In the literature on syntactic variation, several correlations between syntactic variation and morphological variation have been identified, suggesting that the two may be related. However, there are also counterexamples. In this project, we explore this possible correlation by evaluating existing generalisations and arguing for new ones.
Sociolinguistic research on language and culture of the Mennonite community of ejido Salamanca, Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico
This PhD research examines the language and culture in a community of Old Colony Mennonites newly formed in 2004 (largely from Belize, but now also including some residents from Canada and other parts of Mexico) in southern Mexico, state of Quintana Roo, municipality of Bacalar.
This project investigates what (socio)linguistic factors are decisive in the functional implementation of a standard language, hypothesizing that newspapers played a crucial role in the expansion of the Dutch standard language, as the first mass medium read by all social classes.
This project concerns a survey about the languages spoken and taught in the Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) and the attitude of language users towards the different languages, and organized a study afternoon about this.