Curriculum vitae of Jack Hoeksema

Current address:

Department of Dutch Language and Culture
Faculty of Arts
University of Groningen
Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen


Day of Birth: October 30, 1956

Nationality: Dutch


MA (cum laude), Dutch literature and linguistics with a major in Dutch linguistics and minors in general linguistics and logic, August 31 1981, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

PhD: December 20, 1984, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Positions held:

From February 1, 1982 to October 1, 1984: researcher on a grant from the Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Pure Research.
From October 1, 1984 to December 31, 1985: instructor in linguistics at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
From January 1, 1986 to June 30, 1986 visiting professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
From July 1, 1986 to June 30, 1990 assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
From July 9 to August 4, 1989, visiting professor at the 1989 LSA Summer Institute of Linguistics, Tucson, Arizona.
From January 1 to June 30, 1990, visiting scholar at the University of Groningen on a grant from NWO.
From July 29 to August 10, 1990 faculty member at the Second European Summerschool in Language, Logic, and Information, at the Catholic University of Leuven.
From July 1, 1990 to December 31 1991, assistant professor at the University of Groningen.
From January 1, 1992, associate professor at the University of Groningen.
From January 1, 2003, full professor at the University of Groningen.
From September 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006, Julian and Virginia Cornell Visiting Professor at Swarthmore College.

Research grants:

Dissertation grant from ZWO (precursor of NWO), 1982-1984.

Grant for work on historical syntax from NSF to the University of Pennsylvania (1989, title Head-Complement Order in the History of the West-Germanic Clause, as coinvestigator, PI Anthony S. Kroch)

Pionier grant from NWO, 1992-1997, project Reflections of Logical Patterns in Language Structure and Language Use at the University of Groningen.

Grant for CLARIAH project SPOD: Syntactic Profiler of Dutch. [2017-2018]

Courses taught:

Undergraduate level:

Introduction to linguistics, linguistic typology, semantics, morphology, introduction to Dutch syntax, introduction to Government-Binding theory, psycholinguistics, Middle Dutch, historical phonology, corpuslinguistics, introduction to philological methods, linguistic methodology.

Graduate level:

Introductory syntax, intermediate syntax, introduction to formal semantics, algebraic linguistics, seminar in morphology, seminar in GB syntax, seminar in West-Germanic syntax, seminar on boolean semantics, seminar on generalized quantifiers, seminar on anaphora in discourse, seminar on ellipsis, courses on categorial morphology, course on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, diachronic syntax, negative polarity items, corpus methods in diachronic linguistics, history of linguistics, seminar on metaphors, MA course on linguistics in secondary education.

Administrative Service

Professional Service:

Organizer of

Promotor (thesis supervisor) or co-promotor of


Monographs and edited volumes

  1. Categorial Morphology, doctoral dissertation, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 1984,published in 1985 by Garland Press Inc., New York, Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics Series. Reprinted 2014 by Routledge, London.
  2. Special Issue on Negative Polarity of Linguistic Analysis (edited), 1995.
  3. Partitives (edited), Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, 1996.
  4. Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items, edited together with Hotze Rullmann, Victor Sanchez-Valencia and Ton van der Wouden. John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 2001.
  5. Noordelijke Polyfonie, special issue of Tabu, dedicated to Jan Koster, edited by Jan-Wouter Zwart and Jack Hoeksema, 2010.
  6. Black Book: A Festschrift in honor of Frans Zwarts, edited by Jack Hoeksema and Dicky Gilbers. University of Groningen, 2014.



