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Bert Botma

University Lecturer

Name
Dr. E.D. Botma
Telephone
+31 71 527 2150
E-mail
e.d.botma@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Bert Botma is a University Lecturer at the Centre for Linguistics.

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Fields of interest

Phonology and overlapping areas of phonetics and morphology.

Research

The contrast between sonorants and obstruents; nasals, nasalization and nasal harmony processes; laryngeal phonology; phonological features; English; Nivkh.

Curriculum vitae

2010-present  
Assistant professor (UD1) in English Linguistics, Department of English Language and Culture, University of Leiden 

2008-2012
Postdoctoral researcher (NWO/veni). Project title: “Crossing the great divide: The sonorant-obstruent contrast in phonology” 

2005
Winner of the LOT/Anéla dissertation prize 2005 for the best dissertation in Linguistics 
  
2004-2010
Assistant professor (UD2) in English Linguistics, Department of English Language and Culture, University of Leiden 

 2004
Doctorate in Linguistics (cum laude), University of Amsterdam 

2000-2003
Various temporary teaching positions in Linguistics at the Departments of English, Dutch and General Linguistics, University of Leiden 
  
1997-2001
Graduate student, Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics 

1993-1994
Harting scholarship, University of Edinburgh 
  
1991-1996 
MA in Linguistics, Department of English Language and Culture, University of Leiden

Teaching activities

English linguistics (BA), various courses in English phonology, morphology and historical linguistics (MA/MPhil); LOT Winterschool 2009 (‘The phonology of sonorants’, postgraduate course).

Selected publications

 

  • Botma, Bert & Hidetoshi Shiraishi (2014). Phonological and phonetic aspects of Nivkh palatalisation: Articulatory causes and perceptual effects. To appear in  Phonology.
  • Kula, Nancy, Bert Botma & Kuniya Nasukawa (eds.) (2013).  The Bloomsbury companion to phonology. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Botma, Bert, Koen Sebregts & Dick Smakman (2012).  The phonetics and phonology of Dutch mid vowels before /l/. Laboratory Phonology 3. 273-297.
  • Botma, Bert (2011). Sonorants. In Marc van Oostendorp, Colin J. Ewen, Elisabeth Hume & Keren Rice (eds.),  The Blackwell companion to phonology (Vol. I), 171-194. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Botma, Bert (in print).  Dictionary of phonetics and phonology, ed. by T.A. Hall & Bernd Pompino-Marschall. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter (authored 35 entries and 1 article).

 

Selected presentations

 

  • Botma, Bert (2013). Crossing the great divide: The phonological status of voiced fricatives . Paper presented at the Phonological Forum 2013, Sapporo, August 2013 (invited speaker).
  • Botma, Bert & Marc van Oostendorp (2012). The return of the syllable cut: Re-examining the Dutch vowel system. Paper presented at the 20th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, May 2012.
  • Botma, Bert & Hidetoshi Shiraishi (2011). ‘Breaking as articulatory conflict resolution: the case of Nivkh’. Paper presented at the 19th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, May 19–21, and at the NWO/ELP Conference, Leiden, April 8–9.
  • Botma, Bert (2010). Intervocalic voicing as suppression to sonorancy. Paper presented at the Leiden-London Phonology Workshop, Leiden, September 2010.
  • Botma, Bert (2008). Aspiration, fricatives, and the multiple feature hypothesis in Icelandic. Paper presented at the Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, September 2008.

 

Other activities

 

  • Associate editor of  Linguistic Variation, a journal published by John Benjamins
  • Member of the advisory board of the Manchester Phonology Meeting and the Old World Conference in Phonology Reviewer for  LinguaPhonologyLanguage, International Journal of American Linguistics and  Linguistics in the Netherlands, Nederlandse Taalkunde
  • Contributor of the ‘Phonetics and phonology’ chapter for the  Year’s Work in English Studies, published by Oxford University Press
  • Editor of  Linguistics in the Netherlands 2008 (with Marjo van Koppen) and  Linguistics in the Netherlands 2009 (with Jacqueline van Kampen), published by John Benjamins
  • Former secretary of the Dutch Linguistics Association (2009-2013)

