Profile

Dr. Marjo van Koppen is associate professor at the department Languages, Literature and Culture and  the department of Dutch language and culture. She is affiliated with the research institute UiL-OTS and the research group Language Structure: Variation and Change.

Her research and teaching are mainly focused on Dutch linguistics. Her main interest concerns diversity in Dutch syntax: the syntax of Dutch dialects and older stages of Dutch. She investigates those variants of Dutch from a generative perspective.

Involved in the following study programme(s)
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All publications
  2016 - Articles
van Koppen, J.M., Barbiers, L.C.J., Corver, N.F.M. & Bennis, Hans (15.06.2016). Microcomparative Morphosyntactic Research (MIMORE): Mapping partial grammars of Flemish, Brabantish and Dutch. Lingua, 178, (pp. 5-31).
van Koppen, J.M. & de Belder, M.N.R. (2016). One module, different levels of merge: ANN-compounds in Dutch. Studia Linguistica, 70 (1), (pp. 1-33) (33 p.).
  2016 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
van der Wouden, Ton, Bouma, G., van de Camp, Matje, van Koppen, J.M., Landsbergen, Frank & Odijk, J.E.J.M. (11.04.2016). Enriching a Grammatical Database with Intelligent Links to Linguistic Resources. In Koenraad De Smedt (Eds.), Selected Papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2015 (pp. 108-117) (10 p.). Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet.
  2016 - Paper
Scholten, J., Corver, N.F.M. & van Koppen, J.M. (18.03.2016). Are(n't) my data compatible with those? Some methodological issues in the micro-comparative study of pronominals and demonstratives.
van Koppen, J.M. & van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen (2016). Microvariation and parameter hierarchies.
Dietz, F.M. & van Koppen, J.M. (2016). Negation in the letters of P.C. Hooft.
  2016 - Poster
van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen & van Koppen, J.M. (2016). A microparameter in a nanoparametric world.
Dietz, F.M., van Koppen, J.M., van Engeland, J., van de Poppe, C.J. & Schraagen, M.P. (07.10.2016). Language Dynamics in the Dutch Golden Age - Linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of intra-author variation. (1 p.).
  2015 - Articles
Bouma, G., van Koppen, J.M., Landsbergen, Frank, Odijk, J.E.J.M., van der Wouden, Ton & van de Camp, Matje (11.12.2015). Enriching a Descriptive Grammar with Treebank Queries. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT14), TLT (14), (pp. 13) (25 p.).
  2015 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (20.02.2015). ACLC-seminar. Tracing microparameters in Dutch: the correlation between subject doubling and demonstrative doubling.
J.M. van Koppen (29.06.2015). Lexical items moving up the tree grammaticalization of ECM-verbs in Dutch (dialects) . Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference.
J.M. van Koppen (20.02.2015). Tracing microparameters: the correlation between subject doubling and demonstrative doubling.
J.M. van Koppen (16.04.2015). When Flanders met Brabant: Microvariation in the Dutch C-domain.
  2015 - Paper
Bouma, G., van der Wouden, Ton, Odijk, J.E.J.M., Landsbergen, Frank, van Koppen, J.M. & van de Camp, Matje (2015). Enriching a Descriptive Grammar with Treebank Queries.
van Koppen, J.M., Barbiers, L.C.J., Corver, N.F.M. & Bennis, Hans (23.05.2015). Grammars on the map: Flemish, Brabantish and Dutch.
  2015 - Poster
van Koppen, J.M. & van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen (29.06.2015). Lexical items moving up the tree - grammaticalization of ECM-verbs in Dutch (dialects).
  2014 - Book parts / chapters
van Koppen, Marjo (2014). Global Dutch. In Emmeline Besamusca & Jaap Verheul (Eds.), Discovering the Dutch - On culture and society in The Netherlands (pp. 235-247). Amsterdam University Press, Uitgeverij Salomé.
  2014 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (13.06.2014). A nano-parametric view on a micro-parametric world.
J.M. van Koppen (14.11.2014). Small workshop organized together with Norbert Corver & Bettina van den Broek over grammaticaonderwijs. . Taalkunde in het Onderwijs.
J.M. van Koppen (05.03.2014). Variation and Pronominalization in Dutch demonstrative expressions. DGFS: Demonstratives.
J.M. van Koppen (09.03.2014). What may cause idiolectal variation? The case of ANN-compounds in Dutch. WCCFL (West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics) 32.
J.M. van Koppen (22.10.2014). When Flanders met Brabant: Variation in the Dutch C-domain.
  2013 - Book parts / chapters
van Koppen, J.M. & Hoekstra, E. (2013). Holland and Utrecht: Morphology and Syntax. In F. Hinskens & J. Taeldeman (Eds.), Language and Space (pp. 418-442) (25 p.). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  2013 - Articles
van Koppen, J.M., Corver, N.F.M. & Kranendonk, H.P. (2013). De nominale woordgroep vanuit dialectver­gelijkend perspectief. Nederlandse taalkunde, 18 (2), (pp. 107-138) (32 p.).
Corver, N.F.M., van Koppen, J.M. & Kranendonk, H.P. (2013). De nominale woordgroep vanuit dialectvergelijkend perspectief: Variaties en generalisaties. Nederlandse taalkunde
