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]
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 give Dutch language acquisition classes to international students at University College Utrecht.
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