Jan-Wouter Zwart (1960) was appointed Professor of Theoretical Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts on 1 June 2011.
Zwart’s expertise is in the field of (theoretical) linguistics, especially in terms of syntax and linguistic typology. He studied Greek and Latin Languages and Cultures at the University of Nijmegen and General Linguistics at the University of Groningen, where he gained his PhD in 1993. He subsequently worked for the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Dutch at the University of Groningen, first as lecturer, later as associate professor.
Zwart has been awarded several NWO grants for research on theoretical linguistics, including in 2004 a grant for Programmatic Research: ‘Dependency in Universal Grammar’. In September his new book, ‘The syntax of Dutch’ (Cambridge University Press), will be published.
In the field of theoretical linguistics the University of Groningen offers a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme in General Linguistics and a Research Master in Linguistics.
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