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French linguistics and semantics
Date of appointment 01.08.1997
Inaugural lecture date 08.09.1998
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Prof. dr. Henriette de Swart is professor of French linguistics and semantics. She is also affiliated to the cognitive artificial intelligence program. Her research focuses on cross-linguistic semantics, especially in the area of nominals, tense and aspect, negation.

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After she obtained her PhD at Groningen University in 1991, Henriette de Swart taught at Groningen University and Stanford University until she became a full professor in French linguistics and semantics at Utrecht University. Her research focuses on cross-linguistic variation in meaning. She published journal articles and books/book chapters on tense and aspect, negation, bare nominals and indefinites, as well as an introductory textbook in semantics. She also investigated the role of semantics in language evolution, and was closely involved in the development of bidirectional optimality theory. She teaches courses in the bachelor programme French language and culture, the bachelor programme Artificial Intelligence, and the research master Linguistics. She has been director of the national graduate school in linguistics (LOT) and the director of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (LOT). Since 2013, she is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW).

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  2017 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (12.01.2017) Invited Speaker
  2016 - Book editorship
de Swart, H.E., Legendre, Geraldine, Putnam, Michael & Zaroukian, Erin (2016). Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics. (364 p.). Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  2016 - Book parts / chapters
de Swart, H.E. (2016). Aspectual composition and recursion. In Joanna Blaszczak , Dorota Klimek-Jankowska & Krzysztof Migdalski (Eds.), Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited - New Answers to Old Questions (pp. 314-345) (32 p.). Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press.
de Swart, H.E., Legendre, Geraldine, Putnam, Michael & Zaroukian, Erin (2016). Introduction. In Geraldine Legendre, Michael Putnam, Henriette de Swart & Erin Zaroukian (Eds.), Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics (pp. 1-26) (25 p.). Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Paul, Ileana, Ralalaoherivony, Baholisoa Simone & de Swart, H.E. (2016). Malagasy maha at the crossroads of voice, causation, and modality. Proceedings of BLS (pp. 353-368) (20 p.). Berkeley (Ca): Berkeley Linguistics Society.
de Swart, H.E. (2016). Negation. In maria aloni & paul dekker (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Formal Semantics (pp. 467-489) (25 p.). Cambridge UK: Cambrige University Press.
de Swart, H.E. (2016). Telicity features of bare nominals. In Geraldine Legendre, Michael Putnam, Henriette de Swart & Erin Zaroukian (Eds.), Optimality-Theoretic Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics (pp. 248-273) (25 p.). Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  2016 - Articles
Le Bruyn, Bert, de Swart, H.E. & Zwarts, Joost (2016). From HAVE to HAVE verbs - relations and incorporation. Lingua, 182, (pp. 49-68).
de Swart, H.E. (2016). Perfect usage across languages. Questions and Answers in Linguistics, 3 (2), (pp. 57-62 ) (6 p.).
  2016 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (26.11.2016) Invited speaker
H.E. de Swart (11.10.2016) Invited speaker
H.E. de Swart (09.09.2016) Invited speaker
H.E. de Swart (07.09.2016) Key note speaker
H.E. de Swart (21.04.2016) Key note speaker
H.E. de Swart (06.02.2016) Paper presentation
  2016 - Editorial activity
H.E. de Swart (01.01.2016) Editorial board member of the book series 'Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory'
H.E. de Swart (01.01.2016) Language and Linguistics Compass
H.E. de Swart (01.01.2016) Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
H.E. de Swart (01.01.2016) Semantics and Pragmatics
  2016 - Membership of peer review panel or committee
  2015 - Book parts / chapters
de Swart, H.E., Paul, Ileana & Ralalaoherivony, Baholisoa Simone (2015). Aspect and modality in Malagasy 'maha-'. In Santa Vinerte (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association (pp. 1-13) (13 p.). Candadian Linguistics Association.
de Swart, Henriette (2015). Constructions with and without articles. In Olga Borik & Berit Gehrke (Eds.), The syntax and semantics of pseudo-incorporation (pp. 126-156) (30 p.). Leiden: Brill.
  2015 - Articles
de Swart, H.E. & Roberta, Pires de Oliveira (05.08.2015). Brazilian Portuguese noun phrases: An optimality theoretic perspective. Journal of Portuguese Linguistics, 14 (1), (pp. 63-94) (31 p.).
de Swart, H.E. & McNally, L. (03.09.2015). Reference to and via properties: the view from Dutch. Linguistics and Philosophy, 38 (4), (pp. 315-362) (47 p.).
  2015 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (01.06.2015) 2015 CLA Meeting
  2015 - Editorial activity
H.E. de Swart (01.01.2015) Language and Linguistics Compass
H.E. de Swart (01.01.2015) Natural Language & Linguistic Theory
