Jason Rothman

Jason Rothman

Professor of Linguistics, UiT Arctic University of Norway
Senior Researcher, Cognitive Science Institute, Universidad Nebrija, Spain
(co)Director of the Psycholinguistics of Language Representation (PoLaR) lab at UiT
Deputy Head of the AcqVA Aurora Centre at UiT



Jason Rothman is Professor of Linguistics at UiT and Senior Researcher in the Cognitive Science Institute at Universidad Nebrija (Spain). He works on language acquisition, processing and language-associated links to neurocognition in children and adults, especially in various bi-/multilingual populations. He is founding editor of the journal Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, executive editor of the book series Studies in Bilingualism and (co)Director of the Psycholinguistics of Language Representation (PoLaR) lab at UiT.

Research Interests:
L1, L2, L3 Acquisition; Linguistic and Acquisition Theoretical Epistemology; Modelling of Initial Stages Linguistic Transfer (morphosyntax) in Multilingualism; Heritage Language Bilingual Acquisition, Development and Ultimate Attainment The Role of Cognitive Economy in Language Acquisition

Recent Publications:
Rothman, J., González Alonso, J., & Puig-Mayenco, E.  (2019). Third Language Acquisition and Linguistic Transfer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Recent Sample Articles
Alemán Bañón, J., Miller, D., & Rothman, J. (2020). Person markedness facilitates agreement for native speakers but not for second language learners: Evidence from event-related potentials. Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

González Alonso, J.., Alemán Bañón, J., DeLuca, V., Miller, D, Pereira Soares, S. M., Puig-Mayenco, E., Slaats, S., & Rothman, J. (2020). Event Related Potentials at Initial Exposure in Third Language Acquisition: Implications from an Artificial Mini-Grammar Study. Journal of Neurolinguistics.

Voits T., Pliatsikas C., Robson H., & Rothman J. (2020) Beyond Alzheimer’s Disease: Can bilingualism be a more generalized protective factor in neurodegeneration? Neuropsychologia.

Leivada, E., Duñabeitia, J.A., Westergaard, M., & Rothman, J. (2020). On the phantom-like appearance of bilingualism effects on neurocognition: (How) should we proceed? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Jason Rothman