dr. A.M.H. van Hout


Research interests

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.

Key words:

First language acquisition; tense and aspect; definiteness; crosslinguistic variation in acquisition; formal approaches to semantics, syntax, pragmatics.


  1. Dutch children’s comprehension and production of definiteness

    Research output: Other research outputPoster

  2. Lexical and Grammatical Aspect

    Research output: ScientificChapter

  3. How do 5-year-olds understand questions? Differences in languages across Europe

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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  1. Seminar Linguistics dept.

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  2. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 12 (GALA 12)

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. Workshop on Affectedness @ NTU

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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