H.E. de Swart (01.01.2015) Semantics and Pragmatics
  2015 - Membership of peer review panel or committee
H.E. de Swart (01.01.2015) external board member
  2015 - Special issue
Roberta, Pires de Oliveira, Foltran, Maria José, de Swart, H.E. & Doetjes, Jenny (2015). Introduction - Issues in the formal semantics of referentiality. Journal of Portuguese Linguistics, 14 (1), (pp. 3-6) (3 p.).
  2014 - Book parts / chapters
de Swart, Henriette & Fonville, Renata (2014). Double negatives and intonation in Dutch. In Dicky Gilbers & Jack Hoeksema (Eds.), Black book: a Festschrift for Frans Zwarts (pp. 86-100) (15 p.). Groningen: CLCG working papers in Linguistics, Groningen University.
  2014 - Articles
de Swart, Henriette & Huddlestone, K.M. (2014). A bidirectional Optimality Theoretic analysis of multiple negative indefinites in Afrikaans. Stellenbosch papers in linguistics, 43, (pp. 137-164) (28 p.).
de Swart, Henriette & Le Bruyn, Bert (30.04.2014). Bare coordination: the semantic shift. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 32 (4), (pp. 1205-1246) (42 p.).
Schouwstra, Marieke & de Swart, Henriette (2014). The semantic origins of word order. Cognition, 131 (3), (pp. 431-436) (6 p.).
  2014 - Lectures
  2014 - Paper
  2014 - Membership of peer review panel or committee
H.E. de Swart (01.01.2014) external board member
  2013 - Book parts / chapters
de Swart, H.E. (2013). Indefiniteness. In M. Aronoff (Eds.), Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics (pp. 1-26) (26 p.). New York: Oxford University Press.
  2013 - Articles
Le Pichon-Vorstman, E.M.M., de Swart, H.E., Vorstman, J.A.S. & van den Bergh, H. (2013). Emergence of patterns of strategic competence in young plurilingual children involved in French international schools. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 16 (1), (pp. 42-63) (22 p.).
de Swart, H.E., Hendriks, P. & de Hoop, H. (2013). The Interplay Between the Speaker’s and the Hearer’s Perspective. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 21 (1), (pp. 1-5) (5 p.).
  2013 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E. (2013). Aspectual sensitivity of 'already'. In M. Aloni, M. Franke & F. Roelofsen (Eds.), The dynamic, inquisivitive and visionary life of o, ?o and o. A festschrift for Jeroen Groenendijk, Martin Stokhof and Frank Veltman (pp. 241-249) (9 p.). Amsterdam: ILLC.
Le Bruyn, B.S.W., de Swart, H.E. & Zwarts, J. (2013). Quantificational prepositions. In T. Graf, D. Paperno, A. Szabolcsi & J. Tellings (Eds.), Theories of Everything: In Honor of Ed Keenan (pp. 187-196) (10 p.). Los Angeles: UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics.
  2013 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (23.10.2013) Bare nominals across languages
H.E. de Swart (21.10.2013) Constructions with and without articles
H.E. de Swart (14.03.2013) Constructions with and without articles
H.E. de Swart (07.01.2013) Fuzzy borders of aspectual categories
H.E. de Swart (27.02.2013) Inflectional and derivational strategies for referring to abstract objects
H.E. de Swart (21.10.2013) Reference to and via properties: the view from Dutch
  2012 - Book parts / chapters
Le Bruyn, B.S.W., Que, M. & de Swart, H.E. (2012). The scope of bare nominals. In A. Mari (Eds.), Genericity (pp. 116-139) (24 p.). Oxford University Press.
de Swart, H.E. (2012). Verbal aspect across languages. In Robert Binnick (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect (pp. 752-780) (28 p.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2012 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (24.05.2012) Constructions with and without articles
H.E. de Swart (15.03.2012) Constructions with and without articles
  2011 - Book parts / chapters
de Swart, H.E. (2011). Mismatches and coercion. Semantics: an international handbook of natural language meaning Berlijn: De Gruyter.
  2011 - Articles
de Swart, H.E. (2011). review of Lena Baunaz (2011): The grammar of French quantification. Language, 87 (4), (pp. 878-881) (5 p.).
  2011 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E. & McNally, L. (19.12.2011). Inflection and derivation : how adjectives and nouns refer to abstract objects. Pre-proceedings of the 18th Amsterdam Colloquium (pp. 425-434) (10 p.). Amsterdam: ILLC, Amsterdam Colloquium.
Schouwstra, M., van Leeuwen, A, Marien, N., Smit, M. & de Swart, H.E. (2011). Semantic structure in improvised communication. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 1497-1502) (6 p.). Texas: Cognitive Science Society.
  2011 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (08.04.2011) Bare coordination: the semantic shift
H.E. de Swart (13.06.2011) Bare coordination: the semantic shift
H.E. de Swart (21.12.2011) Inflection and derivation : how adjectives and nouns refer to abstract objects
  2010 - Books
Hendriks, P., de Hoop, H., Kraemer, I., de Swart, H.E. & Zwarts, J. (2010). Conflicts in Interpretation. (192 p.). Londen: Equinox Publishing.
de Swart, H.E. (2010). Expression and interpretation of negation: an OT typology. (279 p.). Dordrecht: Springer.
  2010 - Book parts / chapters
de Swart, H.E. (2010). Circonstantiels temporels et aspect verbal: interactions dans les contextes épisodiques et habituels. In N. Flaux, D. Stosic & J.P. Vet (Eds.), Interpréter les temps verbaux (pp. 83-106) (24 p.). Bern: Peter Lang Verlag.