  2013 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (02.04.2013). Lexical items merged in functional heads The grammaticalization path of ECM-verbs in Dutch dialects. Sweden, Lund, GLOW 37.
J.M. van Koppen (13.03.2013). Object clitic movement feeds subject doubling An anti-intervention effect in Dutch dialects. DGFS workshop on the interaction of syntactic primitives.
J.M. van Koppen (24.10.2013). The architecture of syntactic variation. Workshop on Micro- and Macrovariation..
  2012 - Articles
van Koppen, J.M. & Haegeman, L. (2012). Complementizer agreement and the relation between T and C. Linguistic Inquiry, 43 (3), (pp. 441-454) (14 p.).
van Koppen, J.M. (2012). The distribution of phi-features in pronouns. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 30 (1), (pp. 135-177) (43 p.).
van Koppen, J.M. & de Belder, M. (2012). Weinig voorspellends of verklarende: een antwoord op de constructie-afhankelijke morfologie van Booij. Nederlandse taalkunde, 17 (2012-2), (pp. 310-318) (9 p.).
  2012 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (17.10.2012). How to void a phase Anti-intervention effects with clitic doubling in Dutch dialects. Complementizer Agreement workshop.
  2012 - Paper
van Koppen, J.M., Corver, N.F.M., Barbiers, L.C.J. & Bennis, Hans (12.06.2012). Grammars on the map. Flemish, Brabantish and Dutch.
van Koppen, J.M. (12.03.2012). NPE or NPP. Leipzig Colloquium.
van Koppen, J.M. & de Belder, M. (17.12.2012). One module, different levels of merge: AN(N) compounds in Dutch. BCGL 2012.
van Koppen, J.M., Putnam, M. & Diercks, M. (13.04.2012). Upward- vs. downward-probing Agree: Defining a single feature- valuation relation. WCCFL.
  2011 - Articles
van Koppen, J.M. & Putnam, M. (2011). All there is to know about the alls-construction. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, 14 (2), (pp. 81-109) (29 p.).
Corver, N.F.M. & van Koppen, J.M. (2011). NP-ellipsis with adjectival remnants: a micro-comparative perspective. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 29 (2), (pp. 371-421) (51 p.).
  2011 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
van Koppen, J.M. & Corver, N.F.M. (2011). Micro-diversity in Dutch interrogative DPs. A case study in the (dis)continuous 'wat voor 'n N'-construction. In P. Sleeman & H. Perridon (Eds.), The Noun Phrase in Romance and Germanic: Structure, Variation and Change Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  2011 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (05.03.2011). How do we agree. Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, Syntax Circle.
J.M. van Koppen (20.12.2011). The directionality of Agree. Brussels Conference on Generative Linguistics 6: Agreement.
J.M. van Koppen (03.10.2011). The directionality of Agree: can a universal feature valuation operation be established?. Universiteit van Potsdam, Duitsland, The Minimalist Program: Quo Vadis? – Newborn, Reborn, or Stillborn?.
  2010 - Book parts / chapters
Corver, N.F.M. & van Koppen, J.M. (2010). Over lidwoorden en voornaamwoorden in de Nederlandse dialecten. In J. de Caluwe & J. van Keymeulen (Eds.), Voor Magda. Artikelen voor Magda Devos bij haar afscheid van de Universiteit Gent (pp. 127-140) (14 p.). Gent: Academia Press Universiteit Gent.
  2010 - Articles
Aboh, E., Corver, N.F.M., Dyakonova, M. & van Koppen, J.M. (2010). DP-internal information structure: Some introductory remarks. Lingua, 120 (4), (pp. 782-801) (20 p.).
Corver, N.F.M. & van Koppen, J.M. (2010). Ellipsis in Dutch possessive noun phrases: a micro-comparative approach. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, 13, (pp. 99-140) (42 p.).
van Koppen, J.M. (2010). Subjectverdubbeling: heranalyse of analogie?. Nederlandse taalkunde, 15 (3), (pp. 331-335) (5 p.).
  2010 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (03.09.2010). (Dis)harmonic variation, the definite article and NPE in the Dutch dialects. Leeds, LAGB.
J.M. van Koppen (21.06.2010). Pronominal Doubling in Romance and Germanic. Basdiasyn: 4th European Dialect Syntax Meeting.
  2009 - Book parts / chapters
van Koppen, J.M. & Putnam, M. (2009). C-agreement or something close to it: Some thoughts on the 'alls-construction'. In A. Alexiadou, J. Hankamer, Th McFadden & J Nuger (Eds.), Advances in Comparative Germanic Syntax (pp. 41-59) (19 p.). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins.
  2009 - Articles
van Koppen, J.M. & Corver, N.F.M. (2009). Let's focus on NP-ellipsis. Groninger Arbeiten zur germanistischen Linguistik, 48, (pp. 3-26) (24 p.).
  2009 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (29.05.2009). Quantitative 'er': a new micro-comparative view on an old puzzle. Comparative Germanic Syntac Workshop.
J.M. van Koppen (13.11.2009). The absence of a phi-feature inheritance relation between T and C. Boston, USA, North-Eastern Linguistics Society.
J.M. van Koppen (30.10.2009). Voegwoordvervoeging: analogie of congruentierelatie. Amsterdam, Meertensinstituut, Dag van de Nederlandse zinsbouw.
  2008 - Book editorship
van Koppen, J.M. & Botma, B. (2008). Linguistics in the Netherlands. (250 p.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  2008 - Articles
van Koppen, J.M. (2008). Agreement with coordinated subjects: a comparative perspective. Linguistic Variation Yearbook, 7, (pp. 121-161) (41 p.).
