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Born 1962, married, two children. 

Education 

  • 1990
    MA, Universiteit van Amsterdam [General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Creole Studies];
  • 1996
    PhD, Universiteit van Amsterdam [General Linguistics]. 

Academic Positions 

  • since 2006
    ZAS [research fellow]
  • since 2004
    member IZ ZEUS, Freie Universität Berlin

Previous academic positions 

  • 1989
    UWI, Jamaica [visiting researcher]
  • 1990-95
    Universiteit van Amsterdam [research assistant]
  • 1991-92
    Université de Quebec à Montréal, Canada [visiting scholar]
  • 1995-97
    Universiteit van Amsterdam [post doc]
  • 1997-98
    Universität Potsdam [post doc]
  • 1997-99
    Humboldt Universität zu Berlin/Universität Potsdam [member Graduiertenkolleg]
  • 1998-99
    Universität Potsdam [post doc]
  • 1999-05
    Freie Universität Berlin [assistant professor]

Stipends 

  • 1989
    Stichting Ontwikkelingssamenwerking [offer, accepted]
  • 1990
    NWO [offer, accepted]
  • 1993
    WOTRO [offer, accepted]
  • 1997
    NWO-Talent [offer, accepted]
  • 1998
    Land Brandenburg [offer, accepted]
  • 2006
    DFG [offer, accepted]

Fieldwork

  • 1987-88
    Amsterdam [Papiamentu, Saramaccan]
  • 1989
    Siloah, Jamaica [Jamaican]
  • 1990-96
    Amsterdam [Saramaccan]
  • 1991
    Montreal, Canada [Haitian]
  • 1993
    Paramaribo, Surinam [Saramaccan]
  • 2000
    Madison, USA [Pennsylvanian German]
  • 2007
    Kingston, Jamaica [Jamaican]
  • 2009
    Trou Aux Biches, Mauritius [Mauritian]