Alwin Kloekhorst#

Email:a.kloekhorst 'at' hum.leidenuniv.nl
Membership Number:5061
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Username:akloekhorst
Elected:2019
ORCID:0000-0002-8338-1560
Twitter:@AlwinKloekhorst
Homepage: http://www.kloekhorst.nl


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 - present Associate professor, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
  • 2012 - 2019 Assistant professor, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
  • 2015 - present Post-doctoral researcher, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Research project: Splitting the Mother Tongue: the Position of Anatolian in the Dispersal of the Indo-European Language Family (Principal Investigator)
  • 2013 - 2014 Post-doctoral researcher, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. Research project: The impact on and by Assyrian merchant colonies in Anatolia
  • 2008 - 2012 Post-doctoral researcher, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Research project: Stressing the Facts. Accentuation in Hittite
  • 2007 Teacher at the department of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.
  • 2002 - 2007 PhD researcher at Research School CNWS, Leiden University. Research project: Integrated Etymological Treatment of the Hittite Vocabulary of Indo-European Origin

Fields of Scholarship
  • Anatolian historical linguistics
  • Anatolian languages
  • Indo-European comparative linguistics
  • Historical linguistics

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Grant of € 1.150.000 from the European Research Council for the Joint Research Programme ‘Multilingualism and Minority Languages in Ancient Europe’, € 250.000 of which are granted to the Leiden research unit to carry out the project ‘Language contact and genetic relationship in pre-Roman North-West Anatolia’ (co-applicant; HERA - 15.029).
  • 2014 Grant (VIDI) of € 800.000 from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for the five-year research project ‘Splitting the Mother Tongue: the Position of Anatolian in the Dispersal of the Indo-European Language Family’ (NWO - 276-70-026).
  • 2012 Grant of € 21.060 from the Spanish Government for the international research project Los ‘dialectos lúvicos’ del grupo anatolio indoeuropeo (co-applicant).
  • 2008 Grant (VENI) of € 208.000 from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the four-year research project ‘Stressing the Facts: Accentuation in Hittite’.
  • 2002 Grant of € 160.000 from Research School CNWS, Leiden University for a four-year employment as PhD researcher.

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