  2010 - Articles
Le Pichon-Vorstman, E.M.M., de Swart, H.E., Vorstman, J.A.S. & van den Bergh, H.H. (2010). Influence of the context of learning a language on the strategic competence of children. International Journal of Bilingualism, 14 (4), (pp. 447-465) (19 p.).
Farkas, D. & de Swart, H.E. (2010). The semantics and pragmatics of plurals. Semantics and Pragmatics, 3 (6), (pp. 1-54) (54 p.).
  2010 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (03.03.2010) Aspectual configurations with bare nominals
H.E. de Swart (30.03.2010) Bare PPs across languages
H.E. de Swart (22.09.2010) Monolingual, multilingual and comparative explorations in countability
H.E. de Swart (18.11.2010) Recoordinating Bare Coordination
H.E. de Swart (11.12.2010) Telicity features of bare nominals
H.E. de Swart (07.10.2010) Telicity Features of Bare Nominals
  2009 - Book editorship
Botha, R. & de Swart, H.E. (2009). Language evolution: the view from restricted linguistic systems. (224 p.). Utrecht: LOT.
  2009 - Book parts / chapters
de Swart, H.E. & Zwarts, J. (2009). Optimization principles in the typology of number and articles. In B. Heine & H. Narrog (Eds.), Handbook of linguistic analysis (pp. 555-581) (27 p.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2009 - Articles
Le Pichon-Vorstman, E.M.M., de Swart, H.E., Ceginskas, V. & van den Bergh, H. (2009). Language Learning Experience in school context and metacognitive awareness of multilingual children. International Journal of Multilingualism, 6 (3), (pp. 256-280) (25 p.).
de Swart, H.E. & Zwarts, J. (2009). Less form - more meaning: why bare singular nouns are special. Lingua, 119, (pp. 280-295) (16 p.).
  2009 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E., Hendriks, P., Hoeks, J., de Hoop, H., Krämer, I., Smits, E. & Spenader, J. (2009). A large-scale investigation of scalar implicature. In U. Sauerland & K. Yatsushiro (Eds.), Semantics and pragmatics: from experiment to theory Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave.
de Swart, H.E. (2009). Negation in early L2: a window on language genesis. In R. Botha & H.E. de Swart (Eds.), Language evolution: the view from restricted linguistic systems (pp. 100-100) (1 p.). Utrecht: LOT.
de Swart, H.E. & Farkas, D. (2009). Stability and variation in article choice: generic and episodic contexts. In A. Giannakidou & M. Rathert (Eds.), Quantification, definiteness and nominalization (pp. 188-213) (26 p.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2009 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (26.11.2009) Bare PPs across languages
H.E. de Swart (04.11.2009) Bare PPs across languages
H.E. de Swart (05.06.2009) Coördinator 4th workshop on OT and Interpretation
H.E. de Swart (10.04.2009) Semantics and pragmatics of plurality
H.E. de Swart (15.09.2009) Semantics and pragmatics of plurality
  2008 - Articles
de Swart, H.E. (2008). Review of Paula Kempchinsky and Roumyana Slabakova (eds.) Aspectual Inquiries. Language, 83 (4), (pp. 892-895) (4 p.).
  2008 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E. & Zwarts, J. (2008). Article use across languages: an OT typology. In Atle gronn (Eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 12 (pp. 628-644) (17 p.). Oslo: Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo..
  2008 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (17.01.2008) Article use across languages: an OT typology
H.E. de Swart (26.06.2008) Formal and semantic markedness of number
H.E. de Swart (07.06.2008) Negative polarity and negative indefinites in an optimization approach: a sketch of features, typology and grammaticalization
H.E. de Swart (07.11.2008) The semantics and pragmatics of the plural
  2008 - Websites / portals
de Swart, H.E., Hendriks, H.L.W. & de Hoop, H. (2008). Bent u een goed verstaander?.
  2007 - Articles
de Swart, H.E. (2007). A cross-linguistic discourse analysis of the perfect. Journal of Pragmatics, 39 (12), (pp. 2273-2307) (35 p.).
de Swart, H.E. & Farkas, D. (2007). Article choice in plural generics. Lingua, 117 (9), (pp. 165-167) (3 p.).
de Swart, H.E., Winter, Y. & Zwarts, J. (2007). Bare nominals and reference to capacities. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 25 (1), (pp. 195-222) (28 p.).
  2007 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Bouma, G., Hendriks, P., de Hoop, H., Kramer, I.M., de Swart, H.E. & Zwarts, J. (2007). Conflicts in interpretation. In G. Bouma, I. Kraemer & J. Zwarts (Eds.), Cognitive foundations of interpretation (pp. 39-68) (30 p.). Amsterdam: Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen.
de Swart, H.E. & Farkas, D. (2007). Inclusive and exclusive plurals reconciled. In M. Aloni, P. Dekker & F. Roelofsen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Amsterdam Colloquium (pp. 79-84) (6 p.). Amsterdam: ILLC.
  2007 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (05.05.2007) Double negation in negative concord languages
H.E. de Swart (19.12.2007) Inclusive and exclusive plural reconciled
H.E. de Swart (18.04.2007) Negation in L2 and implications for language evolution
H.E. de Swart (01.01.2007) Projectleider
  2006 - Articles
