I am a PhD student in Linguistics at Leiden University/LUCL. My research focusses on syntactic microvariation - specifically variation found in (dialects of) Dutch. I find the immense amount of variation in such a small geographical area incredibly intriguing, and I am thinking about ways to theoretically model it, whilst taking into account properties of the interfaces.

I am currently (mostly) working on:

  • Fronting in imperatives in Dutch dialects and German.
  • Agreement phenomena in Dutch, like complementizer agreement and position-dependent agreement.

Contact info:

Email: a.h.j.van.alem at hum.leidenuniv.nl

Office: Van Wijkplaats 2, room 2.03a, Leiden, the Netherlands