Hans A. Wilke
PhD Linguistics & English Language
2018- : PhD in Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh
- Project: 'The Role of Information Structure in Syntactic Processing'
For my PhD project I am studying how syntactic features and information structural features contribute to the processing of discourse units. I am investigating how clause-type (matrix/subordinate), clause-position (sentence-early/sentence-final) and information structural status (given/new information) contribute to the processing of individual clauses.
Additionally, I am looking into how these features impact comprehenders' expectations of what will be mentioned next. Is clause-type or clause-position more important when it comes to predicting which content from a sentence can be extracted to be discourse-continuing?
2016-2018: Master of Arts (research) in Linguistics, University of Amsterdam
- Dissertation title: 'The Interface Hypothesis and the Vulnerability Hypothesis tested in situations of comparable frequency'
2011-2015: Bachelor of Arts in Slavonic Languages and Cultures: Serbian-Croatian, University of Amsterdam
- Dissertation title: 'Evidentiality in Serbian and Croatian: a comparison between evidentiality and related categories in BCS, Bulgarian and Macedonian'
Responsibilities & affiliations
2018- :Tutor in Linguistics and English Language
- Child BIlingualism: Language & Cognition (honours)
- Discourse Analysis (honours)
- Introduction to Language Research (postgraduate)
- Pragmatics (honours & postgraduate)
- Linguistics & English Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C
- PPLS Skills Centre (personal tutor on request)