Zwarts, J. & de Swart, H.E. (2006). Interpretation as conflict resolution. Ilha do desterro, 47, (pp. 97-128) (32 p.).
de Swart, H.E. (2006). Negation in early L2: a “window” on language genesis. Artificial intelligence preprint series, 55, (pp. 1-60) (60 p.).
  2006 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E. (2006). Aspectual implications of the semantics of plural indefinites. In S. Vogeleer & l. Tasmowski (Eds.), Non-definiteness and plurality (pp. 161-189) (29 p.). Amsterdam: Benjamins.
de Swart, H.E. (2006). Marking and interpretation of negation: a bi-directional OT approach. In R. Zanuttini & H. Campos (Eds.), Negation, tense and clausal architecture: cross-linguistic investigations (pp. 199-218) (20 p.). Georgetown: Georgetown University Press.
  2006 - Book reviews
de Swart, H.E. (2006). Welsh negation and grammatical theory. Journal of Linguistics, 42, (pp. 439-444) (6 p.).
  2006 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (24.02.2006) ). Incorporation, plurality, and the incorporation of plurals: a dynamic approach,
H.E. de Swart (03.03.2006) A typology of negation
H.E. de Swart (16.09.2006) Bent u een goed verstaander?
H.E. de Swart (24.02.2006) Less form, more meaning: why bare nominals are special
H.E. de Swart (20.02.2006) Less form, more meaning: why bare nominals are special
H.E. de Swart (01.01.2006) Restricted Linguistic Systems as windows on language genesis
H.E. de Swart (16.11.2006) Who needs a perfect perfect?
  2005 - Book editorship
Verkuyl, H.J., de Swart, H.E. & van Hout, A.M.H. (2005). Perspectives on Aspect. (267 p.). Dordrecht: Springer.
  2005 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E., Winter, Y.S. & Zwarts, J. (2005). Bare predicate nominals in Dutch. In E. Maier & C. Bary (Eds.), Proceedings of SuB9 (pp. 446-460) (15 p.). Nijmegen: NCS.
de Swart, H.E. & Farkas, D. (2005). Genericite et (in)definitude. Une analyse dans la theorie de l'optimalite. In Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin (Eds.), Noms nus et genericite (pp. 97-126) (30 p.). Vincennes: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes.
de Swart, H.E., Winter, Y.S. & Zwarts, J. (2005). Properties, sets, and the interpretation of predicate nominals. In E. Maier & C. Bary (Eds.), Proceedings of Sinn & Bedeutung 9 (pp. 446-460) (15 p.). Nijmegen: NCS.
de Swart, H.E. (2005). The generic article. In H. de Hoop & J. Zwarts (Eds.), Proceedings of the workshop on Formal Semantics and Cross-linguistic data (pp. 87-103) (17 p.). Edinburgh: ESSLLI.
  2005 - Book reviews
de Swart, H.E. & Gehrke, B. (2005). Renate Musan, The German perfect: its semantic composition and its interaction with temporal adverbials. Journal of Linguistics, 41, (pp. 209-214) (6 p.).
  2005 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (27.05.2005) A typology of negation
H.E. de Swart (16.12.2005) Article selection in generics
H.E. de Swart (07.01.2005) Bare predicate nominals at the syntax-semantics interface: evidence from Dutch
H.E. de Swart (22.12.2005) Co-coördinator A Bare Workshop
H.E. de Swart (02.07.2005) The generic article
H.E. de Swart (16.08.2005) The generic article
  2004 - Book editorship
de Swart, H.E. & Corblin, F. (2004). Handbook of French Semantics. (592 p.). Stanford, California: CSLI Publications.
  2004 - Book parts / chapters
Abeillé, A., Doetjes, J.S., Molendijk, A. & de Swart, H.E. (2004). Adverbs and Quantifications. In F. Corblin & H.E. de Swart (Eds.), Handbook of French Semantics (592 p.). Stanford, California: CSLI Publications.
Molendijk, A., de Swart, H.E., Vetters, C., Borillo, A., Bras, M., Le Draoulec, A., Vieu, L., Verkuyl, H.J. & Vet, C. (2004). Meaning and Use of Past Tenses in Discourse. In F. Corbillon & H.E. de Swart (Eds.), Handbook of French Semantics (592 p.). Stanford, California: CSLI Publications.
Corblin, F., Déprez, V., de Swart, H.E. & Tovena, L.M. (2004). Negative Concord. In F. Corblin & H.E. de Swart (Eds.), Handbook of French Semantics (592 p.). Stanford, California: CSLI Publications.
Verkuyl, H.J., Vet, C., Borillo, A., Bras, M., Le Draoulec, A., Molendijk, A., de Swart, H.E., Vetters, C. & Vieu, L. (2004). Tense and Aspect in Sentences. In F. Corblin & H.E. de Swart (Eds.), Handbook of French Semantics (592 p.). Standford, California: CSLI Publications.
Borillo, A., Bras, M., Le Draoulec, A., Vieu, L., Molendijk, A., de Swart, H.E., Verkuyl, H.J., Vet, C. & Vetters, C. (2004). Tense, Connectives and Discourse Structure. In F. Corblin & H.E. de Swart (Eds.), Handbook of French Semantics (592 p.). Stanford, California: CSLI Publications.
  2004 - Articles
de Swart, H.E. & Farkas, D. F. (2004). Incorporation, plurality, and the incorporation of plurals: a dynamic approach. Catalan Journal of Linguistics, 3, (pp. 45-73) (29 p.).
de Swart, H.E. & Zwarts, J. (2004). Interpretation as conflict resolution. Artificial intelligence preprint series, 45.
  2004 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E. (2004). A typology of negation in a constraint-based framework of syntax and semantics. Proceedings of the HPSG04 Conference (pp. 112-118) (7 p.). Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.
