- Language change and grammaticalization
- Copular constructions
- (Diachronic) Construction grammar
- Evidentiality, epistemicity and subjectivity
- Predicates of personal taste
(In prep.) Copular Verbs: a Syntactically Defined Class. The Case of the Descriptive Perception Verbs.
(In prep.) Early Alternatives to Dutch Copular Constructions: A Qualitative Comparison of Descriptive Perception Verbs Usage in Two Bible Translations.
(In prep.) Construction Continuation in Grammaticalization: The Syntactic Development of seem from 1150-1710.
(In prep.) The Grammaticalization of Perception: A Corpus Analysis of Dutch Descriptive Perception Verbs.
(In prep.) Evidentiality in Dutch.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Poortvliet, Marjolein. 2017. Proeven as an Acquired Taste: Semantic Change Among Gustatory Verbs, from Early Middle Dutch to Present-Day Dutch. In: Sander Lestrade and Bert Le Bruyn (eds.), Linguistics in the Netherlands 34, pp. 111-126. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Poortvliet, Marjolein. 2017. The Grammaticalization of Dutch klinken.Journal of Historical Linguistics. Journal of Historical Linguistics 7(1/2), pp. 190-212. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Poortvliet, Marjolein. 2016. Copy Raising in English, German and Dutch: Synchrony and Diachrony. Journal of Germanic Linguistics, 28(4), pp. 370–402. Cambridge University Press.
Poortvliet, Marjolein. 2015. An LFG approach to nested dependencies in Dutch. In: Butt, Miriam & Tracy Holloway King (eds) Proceedings of the LFG2015 Conference, Waseda University, Tokyo. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.
Presentations and Guest Lectures
There seems to be one path. Poster presented at Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop, University of Konstanz, 14/6/2019
A CxG Approach to Germanic Copularization. Presented at Linguistics Prague, Charles University, 25/4/2019
The Grammaticalization of Copular Construction: a CxG analysis. Poster presented at the ECR PhilSoc Conference, University of Oxford, 9/3/2019
A CxG Approach to Germanic Copularization. Presented at Syntax Working Group, University of Oxford, 6/3/2019
A CxG Approach to Dutch Copularization. Presented at the Tin-dag, University of Utrecht, 2/2/2019
The Effect of Topicality on Dutch Direct Object Scrambling: Evidence from Acceptability Judgments. Presented at Grammar and Cognition, University of Amsterdam, 26/10/2018.
Proeven as an Acquired Taste: Semantic Change Among Gustatory Verbs, from Early Middle Dutch to Present-Day Dutch. Presented at the TIN-dag, University of Utrecht, 4 February 2017.
Van Werkwoord tot Koppelwerkwoord: De Diachrone Ontwikkeling van eruitzien, klinken, voelen, ruiken, smaken. Invited Talk at CongresTaalontwikkeling University of Amsterdam, 27 January 2017.
The Grammaticalization of Dutch Descriptive Perception Verbs. Guest Lecture at University of Amsterdam, 19 September 2016.
Proeven as an Acquired Taste: Semantic Change among Gustatory Verbs, from Early Middle Dutch to present-day Dutch. Presented at the 18th biennial Conference on Netherlandic Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, June 2-4, 2016.
Descriptive Perception Verbs as ‘Flavoured’ Copulas: Evidence from Dutch. Presented at the 22nd Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, May 20–22, 2016.
Dutch Descriptive Perception Verbs as Copulas: Synchrony and Diachrony. Presented at Grammar & Cognition, University of Amsterdam, 13 May 2016.
Copular Verbs: Differences and Similarities. The case of Dutch. Guest Lecture at Amsterdam University College, April 4, 2016.
A Taxonomy of Dutch Copular Verbs. Presented at the TIN-dag, University of Utrecht, 6 February 2016.
Evidentiality and Epistemicity in Dutch Copular Verbs. Presented at Grammar & Cognition, University of Amsterdam, 29 January 2016.
That Sounds like Grammaticalization: The Development of Dutch klinken as an Evidential Verb. Presented at the 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Workshop: ‘The grammaticalization of evidential and epistemic markers’, University of Naples, 27-31 July, 2015.
An LFG Approach to Nested Dependencies in Dutch. Presented at the 20th International Lexical- Functional Grammar Conference, University of Waseda, 18-21, July 2015.
The Development of Evidential Meanings in Dutch, English and Swedish Verbs of Appearance. Presented at A Germanic Sandwich, University of Nottingham, 24-25 April, 2015.
Argument Mapping in Perception Verbs. Presented at the 16th South of England Lexical-Functional Grammar Meeting, SOAS, University of London, 21 February 2015.
The Syntax/Semantics Interface of Dutch Perceptual Resemblance Verbs. Presented at the Syntax Working Group, University of Oxford, 4 February 2015.
Evidentiality in Copy Raised Constructions: Evidence from Dutch and English. Presented at the Young Linguists’ International Conference, University of Stockholm, June 28, 2014.