Kari Kinn

Postdoctoral Fellow - Nordic Language
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Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Henrik Wergelands hus 0313 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0317 OSLO

My academic interests include comparative syntax, language change, historical linguistics, language contact and heritage languages. To date, null arguments, pronouns and DP syntax have been been my major focus areas. I am currently investigating nominal phrases in varieties of Norwegian, including American Norwegian, from a comparative and historical perspective. 

I was awarded a PhD at the University of Oslo in 2016 and have teaching experience from courses in Norwegian grammar, syntax and historical linguistics. Before taking up my current post, I held a postdoctoral research position at the University of Cambridge. 

Tags: Linguistics, Nordic language, Syntax, Historical linguistics, Language contact


  • Blaxter, Tam & Kinn, Kari (2018). On Ek and Jak in Middle Norwegian: Mixed Methods in Historical Sociolinguistics. Transactions of the Philological Society.  ISSN 0079-1636.  116(3), s 383- 409 . doi: 10.1111/1467-968X.12126 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kinn, Kari (2017). Null arguments in Old Norwegian: Interaction between pronouns and the functional categories of the clause. Linguistic variation.  ISSN 2211-6834.  17(2), s 309- 346 . doi: 10.1075/lv.15018.kin Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kinn, Kari (2016). Referential vs. non-referential null subjects in Middle Norwegian. Nordic Journal of Linguistics.  ISSN 0332-5865.  39(3), s 277- 310 . doi: 10.1017/S0332586516000068
  • Kinn, Kari; Rusten, Kristian A. & Walkden, George (2016). Null subjects in early Icelandic. Journal Of Germanic Linguistics.  ISSN 1470-5427.  28(1), s 31- 78 . doi: 10.1017/S1470542715000136
  • Kinn, Kari (2014). The cognitive status of null subject referents in Old Norse and their Modern Norwegian counterparts, In Kristin Bech & Kristine Gunn Eide (ed.),  Information Structure and Syntactic Change in Germanic and Romance Languages.  John Benjamins Publishing Company.  ISBN 9789027255969.  Kapittel.  s 173 - 200
  • kokkinakis, sofie johansson; Sköldberg, Emma; Henriksen, Birgitte; Kinn, Kari & Johannessen, Janne Bondi (2012). Developing Academic Word Lists for Swedish, Norwegian and Danish - a joint research project, In Ruth E Vatvedt Fjeld & Julie Matilde Torjusen (ed.),  Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress.  Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier.  ISBN 978-82-303-2095-2.  Kapittel 44.  s 563 - 569

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  • Janss, Christian; Taugbøl, Stine Brenna; Wiger, Ellen Nessheim; Söring, Sibylle; Nøding, Aina; Berg, Gry; Bjørkøy, Aasta Marie Bjorvand; Evensen, Nina Marie; Falkenberg, Ingrid Louise; Haugsland, Åshild; Ims, Ingunn Indrebø; Kinn, Kari; Kjølstadmyr, Inger Marie H; Larsson, Sigrid; Sauar, Margit; Solberg, Henninge M.; Spilling, Eivor Finset; Wiggen, Gunnhild; Witting, Mette Refslund; Aarstein, Ingvald & Dingstad, Ståle (2009). Henrik Ibsens skrifter 11. Tekstbind. Aschehoug & Co.  ISBN 978-82-03-18941-8.  658 s.

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  • Kinn, Kari (2016). Null Subjects in the History of Norwegian.
  • Kinn, Kari; Rusten, Kristian A. & Walkden, George (2014). Null subjects in early Icelandic.
  • Kokkinakis, Sofie Johansson; Sköldberg, Emma; Henriksen, Britt; Kinn, Kari & Johannessen, Janne Bondi (2012). Developing Academic Word Lists for Swedish, Norwegian and Danish – a joint research project.

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