Academic Career

  • 1996-2024, Full Professor in Theoretical Linguistics, Department of Theoretical Linguistics, University of Amsterdam
  • 1989-1996, Assistant Professor in Spanish Linguistics, Department of Spanish, University of Amsterdam
  • 1986-1989, Research Assistant, Department of General Linguistics, University of Amsterdam

Academic Training

  • 1986-1992, PhD, Faculty of Arts, University of Amsterdam. Thesis: Non-verbal predication: theory, typology, diachrony.
  • 1983-1986, MA, Linguistics, University of Amsterdam. Thesis: Copular verbs in a functional grammar of Spanish
  • 1982-1986, MA Spanish, University of Amsterdam. Thesis: The Spanish mood system


  • Member of the Academia Europaea (AE).
  • Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
  • Member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW).

Full CV (March 2024)