As a member of the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG), Van Hout leads the Acquisition Lab there. Her main research focus is the acquisition of temporal and nominal reference in typically developing monolingual children, specifically, tense and aspect, telicity and culmination, definiteness. Additional acquisition interests include various topics in syntax, semantics, pragmatics and cognition: quantification, subject and object questions, long-distance wh-questions, object and quantificational pronouns, passives, scalar implicatures, theory of mind reasoning.
First language acquisition; tense and aspect; definiteness; crosslinguistic variation in acquisition; formal approaches to semantics, syntax, pragmatics.
Research output: Scientific - peer-review › Article
Research output: Scientific › Chapter
Research output: Other research output › Poster
Activity: Conference participation › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Activity: External academic engagement › Research and Teaching at External Organisation
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Schools engagement