  1. Plurality and Conjunction, A.G.B. ter Meulen, ed., Studies in Model-theoretic Semantics, Foris, Dordrecht, 1983, 63-83.
  2. Negative Polarity and the Comparative, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 1-3, 1983, 403-434.
  3. To Be Continued: The Story of the Comparative, Journal of Semantics 3-1/2, 1984, 93-107.
  4. Formal Properties of Stress Representations, H. van der Hulst and N. Smith, eds., Advances in Nonlinear Phonology, Foris, Dordrecht, 1985, 83-99.
  5. Wazdat: Contracted Forms and Verb Second in Dutch, J.T. Faarlund, ed., Germanic Linguistics: Papers from a Symposium at the University of Chicago, April 24, 1985. Indiana University Linguistics Club, Bloomington, 112-124.
  6. Traces in COMP: Invisible or Nonexistent?,W.H. Eilfort, P.D. Kroeber, K.L. Peterson, eds., Proceedings of the 21th Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, 1985, 160-171.
  7. Some Theoretical Consequences of Dutch Complementizer Agreement, V. Nikiforidou, M. Van Clay, M. Niepokuj and D. Feder, eds., Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley, 1986, 147-158..
  8. An Account of Relative Clauses With Split Antecedents, M. Dalrymple, J. Goldberg, K. Hanson, M. Inman, C. Pinon, and S. Wechsler, eds., Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, vol. 5, 1986, 68-86.
  9. Monotonicity Phenomena in Natural Language, Linguistic Analysis 16-1/2, 1986, 235-250. [Reprinted in Javier Gutierrez-Rexach, ed., Semantics - Critical concepts, Routledge, London, 2004]
  10. Relating Word Structure and Logical Form, Linguistic Inquiry 18-1, 1987, 119-126.
  11. Babbling Babes and Little Linguists, L. Kenton and S. Weinberger, eds., University of Washington Working Papers in Linguistics, no.9, 1987, 118-131.
  12. Silent Features and Syntactic Analysis, B.D. Joseph and A.M. Zwicky, eds., A Festschrift For Ilse Lehiste. In: Ohio State Working Papers in Linguistics 35, Columbus, 1987, 210-214.
  13. Construction Types in Categorial Grammar, R.K. Belnap, R. Foye, and L. Morgenthaler, eds., The Penn Review of Linguistics 11, 1987, p. 48-60.
  14. The Logic of Exception, A. Miller and J. Powers, eds., Proceedings of the Fourth Eastern States Conference on Linguistics. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1987, 100-113.
  15. Implications of Process Morphology for Categorial Grammar (with Richard D. Janda), in R.T. Oehrle, E. Bach and D. Wheeler, eds., Categorial Grammars and Natural Language Structures, D. Reidel, Dordrecht, 1988, 199-247.
  16. The Semantics of Nonboolean 'and', Journal of Semantics, vol. 6, no. 1, 1988, 19-40.
  17. A Constraint on Governors in the West Germanic Verb Cluster, M. Everaert, A. Evers, R. Huybregts, and M. Trommelen, eds., Morphology and Modularity, Foris, Dordrecht, 1988, 147-161.
  18. Head-Types in Morpho-Syntax, Yearbook of Morphology, vol. 1, 1988, 123-137.
  19. Only in Dutch: A Comparison of Three Adverbs, M. Jack, L. Koenig and A. Taylor, eds., The Penn Review of Linguistics 13, 1989, 106-121.
  20. What's right and what's wrong with i-within-i, Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, 1989, 315-327. [with Donna Jo Napoli]
  21. Exploring Exception Phrases, in M. Stokhof and L. Torenvliet, eds., Proceedings of the Seventh Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, ITLI, Institute for Language, Logic and Information, 1990, 165-190.
  22. A Condition on Circular Chains: A Restatement of i-within-i, in Journal of Linguistics 26, 1990, 403-424. (with Donna Jo Napoli)
  23. Some Remarks on Focus Adverbs (with F. Zwarts), Journal of Semantics vol.18, no. 1-2, 1991, 51-70.
  24. Complex Predicates and Liberation in Dutch and English, in Linguistics and Philosophy 14-4, 1991, 661-710.
  25. Categorial Morphology and the Valency of Nouns, M. Aronoff, ed., Morphology Now, SUNY-Press, 1992, 83-106, 198-203.
  26. The Head Parameter in Morphology and Syntax, D.G. Gilbers and S. Looyenga, eds., Language and Cognition 2. Yearbook 1992 of the research group for linguistic theory and knowledge representation of the University of Groningen, De Passage, Groningen, 119-132.
