QLVL members - Dirk Pijpops


Dirk holds Master's degrees in Computational and Variational Linguistics and in Artificial Intelligence, with the option Speech and Language Technology, from the University of Leuven. After an internship at the AI-Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, he joined the QLVL research group in October 2014. He is currently working on the one-year project "Contamination in Morphology", supervised by Prof. Freek Van de Velde.





E-mail: dirk.pijpops@kuleuven.be
Phone: +32 16 37 68 90
Surface mail: Department of Linguistics, Blijde-Inkomststraat 21 PO Box 03308, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Office: room 02.33 of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Leuven



Dirk's research focusses on variation and change in the Dutch language. His work builds on two methodological keystones: quantitative corpus studies and agent-based computer simulations of language change.


Pijpops, Dirk & Freek Van de Velde (2014). "A multivariate analysis of the partitive genitive in Dutch. Bringing quantitative data into a theoretical discussion". Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory.. Published online, ahead of print.

Pijpops, Dirk & Freek Van de Velde (2014). "Constructional contamination effects. Evidence from mixed-effects logistic regression modeling of the Dutch partitive genitive". SLE Conference. Poznan, 13 September.

Pijpops, Dirk & Katrien Beuls (2015) "Strong 'islands of resilience' in the weak flood. Dutch strategies for past tense formation implemented in an agent-based model.". Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN). Antwerp, 6 February.