Lauren Van Alsenoy studied English and German literature and linguistics at the University of Antwerp. In May 2014, she obtained her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Antwerp. Before she started working as a predoctoral fellow of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) at the University of Antwerp, she held the position of Lecturer of English at the Antwerp School for Translation and Interpreting (Artesis Hogeschool). Her research focuses on negation, negative polarity and indefiniteness from a contrastive West Germanic as well as a typological perspective. Her work can be situated in the fields of areal linguistics, linguistic typology, contrastive linguistics, functional linguistics and historical linguistics. 

key words: Cognitive-functional linguistics, grammaticalization, linguistic typology, negation, indefiniteness, negative polarity indefinites, negative concord, free choice items 


Courses offered in 2014-15:

ENGL1015     Introduction to English linguistics
ENGL2004     English syntax



Last updated: 15 December 2014