van Koppen, J.M. & Cremers, C. (2008). Boolean Agreement in Tegelen Dutch. Lingua, 118 (8), (pp. 1064-1079) (16 p.).
  2008 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
van Koppen, J.M. (2008). Pronominal doubling in Dutch dialects. In S. Barbiers & M. Lekakou (Eds.), Microvariations in syntactic doubling Emerald.
  2008 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (02.02.2008). co-coördinator TiN-dag. co-coördinator TiN-dag.
J.M. van Koppen (02.02.2008). De wie? De die!. Utrecht, TIN dag.
J.M. van Koppen (05.03.2008). What licenses NP-ellipsis. Wednessday Syntax Meeting.
  2007 - Book editorship
Los, B. & van Koppen, J.M. (2007). Linguistics in the Netherlands. (250 p.). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  2007 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
van Koppen, J.M. (2007). Agreement with the internal structure of copies of movement. In N. Corver & J. Nunes (Eds.), The copy theory of movement (pp. 327-350) (24 p.). Philadelphia/Amsterdam: John Benjamins - Linguistik Aktuall/linguistics today 107.
  2007 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (19.04.2007). A Place for Tense in the Dutch Middlefield. V1-V2 Workshop.
J.M. van Koppen (01.09.2007). Co-coordinator. Morfologiedagen.
J.M. van Koppen (01.07.2007). Co-coördinator. Microvariation in the Nominal Domain.
J.M. van Koppen (01.07.2007). Coördinator. Workshop DP-internal syntactic microvariation.
J.M. van Koppen (05.10.2007). Diversity in Dutch DP Design: practical side of the project. Workshop Microvariation in the nominal domain.
J.M. van Koppen (05.10.2007). Diversity in Dutch DP Design: results. Workshop Microvariation in the nominal domain.
J.M. van Koppen (07.06.2007). Ellipsis in possessive NPs: a micro-comparative approach. Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop.
J.M. van Koppen (07.06.2007). Ellipsis in possessive NPs: A micro-compartive approach. 22nd comparative germanic syntax workshop.
J.M. van Koppen (11.04.2007). Feature inheritance and multiple phase boundaries. Tromso, Noorwegen, GLOW.
J.M. van Koppen (13.10.2007). Micro-variation and macro-variation: same or different? A comparative view on diversity in Noun Phrase. Trieste, Italie, Formal models of linguistic diversity.
J.M. van Koppen (07.06.2007). Object agreement and raising in dialect Dutch imperatives. 22nd comparative germanic syntax workshop.
  2006 - Articles
Barbiers, S. & van Koppen, J.M. (2006). Een plaats voor tijd in het middenveld van het Nederlands. Taal en tongval. Themanummer, 19, (pp. 24-39) (16 p.).
  2006 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
van Koppen, J.M. (2006). A new view on First Conjunct Agreement: evidence from Dutch dialecs. In J. da Costa & M. Silva (Eds.), Studies on agreement Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  2006 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (15.06.2006). A focus projection in the left periphery of DP: evidence from noun ellipsis. Nikosia, Cyprus, Edges in Syntax.
J.M. van Koppen (04.02.2006). A place for tense in the Dutch middle field. Utrecht, Taalkunde in Nederland-dag.
J.M. van Koppen (01.09.2006). Co-coördinator workshop. DP-internal information structure: topic, focus and other illocutionary forces.
J.M. van Koppen (08.07.2006). Let's focus on noun ellipsis. GLOW conference.
J.M. van Koppen (06.04.2006). Let's focus on Noun Ellipsis. Barcelona, Spanje, Generative Linguistics of the Old World.
J.M. van Koppen (06.04.2006). One Probe - Multiple Goals: Aspects of agreement in Dutch dialects. Barcelona, Spanje, Generative Linguistics of the Old World.
  2005 - Articles
van Koppen, J.M. & Rigterink, M. (2005). Waffere?? Een onderzoeksproject naar syntactische variatie in het Nederlands. Nednr. Tijdschrift van Nedwerk, Alumnivereniging Utrechtse Neerlandici, zomer (101), (pp. 20-22) (3 p.).
  2005 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (04.11.2005). A place for Tense in the Dutch middle field. Universiteit Leiden / LUCL, Verb clusters and coordination.
J.M. van Koppen (14.04.2005). Coördinator. Agreement Workshop.
J.M. van Koppen (25.08.2005). Diversity in Dutch DP Design. Scandiasyn Great Meeting.
J.M. van Koppen (22.10.2005). Microvariation and ellipsis in the 'wat voor' construction. Tilburg University, Sounds of Silence.
J.M. van Koppen (12.10.2005). Noun ellipsis as a side effect of Focus in variants of Dutch. Wednesday Syntax Meeting.
J.M. van Koppen (27.04.2005). The accessibility of copies of movement. Wednesday Syntax Meeting.
  0 - Lectures
J.M. van Koppen (0). Complementizer Agreement and the relation between T and C. Leeds, LAGB.
  0 - Editorial activity
J.M. van Koppen (0). Lingua.
J.M. van Koppen (0). Lingua.
J.M. van Koppen (0). Lingua.
J.M. van Koppen (0). Linguistic Variation Yearbook.
J.M. van Koppen (0). Linguistic Variation Yearbook.
  0 - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
J.M. van Koppen (0). Bestuurslid.
  0 - Membership of external research organisation
J.M. van Koppen (0). One Probe - Two Goals. Aspects of agreement in Dutch dialects.
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Project:
Intra-author variation in negation: the letters of P.C. Hooft
01.02.2017 to 01.08.2017
General project description 

