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Dr Hans van de Koot

Dr Hans van de Koot

Address

room 115f
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street
London
WC1N 1PF

Appointments

  • Reader in Linguistics
    Linguistics
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL

1989-09-01

My research is concerned with the mental representation of human language and in particular with the presentation of sentence structure, and the ways in which the component that generates this structure (syntax) interfaces with syntax-external systems, such as those concerned with information structure and quantifier scope.  I am especially interested in investigating the degree to which certain aspects of linguistic structure are determined by these external systems, both at the level of the word and at the level of the sentence.

In recent years I have explored the questions above in work on the following topics:

  • Degree expressions
  • Argument structure
  • The syntactic encoding of grammatical dependencies
  • Discourse-related word-order variation
  • Psycholinguistic properties of A-dependencies
  • Computational properties of human language

My work has been supported by two AHRC grants:

Award year Qualification Institution
1990 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Linguistics
Universiteit Utrecht
1985 DRS
Doctoraal
English Language and Literature
Universiteit Utrecht

  • 1985 Doctoraal examen (MA) English Linguistics and Literature (cum laude), University of Utrecht. 
  • 1990 MSc Foundations of Advanced Information Technology (Imperial College, London)
  • 1990 PhD in Linguistics (University of Utrecht) 

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Keywords

Cognitive|*|Knowledge modelling|*|Syntax