de Swart, H.E. (2004). Negation: scope and anaphora. In H. Kamp & B.H. Partee (Eds.), Context-dependence in the analysis of linguistic meaning (pp. 501-513) (13 p.). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
de Swart, H.E. (2004). Quantification over Time. Semantics: Critical Concepts in Linguistics (pp. 338-364) (27 p.). London: Routledge.
de Swart, H.E. (2004). Topic, focus and presupposition. In H. Kamp & B.H. Partee (Eds.), Context-dependence in the analysis of linguistic meaning (pp. 515-520) (6 p.). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
de Swart, H.E. (2004). Topichood and the stage/individual distinction. In H. Kamp & B.H. Partee (Eds.), Context-dependence in the analysis of linguistic meaning (pp. 489-499) (11 p.). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  2004 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (27.10.2004) Co-coördinator
H.E. de Swart (28.10.2004) Conflicts in interpretation
H.E. de Swart (25.07.2004) In pursuit of the `perfect' perfect
H.E. de Swart (01.04.2004) Marking and interpretation of negation: a bi-directional OT approach
H.E. de Swart (19.11.2004) Meervoud in aspect
H.E. de Swart (01.11.2004) Properties and types and the interpretation of predicate nominals
H.E. de Swart (25.11.2004) The generic article
  2003 - Books
de Swart, H.E. & Farkas, D. F. (2003). The semantics of incorporation: from argument structure to discourse transparency. (187 p.). Stanford (CA): CSLI Publications.
  2003 - Book parts / chapters
de Swart, H.E. (2003). Coercion in a cross-linguistic theory of aspect. Mismatch: form-function incongruity and the architecture of grammar (pp. 231-258) (231 p.). Stanford (CA): CSLI Publications.
  2003 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E. (2003). Quantification over time. Semantics: Critical Concepts in Linguistics (pp. 338-364) (27 p.). London: Routledge.
  2003 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (11.11.2003) Form and meaning of negation in natural language: a bi-directional OT approach
H.E. de Swart (21.03.2003) In pursuit of the 'perfect' perfect
H.E. de Swart (25.04.2003) Le passe compose: temps compose ou temps de passe?une analyse discursive de ' l'etranger' et de ses traductions
H.E. de Swart (26.04.2003) Les pluriels nus: interpretation plurielle, incorporation et genericite
H.E. de Swart (12.12.2003) Variation in Context
  2002 - Book editorship
de Swart, H.E. & Verkuyl, H.J. (2002). Proceedings of the conference Perspectives on Aspect. Utrecht: UiL OTS, Faculteit der Letteren, Universiteit Utrecht.
  2002 - Articles
de Swart, H.E. & Sag, I. (2002). Negation and negative concord in Romance. Linguistics and Philosophy, 25 (4), (pp. 373-417) (45 p.).
  2002 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E. & Molendijk, A. (2002). Le passe compose narratif: une analyse discursive de L'etranger de Camus. In B. Laca (Eds.), Temps et aspect: de la morphologie a l'interpretation (pp. 193-211) (19 p.). Parijs: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes.
de Swart, H.E. (2002). Three theories on discourse and donkey anaphora. In L. Cheng & R. Sybesma (Eds.), The second Glot International state-of-the-article book. The latest in linguistics (pp. 79-106) (28 p.). Berlijn: Mouton de Gruyter.
  2002 - Book reviews
de Swart, H.E. (2002). Review of Krasimir Kabakciev (2000) and of Henk Verkuyl (1999). Journal of Linguistics, 38, (pp. 671-677) (7 p.).
  2002 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (16.04.2002) Discussion Group "Weird negation"
H.E. de Swart (16.05.2002) Incorporation and discourse transparency
H.E. de Swart (03.05.2002) Le Passe Compose: temps compose ou temps du passe
H.E. de Swart (15.10.2002) Polarity and Negation
H.E. de Swart (29.03.2002) Semantics and pragmatics of perfect constructions across language
H.E. de Swart (01.11.2002) Strijdige regels, duidelijke taal
  2001 - Book editorship
Delfitto, D., Schroten, J.D.W. & de Swart, H.E. (2001). Recherches de linguistique francaise et romane d'Utrecht. (54 p.). Utrecht: UiL-OTS/Letteren, Universiteit Utrecht.
  2001 - Articles
de Swart, H.E. (2001). Weak readings of indefinites: type shifting and closure. The Linguistic Review, 18 (1), (pp. 69-96) (28 p.).
  2001 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E. (2001). Discourse properties of the perfect and related tenses in French, English and Dutch. In G. van der Meer & A. ter Meulen (Eds.), Proceedings of the conference Making sense: from lexeme to discourse, GAGL 44 (pp. 195-212) (18 p.). Groningen: Center for Language and Cognition.
de Swart, H.E. (2001). Indéfinis négatifs et concordance négative en français. In G. Kleiber, B. Laca & L. Tasmowski (Eds.), Typologie des groupes nominaux (pp. 167-187) (21 p.). Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes.
de Swart, H.E. (2001). Négation et coordination: la conjonction 'ni'. In R. Bok-Bennema, B. de Jonge, B. Kampers-Manhe & A. Molendijk (Eds.), Adverbial modification (pp. 109-124) (16 p.). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  2001 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (12.12.2001) co-coördinator congres Perspectives on Aspect
H.E. de Swart (11.01.2001) co-coördinator congres Reference and Coherence
H.E. de Swart (03.10.2001) Concordance négative et quantification poyadique
H.E. de Swart (09.12.2001) In pursuit of the perfect perfect
