Natalia Kartushina

Associate Professor - Lingvistiske og nordiske studier
Norwegian version of this page
Phone +47 22845021
Room V04-16
Available hours By agreement
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Henrik Wergelands hus 0313 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Institutt for pedagogikk (Student)

Academic interests

  • Phonological acquisition in first and second language 
  • Early language development 
  • Second-language production and perception
  •  Dialects
  • Articulatory feedback /phonetic training
  • Speech variability

  • Neuroplasticity

  • Bilingualism/multilingualism


2017 →      Postdoc, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

2016-2017 Postdoc, Basque Center on Brain, Cognition and Language

2015          PhD in Psychology, University of Geneva

2010          Master in Cognitive Psychology, University of Paris Descartes

2005          Master in Speech Therapy, KSPU


2020        Young Research Talents FRIPRO grant from Norwegian Research Council. Role of parental speech in early language development, Role - Principle investigator. Co-investigators: J.Mayor and A.Cristia. Funding: NOK 8m

2018         Research grant from the University of Oslo. Babytalk in Norway: relationship between parental speech and early word comprehension. Role - Principle investigator. Funding: NOK 80k

2016         Spanish Ministry research grant. What kind of listener are you? A degeneracy approach to speech processing.  Role - Co-investigator. (PI – M. Bourguignon). Funding: EUR 34k

2015          Early-postdoc scholarship awarded by Swiss National Foundation. Neural and behavioural plasticity in non-native speech production: An articulatory-feedback training study. Role - Principle investigator. Funding: CHF 100k

Registered Reports in Stage 1

Kartushina, N. & Mayor, J. (accepted pending data collection). Coping with dialects from birth: Role of variability on infants’ early language development. Insights from Norwegian dialects. Developmental Science.

Soderstrom,M. ..., Kartushina, N., Mayor, J. ... (accepted pending data collection). Testing the Relationship Between Preferences for Infant-Directed Speech and Vocabulary Development: A Multi-Lab Study. Journal of Child Language.

