Welcome Junior-Professor Annemarie Verkerk

The department is delighted to welcome Junior-Professor Annemarie Verkerk, who has joined us from 1 April 2019 onwards. After obtaining her degrees from Radboud University Nijmegen, she worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, at the University of Reading and at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena. She is also starting a funded cooperation with colleagues at Yale university. In her research, she specializes in phylogenetic comparative methods applied to typologically-based research into language typology and related areas, covering both Indo-European and non-Indo-European languages. Her teaching applies cross-disciplinary methods to a broad range of topics in comparative grammar and semantics. Jun. Prof. Verkerk is currently still on parental leave and will soon start her activities in our department and faculty. The department is greatly looking forward to the new strengths which Jun. Prof. Verkerk will bring to research and teaching in language sciences at our university.