Within the dynamic linguistic situation of the Dutch Golden Age, we observe a type of language variation that has rarely been addressed before: variation within individual language users (intra-author variation). This becomes especially clear in the way 17th century authors use negation: they express negation in the Middle Dutch way (i.e. embracing negation, a combination of the negative clitic en and a negative particle niet; compare French ne…pas) as well as in the modern way (single negation: niet). In this Nederlab pilot project, we aim to describe and analyze in detail the linguistic and literary/rhetorical contexts in which these two variants of negation occur within the letters of the famous Dutch author and politician P.C. Hooft, written between 1600 and 1638. In this period, he used both forms of negation: as earlier research has demonstrated, Hooft stopped using embracing negation in 1638. This pilot project will enrich Hooft’s letters in the Nederlab corpus in such a way that we are able to search for grammatical properties that are specific for 17th century Dutch. We will then analyze in which linguistic, literary and sociolinguistic contexts specific types of negation and negation particles were used.

Role Researcher Funding
Other grant (government funding): Nederlab
Project members UU
Project:
Language Dynamics in the Dutch Golden Age: linguistic and social-cultural aspects of intra-author variation
01.09.2016 to 01.09.2020
General project description 

The vibrant political, religious and cultural atmosphere of the Dutch Golden Age interacted with language. 17th century Dutch was a mixture of fading linguistic properties from the preceding language phase, Middle Dutch, and upcoming new ways to construct words and sentences. These language innovations were partly driven by migration, literary innovations and standardization processes.


