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Research Groups

Qualifications

MA in Dutch Language and Literature (cum laude), Utrecht University, August 1990
PhD in Linguistics, Utrecht University, March 1995
Academic Teaching Qualification, Utrecht University, September 1997

Visiting and Research Positions

September 1990 — December 1990: Junior lecturer in the Department of Dutch Language and Literature, Utrecht University.
January 1991 — December 1994: Research assistant in the Research Institute for Language and Speech, Utrecht University.
September 1995 — August 1997: Junior lecturer in the Department of Dutch Language and Literature, Utrecht University.
September 1997 — February 2000: Post-doctoral fellow in the Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen, University of Groningen.
March 2000 — December 2004: Post-doctoral fellow in the Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS, Utrecht University.

January-August 2002: Honorary senior research fellow at University College London.
November 2002 – August 2004: Lecturer in Historical Linguistics, Department of Dutch Language and Culture, University of Nijmegen.
September 2004 – July 2007: Lecturer in Linguistics, department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh.
From August 2007: Reader in Linguistics, department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh.

Teaching

• Introduction to semantics (part of Linguistics 1), level 8, ca. 200 students, 5 contact hours
• Introduction to morphology (part of Linguistics 1), level 8, ca. 200 students, 5 contact hours
• Introduction to syntax (part of Linguistics 1), level 8, circa 200 students, 8 contact hours
• Introduction to historical linguistics (part of Linguistics 1), level 8, circa 200 students, 7
contact hours
• Linguistics 2Lh: History and structure of Western European languages (co-taught); level 8,
circa 40 students, 18 contact hours
• Honours foundation: Syntax and semantics (syntax part); level 10, ca. 25 students, 15
contact hours
• Advanced topics in syntax (co-taught); level 10, ca. 10 students, 27 contact hours
• Optimality theory (co-taught), level 10, ca. 15 students, 9 contact hours
• Current issues in morphology; levels 10 and 11, ca. 10 students, 27 contact hours
• Introduction to syntax (MSc course); level 11, circa 30 students; 10 contact hours
Pre-Honours course organising:
I was Course Organiser for Linguistics 1A in 2009 and for Linguistics 2Lh in 2008, 2009,
2010 and 2012. The Linguistics 1A course I organised was nominated for a EUSA Teaching
Award 2009-2010.

Administrative Roles

• 2005 - 2007 Honours Convenor for Linguistics, LEL.
• 2006 - present Director of Studies, LEL.
• 2006, and October 2009 – present Quality Assurance & Enhancement officer, LEL.
• 2006-2007 Member of the School Undergraduate Studies Committee, PPLS.
• January-June 2008 School Quality Assurance & Enhancement officer, PPLS, and member of the College Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee.
• 2008 - 2010 External member of the Board of Studies of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.
• September 2009 – present MA Dissertation Convenor, LEL.
• Fall 2010 Liaison Person for the LEL Teaching Programme Review; author of the subject area’s analytical report.

Websites

Research outputs

  1. Middles

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  2. Auxiliary selection

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. Default person versus default number in agreement

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Research activities & awards

  1. Person in impersonal pronouns

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  2. Glossa (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

  3. Language Sciences (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

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Research projects

  1. The Grammar of Person

    Project: Funded ProjectResearch

  2. 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

    Project: Funded ProjectResearch

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