Christine Meklenborg Nilsen

Professor and Head of Department
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My main interests of research concern word order in Germanic and Romance languages, in particular the Verb Second (V2) structure. I am the director of the research project Traces of History, which seeks to understand why the Germanic languages have retained a V2 word order, wheras this structure has been lost in the Romance languages. 

Other areas of interest include complementizers, root-embedded asymmetries, clitics, interrogation, the left periphery, the pronominal system, and verbal syntax. My main languages of research are Old and Modern French, but I have also worked on Old English and Modern Germanic. 

Full CV (May 2015).

Tags: French, French language, Old French, Linguistics, Language history, Diachronic linguistics, Word order, Clitics, Verb placement, Verb Second, Syntax, Generative linguistics, Linguistic cartography, Contrastive linguistis, Topicalisation

Publications

  • Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2021). Extraction Strategies in Norwegian. In Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg; Lohndal, Terje & Østby, Kathrine Asla (Ed.), Syntax, semantics and acquisition: In honor of Hans Petter Helland. Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 978-82-91398-12-9. doi: 10.5617/osla.8921. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kemenade, Ans van & Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2021). Issues in the Left Periphery of Old English and Old French. Topic types and the V2 constraint. In Wolfe, Sam & Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (Ed.), Continuity and Variation in Germanic and Romance. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198841166. p. 248–274.
  • Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg; Helland, Hans Petter & Lohndal, Terje (2021). Topics in French and Norwegian. In Wolfe, Sam & Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (Ed.), Continuity and Variation in Germanic and Romance. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198841166. p. 223–247. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198841166.003.0009.
  • Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2021). Merged and Moved. Topics in Old and Middle French. Journal of Historical Syntax (JHS). ISSN 2163-6001. 5(16-25), p. 1–49. doi: 10.18148/hs/2021.v5i16-25.72.
  • Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2020). Resumptive structures in a Gallo-Romance perspective. In Wolfe, Sam & Maiden, Martin (Ed.), Variation and Change in Gallo-romance Grammar. Oxford University Press. ISSN 978-0-19-884017-6. p. 41–70. Full text in Research Archive
  • Helland, Hans Petter; Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg & Lohndal, Terje (2020). La topicalisation en français et en norvégien. Scolia. ISSN 1253-9708. 34, p. 51–69. doi: 10.4000/scolia.1176. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2020). Adverbial resumptive particles and Verb Second. In Woods, Rebecca & Wolfe, Sam (Ed.), Rethinking Verb Second. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198844303. Full text in Research Archive
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2019). A micro-perspective on Verb-second in Romance and Germanic. Linguistic Variation. ISSN 2211-6834. 19(1), p. 1–15. doi: 10.1075/lv.00010.mek. Full text in Research Archive
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Walkden, George (2017). Diagnosing embedded V2 in Old English and Old French. In Mathieu, Eric & Robert, Truswell (Ed.), Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198747840. p. 168–181. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198747840.003.0011.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2015). La disparition de l'infinitif antéposé. In Badiou-Monferran, Claire & Verjans, Thomas (Ed.), Disparitions. Contributions à l'étude du changement linguistique.. Honoré Champion. ISSN 9782745329288. p. 303–320.
  • Helland, Hans Petter & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2014). Affaire(s) de grammaire. In Helland, Hans Petter & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (Ed.), Affaire(s) de grammaire. Mélanges offerts à Marianne Hobæk Haff à l'occasion de ses soixante-cinq ans. Novus Forlag. ISSN 978-82-7099-753-4. p. i–iii.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2014). Le complémenteur 'que' et la périphérie gauche : analyse diachronique. Syntaxe & Sémantique. ISSN 1623-6742. 15, p. 47–80. doi: 10.3917/ss.015.0047.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Bech, Kristin (2014). Postverbal subjects in Old English and Old French. Oslo Studies in Language (OSLa). ISSN 1890-9639. 6(1), p. 201–228. doi: 10.5617/osla.725. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bech, Kristin & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2014). Preverbal word order in Old English and Old French. In Bech, Kristin & Eide, Kristine Gunn (Ed.), Information Structure and Syntactic Change in Germanic and Romance Languages. John Benjamins Publishing Company. ISSN 9789027255969. p. 233–269. doi: 10.1075/la.213.09bec.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2014). "En espérant qu'elle vienne" - l'emploi modal après espérer. In Helland, Hans Petter & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (Ed.), Affaire(s) de grammaire. Mélanges offerts à Marianne Hobæk Haff à l'occasion de ses soixante-cinq ans. Novus Forlag. ISSN 978-82-7099-753-4. p. 107–131.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2013). Reflexive verbs and the restructuring of clitic clusters. In Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Helland, Hans Petter (Ed.), Challenging Clitics. John Benjamins Publishing Company. ISSN 978-90-272-5589-1. p. 283–310. doi: 10.1075/la.206.12sal.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Helland, Hans Petter (2013). Why challenging clitics? Some introductory remarks. In Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Helland, Hans Petter (Ed.), Challenging Clitics. John Benjamins Publishing Company. ISSN 978-90-272-5589-1. p. 1–26. doi: 10.1075/la.206.01sal.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2013). Topics and the Left Periphery. A comparison of Old French and Modern Germanic. In Lohndal, Terje (Eds.), In search of universal grammar : from Old Norse to Zoque. John Benjamins Publishing Company. ISSN 978-90-272-5585-3. p. 131–172. doi: 10.1075/la.202.10sal.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2011). Stylistic Fronting and Remnant Movement in Old French. In Berns, Janine; Jacobs, Haike & Scheer, Tobias (Ed.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2009 Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Nice 2009. John Benjamins Publishing Company. ISSN 978 90 272 0383 0. p. 323–342. doi: 10.1075/rllt.3.19sal.

