Language and Speech Laboratory

Jorge González Alonso


Having obtained my first degree in English Philology from the University of Oviedo (Spain), I completed an M.A. programme in Language Acquisition at the University of Sheffield (UK). Between 2010 and 2015 I was a Ph.D. student at the University of the Basque Country, supervised by Professor María del Pilar García Mayo, graduating with a dissertation entitled Morphological processing and representation in multilingualism. After a short period at The University of Reading (UK), I started my current post-doctoral position at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, in Tromsø. My research focuses on two main topics: the acquisition of a third or further language by bilinguals of different types (sequential ─ early and late ─, simultaneous, etc.), and the processing of morphology and morphosyntax by non-native speakers of a language. I have worked with speakers of Basque, Polish, Russian, Norwegian, English and Spanish, although the last two are by far the populations I know best.



Research Interests

  • Second and third language acquisition.
  • Nonnative processing.
  • Lexical access.
  • Bilingualism.
  • Language and cognition.