  27. Suppression of a word-order pattern in Westgermanic, J. van Marle, ed., Historical Linguistics 1991. Papers from the 10th international conference on historical linguistics, John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 1993, 153-174.
  28. As (of) yet, A. de Boer, J. de Jong and R. Landeweerd, eds., Language and Cognition 3. University of Groningen, Groningen, 1993, 79-87.
  29. Paratactic and subordinative so, (with Donna Jo Napoli), Journal of Linguistics 29 (1993), 291-314.
  30. A semantic argument for complex predicates. M. Harvey and L. Santelmann, eds., Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory IV, Cornell University, Ithaca, 1994, 145-160.
  31. On the grammaticalization of negative polarity items. S. Gahl, A. Dolbey and C. Johnson, eds., Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley, 1994, 273-282.
  32. The Semantics of Exception Phrases, in Jan van Eijck and Jaap van der Does, eds., Quantifiers, Logic, and Language. CSLI, Chicago, 1995, 145-177.
  33. Introduction to the special issue on negative polarity, Linguistic Analysis 25-3/4, 1995, 143-145.
  34. Negative Predicates and their Arguments, (with Henny Klein), Linguistic Analysis 25-3/4, 1995, 146-180.
  35. From comparative to adverb of degree: Dutch even (with Henny Klein), in Roel Jonkers, Edith Kaan and Anko Wiegel, eds., Language and Cognition 5, University of Groningen, Groningen, 1996, 59-70.
  36. Introduction, in Jacob Hoeksema, ed., Partitives, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, 1996, 1-24.
  37. Floating quantifiers, partitives and distributivity, in Jacob Hoeksema, ed., Partitives, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, 1996, 57-106.
  38. Negation and Negative Concord in Middle Dutch, in Danielle Forget, Paul Hirschbuehler, France Martineau and Maria-Luisa Rivero, eds., Negation and Polarity: Syntax and Semantics. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 1997,139-158.
  39. On the (non)loss of polarity sensitivity: Dutch ooit, in Richard. M. Hogg and Linda van Bergen, eds., Historical Linguistics 1995, vol. 2, John Benjamins Publishing Co., Amsterdam-Philadelphia, 1998, 101-114.
  40. Corpus Study of Negative Polarity Items, in IV-V Jornades de corpus lingüístics 1996-1997, IULA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 1998, 67-86.
  41. Blocking Effects and Polarity Sensitivity, in: JFAK. Essays dedicated to Johan van Benthem on the Occasion of his 50th Birthday. Vossiuspers/Amsterdam University Press, 1999. [13 pp.]
  42. Blocking Effects in the Expression of Negation. Leuvense Bijdragen/Leuven Contributions in Linguistics and Philology, 88-3/4, 1999, 403-423.
  43. Negative Polarity Items: Triggering, Scope and C-Command, in Laurence R. Horn and Yasuhiko Kato, eds., Negation and Polarity. Semantic and Syntactic Perspectives., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000, 123-154.
  44. Compositionality of meaning, in: Geert Booij, Christian Lehmann, Joachim Mugdan, eds., Morphologie/Morphology. Ein internationales Handbuch zur Flexion und Wortbildung/An international Handbook on Inflection and Word-Formation., Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/New York, 2000, 851-857.
  45. Scalarity and polarity: A Study of Scalar Adverbs as Polarity Items (with Hotze Rullmann) in: Jack Hoeksema, Hotze Rullmann, Victor Sanchez-Valencia and Ton van der Wouden, eds., Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 2001, 129-171.
  46. Rapid Change Among Expletive Polarity Items in: Laurel J. Brinton, ed., Historical Linguistics 1999. Selected papers from the 14th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Vancouver, 9-13 August 1999, John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 2001, 175-186.
  47. Polarity-sensitive Scalar Particles in Early Modern and Present-Day Dutch in: Belgian Journal of Linguistics 16, 2002, 53-64.
  48. Verb movement in Dutch present-participle clauses, in: Germania et alia: A Linguistic Webschrift for Hans den Besten, ed. Jan Koster and Henk van Riemsdijk, 2003. Http://
  49. Partitivity, degrees and polarity, in: Verbum, Tome XXV, No. 1, 2003, 81-96.
  50. Chapter One: Theory of the Lexicon, In: Katamba, F. (ed.), Morphology: Critical Concepts in Linguistics, Routledge, London/New York, 2004, 184-213. [= Chapter 1 of Hoeksema 1984]
