Sjef Barbiers

WP3 (WP-leader)  sjef barbiers
Meertens Instituut & Utrecht University
variation linguistics; syntax; research infrastructure
I am a researcher at the Meertens Institute (syntactic variation) and professor of Variation Linguistics at Utrecht University. I am comparing the syntax of large numbers of (primarily Dutch) dialects against the background of a general formal theory of the syntax of natural language. I am currently the PI of the NWO-project Maps and Grammar ( and supervisor of two NWO-Horizon projects ( on the acquisition and typology of the morphosyntax of numerals. I was the PI of the Syntactic Atlas of the Dutch Dialects project (, the ESF project Edisyn ( and the CLARIN project MIMORE (