Dr S. van Putten (Saskia)

Assistant professor - Centre for Language Studies
Assistant professor - Department of Language and Communication

Dr S. van Putten (Saskia)
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Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT NIJMEGEN

Postal address

Postbus 9103
6500 HD NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

My area of expertise is the interface of lexicon, grammar and meaning across the languages of the world. I have worked on topics such as how people talk about motion, sensory perception and the landscape across languages. Another area of interest is information structure: how people shape their utterances in order to take into account the knowledge state of the listener. My main focus is on African languages, especially Avatime (Niger-Congo), spoken in Ghana, where I have also carried out a language documentation project. I’m currently interested in the language of pain, across languages as well as in medical communication.

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