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  • Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg; Lohndal, Terje & Østby, Kathrine Asla (2021). Syntax, semantics and acquisition: In honor of Hans Petter Helland. Universitetet i Oslo. ISBN 978-82-91398-12-9. 12(1). 237 p.
  • Wolfe, Sam & Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2021). Continuity and Variation in Germanic and Romance. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198841166. 624 p.
  • Helland, Hans Petter & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2014). Affaire(s) de grammaire. Mélanges offerts à Marianne Hobæk Haff à l'occasion de ses soixante-cinq ans. Novus Forlag. ISBN 978-82-7099-753-4. 271 p.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Helland, Hans Petter (2013). Challenging Clitics. John Benjamins Publishing Company. ISBN 978-90-272-5589-1. 315 p.

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  • Wolfe, Sam & Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2021). Germanic and Romance: Data, method, and theory. In Wolfe, Sam & Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (Ed.), Continuity and Variation in Germanic and Romance. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198841166. p. 1–12.
  • Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2020). Topik-markøren si – en sammenligning mellom gammelfransk og gammeloksitansk.
  • Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2019). Egentlig så er det ikke så dumt. Språknytt. ISSN 0333-3825.
  • Haanæs, Øystein Rygg & Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2019). Derfor bruker vi nordmen "så" så ofte. [Internet]. forskning.no.
  • Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2019). V2 and resumption - a cross-linguistic perspective.
  • Nilsen, Christine Meklenborg (2019). Merged and Moved - topics in Old French.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Kemenade, Ans van (2019). The information-structural status of topic constructions i Old English and Old French.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2019). Resumption in Gallo-Romance.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2019). Different shades of si. Information structure, V-to-C movement and the loss of V2.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2019). Resumption in V2 languages.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Michael Zimmermann: Expletive and Referential Subject Pronouns in Medieval French. Zeitschrift für französische Sprache und Literatur. ISSN 0044-2747. 128(2-3), p. 324–328.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Topicalisation patterns in Old French.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Den urgamle jula. Eidsvoll Ullensaker Blad.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Naturnavn, gårdsnavn og slektsnavn i Eidsvoll.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Det lille filleordet så. Språkprat.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Semantically bleached or semantically salient? The story of two homonymous particles in Old French.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Minnetale over professor Helge Nordahl. Årbok / Det norske videnskaps-akademi. ISSN 0332-6209. p. 112–117.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Helge Nordahl 12. januar 1927 – 31. mars 2018 .
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Hobæk Haff, Marianne (2018). Helge Nordahl (nekrolog). Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Kemenade, Ans van (2018). Critical remarks on the Force-Fin V2 model.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). En beretning om vann. Eidsvoll Ullensaker Blad.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Ord, ord, ord. Eidsvoll Ullensaker Blad.
  • Helle Therese, Kongsrud & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Sytermer fra fransk (serie som sendes høsten 2018). [Radio]. Språkteigen, NRK P2.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Navn i og rundt Eidsvoll.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Nå så snakker vi om så. En studie av endringer i bruken av den resumptive konstruksjonen i dansk, svensk og norsk.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Hva så?
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Kåseri, Språkteigen. [Radio]. NRK P2.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2017). Hvorfor studere fremmedspråk?
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2017). Anekdoter om fransk språk.
  • Myhre, Torunn & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2017). Det lille ordet så. [Radio]. NRK P2 Språkteigen.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2017). I norsk så bruker vi så.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2017). From tha to så – the resumptive structure in Old Swedish.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2017). Microvariation in Germanic.
  • Toril, Haugen & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2017). Det lille ordet «så» har stor betydning. [Journal]. Apollon.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2017). At the corner of syntax and semantics. Resumptive structures in Old French and Old Swedish.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2017). The resumptive cycle.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2017). Navn i Eidsvoll.
