Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mathilde Eveline Keizer

Consultation hours: Fri 14:00-15:00
No office hour on 16 February and 2 March

Hannay, M., & Keizer, M. E. (2005). A discourse treatment of English non-restrictive nominal appositions in Functional Discourse Grammar. in M. Á. Gómez González, & J. L. Mackenzie (Hrsg.), Studies in Functional Discourse Grammar (S. 159-194). (Linguistic Insights; Band 26). Berne: Peter Lang.
Keizer, M. E. (2005). What to do with Those fools of a crew? in H. Broekhuis, N. Corver, R. Huybregts, J. Koster, & U. Kleinhenz (Hrsg.), Organizing Grammar: Linguistic Studies in Honor of Henk van Riemsdijk (S. 300-309). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
Aarts, B., Denison, D., Keizer, M. E., & Popova, G. (Hrsg.) (2004). Fuzzy Grammar: A Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Aarts, B., Denison, D., Keizer, M. E., & Popova, G. (2004). Introduction: the nature of grammatical categories and their representation. in Fuzzy Grammar: A Reader (S. 1-28). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hannay, M., & Keizer, M. E. (2004). A discourse-based classification of English non-restrictive nominal appositions. in H. Aertsen, M. Hannay, & R. Lyall (Hrsg.), Words in their Places. A Festschrift for J. Lachlan Mackenzie. (S. 257-272). Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Keizer, M. E. (2004). Postnominal PP complements and modifiers: a cognitive distinction. English Language and Linguistics, 8(2), 323-350.
Keizer, M. E. (2004). Term structure in FG: a modest proposal. Working Papers in Functional Grammar, 78.
Aarts, B., Keizer, M. E., Spinillo, M., & Wallis, S. (2003). Which or What? A study of interrogative determiners in present-day English. in A. Wilson, P. Rayson, & T. McEnery (Hrsg.), Corpus Linguistics by the Lune (S. 9-22). (Lodz Studies in Language series). Peter Lang.
Keizer, M. E. (2002). Review of Inge de Mönnick, On the Move: the mobility of constituents in the English noun phrase: a multi-method approach. English Language and Linguistics 6 1 (S. 210-216).
Keizer, M. E. (1995). Referring in Functional Grammar: properties and relations as zero-order entities. in R. Geiger (Hrsg.), Reference in multidisciplinary perspective (S. 257-276). Hildesheim: Georg Olms.
Hannay, M., & Keizer, M. E. (1993). Translation and contrastive grammar: the grammatical vs the communicative strategy. Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen, 45, 65-88.
Keizer, M. E. (1992). Reference, predication and (in)definiteness in Functional Grammar.: A functional approach to English copular sentences. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Keizer, M. E. (1992). Predicates as referring expressions. in M. Fortescue, P. Harder, & L. Kristophersen (Hrsg.), Layered structure and reference in a functional perspective (S. 1-28). Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Keizer, M. E. (1991). A typology of copular sentences: response to Declerck (1991). Linguistics: an interdisciplinary journal of the language sciences 29 3 (S. 537-542).
Keizer, M. E. (1991). Referring in Functional Grammar: how to define reference and referring expressions. Working Papers in Functional Grammar, 43.
Mackenzie, J. L., & Keizer, M. E. (1991). On assigning pragmatic functions in FG. Pragmatics: quarterly publication of the International Pragmatics Association, 1(2), 169-215.
Wilkinson, R., Keizer, M. E., & Keulen, A. (1990). Narrowing the Focus of Training: Non-finite ("-ing") Verb Forms in English in Medicine and Health Sciences. in Proceedings of the 7th European Symposium on Language for Special Purposes Budapest: Technical University of Budapest.
Keizer, M. E. (1990). Referentiality and the Representation of Predicate Nominals. in M. Hannay, & E. Vester (Hrsg.), Working with Functional Grammar: Descriptive and Computational Applications (S. 145-166). Dordrecht: Foris.
Keizer, M. E. (1990). A typology of copular sentences: review of Declerck (1988). Linguistics: an interdisciplinary journal of the language sciences 28 5 (S. 1047-1060).DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ling.1990.28.5.1047
Keizer, M. E. (1988). Definiteness and Indefiniteness: a scalar representation. Working Papers in Functional Grammar, 26.
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Research interests

The Noun Phrase in English and Dutch (structure, meaning, use)
Possessive constructions (in English, German and Dutch)
Reference and predication, definiteness and specificity
Syntactic alternation
English pronouns
Apposition in English
Information structure
Linguistic categorization
Semi-fixed constructions
English adverbs
Theoretical framework: Functional Discourse Grammar
Team leader of the FunCog research group


Functional Discourse Grammar
Cognitive Grammar
Linguistic Categorization
Linguistic models and approaches
The English Noun Phrase
English idioms


Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1987 MA in English language and literature, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1987 Joint researcher in the research programme "Functional language research: grammar and pragmatics", Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1987-1988 Teacher of English, Maastricht School of Translation
1992 PhD in English Linguistics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Title of dissertation: “Reference, predication and (in)definiteness in Functional Grammar”
1991-1994 Lecturer in English, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1993-1998 Teacher of English, Alkwin Kollege, Uithoorn
1998-2000 Postdoctoral researcher in the research programme “A Modern Grammar of Dutch”, Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands
2001-2003 Principal researcher in the AHRB research programme “The English Noun Phrase; an empirical study”, Survey of English Usage, University College London
2003-2011 Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics. University of Amsterdam; Senior Researcher at the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)
2011- Professor of English Linguistics: Cognition and Variation, University of Vienna

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