Within these language dynamics we observe a type of language variation that has rarely been addressed before: variation within individual language users (intra-author variation). The famous author P.C. Hooft, for instance, uses the Middle Dutch way to express negation as well as a modern alternative. How can we account for this variation, seemingly randomly displayed by authors? This project will chart and explain the grammatical properties of intra-author variation, as well as the social- and literary-cultural factors that influenced the way individual authors used their variation in a strategic and/or creative way. The central hypothesis of the project is that the (internal) grammars of authors created a particular range of variation, which was systematically used by authors, based on contextual factors.


We develop a new line of interdisciplinary research as a necessary condition for an in-depth understanding of language variation, combining approaches from theoretical linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, computational linguistics and literary studies. We qualitatively investigate 1) how variation follows from the (internal) grammar, and 2) is related to the social and literary context, and we quantitatively investigate 3) variation patterns within and between authors and genres.


 

Role Project Leader Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU

Completed projects

Project:
Lend me your ears: the grammar of (un)transferable possession 01.03.2013 to 01.03.2017
General project description

Project summary:
Possession is a fundamental concept of human culture. All cultures have a concept of
ownership. The boundary between what is yours and what is mine may differ from culture to
culture, and from individual to individual. Nevertheless, some things can only be yours or
mine, for instance body parts or family members.
Human language reflects this basic distinction between things that are intrinsically yours and
things that are not. Most human languages make a grammatical distinction between
transferable entities such as your car, my watch, or Mary’s money and untransferable
entities such as body parts (my hand, your leg, her finger) and kinship relations (my sister,
John’s grandfather). The occurrence of this basic distinction in many genetically unrelated
languages suggests that it is an inherent part of the human language faculty.
The main aim of this project is to investigate the various ways in which language categorizes
possession, how these are morphosyntactically encoded across and within languages, and
how this distinction should be represented in a model of the language faculty.

 
Role Project Leader Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
External project members:
  • prof. dr. J.E.C.V. Rooryck (Universiteit Leiden). dr. E. Schoorlemmer (Universiteit Leiden)
  • drs. L. Karvovskaya (Universiteit Leiden)
Project:
The uniformity of linguistic variation: subject-predicate relations 01.09.2011 to 01.09.2016
General project description

Although the languages of the world may appear incredibly diverse to a casual observer, a closer look reveals that they are remarkably similar at the deeper level of grammar. Compared to the infinite variety of how languages could construct their sentences, the underlying syntax tends to cluster in limited areas of the available space of possibilities. This underlying sameness has led to the concept of Universal Grammar (UG), a set of grammatical properties underlying all languages. UG consists of properties which are invariably the same for each language, Principles. Other properties, Parameters, have to be set in one of a limited number of ways. Since the set of parameters and the range of options to fix them are restricted in the same way for all languages, variation between languages is also systematically limited.


This project focuses on one of the core issues in linguistic variation research: the question of whether macrovariation (variation between unrelated languages, e.g. Japanese vs. Swahili), microvariation (variation between related languages/dialects, e.g. Norwegian vs. Icelandic) and diachronic change (variation between diachronic stages of a language Middle Dutch vs. Old Dutch) can be reduced to the same parameters.


      The specific research topic of this project is the variation in the expression of subject-predicate relations, a core relation in human language. In a sentence such as He dances, the predicate dance describes a property of the subject He. Surprisingly, languages differ in their expression of this basic relation. Even more surprising is that the Dutch languages (including Dutch dialects, Frisian, Negerhollands and Afrikaans) show a similar range of variation in this area, both synchronically and diachronically.


The project aims to investigate whether these surface similarities between macrovariation, synchronic and diachronic microvariation are also present on a deeper level of grammar. 

 
Role Project Leader
Individual project description

website: www.linguisticvariation.com


 

Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
Project:
The Noun Phrase: Diversity in Dutch Design and the Design of Diversity 01.01.2005 to 31.12.2010
General project description
 
Role Researcher Funding
Other grant (government funding)
Project members UU
Project:
Diversity in Dutch DP Design 03.03.2005 to 01.01.2009
General project description
 
Role Researcher Funding
Other grant (government funding)
Project members UU
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