Jozina Vander Klok er ny postdoktor i lingvistikk

Jozina kommer fra Canada og har sin utdannelse derfra. Hennes forskning er knyttet til javanesisk, et språk som blir snakket i Indonesia.

Jozina Vander Klok (Foto: Olaf Christensen)

Jozina fullførte sin bachelorgrad i French Studies ved York University; sin doktorgrad i lingvistikk ved McGill University i Montréal, og hun var postdoktor ved University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Etter å ha bodd i de tre største byene i Canada, var tiden nå inne for å røre på seg. Hun presenterer sin forskning på engelsk: 

"My research intersects theoretical and documentary linguistics, drawing from insights from Javanese, an Austronesian language spoken in Indonesia. My interests in theoretical linguistics lie in understanding the cross-linguistic articulation of syntax and semantics, and particularly with TAM (tense-aspect-modal) markers. On the documentation side, I am concerned with fieldwork methodology and their outcomes, as well as, more recently, assessing language vitality.

The focus of my work at ILN continues these research threads through a new project on documenting and analyzing the syntactic complementation properties of TAM markers in Javanese across different dialects, relating to recent work on restructuring predicates cross-linguistically. That is, do TAM markers occur in monoclausal or biclausal structures (or both) in Javanese? As well, I will be working on a ‘Reference Grammar on Semarang Javanese and Malang Javanese’, co-authored with Dr. Thomas Conners (CASL, UMD).

Beyond linguistics, I love spending time with my family and cycling or running in the great outdoors."

Av Olaf Christensen
Publisert 23. aug. 2017 09:42 - Sist endret 23. aug. 2017 09:42