QLVL members - Albert Oosterhof


Albert Oosterhof (°1977) got his MA in Dutch Language and Literature from the University of Groningen in 2000. He defended his PhD on the semantics of generics in Dutch and related languages in 2006 at Ghent University. In 2007-2010 he worked on a postdoctoral project on semantic variation in the expression of generics in varieties of Dutch, which was funded by Ghent BOF Research Fund. Apart from that he participated in a project on the authority of the Dutch Language Union, in which the current state of affairs in the academic field of Dutch language and literature in Flanders, the Netherlands and abroad. In the same period, Oosterhof carried out a study into the use of English as a language of instruction at Dutch and Flemish universities (on the authority of the Cultural Treaty Commission Flanders-Netherlands) and worked as a visiting professor at Antwerp University. Oosterhof currently is assistant professor in Dutch linguistics and co-ordinator of the Dutch department at the Antwerp Subfaculty of Language and Comunication.

E-mail: albert.oosterhof@kuleuven.be
Phone: +32 3 206 04 91
Surface mail: QLVL, Campus Sint Andries, Sint Andriesstraat 2, PO Box 15530 2, 2000 Antwerpen.



Oosterhof’s current research focuses on:

  • Semantics: Genericity, modality, tense and aspect, polarity
  • Register/geographical variation and syntactic theory
  • Grammar and pragmatics in intercultural perspective
  • Grammatical phenomena in journalistic writing

Representative publications

Oosterhof, A. & Rawoens, G. (2015). "Register variation and distributional patterns in article omission in Dutch headlines." to appear in special issue on ‘Register variation and syntactic theory’ in an international journal on linguistic variation.

Coussé, E., Oosterhof, A. (2012). "Het imperativische participium in het Nederlands: vorm, betekenis en gebruik." Nederlandse Taalkunde, 17 (1), 26-56.

Oosterhof, A. (2011). "Het belang van semantische homogeniteit in dialectwoordenboeken." Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde, 127 (2), 189-211.

Oosterhof, A. (2008). The semantics of generics in Dutch and related languages. Linguistics Today, 122. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.