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About hannadevries

University lecturer (in linguistics/artificial intelligence) with occasional opinions on religion & social justice-related stuff.

‘Incorporerende’ werkwoorden: het Nederlands heeft meer gemeen met het Catalaans, Noors en Grieks dan je zou denken

(Voor een algemene inleiding op deze post (over de Grote Vragen waar onderzoek als dit antwoord op probeert te geven) lees je eerst het Semantisch Intermezzo 2.) “Het lijkt me superleuk om de wetenschap in te gaan, maar ik wil … Continue reading

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Boolean operators and programming lessons for babies

A couple of days ago I was aimlessly clicking around looking at interesting stuff on the Internet when I stumbled across something very rare indeed: a news item that I am qualified to have an opinion on by virtue of having a PhD on … Continue reading

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Semantisch intermezzo 2: Compositionaliteit en verschillen tussen talen

(Tevens een (niet-noodzakelijke) inleiding op de volgende onderzoeksupdate: “Het Nederlands heeft meer gemeen met het Catalaans, Noors en Grieks dan je zou denken”.) Eén van de vragen die mij voortdurend gesteld worden door mensen die horen wat ik doe voor … Continue reading

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A cover story

Our mini-family moved to Arnhem recently, a lovely city near the German border some of whose highlights include the river Rhine, a beautiful zoo and a very well-dressed populace (owing to the presence of one of the country’s biggest art … Continue reading

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Friday, March 13th: defense & workshop

No matter how superstitious you might be, this programme surely contains enough reasons to get out of bed this Friday the 13th anyway! Workshop on the occasion of Hanna’s defense Date & time: March 13th, 2015, 9:00-12:30 Location: Kromme Nieuwegracht … Continue reading

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The semantics of group nouns, part 2: British English

…in which I try to convince you that I was actually wrong in convincing you that groups are atomic. Yeah, sorry about that. When I first conceived the idea of writing about my research in a way understandable to non-semanticists, … Continue reading

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LUSH / Amsterdam Colloquium

Below you will find (1) the slides for my recent LUSH talk in Leiden, and (2) slides and extended abstract for my presentation at last month’s Amsterdam Colloquium. (I decided, probably unwisely, to keep my AmCol presentation sober and professional, instead … Continue reading

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