  51. In days, weeks, months, years, ages: a class of temporal negative polarity items, in: Dicky Gilbers and Petra Hendriks, Rejected Papers: Feestbundel voor Ron van Zonneveld, Groningen, 2005.
  52. Cumulative Effects in the Evaluation of Pseudo-Gapping, in: Jennifer Spenader and Petra Hendriks, Proceedings of the Workshop on Cross-Modular Approaches to Ellipsis, ESSLLI 2005, Edinburgh, 45-48.
  53. Pseudogapping: its syntactic analysis and cumulative effects on its acceptability, Research on Language and Computation, vol. 4, no. 4, 2006, 335-352.
  54. Dutch ENIG: From nonveridicality to downward entailment, in: Hedde Zeijlstra and Jan-Philipp Soehn, eds., Proceedings of the Workshop on Negation and Polarity, Sonderforschungsbereich 441, University of Tübingen, 2007, 8-15.
  55. Focus particles inside prepositional phrases: A comparison of Dutch, English, and German, (with Gosse Bouma and Petra Hendriks), Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, vol. 10, no. 1, 2007, 1-24.
  56. Parasitic Licensing of Negative Polarity Items, Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, vol. 10, no. 3, 2007, 163-182.
  57. The emergence of particle clusters in Dutch: Grammaticalization under adverse conditions, in: Elena Seoane and Maria José Lopez-Couso (eds.), in collaboration with Teresa Fanego, Theoretical and Empirical Issues in Grammaticalization, John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia, 2008, 131-149.
  58. Just for the hell of it: A comparison of two taboo-term constructions (with Donna Jo Napoli), Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 44, No. 02, 2008, 347-378.
  59. There is no number effect in the licensing of negative polarity items: a reply to Guerzoni and Sharvit, in Linguistics and Philosophy 31-4, 2008, 397-407.
  60. The swarm alternation revisited, in: Erhard Hinrichs and John Nerbonne, eds., Theory and Evidence in Semantics, CSLI, Stanford, 2009, 53-80.
  61. Jespersen Recycled in: Elly van Gelderen, ed., Cyclical Change, John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 2009, 15-34.
  62. The grammatical versatility of taboo terms (with Donna Jo Napoli) Studies in Language vol. 33, no. 3, 2009, 612-643.
  63. Negative and Positive Polarity Items: An Investigation of the Interplay of Lexical Meaning and Global Conditions on Expression. In: Laurence R. Horn, ed., The Expression of Negation, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, 2010, 187-224.
  64. Feature percolation in the Dutch possessive In: Jan-Wouter Zwart and Mark de Vries (eds.), Structure Preserved: Studies in syntax for Jan Koster, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 2010, 167-174.
  65. Discontinuous conjunction of nominal modifiers, Linguistic Analysis 36, 1-4, 2010, 129-142.
  66. Dutch ENIG: from nonveridicality to downward entailment. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 28(4):837�859.
  67. Variation in long distance dependencies In: Frans Gregersen, Jeffrey K. Parrott and Pia Quist (eds.), Language Variation - European Perspectives III: Selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 5), John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia 2011, 123-134. (with Ankelien Schippers)
  68. Discourse scalarity: the case of Dutch helemaal, Journal of Pragmatics 43(11), 2011, 2810-2825.
  69. Looking at Middle English through the mirror of Anglo-Norman in Pierre Larrivee and Richard Ingham, editors, The Evolution of Language. Beyond the Jespersen cycle. De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin/Boston, 2011, 165-178.
  70. Diachronic changes in long-distance dependencies: The case of Dutch In: Ans van Kemenade & Nynke de Haas, eds., 2012, Historical Linguistics 2009. Selected papers from the 19th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Nijmegen 10-14 August 2009, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 155-170 (with Ankelien Schippers).
  71. Elative Compounds in Dutch: Types and Historical Development. in Guido Oebel, ed., Crosslinguistic comparison of intensified adjectives and adverbs, vol. 2, 97-142, Verlag Dr. Kovač, Hamburg, 2012.
