Sjef Barbiers

WP3 (WP-leader)  sjef barbiers
Meertens Instituut & Utrecht University
variation linguistics; syntax; research infrastructure
https://www.meertens.knaw.nl/cms/en/staff/142446-sjefb
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 (http://ifarm.nl/maps/home/) and supervisor of two NWO-Horizon projects (http://hum.leiden.edu/lucl/knowledge-and-culture/) on the acquisition and typology of the morphosyntax of numerals. I was the PI of the Syntactic Atlas of the Dutch Dialects project (www.meertens.knaw.nl/sand/zoeken/), the ESF project Edisyn (www.dialectsyntax.org) and the CLARIN project MIMORE (http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/mimore/).