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Johanneke Caspers

University Lecturer

Dr. J. Caspers
+31 71 527 2157

Johanneke Caspers is University Lecturer at the Centre for Linguistics.

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My research focuses on the acquisition of prosody (pitch accents, boundary tones, stress) in Dutch as a second language.

Teaching activities

- introduction to general linguistics 
- introduction to second language acquisition 
- seminars in second language research (an introductory seminar (BA) and a research group (MA)) 
- Dutch as a second language (grammar) 
- methods of linguistic research 

Curriculum vitae

I studied Linguistics and Phonetics at Leiden University and wrote a MA thesis on co-articulation. After a year of teaching Dutch as a second language I was employed as a PhD student by NWO. I defended my thesis entitled ‘Pitch movements under time pressure’ in 1994. A postdoctoral research project on the meaning of melodic elements in Dutch started in 1995, and was followed by a second postdoctoral research project on the function of melodic elements in Dutch dialogue. In 2003 I was appointed lecturer at the department of Dutch Studies, where I teach linguistics and second language acquisition.

Key publications

  • Caspers, J. & K. Horłoza (2012) 'Intelligibility of non-natively produced Dutch words: Interaction between segmental and suprasegmental errors.'  Phonetica 69, 94-107.
  • Caspers, J. & A. van Santen (2006) 'Nederlands uit Franse en Chinese mond, Invloed van T1 op de plaatsing van klemtoon in Nederlands als tweede taal?'  Nederlandse Taalkunde 11, 289-318.
  • Caspers, J. (2003) 'Local speech melody as a limiting factor in the turn-taking system in Dutch.'  Journal of Phonetics 31, 251-276.
  • Caspers, J. (2000) 'Experiments on the meaning of four types of single-accent intonation patterns in Dutch.'  Language and Speech 43, 127-161.
  • Caspers, J. (1998) 'Who’s next? The melodic marking of question versus continuati¬on in Dutch.'  Language and Speech 41, 375-398. 

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL Dutch Studies

Work address

Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 0.46



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