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Prof. dr. A.J. (Bertus) van Rooy

Bertus van Rooy is professor of English linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. His main field of interest is World Englishes, focussing on how new grammatical features arise and gain acceptance in settings of language contact. His work is usually corpus-based, and he has compiled corpora of learner English, contemporary English for different varieties of South African English, and historical corpora for earlier periods of South African English. for He also works on the syntax of Afrikaans and language contact between Afrikaans and English.
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Engelse taal en cultuur
Photographer: Mardo Photos

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  • Spuistraat 134
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  • Publications

    2021

    2020

    2019

    • Fuchs, R., van Rooy, B., & Gut, U. (2019). Corpus-based research on English in Africa. In A. U. Esimaje, U. Gut, & B. E. Antia (Eds.), Corpus Linguistics and African Englishes (pp. 38–69). John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/scl.88.03fuc
    • Kruger, H., van Rooy, B., & Smith, A. (2019). Register change in the British and Australian Hansard (1901-2015). Journal of English Linguistics, 47(3), 183-220. https://doi.org/10.1177/0075424219857114
    • van Rooy, B. (2019). Evaluating explanations for past-time reference with unmarked verb forms in African Englishes. In A. U. Esimaje, U. Gut, & B. E. Antia (Eds.), Corpus Linguistics and African Englishes (pp. 186-204). John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/scl.88.09van
    • van Rooy, B. (2019). Learner corpus research in South Africa (1989-2019). Language Matters, 50(3), 70-89.
    • van Rooy, B. (2019). Reconsidering Kachru’s work on Englishes in their multilingual ecologies. World Englishes, 38(1&2), 280-293. https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12402

    2018

    • Kruger, H., & van Rooy, B. (2018). Register variation in written contact varieties of English. English World Wide, 39(2), 214-242. https://doi.org/10.1075/eww.00011.kru
    • van Rooy, B., & Kruger, H. (2018). Hybridity, globalisation and models of Englishes. In S. C. Deshors (Ed.), Modeling World Englishes: Assessing the interplay of emancipation and globalization of ESL varieties (pp. 77-108). John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/veaw.g61.04van

    2017

    2016

    • Kruger, H., & Van Rooy, B. (2016). Constrained language: A multidimensional analysis of translated English and a non-native indigenised variety of English. English World-Wide, 37(1), 26-57. https://doi.org/10.1075/eww.37.1.02kru
    • Kruger, H., & van Rooy, B. (2016). Syntactic and pragmatic transfer effects in reported-speech constructions in three contact varieties of English influenced by Afrikaans. Language Sciences, 56, 118-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2016.04.003
    • Van Rooy, B., & Kruger, H. (2016). Faktore wat die weglating van die Afrikaanse onderskikker dat bepaal. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, 56(1), 102-116. https://doi.org/10.17159/2224-7912/2016/v56n1a7
    • van Rooy, B. (2016). Present perfect and past tense in Black South African English. In Re-assessing the Present Perfect: Corpus Studies and Beyond (Vol. 91, pp. 149-168). De Gruyter.
    • van Rooy, B., & Kruger, H. (2016). The innovative progressive aspect of Black South African English: The role of language proficiency and normative processes. International Journal of Learner Corpus Research, 2(2), 205-228. https://doi.org/10.1075/ijlcr.2.2.04van

    2015

    2014

    2013

    • Van Rooy, B. (2013). Corpus linguistic work on black South African english. English Today, 29(1), 10-15. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266078412000466
    • van Rooy, B., & Pretorius, E. J. (2013). Is reading in an agglutinating language different from an analytic language? An analysis of isiZulu and English reading based on eye movements. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 31(3), 281-297. https://doi.org/10.2989/16073614.2013.837603

    2012

    2011

    • Van Rooy, B., & Van Den Doel, R. (2011). Dutch and Afrikaans as post-pluricentric languages. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, (212), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1515/IJSL.2011.043

    2010

    2008

    2007

    2006

    2005

    2004

    2003

    • van Rooy, B., & Pretorius, R. (2003). A word-class tagset for Setswana. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 21(4), 203-222. https://doi.org/10.2989/16073610309486344
    • van Rooy, B., Wissing, D., & Paschall, D. D. (2003). Demystifying incomplete neutralisation during final devoicing. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 21(1-2), 49-66. https://doi.org/10.2989/16073610309486328

    2002

    • Van Rooy, B. (2002). Stress placement in Tswana English: The makings of a coherent system. World Englishes, 21(1), 145-160. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-971X.00237
    • van Rooy, N., & Schäfer, N. (2002). The effect of learner errors on POS tag errors during automatic POS tagging. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 20(4), 325.
    • van der Walt, J. L., & van Rooy, B. (2002). Towards a norm in South African Englishes. World Englishes, 21(1), 113-128. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-971X.00235

    2001

    • van Rooy, B., & Wissing, D. (2001). Distinctive [voice] implies regressive voicing assimilation. In Distinctive Feature Theory (pp. 295-334). Mouton de Gruyter.

    2014

    • Noël, D., van Rooy, B., & van der Auwera, J. (2014). Diachronic Approaches to Modality in World Englishes: Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of English Linguistics, 42(1), 3-6. https://doi.org/10.1177/0075424213512655
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Virtuele Instituut vir Afrikaans
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