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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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I want a more fair and sustainable academia.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been weirdly fixated on what I’d consider my inevitable future career as An Academic. Somehow, I had picked up on the notion of doctorates, and decided I wanted one – preferably doing … Continue reading

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Mijn mening over Zwarte Piet is niet zo belangrijk

Als je het per se wil weten: ik denk dat Zwarte Piet, hoe onhandig we hem ook proberen te ontdoen van alle sporen van het Nederlandse slavernijverleden, te onlosmakelijk verbonden is aan zijn wortels als racistische karikatuur om ooit iets … Continue reading

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A paradox: me & my body

(This is a personal story. But there’s a point to it.) I have never liked physical exercise much. Not just that – I also regarded this as a key component of my personality, taking an odd pride in the fact … Continue reading

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Judgements needed!

Are you a native speaker of (any variety of) English? Do you have some background in linguistics? Do you accept the sentence “There’s three linguists in the garden” as grammatical? If so, I need your judgements! Each question gives you … Continue reading

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Welcome

I’m a postdoctoral research associate at the University of York trying to figure out the meaning of language, and the meaning of life in my spare time. A while ago┬áI defended my PhD thesis (Utrecht University) which you can find … Continue reading

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