H.E. de Swart (11.09.2001) Looking for the perfect perfect
H.E. de Swart (04.04.2001) On differences between 'when'- and 'if'-clauses
H.E. de Swart (11.04.2001) Temporal anaphora at the syntax-discourse interface
H.E. de Swart (20.08.2001) Typology of noun phrases
  2000 - Book editorship
de Swart, H.E., Delfitto, D. & Schroten, J.D.W. (2000). Recherches de Linguistique francaise et romane d'Utrecht 19. (70 p.). Utrecht: UiL OTS.
  2000 - Articles
Hendriks, P., de Swart, H.E. & de Hoop, H. (2000). Introduction to the special issue on optimization of interpretation. Journal of Semantics, 17, (pp. 185-187) (3 p.).
Sag, I. & de Swart, H.E. (2000). Negation and negative concord in Romance. Artificial intelligence preprint series, 22 (34 p.). uitgever: CKI.
de Hoop, H. & de Swart, H.E. (2000). Temporal adjunct clauses in Optimality Theory. Italian Journal of Linguistics, 12 (1), (pp. 107-127) (21 p.).
  2000 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E. & Molendijk, A. (2000). Le passé composé narratif: une analyse discursive de L'étranger de Camus. In D. Delfitto, J. Schroten & H.E. de Swart (Eds.), Recherches de Linguistique Française et Romane d'Utrecht (pp. 45-60) (16 p.). Utrecht: UiL OTS.
de Swart, H.E. (2000). Negation, polarity and inverse scope. In H. Bennis, M.B.H. Everaert & E.J. Reuland (Eds.), Interface strategies (pp. 249-260) (12 p.). Amsterdam: KNAW verhandelingen afdeling letterkunde.
de Swart, H.E. (2000). Scope ambiguities with negative quantifiers. In U. Egli & K. von Heusinger (Eds.), Reference and anaphoric relations (pp. 118-142) (25 p.). Dordrecht: Kluwer.
de Hoop, H. & de Swart, H.E. (2000). Topic and Focus. In L. Cheng & R. Sybesma (Eds.), The First Glot International State-of-the-Article Book (pp. 105-130) (26 p.). Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  2000 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (01.10.2000) Bare nominals and argument structure
H.E. de Swart (01.12.2000) Bare nominals in the typology of noun phrases
H.E. de Swart (01.11.2000) Discourse properties of the perfect and related tenses in French, English and Dutch
H.E. de Swart (01.10.2000) Le passe compose en francais moderne
H.E. de Swart (31.08.2000) Optimal Interpretations
H.E. de Swart (04.01.2000) Optimalization of Interpretation
H.E. de Swart (01.07.2000) Tense, aspect and coercion in a cross-linguistic perspective
H.E. de Swart (01.02.2000) The Passe Compose in French: aspectual and discourse values
  2000 - Paper
de Swart, H.E. (2000). Tense, aspect and coercion in a cross-linguistic perspective. 20 pagina's.
  1999 - Book editorship
de Swart, H.E., Delfitto, D. & Schroten, J.D.W. (1999). Recherches de Linguistique Francaise et Romane d'Utrecht. (113 p.). Utrecht: UiL-OTS/IVT, ISSN-0920-9840.
  1999 - Articles
de Swart, H.E. & Molendijk, A. (1999). Frequency and tense use in French. Belgian Journal of Linguistics, 12, (pp. 43-60) (18 p.).
de Swart, H.E. & Molendijk, A. (1999). L'ordre discursif inverse en francais. Travaux de Linguistique, 39 (2), (pp. 77-96) (19 p.).
de Swart, H.E. & Molendijk, A. (1999). Negation and the temporal structure of narrative discourse. Journal of Semantics, 16 (1), (pp. 1-42) (42 p.).
de Hoop, H. & de Swart, H.E. (1999). Papers on Optimality theoretic semantics. UiL OTS Working Papers (87 p.).
  1999 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E. (1999). Indefinites between predication and reference. In T. Matthews & D. Strolovitch (Eds.), Proceedings of Salt IX (pp. 273-297) (25 p.). Ithaca, NY: CLC publications Cornell University, Salt IX.
de Swart, H.E. (1999). Negation and negative concord in a polyadic quantifier framework. In J. Gerbrandy, M. Marx, M. De Rijke & Y. Venema (Eds.), JFAK Essays Dedicated to Johan van Benthem on the Occasion of his 50th Birthday. [CD-rom] [online] (12 p.). Amsterdam: Vossiuspers, Amsterdam University Press, Dit is een 'virtuele' publicatie, verkrijgbaar via: http://www.wins.uva.nl/~j50/~.
de Swart, H.E. & Molendijk, A. (1999). Negation et concordance negative en francais. In D. Delfitto, J.D.W. Schroten & H.E. de Swart (Eds.), Recherches de Linguistique Française et Romane d'Utrecht (pp. 91-101) (11 p.). Utrecht: UiL OTS.
de Swart, H.E. (1999). Position and meaning: time adverbials in context. In P. Bosch & R. van der Sandt (Eds.), Focus: linguistic, cognitive and computational perspectives (pp. 336-361) (25 p.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  1999 - Book reviews
de Swart, H.E. (1999). onbekend. Journal of Linguistics, 35, (pp. 167-222) (56 p.).
  1999 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (01.02.1999) Indefinites between reference and predication
H.E. de Swart (02.06.1999) Optimal discourse relations
H.E. de Swart (01.06.1999) Optimal interpretations of discourse
H.E. de Swart (01.04.1999) Optimal interpretations: the case of temporal adjunct clauses
H.E. de Swart (01.03.1999) Optimal interpretations: the case of temporal adjunct clauses
H.E. de Swart (01.01.1999) Temporal adjunct clauses in optimality theory
H.E. de Swart (11.01.1999) Temporal Adjuncts
  1998 - Books
de Swart, H.E. (1998). Introduction to natural language semantics. (247 p.). Stanford (CA): CSLI Publications.
  1998 - Book parts / chapters