  72. On the natural history of negative polarity items. Linguistic Analysis, 38(1/2), 2012, 3-33.
  73. Literal and nonliteral meaning in placename idioms. Yearbook of Phraseology vol. 3, 2012, 127-142. (with Manfred Sailer)
  74. Processing polarity: ERP evidence for differences between positive and negative polarity, Neuropsychologia, 51(1), 2013, 132-141 (with Anna Yurchenko, Dirk-Bart den Ouden, Olga Dragoy, John C.J. Hoeks, Laurie A. Stowe)
  75. Polarity items in Strawsonian contexts - A comparison. In: Eva Csipak, Regine Eckardt, Mingya Liu & Manfred Sailer, eds., Beyond 'Any' and 'Ever': New Explorations in Negative Polarity Sensitivity., De Gruyter-Mouton, Berlin, 2013, 47-78.
  76. Immediate Future Readings of universal quantifier constructions. In: Ritsuko Kikusawa & Lawrence A. Reid (eds.), Historical Linguistics 2011. Selected papers from the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Osaka, 25-30 July 2011, John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 2013, 227-241.
  77. Measuring variation in perception of ambiguity: A magnitude estimation investigation of Netherlands and Belgian Dutch, by Laurie A. Stowe, Robert Hartsuiker, Magda De Vos and Jack Hoeksema, in Jack Hoeksema and Dicky Gilbers, eds., Black Book: A Festschrift in honor of Frans Zwarts, 311-329. Groningen: University of Groningen, 2014.
  78. The Middle Dutch negative clitic: Status, position and disappearance. Lingua 147 (2014), 50-68.
  79. Sluicing in Dutch: A Problem for PF-deletion approaches, In : Skase, 11(2), 2014, 30-41.
  80. In Hülle und Fülle: Quantification at a distance in German, Dutch and English. In: Martijn Wieling, Gosse Bouma & Gertjan van Noord (eds.), From semantics to dialectometry, 123-133. Groningen: University of Groningen, 2016.
  81. Polarity licensing and intervention by conjunction. In H. Reckman, L. L. S. Cheng, M. Hijzelendoorn, & R. Sybesma (Eds.), Crossroads Semantics: Computation, experiment and grammar. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishers, 2017, 93-106.
  82. NEG-Raising and long-distance licensing of negative polarity items. In: Debra Ziegeler & Zhiming Bao, eds., Negation and Contact. With special focus on Singapore English.. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2017,33-61.
  83. Not that I know of: a polarity-sensitive construction. Linguistics 55(6), 2017, 1281-1310.
  84. Positive polarity predicates. Linguistics, 56(2), 361-400.
  85. Minimizers in Azerbaijani from a comparative perspective. By Venera Suleymanova and Jack Hoeksema. Folia Linguistica 52(1), 2018, 177-211.
  86. Taboo terms and their grammar, in Keith Allen (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Taboo Words and Language, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019, 160-179.
  87. Degree Resultatives as Second-Order Constructions. By Jack Hoeksema, Donna Jo Napoli. 2019. Journal of Germanic Linguistics, 31(3), 225-297.
  88. Derivational networks in Dutch. In Livia Körtvélyessy, Alexandra Bagasheva & Pavol Štekauer, eds., Derivational networks across languages, 137-145. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2020.
  89. On the Dutch temporal adverbial goed en wel. By Jack Hoeksema and Ton van der Wouden. In: Linguistics in the Netherlands vol. 37, 2020, 90-102.
  90. SPOD: Syntactic Profiler of Dutch. By Gertjan van Noord, Jack Hoeksema, Peter Kleiweg, and Gosse Bouma. Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands Journal, vol. 10, 2020, 129-145.
  91. Verbs of deception, point of view and polarity. In Stefan Müller & Nurit Melnik (eds.), Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar Online (Frankfurt/Main), 26-46. Frankfurt/Main: University Library, 2021. DOI: 10.21248/hpsg.2021.2.
  92. Adverbs of degree in early Middle Dutch: Documentation and Development, by Lourens Visser & Jack Hoeksema. Nederlandse Taalkunde 27(2), 2022, 198-228.
  93. Syntactic Profiles in Secondary School Writing Using PaQu and SPOD, by Jack Hoeksema, Kees de Glopper & Gertjan van Noord. In: CLARIN: The Infrastructure for Language Resources ed. by Fišer, D. & Witt, A., 691-707. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022.