Tags: Developmental psychology, Neuropsychology, language


  • Bergmann, Christina; Dimitrova, Nevena; Alaslani, Khadeejah; Almohammadi, Alaa; Alroqi, Haifa & Aussems, Suzanne [Show all 19 contributors for this article] (2022). Young children’s screen time during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 12 countries. Scientific Reports. ISSN 2045-2322. 12(2015). doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-05840-5. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kartushina, Natalia; Mani, Nivedita; Aslı, Aktan-Erciyes; Alaslani, Khadeejah; Aldrich, Naomi J. & Almohammadi, Alaa [Show all 52 contributors for this article] (2022). COVID-19 first lockdown as a window into language acquisition: associations between caregiver-child activities and vocabulary gains. Septentrio Conference Series. ISSN 0000-0000. 2(1). doi: 10.34842/abym-xv34. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bukhalenkova, Daria; Veraksa, Aleksander N.; Gavrilova, Margarita & Kartushina, Natalia (2021). The Role of Russian Parents’ Education in the Development of Intuitive Theories of Parenting. Education and Self Development. ISSN 1991-7740. 16(1), p. 82–92. doi: 10.26907/esd16.1.07. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bukhalenkova, Daria; Veraksa, Aleksandr; Gavrilova, Margarita & Kartushina, Natalia (2021). Psychometric Properties of the Russian-Language Version of the Early Parental Attitudes Questionnaire (EPAQ) Designed to Assess Intuitive Theories of Parenting. Educational Studies Moscow. ISSN 1814-9545. p. 227–242. doi: 10.17323/1814-9545-2021-2-227-242.
  • Kartushina, Natalia; Rosslund, Audun & Mayor, Julien (2021). Toddlers raised in multi-dialectal families learn words better in accented speech than those raised in monodialectal families. Journal of Child Language. ISSN 0305-0009. doi: 10.1017/S0305000921000520. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lo, Chang Huan; Rosslund, Audun; Chai, Jun Ho; Mayor, Julien & Kartushina, Natalia (2021). Tablet assessment of word comprehension reveals coarse word representations in 18–⁠20‐month‐old toddlers. Infancy. ISSN 1525-0008. 26(4), p. 596–616. doi: 10.1111/infa.12401. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bukhalenkova, Daria; Gavrilova, Margarita & Kartushina, Natalia (2021). Intuitive Theories of Parenting and the Development of Emotion Understanding in Preschoolers. Education Sciences. ISSN 2227-7102. 11(1). doi: 10.3390/educsci11010015.
  • Veraksa, Aleksander; Bukhalenkova, Daria; Kartushina, Natalia & Oshchepkova, Ekaterina (2020). The Relationship between Executive Functions and Language Production in 5–6-Year-Old Children: Insights from Working Memory and Storytelling. Behavioral Sciences. ISSN 2076-328X. 10(2). doi: 10.3390/bs10020052. Full text in Research Archive
  • Frank, Michael; Alcock, Katherine; Arias-Trejo, Natalia; Ascherslegen, Gisa; Baldwin, Dare & Barbu, Stephanie [Show all 55 contributors for this article] (2020). Quantifying sources of variability in infancy research using the infant-directed speech preference. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (AMPPS). ISSN 2515-2459. doi: 10.1177/2515245919900809.
  • Veraksa, Aleksander; Ochepkova, Ekaterina; Bukhalenkova, Daria & Kartushina, Natalia (2019). Relationship between executive functions and speech production in senior preschool children: working memory and storytelling. Clinical Psychology and Special Education. ISSN 2304-0394. 8(3), p. 56–84. doi: 10.17759/cpse.2019080304.
  • Kartushina, Natalia & Martin, Clara D. (2019). Third-language learning affects bilinguals’ production in both their native languages: A longitudinal study of dynamic changes in L1, L2 and L3 vowel production. Journal of Phonetics. ISSN 0095-4470. 77. doi: 10.1016/j.wocn.2019.100920. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kartushina, Natalia & Mayor, Julien (2019). Word knowledge in six- to nine-month-old Norwegian infants? Not without additional frequency cues. Royal Society Open Science. ISSN 2054-5703. 6(9). doi: 10.1098/rsos.180711. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pourquié, Marie; Lacroix, Hugues & Kartushina, Natalia (2019). Investigating vulnerabilities in grammatical processing of bilinguals: Insights from Basque-Spanish adults and children. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. ISSN 1879-9264. 9(4-5), p. 600–627. doi: 10.1075/lab.17035.pou.
  • Kartushina, Natalia & Martin, Clara D. (2019). Talker and Acoustic Variability in Learning to Produce Nonnative Sounds: Evidence from Articulatory Training. Language Learning. ISSN 0023-8333. 69(1), p. 71–105. doi: 10.1111/lang.12315.
  • Kartushina, Natalia (2017). Interactions between native and non-native vowels in French-Danish contact: production training study, Romance-Germanic Bilingual Phonology. Equinox Publishing. ISSN 9781781792827. p. 137–156. doi: 10.1037/e528942014-664.
  • Kartushina, Natalia; Frauenfelder, Ulrich Hans & Golestani, Narly (2016). How and When Does the Second Language Influence the Production of Native Speech Sounds: A Literature Review. Language Learning. ISSN 0023-8333. 66(S2), p. 155–186. doi: 10.1111/lang.12187.
  • Kartushina, Natalia; Hervais-Adelman, Alexis; Frauenfelder, Ulrich Hans & Golestani, Narly (2016). Mutual influences between native and non-native vowels in production: Evidence from short-term visual articulatory feedback training. Journal of Phonetics. ISSN 0095-4470. 57, p. 21–39. doi: 10.1016/j.wocn.2016.05.001.
  • Kartushina, Natalia; Hervais-Adelman, Alexis; Frauenfelder, Ulrich Hans & Golestani, Narly (2015). The effect of phonetic production training with visual feedback on the perception and production of foreign speech sounds. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. ISSN 0001-4966. 138(2), p. 817–832. doi: 10.1121/1.4926561.
  • Kartushina, Natalia & Frauenfelder, Ulrich Hans (2014). On the effects of L2 perception and of individual differences in L1 production on L2 pronunciation. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01246.
  • Kartushina, Natalia & Frauenfelder, Ulrich Hans (2013). On the role of L1 speech production in L2 perception: Evidence from Spanish learners of French. In Bimbot, Frédéric ; Cerisara, Christophe; Fougeron, C.; Gravier, Guillaume; Lamel, L.; Pellegrino, François & Perrier, P. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2013): Speech in Life Sciences and Human Societies. Curran Associates, Inc.. ISSN 9781629934433. p. 2117–2122.

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  • Munoz, Luis Eduardo; Kartushina, Natalia; Martin, Clara & Baart, Martijn (2022). Investigating the impact of production training of non-native speech sounds on perception performance using the MMN.
  • Kartushina, Natalia (2021). Short- and long-term effects of L2 production training. Do improvements last?
  • Kartushina, Natalia (2021). Bridging the gap between L2 speech sound acquisition and L2 teaching.
  • Kartushina, Natalia; Soto, David & Martin, Clara D. (2021). Self-confidence in perception and production on non-native sounds.
  • Kartushina, Natalia & Martin, Clara D. (2021). Do improvements in production training last? Only when trained with multiple speakers.
  • Kartushina, Natalia; Robberstad, Silje; Munoz, Luis Eduardo & Mayor, Julien (2021). Acoustic properties of Norwegian infant-directed speech and their role in language development of 8-9-month-old infants.

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Published Apr. 16, 2018 3:57 PM - Last modified May 11, 2020 12:06 AM