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Jenny Audring

Associate professor

Dr. J. Audring
+31 71 527 2070

Jenny Audring is a University Lecturer at the Centre for Linguistics.

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Fields of interest

Morphology, typology, mental lexicon, gender, Germanic


I am a linguist with a special interest in morphology and typology. My recent research, for which I received a Veni grant from NWO, focusses on the complexity and learnability of grammatical gender. Currently, I'm thinking and writing about morphology and the theory of the mental lexicon.

Teaching activities

I am a University Lecturer in the BA program German language and culture and the MA Linguistics. Before, I've taught General Linguistics, Typology, Morphology, Psycholinguistics, Contrastive Linguistics and German at various universities throughout the Netherlands.

CV (short)

Since 2015 University Lecturer & Researcher, Leiden University 

2013 PostDoc, University of Amsterdam 

2011 PostDoc & Lecturer, Leiden University 

2009 PhD in General Linguistics, VU University Amsterdam 

2003 MA in English Philology and General & German Linguistics, Free University Berlin

Key publications

Jackendoff, R. & Audring, J. The Texture of the Lexicon. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Masini, F. & Audring, J. (eds.) (2019) The Oxford Handbook of Morphological Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fedden, S., Audring, J. & Corbett, G.G. (eds.) (2018) Non-Canonical Gender Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jackendoff, Ray & Jenny Audring. 2018. Morphology and Memory: Toward an Integrated Theory. Topics in Cognitive Science. 2017 Rumelhart Prize Issue Honoring Lila Gleitman. 1-27. DOI: 10.1111/tops.12334.

Audring, J. (2017). Calibrating complexity: How complex is a gender system? Language Sciences 60, 53–68. DOI:10.1016/j.langsci.2016.09.003.

Culicover, P., Jackendoff, R. & Audring, J. (2017) Multiword constructions in the grammar. Topics in Cognitive Science. 1-17. DOI: 10.1111/tops.12255

Jackendoff, R. & Audring, J. (2016) Morphological schemas: theoretical and psycholinguistic issues. The Mental Lexicon 11(4), 467–493. DOI: 10.1075/ml.11.3.06jac 

Audring, J. & Booij, G. (2016) Cooperation and Coercion. Linguistics 54(4), 17-637. DOI: 10.1515/ling-2016-0012

Audring, J. (2016) Gender. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia: Linguistics. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.43

Booij, Geert & Jenny Audring. 2017. Construction Morphology and the Parallel Architecture of Grammar. Cognitive Science 41(S2). 2014 Rumelhart Prize Issue Honoring Ray Jackendoff. 277–302. DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12323.

Audring, J. (2014) Gender as a complex feature, Language Sciences. special issue “Exploring grammatical gender” 43, 5-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.langsci.2012.10.001

Audring, J. (2013) A Pronominal View of Gender Agreement. Language Sciences 35. 32-46. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2012.10.001

Audring, J. (2011) Gender. In: Oxford Bibliographies Online: Linguistics. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199772810-0066

Audring, J. (2009) Reinventing Pronoun Gender. Utrecht: LOT Dissertation Series.

Audring, J. (2009) Gender Assignment and Gender Agreement. Morphology 18, 93-116. DOI: 10.1007/s11525-009-9124-y

Audring, J. (2006a) Pronominal Gender in Spoken Dutch. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 18.2, 85-116. DOI: 10.1017/S1470542706000043

Associate professor

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

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B1.14



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