Jean-Christophe Verstraete#

Email:jcv 'at' kuleuven.be
Membership Number:4223
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:jverstraete
Elected:2016
Homepage: http://perswww.kuleuven.be/~u0005010/jcv


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 - now Associate Professor (Research Council), Dept of Linguistics, University of Leuven
  • 2015 Directeur d'Etudes Associé, EHESS, Paris
  • 2010 Marie Curie Fellow, University of Western Australia & University of Melbourne
  • 2007 - 2010 Assistant Professor (Research Council), Dept of Linguistics, University of Leuven
  • 2003 - 2012 Honorary Research Fellow, Dept of Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne
  • 2002 - 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Foundation-Flanders
  • 2001 Visiting Scholar, University of Aarhus
  • 1998 - 2002 Doctoral Fellow, Research Foundation-Flanders

Fields of Scholarship
  • Language documentation
  • Linguistic typology
  • Clause combining
  • Mood & modality
  • Case systems
  • Information structure
  • Languages (Cape York Peninsula, Australia)
  • Umpithamu
  • Yintyingka
  • Umbuygamu
  • Lamalama

Honours and Awards
  • 2015: Humanities & Social Sciences Award, Royal Academy for Science and the Arts
  • 2014: Science Communication Award, Royal Academy for Science and the Arts (Awarded jointly with historian Jo Tollebeek)
  • 2015: Invited as Directeur d'Études Associé at EHESS (Paris)
  • 2009-2015: Invited to serve as editor-in-chief of 'Karakter', the only generalist science journal in Dutch that is run, edited and written by scientists
  • 2007-2015: Elected (2007) and re-elected (2011) as Secretary-Treasurer of the Association for Linguistic Typology

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