de Swart, H.E. (1998). Tijd en aspect in zinnen en teksten. In E. Blom & A.-L. Jansen (Eds.), Tijdperk Taal! 10 jaar Linguistiek in Utrecht (pp. 176-188) (13 p.). Den Haag: Holland Academic Graphics.
  1998 - Articles
de Swart, H.E. (1998). Aspect Shift and Coercion. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 16, (pp. 347-385) (39 p.).
de Swart, H.E. (1998). Licensing of negative polarity items under inverse scope. Lingua, 105, (pp. 175-200) (26 p.).
de Swart, H.E. (1998). Three approaches to discourse and donkey anaphora. Glot international, 3 (4), (pp. 3-8) (6 p.).
  1998 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
de Swart, H.E., Delfitto, D. & Schroten, J.D.W. (1998). La position de "ni" dans le système de la négation. In D. Delfitto, H.D.W. Schroten & H.E. de Swart (Eds.), Recherches de Linguistique Française et Romane d'Utrecht (pp. 67-80) (14 p.). Utrecht: UiL OTS, editors: D. Delfitto, J. Schroten, H. de Swart.
  1998 - Inaugural speech
de Swart, H.E. (1998). Variatie in betekenis. (30 p.). Utrecht: Faculteit der Letteren, Universiteit Utrecht, inaugurale rede.
  1998 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart (01.05.1998) L'inversion causale en francais
H.E. de Swart (01.08.1998) Negative concord as semantic storage
de Swart, H.E. (1998). Organisatie comite Lustrum congres Storage and Computation. October 1998, University of Utrecht. in samenwerking met J. Don, A. Naaijkens, S. Nooteboom, A. Verhagen, F. Weerman 26 juni 1998 - 28 februari 1999.
Drijkoningen, F.A.C., Schroten, J.D.W., de Swart, H.E. & Melka, F.J. (10.12.1998). Organisatie van het Symposium "Going Romance XVII" en Workshop "Lexicon". 10-12 December, University of Utrecht. 10-12 december.
H.E. de Swart (01.05.1998) Pragmatics of scope
H.E. de Swart (08.05.1998) Quantification and Aspect
  0 - Lectures
H.E. de Swart () Conflicts in Interpretation
H.E. de Swart () Coordination under negation
H.E. de Swart () Co-projectleider "Weak referentiality: bare nominals at interface of lexicon, syntax and semantics"
H.E. de Swart () co-projectleider Semantique formelle-donnees du francais
H.E. de Swart () Co-projectleider: Weak referentiality: Bare nominals at interface of lexicon, syntax and semantics
H.E. de Swart () Cross-linguistic semantics
H.E. de Swart () Formal semantics and French data
H.E. de Swart () Indefinis et negation
  0 - Editorial activity
H.E. de Swart () Catalan Journal of Linguistics
H.E. de Swart () Catalan Journal of Linguistics
H.E. de Swart () Catalan Journal of Linguistics
H.E. de Swart () Catalan Journal of Linguistics
H.E. de Swart () Catalan Journal of Linguistics
H.E. de Swart () Catalan Working Papers in Linguistics
H.E. de Swart () Catalan Working Papers in Linguistics
H.E. de Swart () Catalan Working Papers in Linguistics
H.E. de Swart () Catalan Working Papers in Linguistics
H.E. de Swart () Journal of semantics
H.E. de Swart () Journal of semantics
H.E. de Swart () Journal of semantics
H.E. de Swart () Journal of semantics
H.E. de Swart () Journal of semantics
H.E. de Swart () Journal of semantics
H.E. de Swart () Journal of semantics
H.E. de Swart () Journal of semantics
H.E. de Swart () Language and Linguistics Compass
H.E. de Swart () Linguistic analysis
H.E. de Swart () Linguistic analysis
H.E. de Swart () Linguistic analysis
H.E. de Swart () Linguistic analysis
H.E. de Swart () Linguistic analysis
H.E. de Swart () Linguistic analysis
H.E. de Swart () Linguistic analysis
H.E. de Swart () Linguistic analysis
H.E. de Swart () Linguistic analysis
H.E. de Swart () Linguistics and philosophy
H.E. de Swart () Linguistics and philosophy
H.E. de Swart () Recherches de linguistique française et romane d'Utrecht
H.E. de Swart () Recherches de linguistique française et romane d'Utrecht
H.E. de Swart () Recherches de linguistique française et romane d'Utrecht
H.E. de Swart () Recherches de linguistique française et romane d'Utrecht
H.E. de Swart () Recherches de linguistique française et romane d'Utrecht
H.E. de Swart () Recherches de linguistique française et romane d'Utrecht
H.E. de Swart () Recherches de linguistique française et romane d'Utrecht
H.E. de Swart () Semantics and Pragmatics
H.E. de Swart () Travaux de linguistique
H.E. de Swart () Travaux de linguistique
  0 - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
H.E. de Swart () co-projectleider
H.E. de Swart () lid
H.E. de Swart () lid
H.E. de Swart () lid
H.E. de Swart () lid
H.E. de Swart () Lid programma commissie
H.E. de Swart () Lid Vidi commissie GW, NWO vernieuwingsimpuls
H.E. de Swart () Member of the editorial board of Journal of Semantics
H.E. de Swart () Member of the editorial board of Linguistic Analysis
H.E. de Swart () Member of the program committee of ESSLLI '99; responsible for the section on Logic & Language
H.E. de Swart () Member of the Scientific committee of the Catalan Working papers in Linguistics
H.E. de Swart () projectleider
H.E. de Swart () Vidi commissie GW, NWO vernieuwingsimpuls
H.E. de Swart () VIDI Commissie NWO
H.E. de Swart () Voorzitter van de jury voor de AVT/Anela dissertatieprijs 1998
  0 - Membership of peer review panel or committee
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Project:
Time in Translation: a semantics of the perfect
01.05.2017 to 31.08.2021
General project description 

