You can download my academic CV, including a list of publications, here [pdf]. Below is a brief overview of my work experience.
2018 – present Assistant professor of Dutch Linguistics, Utrecht University
2015 – 2018 Lecturer, Utrecht University.
2015 – 2017 Postdoc researcher in research project The Syntax of Idioms, Utrecht University
2012 – present Popular-scientific author, science journalist, science communicator
2011 – 2015 Lecturer, University of Amsterdam
2010 – 2014 PhD candidate, University of Amsterdam. PhD dissertation ‘Transparency in language. A typological study’ defended on January 23, 2015
2007 – 2010 Research assistantships, University of Amsterdam
Suijkerbuijk, Michelle, Sterre Leufkens & Marten van der Meulen (2022). De dochter doet een powernap: Definite article possessives with kinship terms in Dutch. Linguistics in the Netherlands 39, 192-208. https://doi.org/10.1075/avt.00069.suij
Leufkens, Sterre (2022). Measuring redundancy: the relation between concord and complexity. Linguistics Vanguard. https://doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2020-0143
Leufkens, Sterre. (2020). A functionalist typology of redundancy. Revista da ABRALIN, 19 (3), 79-103. [online]
Corver, Norbert, Jeroen van Craenenbroeck, William Harwood, Marko Hladnik, Sterre Leufkens, Tanja Temmerman (2019). Introduction: The compositionality and syntactic flexibility of verbal idioms. Linguistics 57 (4), 725-734. [online]
Leufkens, Sterre (2019). Hoe benut je de meertaligheid van cursisten in de NT2-les? De webapp 'Moedertaal in het NT2-onderwijs. Les 37 (209), 30-33. [online]
Leufkens, Sterre (2020). A typology of concord (1.0). [Data file and code book]. DOI: 10.24416/UU01-O8ZD60
My research interests are typology, learnability, complexity, and theoretical linguistics (especially functionalist theory). Important questions that I study are: What makes languages more or less learnable? Can we say that some (parts of) languages are more learnable than others? How is learnability related to properties of the speaker/signer community? How come that features that are relatively unlearnable still exist?
I am familiar and have worked within various linguistic frameworks, Such as Functional (Discourse) Grammar, Generative Grammar, Construction Grammar, and Optimality Theory.
I teach or have taught academic courses and lectures on the following topics:
I also teach Dutch language acquisition classes to international students at University College Utrecht.
OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
a series of colloquia in which linguists representative of different subdisciplines and framework come together to discuss a topic (2019: agreement, 2020: semi-lexicality) and benefit from each others views.