I’m a PhD student in the SIGN-HUB project, which focuses on “Preserving, Researching and Fostering the Linguistic, Historical and Cultural Heritage of European Deaf Signing Communities with an Integral Resource”. The project is funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 program. One of the aims is to provide descriptive grammars of six European sign languages and I am working on the one for Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT). This is an exciting and challenging project since hardly any (extensive) descriptive grammars on sign languages exist so far. Therefore, a manual has been written by the COST SignGram Action IS1006 team, which functions as my guideline. The grammars will be published on an online platform, with interactive links and video examples. The first part of my project was dedicated to gathering and looking into studies that had already been done on NGT; in the second (current) part, I summarize these findings and conduct research on grammatical features that have not been investigated (extensively) yet. Two topics I've studied so far are conditional clauses and the grammatical aspects of the sign 'to-come'. Supervisors: Prof. dr. E.M. van den Bogaerde & dr. Roland Pfau.
2007-2010: Bachelor student Linguistics (track Sign Linguistics), University of Amsterdam
2010-2013: Bachelor student Teacher of NGT, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
2013-2015: Pre-master & master student Applied Linguistics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2014: Internship research project ‘Handy connections’, Radboud University Nijmegen
2015: Master thesis ‘Making sense of a nonsense sign repetition task’
(available online at the VU scriptie database)