Dutch publications

  1. Toekenning van syllabestructuren, Tabu 9-2, 1979, 29-30.
  2. Zinsbepalingen en V-Raisingskomplementen, Tabu 10(2), 1980, 17-25.
  3. Verbale verstrengeling ontstrengeld, Spektator 10-3, 1980/81, 221-249.
  4. Twee theorieën over samenstellende afleiding, GLOT 4-2/3, 1981, 169-178.
  5. Iets over werkwoordsvolgorden. Tabu 11(4), 1981, 91-94.
  6. Enkele stellingen omtrent metrische representaties, Tabu 12, 1982, 86-95.
  7. Betrekkelijke voornaamwoorden met meerdere antecendenten, Tabu 12, 1982, 1-7.
  8. De kongruentie van relatieve voornaamwoorden met hun antecedent, Tabu 12, 1982, 169-180.
  9. Zwaarlijvig en breedgeschouderd, Tabu 13, 1983, 49-70.
  10. Superlatieven, Tabu 13, 1983, 101-106.
  11. Wanna do Contraction?, GLOT 6-2, 1983, 157-182.
  12. Een autosegmentele theorie van het Nederlandse woordaccent (with R.M. van Zonneveld), Spektator 13-6, 1984/84, 450-472.
  13. Wortels, stammen en de sjwa, Tabu 15, 1985, 150-153.
  14. Monotonie en Superlatieven, C. Hoppenbrouwers, J. Houtman, I. Schuurman and F. Zwarts, eds., Proeven van taalwetenschap, Nederlands Instituut RUG, Groningen, 1986, 38-49.
  15. Formele resultaten in de taalkunde: enkele kanttekeningen, C. Hoppenbrouwers, I. Schuurman, R. van Zonneveld and F. Zwarts, eds., Syntaxis en Lexicon, Foris, Dordrecht, 1986, 7-12.
  16. Partiële extrapositie van infinitiefkomplementen in het Middelnederlands, in Tabu 20-3, 1990, 175-186.
  17. Theoretische aspekten van partikelvooropplaatsing, in Tabu 21-1, 1991, 18-26.
  18. Algemene kwantoren en de small-clause kwestie, Tabu 21-2, 1991, 77-85.
  19. Nogmaals partikelvooropplaatsing, Tabu 21-3, 1991, 141-144.
  20. Bevelende zinnen zonder polaire tegenhanger, H. Bennis and J.W. de Vries, eds., De binnenbouw van het Nederlands. ICG-Publications, Dordrecht, 1992, 125-131.
  21. Tegenwoordig-deelwoordgroepen I: een merkwaardig randgeval, Tabu 23, no. 3, 1993, 171-174.
  22. Tegenwoordig-deelwoordgroepen II: V1 patronen, Tabu 24-1, 1994, 1-5.
  23. Bar en bijster: Een onderzoek naar twee polariteitsgevoelige adverbia (with Henny Klein), Gramma/TTT 3-2, 1994, 75-88.
  24. Nevenschikking onder te, in Tabu 25-3, 1995, 156-157.
  25. Aantekeningen bij ooit. Deel 1: Nog ooit versus ooit nog. Tabu 26-1, 1996, 3-16.
  26. Zeg het met rozen: een vergelijking van drie idiomatische uitdrukkingen. Tabu 26-3, 1996, 129-149.
  27. De distributie van OOK MAAR en ZELFS MAAR, een corpusstudie. (with Hotze Rullmann), Nederlandse Taalkunde 2-4, 1997, 281-317.
  28. Negatief-polair moeten, Tabu 27-3, 1997, 95-112.
  29. Ieder moment: Scalaire universele kwantificatie, Tabu 27-4, 1997, 161-170.
  30. Adjectivale inflectie op -s: geen geval van transpositie, in E. Hoekstra and C. Smits, eds., Morfologiedagen 1996, Cahiers van het Meertens Instituut, no 10, 1998, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam.
  31. Corpusonderzoek naar negatief-polaire uitdrukkingen. Tabu 28-1, 1998, 1-52.
  32. Een ondode kategorie: de genitief, Tabu 28-4, 1998, 162-167.
  33. Iemand iets wijsmaken: irrealis en negatieve polariteit, Tabu 29-1, 1999, 37-42.
  34. Velarisatie van /n/ in plat Hollands, in: Tabu, 29-2, 1999, 94-96.
  35. Aantekeningen bij ooit, deel 2: de opkomst van niet-polair ooit, in: Tabu 29-4, 1999, 147-172.
  36. Ikke als default-nominatief, Tabu 30-1/2, 2000, 27-46.
