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

    Kremer, M., van Hout, A. & Hollebrandse, B. 13-Sep-2015

    Research output: Other research outputPoster

  2. Lexical and Grammatical Aspect

    van Hout, A. Jul-2016 The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics. Lidz, J., Snyder, W. & Pater, J. (eds.). Oxford University Press

    Research output: ScientificChapter

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

    Sauerland, U., Grohmann, K. K., Guasti, M. T., Andelkovic, D., Argus, R., Armon-Lotem, S., Arosio, F., Avram, L., Costa, J., Dabasinskiene, I., de Lopez, K., Gatt, D., Grech, H., Haman, E., van Hout, A., Hrzica, G., Kainhofer, J., Kamandulyte-Merfeldiene, L., Kunnari, S., Kovacevic, M., Kraljevic, J. K., Lipowska, K., Mejias, S., Popovic, M., Ruzaite, J., Savic, M., Sevcenco, A., Varlokosta, S., Varnava, M. & Yatsushiro, K. Jun-2016 In : First Language. 36, 3, p. 169-202 34 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  4. Comprehension and production of double-embedded structures: A kindergardenpath in long-distance dependencies in Dutch school-aged children?

    Hollebrandse, B. & van Hout, A. 2015 Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2013. Hamann, C. & Ruigendijk, E. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 190-204.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

  5. A cross-linguistic study of the acquisition of clitic and pronoun production.

    Varlokosta, S., Belletti, A., Costa, J., Friedmann, N., Gavarro, A., Grohmann, K. K., Guasti, M. T., Tuller, L., Lobo, M., Anđelković, D., Argemí, N., Avram, L., Berends, S., Brunetto, V., Delage, H., Ezeizabarrena, M-J., Fattal, . I., Hamann, E., van Hout, A., Jensen de Lopez, K., Katsos, N., Kologranic, L., Krstić, N., Kuvac Kraljevic, J., Miękisz, A., Nerantzini, M., Queraltó, C., Radic, Z., Ruiz, S., Sauerland, U., Sevcenco, A., Smoczynska, M., Theodorou, E., van der Lely, H., Veenstra, A., Weston, J., Yachini, M. & Yatsushiro, K. 2016 In : Language Acquisition. 23, 1, p. 1-26.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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  1. Seminar Linguistics dept.

    Hout, van, A. (Keynote speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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

    Hout, van, A. (Keynote speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. Workshop on Affectedness @ NTU

    Hout, van, A. (Keynote speaker)

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