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Dr M. (Marjolein) Poortvliet

University Lecturer in Linguistics
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Nederlandse Taalkunde

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  • Spuistraat 134
  • Room number: 6.37
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  • Research

    My main interests lie in the following fields:

    • Syntax-semantics interface
    • Copular constructions
    • Evidentiality/Epistemicity
    • Grammaticalization
    • Semantic Change
    • Corpus Linguistics 
    • Germanic Languages 

    In 2018 I defended my PhD thesis "Perception and Predication: A Synchronic and Diachronic Analysis of Dutch Descriptive Perception Verbs as Evidential Copular Verbs" under the supervision of Prof. Mary Dalrymple and Prof. Ash Asudeh at the University of Oxford (Examiners: Prof. Aditi Lahiri and Prof. Gabriele Diewald).

  • Publications

    Poortvliet, M. (2017) Proeven as an Acquired Taste: Semantic Change Among Gustatory Verbs, from Early Middle Dutch to Present-Day Dutch. In: Sander Lestrade and Bert Le Bruyn (eds.), Linguistics in the Netherlands 34, pp. 111-126. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 

    Poortvliet, M. (2017) The Grammaticalization of Dutch klinken. Journal of Historical Linguistics 7(1/2), pp. 190-212. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

    Poortvliet, M. (2016). Copy Raising in English, German and Dutch: Synchrony and Diachrony. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 28(4), pp. 370-402. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Poortvliet, M. (2015). An LFG approach to Nested Dependencies in Dutch. In: Butt, Miriam and Tracy Holloway King (eds) Proceedings of the LFG2015 Conference, Waseda University, Tokyo. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.

  • Teaching

    University of Amsterdam

    Spring 2019

    • Morphology 
    • Introduction to Dutch linguistics 

    Fall 2018

    • Introduction to linguistics 
    • Syntactic analyis of Dutch 
    • Language development 
    • Language change and variation (Graduate)

    University of Oxford

    Spring 2018

    • Grammatical Analysis (Morphology)

    Fall 2017

    • Grammatical Analysis (Syntax)

    2013-2015

    • General Linguistics

     

  • Ancillary activities
    No known ancillary activities