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

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Lexical and Grammatical Aspect

    Research output: ScientificChapter

  3. Dutch children’s comprehension and production of definiteness

    Research output: Other research outputPoster

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  1. DGfs Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society

    Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. Research meeting with international group Gramall

    Activity: External academic engagementResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

  3. Internship high school student

    Activity: Public engagement and outreachSchools engagement

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