On Monday 10 December 2018, our Maps and Grammar colleague Nina Ouddeken successfully defended her PhD thesis Voicing in translation at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. The promotors were M. van Oostendorp and R. D’Allessandro, and the reading committee consisted of P. Fikkert (head), B. Alder, J. Grijzenhout, S. Hamann and R. van Hout. F Hinskens was one of the other people joining the committee in the corona. The candidate was faced with some some difficult questions and managed to answer them well. Upon the reception of the diploma she received a loud applause from family, friends and colleagues.
Ouddeken is the second of the two Maps and Grammar PhD students to finish her thesis project. Earlier in 2018, Lotte Dros-Hendriks defended her thesis in Leiden.
On Wednesday 7 February 2018, our Maps and Grammar colleague Lotte Dros-Hendriks successfully defended her PhD thesis Not another book on Verb Raising in Leiden. S. Barbiers and H. Bennis were the promotors of the thesis and L. Cheng, M. Bader, J. van Craenenbroeck, J. Doetjes, A. Liptak, M. Salzmann and J. Zwart were members of the thesis committee. The defense went smoothly and the candidate received several compliments on her excellent work.
Dros-Hendriks is the first of the two Maps and Grammar students to defend her thesis. The thesis is available in PDF format. Hard copies can be ordered from the LOT Graduate School.
Erik and Lotte have submitted an abstract to the LREC conference which will be held in Reyjavik, Iceland in May 2014. The abstract describes a tool for visualizing and analyzing dialect data and has the title Arvid: A Computational Tool for Dialect Research Comments are welcome.
Postscript 24 March 2014: the abstract was not accepted for the conference