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL Engels

Work address

P.N. van Eyckhof 4
2311 BV Leiden
Room number 2.05a

Contact

  • Botma E.D. (2017), Nasals and nasalization. In: Botma E.D. (Ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press [entry in reference work].other
  • Shiraishi H. & Botma E.D. (2017), On the diachronic origin of Nivkh height restrictions. In: Shiraishi H., Botma E.D. (Eds.) Sonic Signatures. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.book chapter
  • Shiraishi H. & Botma E.D. (2016), Asymmetric distribution of vowels in Nivkh, Studia Orientalia Electronica 117: 39-46.article in journal
  • Shiraishi H. & Botma E.D. (2015), Nivkh writing practices: literacy and vitality in an endangered language. In: Smakman D., Heinrich P. (Eds.) Globalising Sociolinguistics. Challenging and Expanding Theory. London and New York: Routledge. 209-222.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. (2015), Phonetics and phonology (35 entries and 1 article). In: Hall T.A., Pompino-Marshall B. (Eds.) Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology. Berlin: De Gruyter [entry in reference work].other
  • Botma E.D. (2015), Phonetics and Phonology. In: The Year's Work in English Studies. no. 93 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 6-9.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. & Shiraishi H. (2014), Nivkh palatalisation: articulatory causes and perceptual effects, Phonology 31(2): 181-207.article in journal
  • Botma E.D. (2014), Phonetics and Phonology. In: The Year's Work in English Studies. no. 92 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 10-13.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. (2014), Review of English Phonetics and Phonology: An Introduction (Second Edition) Review of: Philip Carr (2013) English Phonetics and Phonology: An Introduction, English Studies 95(6).book review
  • Botma E.D. & Veer B.M. van 't (2014), Voiced fricatives as a phonological borderline disorder, Phonological Studies 17: 111-114.article in journal
  • Botma E.D. & Veer B.M. van 't (2013), A fraction too much friction: The phonological status of voiced fricatives, Linguistics in the Netherlands : 46-60.article in journal
  • Botma E.D. (2013), Phonetics and phonology. In: The Year's Work in English Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 15-20.book chapter
  • Botma E.D., Kula N.C. & Nasukawa K. (Eds.) (2013), The Bloomsbury Companion to Phonology. London: Bloomsbury.editorship of book
  • Botma E.D. & van Oostendorp M. (2012), A propos of the Dutch vowel system 21 years on, 22 years on. In: Botma E.D., Noske R. (Eds.) Phonological Explorations: Empirical, Theoretical and Diachronic Issues. Berlin: De Gruyter.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. & Noske R. (2012), Introduction. In: Botma E.D., Noske R. (Eds.) Phonological Explorations: Empirical, Theoretical and Diachronic Issues.: De Gruyter. 1-7.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. (2012), Phonetics and phonology. In: The Year's Work in English Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 13-16.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. & Noske R. (Eds.) (2012), Phonological Explorations: Empirical, Theoretical and Diachronic Issues. Berlin: De Gruyter.editorship of book
  • Botma E.D., Sebregts K & Smakman D. (2012), The phonetics and phonology of Dutch mid vowels before /l/, Laboratory Phonology 3(2): 273-298.article in journal
  • Botma E.D. (2011), Phonetics and Phonology. In: Year's Work in English Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 15-19.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. (2011), Sonorants. In: Van Oostendorp M, Ewen C.J., Hume E, Rice K (Eds.) The Blackwell Companion to Phonology. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 171-194.book chapter
  • Botma E.D., Kula N.C. & Nasukawa K. (2010), Features. In: The Continuum Companion to Phonology. London: Continuum. 33-63.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. (2010), Phonetics and phonology. In: The Year's Work in English Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 20-27.book chapter
  • Botma E.D., Sebregts K. & Smakman D. (2010), Pre-lateral mid-vowel colouring and the Dutch tense-lax contrast. Paper presented at: Old World Conference in Phonology 7, Nice, 28-30 January 2010 (Lecture).other
  • Botma E.D., Kula N.C. & Nasukawa K. (Eds.) (2010), The Continuum Companion to Phonology. London: Continuum.editorship of book
  • Botma E.D. & Ewen C.J. (2009), Against rhymal adjuncts: the syllabic affiliation of English postvocalic consonants. In: Nasukawa K., Backley P. (Eds.) Strength Relations in Phonology. Berlijn: Mouton de Gruyter. 221-250.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. (2009), Transparency in nasal harmony and the limits of reductionism. In: Nasukawa Kuniya, Backley Phillip (Eds.) Strength relations in phonology. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 79-112.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. (2008), Boekbespreking Review of: Weijer J.H. van de, Torre E.J. van der (2007) Voicing in Dutch: (De-)voicing -- phonology, phonetics, and psycholinguistics, Nederlandse Taalkunde 13.book review
  • Koppen J.M. van & Botma E.D. (Eds.) (2008), Linguistics in the Netherlands 200. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.editorship of book
  • Botma E.D., Sebregts K. & Smakman D. (2008), On the phonetics and phonology of Dutch mid-vowel laxing. Paper presented at: Sixteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting. Manchester University, 22 May 2008 (Lecture).other
  • Botma E.D., Ewen C.J. & Torre E.J. van der (2008), The syllabic affiliation of postvocalic liquids: an onset-specifier approach, Lingua, an International Review of General Linguistics 118(9): 1250-1270.article in journal
  • Botma E.D. & Smith N.S.H. (2007), A dependency-based typology of nasalisation and voicing phenomena, Linguistics in the Netherlands : 36-48.article in journal
  • Botma E.D. & Smith N.S.H. (2006), A dependency account of the fortis-lenis contrast in Cama, Linguistics in the Netherlands : 15-27.article in journal
  • Botma E.D. (2005), Nasal harmony in Yuhup: A typological conundrum?, Leiden Working Papers in Linguistics 2: 1-21.article in journal
  • Botma E.D. (2005), On the phonological interpretation of aspirated nasals. In: Weijer J. van de, Oostendorp M. van (Eds.) The Internal Organization of Phonological Segments (Studies in Generative Grammar 77). Berlijn: Mouton de Gruyter. 224-236.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. (2 June 2004), Phonological Aspects of Nasality: An Element-based Dependency Approach (PhD thesis). Utrecht: LOT. Supervisor(s) and Co-supervisor(s):Hengeveld K., Smith N.S.H.PhD thesis
  • Botma E.D., Torre E.J. van der & Zimmermann M. (2003), Vreemd Yoda Spreekt, KIJK! .article in magazine/newspaper
  • Botma E.D. (2001), A licensing account of aspiration in Modern Icelandic. In: Hume E.V., Smith N.S.H., Weijer J.M. van de (Eds.) Surface Syllable Structure and Segment Sequencing. Leiden: Holland Institutute of Generative Linguistics. 53-76.book chapter
  • Botma E.D. & Torre E.J. van der (2000), The prosodic interpretation of sonorants in Dutch, Linguistics in the Netherlands : 17-30.article in journal

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