Hi there! My name is Rachel Klassen and I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow leading the GenBiLex Project as part of the LAVA Group at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Have a look around my website and feel free to get in touch with me if you don’t find what you’re looking for.

 

Education

Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, University of Ottawa, Canada, 2016

M.A., Spanish (Hispanic Linguistics), University of Ottawa, Canada, 2011

Honours B.A, Languages (Spanish, French, German), Wilfrid Laurier University, 2008

 

Current Research

  • asymmetric grammatical gender systems in the bilingual lexicon
  • variation in L1 grammatical gender
  • L2 gender agreement strategies
  • L1 & L2 processing of morphology in NN compounds
  • agreement in code-switching

 

Areas of Interest

  • second language acquisition
  • bilingualism
  • mental lexicon
  • language processing
  • grammatical gender
  • morphosyntax
  • methodology & experimental design
  • eye-tracking

 

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Norwegian
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Latvian
  • Brazilian Portuguese