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Winner of the Otto Hahn Medal

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science awarded me with the Otto Hahn Medal for the scientific work reported in the thesis The Meaning and Use of Ideophones in Siwu. The Otto Hahn Medal is awarded yearly to … Continue reading

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Winner of the AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award

I’m honoured to have won the AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award 2012 for my thesis The Meaning and Use of Ideophones in Siwu. For this award, jointly presented by the Dutch Society for General Linguistics (AVT) and the Dutch Association for Applied … Continue reading

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Featured in television documentary

My research on perception and ideophones was featured in a television documentary by the science TV show Labyrint (VPRO). The documentary focused on the nature of language and the importance of linguistic diversity, and profiled the work of our Language … Continue reading

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Thesis defended (cum laude)

On the 24th of October I successfully defended my PhD thesis at the Radboud University Nijmegen. I was promoted to doctor cum laude, a rare honour bestowed on only about 5% of PhD dissertations in the Netherlands (the Radboud University, … Continue reading

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Live Radio 2 interview with Dolf Jansen

I was interviewed by Dolf Jansen on national radio (“Spijkers met Koppen”, VARA, Saturday, 30th January 2010). We talked about ideophones and my field research in Ghana. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] I brought some sound samples of … Continue reading

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Featured in NRC Handelsblad

Dutch daily quality newspaper NRC Handelsblad featured an extensive interview on ideophones and my PhD research in their Science section. Article by Berthold van Maris.

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