  37. Verplichte topicalisatie van kale enkelvouden: de feit is dat-constructie, Tabu 30-3/4, 2000, 113-142.
  38. X maar dan ook echt X! Emfatische reduplicerende nevenschikking Tabu 31-3/4, 2001, 119-140.
  39. Hoegenaamd: van 1730 tot 2002. Eigenschappen en ontwikkelingsgang van een bijzondere negatief-polaire uitdrukking Tabu 32-1/2, 2002, 16-39.
  40. Minimaliseerders in het standaard Nederlands in: Tabu 32-3/4, 2002, 105-174.
  41. In het minst: eigenschappen en ontwikkeling van een negatief-polaire uitdrukking en de neergang van focus scrambling, in: Tabu, vol. 33-1/2, 2003-2004, 27-50.
  42. Nogmaals hoegenaamd, in Tabu, vol. 33-1/2, 2003-2004, 51-54.
  43. Positief- en negatief-polaire bepalingen van graad: een empirisch onderzoek. (with Dirk-Bart den Ouden), Tabu, vol. 34-3/4, 2005, 129-144.
  44. Geen enkel. Tabu, vol. 34-3/4, 2005, 171-186.
  45. De ontwikkelingsgang van het partikel best, Tabu 35-1/2, 2006, 59-78.
  46. Parasitair gat zonder scrambling, Tabu 35-1/2, 2006, 79-80.
  47. Hij zei van niet, maar knikte van ja: Distributie en diachronie van bijwoorden van polariteit ingeleid door van, Tabu 35, 3-4, 2006, 135-158.
  48. Agentiviteit van aspectueel eens, Tabu 35, 3-4, 2006, 159-162.
  49. Heeeeele lange vocalen: een onderzoek naar emfatische rekking, (with Sandrien van Ommen and Dicky Gilbers), Tabu, 36-1/2, 2007, 39-64.
  50. Niet voor commentaar bereikbaar, Tabu 36-1/2, 2007, 85-88.
  51. Van + bijwoord van polariteit: een geval van verplichte extrapositie? Tabu, 37-1/2, 2008, 69-78.
  52. Uitkijken, oppassen en opletten: een corpusonderzoek naar polaire gevoeligheid en andere distributionele eigenschappen, Tabu 37-1/2, 2008, 79-110. [with Albert Oosterhof]
  53. Distributieprofielen van negatief-polaire uitdrukkingen: een vergelijking van het Nederlands, Engels en Duits, Tabu 37-3/4, 2008, 111-195.
  54. De localiteit van idiomen in: Jan-Wouter Zwart and Jack Hoeksema, red., 2010, Noordelijke polyfonie, special issue dedicated to Jan Koster, Tabu 38(1/4), 121-132.
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  58. Drie bijwoorden van graad: gek, waanzinnig, krankzinnig, Tabu 40(1/2), 2012, 47-59.
  59. Wie dan ook, wat dan ook etc. als free choice indefinites en negatief-polaire uitdrukkingen, Tabu 40(3/4), 2012, 89-109.
  60. Bij de vleet: een kwantor op afstand, Tabu 40(3/4), 2012, 153-165.
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  62. De plaats van het voorzetselvoorwerp. Nederlandse Taalkunde 19(2), 2014, 221-244.
  63. Reactie op Joost Zwarts. Nederlandse Taalkunde 19(2), 2014, 248-250.
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  65. De opkomst van aan als verbindend element in maatnomenconstructies. In: Freek van de Velde, Hans Smessaert, Frank van Eynde en Sara Verbrugge, red., Patroon en Argument. Een dubbelfeestbundel bij het emeritaat van William van Belle en Joop van der Horst. Universitaire Pers Leuven, 2014, 421-432.
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  67. Licht en recht. Nederlandse Taalkunde, vol. 25, 2020, 2-3, 305-317.
  68. Langeafstandsverplaatsing in het Nederlands, Engels en Duits: De sandwich ontleed. By Ankelien Schippers and Jack Hoeksema. Nederlandse Taalkunde 26(1), 2021, 41-78.
  69. Rillen van angst en blaken van zelfvertrouwen: Emotietermen in constructie met causatief van. Nederlandse Taalkunde 27(1), 2022, 105-134.
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