  • Erdal, Elise Sundfør & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2016). Cirkumfleksens skjebne. [Radio]. P2, Kulturhuset.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2016). Resumption in Romance and Germanic.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2016). The emergence of linguistic patterns.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2016). The syntax of resumptives.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2016). Nu så börjar det lossna!
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2016). Nå så har vi det bra - om resumpsjon i V2-språk før og nå.
  • Bech, Kristin & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2016). To foredrag om året 1066 og dets sammenheng med engelsk og fransk språkhistorie.
  • Bech, Kristin & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2016). 1066 - et skjebneår for engelsk og fransk språk.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Fernández-Rubiera, Francisco José (2015). Clitic placement and V2 – two sides of the same coin.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2015). Licensing pro in Old French.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Fernández-Rubiera, Francisco José (2015). V2 and enclisis: a diachronic and synchronic phase-approach.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2015). When Verb Second seems to be Verb Third.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2015). Jeg skjønner ikke en dritt. Eidsvoll Ullensaker Blad.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2015). Stedsnavn i Eidsvoll.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2015). Traces of History.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2015). Traces of History.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2015). Resumption and V2.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Fernández-Rubiera, Francisco José (2015). V2 and enclisis: a uniform analysis for Germanic and (some) Romance varieties.
  • Wilberg, Gunn & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2014). Jubler for millioner til egen forskning. [Newspaper]. Eidsvoll Ullensaker Blad.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2014). De frankiske statene - Tyskland og Frankrikes felles fortid.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2014). Typisk norsk. Eidsvoll Ullensaker Blad.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2014). Vidvnderlige versaler. Aftenposten Viten. ISSN 2464-3033.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2013). Definitivt innafor. Eidsvoll Ullensaker Blad.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2013). DELALINVALATINA à la langue française.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg & Walkden, George (2013). Diagnosing embedded V2 in Old French and Old English.
  • Bech, Kristin & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2013). Superficial typology: the so-called verb-second constraint in Old English and Old French.
  • Bech, Kristin & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2013). Språka for 1000 år sidan: Fransk og engelsk svært ulike. [Journal]. Apollon.
  • Bech, Kristin & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2013). Superficial typology: The so-called 'verb-second constraint' in Old English and Old French.
  • Bech, Kristin & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2013). A corpus-based, contrastive case study of subject type and position with complex verb phrases in Old English and Old French.
  • Bech, Kristin & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2013). 1066 - et skjebneår for engelsk og fransk språk.
  • Bech, Kristin & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2013). 1066 - et skjebneår for engelsk og fransk språk.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2013). Gammelfransk vs. norsk. Om venstreperiferi og topics.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2012). Ny rekkefølge i gamle tekster - en undersøkelse av klitika i gammelfransk.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2012). Ukruttkartet til fransk lingvistikk.
  • Bech, Kristin & Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2012). 1066 - et skjebneår for engelsk og fransk språk.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2012). The transition from Old to Modern French: Exit V2, enter obligatory subject pronouns.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2011). Generativ lingvistikk.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2011). When V2 is disguised as V3 - a comparaison of Old French and Modern Germanic.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg (2018). Grunnleggende fransk grammatikk. Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Salvesen, Christine Meklenborg; Eide, Kristine Gunn; Myking, Synnøve Midtbø & Bech, Kristin (2012). Le groupe prépositionnel en ancien et moyen français. Universitetet i Oslo.

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