Dr. Tonjes Veenstra

Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)

Dr. Tonjes Veenstra ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im  DFG-Projekt A02 Sprecherwahl in Kreolsprachcommunities: Bislama and Morisien im Rahmen des SFB 1412 Register: Language-Users’ Knowledge of Situational-Functional Variation / Forschungsbereich 3 ‘Syntax & Lexikon’.

Er ist Gründungsmitglied des European Network on creole languages (SEEPiCLA) und Präsident der International Association for Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics (IACPL).

Veenstras Forschungen, die auf umfangreicher Feldforschung in kreolischen Gesellschaften beruhen, fokussieren sich auf linguistische Theorie, insbesondere die Syntax-Morphologie-Schnittstelle und die soziolinguistische Modellierung von Sprachvariation, Sprachkontakt und Sprachwandel. Seine derzeitige Forschung widmet sich dem Erhalt von biokultureller Diversität in postkolonialen Gesellschaften.

Projects

A02 Speaker's choices in a creole context: Bislama and Morisien

Contact

Schützenstraße 18, 10117 Berlin

+49 30 20192 567

veenstra@leibniz-zas.deWebsite https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9494-3821

Publications & Presentations

    Publications

  • Lima, Suzi; Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Complex structures in Brazilian Indigenous languages In: Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Humanas [DOI] [ViVo]
  • Aboh, E.; Smith, N.; Veenstra, Tonjes  (2020) Advances in contact linguistics[DOI] [ViVo]

    Issues in multilingualism and its implications for communities and society at large, language acquisition and use, language diversification, and creative language use associated with new linguistic identities have become hot topics in both scientific and popular debates. A ubiquitous aspect of multilingualism is language contact. This book contains twelve articles that discuss specific aspects of Contact Linguistics. These articles cover a wide range of topics in the field, including creoles, areal linguistics, language mixing, and the sociolinguistic aspects of interactions with audiences. The book is dedicated to Pieter Muysken whose work on pidgin and creole languages, mixed languages, code-switching, bilingualism, and areal linguistics has been ground-breaking and inspirational for the authors in this book, as well as numerous other scholars working on the various facets of this rapidly expanding field.

  • Presentations

  • Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Speakers’ Choices in Creole Contexts: The Mauritian Case In: Forschungskolloquium Romanistik, U. Hamburg [ViVo]
  • Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Rich Agreement in creoles and register-sensitivity In: International Conference on New Issues in Language Contact Studies , Università degli Studi dell’Aquila [ViVo]
  • Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Tribute to Pieter Muysken In: International Conference on New Issues in Language Contact Studies , Università degli Studi dell’Aquila [ViVo]
  • Henri, Fabiola; Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Focus-sensitive Alternations in the Indian Ocean In: Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft  [ViVo]
  • Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Register-sensitivity in creole grammars In: SPCL Summer conference, INALCO Paris [ViVo]
  • Meyerhoff, Miriam; Aru, Carol; Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Changes in plural marking in Bislama In: Society for Pidgin and Creole Languages: virtual winter meeting [ViVo]