Marjolein Poortvliet is a linguist and digital humanities scholar. She is currently the computational linguistics RA on the Novel Perceptions: Towards an Inclusive Canon project at the University of Wolverhampton. Her interests lie in applying quantitative corpus methods to questions of language change and language use.
She received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Oxford in May 2018 (titled Perception and Predication), after which she became a lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam (fall 2018 & spring 2019), and went on to do her post-doctoral research at the Department of Linguistics at Charles University from April 2019 until February 2021.
Marjolein was appointed as a 5-year Honorary Affiliate at Charles University in October 2021.
- Constructionist/cognitive approaches to language change
- Quantitative corpus linguistics
- Computational methods in textual analysis
- Evidentiality, epistemicity and subjectivity
- Predicates of personal taste
July 2021: Early alternatives to Dutch descriptive perception verb constructions: a comparison of two Bible translations (Transactions of the Philological Society) DOI: 10.1111/1467-968X.12215
April 2021: Topicality and anaphoricity in Dutch scrambling (Natural Language and Linguistic Theory) DOI: 10.1007/s11049-021-09516-z