The aim of the programme is to analyze the meaning of the perfect. This sounds easy, but it is not. Verb forms like English ‘have left’ and their counterparts in other languages combine reference to the past and the present, in ways that have escaped linguistic theory. To get out of the doldrums, we need data that enable cross-linguistic comparison without pre-conceptualized meanings. We obtain those data through a new methodology for multilingual corpus research that we dub ‘Translation Mining’. As the perfect interacts with the grammatical categories past and present, its analysis requires a competition-based approach. Our corpus data show the alternations, so we improve on current analyses by developing a micro-typology that is grounded in translation equivalences between English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish. Perfects vary not only in sentence-level meanings, but also in narrative and non-narrative discourse use. As a theory of temporal structure in non-narrative discourse is lacking, we build a temporal extension of commitment-based dynamic theory to analyze the corpus data of perfects in context. The predictions of a corpus-based analysis need to be checked on an additional corpus and squared with native speakers, so we carry out a corpus experiment and native speaker surveys. The outcome of the programme will be (1) a semantic map of the perfect, (2) a dynamic account of its non-narrative nature, and (3) a unified truth-conditional and dynamic semantics of its sentence-level and discourse-level meanings. The results will be made available for translators, computational linguists and typologists. 


For more informatie, see: http://timealign.pythonanywhere.com/

Role Project Leader Funding
NWO grant: NWO Vrije Competitie
Project members UU

Completed projects

Project:
Weak Referentiality: Bare nominals at the interface of lexicon, syntax and semantics 01.09.2008 to 01.09.2012
General project description

Articles and bare nominals are often in complementary distribution. English tolerates bare plurals and bare mass nouns (buy apples, drink milk), but not generally bare count singulars (*buy book), except in special configurations like at school, in bed, without anchor), in which the bare nominal is not so much to refer to a concrete individual, but rather to describe properties, types, conventional situations, etc. The use of articles in such weakly referential constructions is often variable within one language (be chair of the committee vs. be a professor), as well as across languages (be a professor - être professeur). The project works out three complementary questions in relation to the distribution and meaning of weakly referential expressions:


(i) weakly referential nominals: lexicon and constructions. Research on classes of nouns and weakly referential configurations.


(ii) Weakly referential nominals: meaning and comprehension. Online/offline experimental investigation on the way in which weakly referential nominals are understood.


(iii) Cross-linguistic distribution of weakly referential nominals. Corpus research on different languages and parallel corpora (English, Romance, Germanic) provides the data for projects (i) and (ii), as well as the generalizations that support information extraction, computer aided translation and natural language processing.


 


 
Role Project Leader Funding
Other grant (government funding)
Project members UU
Project:
What plurilingual children know about communication ; A contextual approach of the heterogeneity of multilingual groups. 01.09.2007 to 02.07.2010
General project description
The goal of this research is to address the question of homogeneity in young multilingual groups (aged four to eleven) studying different aspects of the development of metacognitive awareness. 
Role PhD Supervisor Funding
Other grant (government funding)
Project members UU
Project:
Conflicts in Interpretation 30.07.2002 to 31.12.2006
General project description

This project was a collaboration between the universities of Groningen (Petra Hendriks), Nijmegen (Helen de Hoop) and Utrecht (Henriette de Swart). It aimed at the further development of semantic research in Optimality Theory, as initiated by Hendriks & de Hoop (2001) and de Hoop & de Swart (2000). It ultimately developed into a broad range of applications of bidirectional Optimality Theory from lexicon to discourse, with implications for the syntax-semantics interface, typology, language acquisition and a new perspective on language in higher cogntion in Hendriks, Kramer, de Hoop, de Swart & Zwarts (2010).

 
Role Project Leader Funding
Other grant (government funding)
Project members UU
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Currently prof. dr. Henriette de Swart teaches the following course(s):
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Additional functions and activities
  • scientific director of the Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT);
  • associate editor of Natural Language and Linguistic Theory;
  • member of the editorial board of Linguistics and Philosophy, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language and Linguistic Compass, Travaux de Linguistique, Catalan Journal of Linguistics.
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Full name
prof. dr. H.E. de Swart Contact details
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The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 6204
Phone number (department) +31 30 253 6006
Postal address
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3512 JK    UTRECHT
The Netherlands
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