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Ronny Boogaart

University Lecturer

Dr. R.J.U. Boogaart
+31 71 527 2120

Ronny Boogaart is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.

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  • semantics and pragmatics
  • construction grammar
  • tense, aspect and modality
  • imperatives
  • conditional constructions


Key publications


  • 2015. Een sprinter is een stoptrein zonder wc. De sturende kracht van taal. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • 2014. With Timothy Colleman and Gijsbert Rutten (Eds.) Extending the scope of construction grammar. Berlin & New York: De Gruyter.
  • 2013. De modaliteit van temporaliteit, Nederlandse Taalkunde 18(3): 324-338.
  • 2009. 'Semantics and pragmatics in construction grammar: the case of modal verbs'. In: Alexander Bergs & Gabriele Diewald (eds.) Contexts and Constructions. Amsterdam/Philiadelphia: John Benjamins, p. 213-241.
  • 2009. with Egbert Fortuin. 'Imperative as conditional: from constructional to compositional semantics'. Cognitive Linguistics 20, 641-673.
  • 2007.  'Conditionele constructies met mocht(en) en moest(en) in Belgisch-Nederlands en Nederlands-Nederlands'.
  • 2007. ‘The past and perfect of epistemic modals’. In: Louis de Saussure, Jacques Moeschler & Geneveva Puskas (eds.) Recent advances in the syntax and semantics of tense, aspect and modality. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, p. 47-70.
  • 2007. with Theo A.J.M. Janssen. ‘Tense and aspect’. In: Dirk Geeraerts & Hubert Cuyckens (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. Oxford: OUP, p. 803-828.
  • 2006. with J. Diepeveen, J. Brantjes, P. Byloo, Th.A.J.M. Janssen & J. Nuyts. Modale uitdrukkingen in Belgisch-Nederlands en Nederlands-Nederlands: copusonderzoek en enquête. (Uitgaven Stichting Neerlandistiek VU, 45) Amsterdam/Münster: Stichting Neerlandistiek VU, Nodus Publikationen, 145 pp.
  • 2004. ‘Aspect and Aktionsart’. In: G. Booij, C. Lehmann, J. Mugdan (eds.), in collaboration with W. Kesselheim and S. Skopeteas, Morphology: An international handbook on inflection and word-formation. Vol. 2. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1165-1180.  
  • 1999. Aspect and temporal ordering: a contrastive analysis of Duch and English. Dissertation Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.



Born in 1968 in Kloosterzande, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. 

 1992             Doctorate Dutch Language and Culture, VU Amsterdam
 1992 Trainee EUROTRA, University of Leuven, Belgium
 1992-1996 PhD student, Dutch Language and Culture, VU Amsterdam
 1997-2006 Assistant Professor, Dutch Language and Culture, VU Amsterdam
 1999 PhD Dutch Linguistics, VU Amsterdam. Dissertation:  Aspect and Temporal Ordering: A Contrastive Analysis of Dutch and English (LOT)
 1999 Lecturer, General Linguistics, Utrecht University
 2001 Lecturer, CIW, Groningen University
 2003-2006 Post-doc researcher  Modal auxiliaries and alternative expressions of modality (NWO/VNC), Dutch Language and Culture, VU Amsterdam.

Assistant Professor, Dutch language and Culture/LUCL, Leiden University

 2007-now Co-Editor Nederlandse Taalkunde


University Lecturer

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

Work address

P.N. van Eyckhof 1
2311BV Leiden
Room number 2.05c



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