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Name: Jan  Rijkhoff
Institution: Aarhus University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://person.au.dk/en/linjr@hum
State and/or Country: Denmark   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Specialty: NP structure, parts-of-speech systems, noun semantics (Seinsarten), Theory of Functional Grammar, Linguistic Typology,
Selected Publications: 2008a. Layering and iconicity in the noun phrase: descriptive and interpersonal modifiers. Linguistics 46-4.

2008b. The noun phrase in Functional Discourse Grammar (Trends in Linguistics – Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 195), D. García Velasco & Jan Rijkhoff eds. Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2008c. Layers, levels and contexts. To appear in: Daniel García Velasco & Jan Rijkhoff (eds.), The noun phrase in Functional Discourse Grammar. Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2007. Word classes. Language and Linguistics Compass 1-6, 709-726.

2005a. Mundari as a flexible language (with Kees Hengeveld). Linguistic Typology 9 3, 406–431.

2005b. Mood, definiteness and specificity: a linguistic and a philosophical account of their similarities and differences (with Johanna Seibt). Sprog - Tidsskrift for Sprogforskning 3-2, 85-132. [http://ojs.statsbiblioteket.dk/index.php/tfs/index]

2005c. Toward a unified analysis of terms and predications. In Matthew P. Anstey & J. Lachlan Mackenzie (eds.), Crucial Readings in Functional Grammar (Functional Grammar Series 26). Berlin - New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 47–78.

2004a. Parts-of-speech systems and word order (with Kees Hengeveld & Anna Siewierska). Journal of Linguistics 41-1.

2004b. Iconic and non-iconic word order patterns: on symmetry in the NP and counter examples to Universal 20'. In Henk Aertsen & Mike Hannay & Rod Lyall (eds.), Words in their places: a Festschrift for J. Lachlan Mackenzie. Amsterdam: Faculty of Arts, Vrije Universiteit. 169–180.

2004c. The Noun Phrase (Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory). Oxford: Oxford University Press (expanded paperback edition).

2003. 'When can a language have nouns and verbs?'. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia 35, 7-38.

2002a. The Noun Phrase (Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory). Oxford: Oxford University Press (hardback edition).

2002b. 'Verbs and nouns from a cross-linguistic perspective'. Rivista di linguistica/Italian Journal of Linguistics 14–1, 115–147.

2002c. 'On the interaction of Linguistic Typology and Functional Grammar'. Functions of Language 9–2, 209–237.

2001. 'Dimensions of adnominal modification.' In Martin Haspelmath et al. (eds.), Language Typology and Language Universals: an international handbook (Volume 1). Berlin / New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 522-533.

2000. 'When can a language have adjectives? An implicational universal.' In Petra Vogel & Bernard Comrie (eds.), Approaches to the typology of word classes. Berlin / New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 217-257.

1998a. 'Bystander deixis.' In Yaron Matras (ed.), The Romani element in non-standard speech. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 51-67.

1998b (with Dik Bakker). 'Language sampling'. Linguistic Typology 2-3, 263-314.

1998c. 'Word order in de noun phrase of the languages of Europe.' Chapter 11 in Anna Siewierska (ed.), Constituent order in the language of Europe. Berlin / New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 321-382.

1998d (with Anders Holmberg). 'The Germanic languages.' Chapter 4 in Anna Siewierska (ed.), Constituent order in the languages of Europe. Berlin / New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 75-104.

1993 (with Dik Bakker & Kees Hengeveld & Peter Kahrel). 'A method of language sampling'. Studies in Language 17-1, 169-203.

1991. 'Nominal aspect'. Journal of Semantics 8, 291-309.

1990a. 'Toward a unified analysis of terms and predications.' In Jan Nuyts et al. (eds.), Layers and levels of representation in language theory. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: Benjamins, 165-192.

1990b. 'Explaining word order in the noun phrase'. Linguistics 28-1, 5-42.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Noun Phrase
 The Noun Phrase in Functional Discourse Grammar
 Flexible Word Classes
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Noun Phrase
Courses Taught: Grammatical Theory, Semantics, Typology, Anthropological Linguistics, Dik's Functional Grammar, Grammaticalization, Systems of Nominal and Verbal Classification,

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