 2018.

  • Strand, Bror-M. S.. The Northern Norwegian Roleplay Variety – with emphasis on nominal morphology and syntax. iCLaVE 2017-06-06 - 2017-06-09 2017.

  • Strand, Bror-M. S.. The Norwegian roleplaying register. Structural and Developmental Aspects of Bidialectalism 2017-10-25 - 2017-10-26 2017.

  • Strand, Bror-M. S.. Root Infinitives in Norwegian Child Language. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2017-09-07 - 2017-09-09 2017.

  • Strand, Bror-M. S.. The roleplaying variety of Northern Norwegian preschool children. Methods in Dialectology XVI 2017-08-07 - 2017-08-11 2017.

  • Strand, Bror-M. S.. «Jeg lese denne» – om barnespråk og verbbøying. (fulltekst) 2017.

  • Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Løver, Morten Aase; Strand, Bror-Magnus Sviland; Kristoffersen, Kristian Emil. N-LARSP: Adaptation of the LARSP profile chart to Norwegian. ICPLA 16 (International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association) 2016-06-15 - 2016-06-18 2016.

  • Strand, Bror-Magnus Sviland. The roleplaying register of Norwegian pre-school and early school children. NoSlip (Norwegian Graduate Student conference in Linguistics and Philology) 2016-10-05 - 2016-10-07 2016.

  • Strand, Bror-Magnus Sviland. «Jeg lese denne» – om barnespråk og verbbøying. Mål og makt 2016; Volum 46 (2). ISSN 0332-7744.s 48 - 53.

  • Strand, Bror-Magnus Sviland. «Jeg lese denne» – Root infinitives in Norwegian child language and the functions of finiteness. Universitetet i Oslo 2015.

  • Strand, Bror-Magnus Sviland. Finittheit i norsk barnespråk - ei empirisk undersøking. Møte om norsk språk 16 2015-11-25 - 2015-11-27 2015.

  • Strand, Bror-Magnus Sviland. Variasjon i infinitivsmerket på Sørvestlandet. Møte om norsk språk 16 2015-11-25 - 2015-11-27 2015.

  • Member of research group