Joost Zwarts

Assistant professor, Linguistics, Utrecht University
Address: Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, The Netherlands
Room: 2.14
Telephone: +31-30-2536057
E-mail: J "dot" Zwarts "at" uu "dot" nl


Recent products

(to appear) (with Bert le Bruyn & Henriette de Swart) From HAVE to HAVE-verbs: relations and incorporation. To appear in Lingua.

(to appear) (with Peter Gärdenfors) Locative and directional prepositions in conceptual spaces: The role of polar convexity. To appear in Journal of Language, Logic and Information.

(to appear) Ways of Going ‘Back’: A Case Study in Spatial Direction. To appear in Berkeley Linguistics Society 39.

(2015) Out of phase: Form-meaning mismatches in the prepositional phrase. To appear in I. Toivonen, P. Csúri, & E. van der Zee, eds., Structures in the Mind: Essays on Language, Music, and Cognition in Honor of Ray Jackendoff. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 63-78.

(2015) Conceptual spaces, features, and word meanings: The case of Dutch shirts. In Frank Zenker & Peter Gärdenfors, eds., Applications of Conceptual Spaces: The Case for Geometric Knowledge Representation (Synthese Library Vol 359). Dordrecht: Springer, 57-78.

(2014) (with Sascha Morel and Albert Postma) The dangerous ambiguity of prepositions, a video made by REDRUM, funded by Neuroscience and Cognition Utrecht.

(2014) Weak Referentiality. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Edited by Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Bert Le Bruyn, and Joost Zwarts.

(2014) Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Bert Le Bruyn, & Joost Zwarts, Advances in weak referentiality, In Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Bert Le Bruyn & Joost Zwarts, eds., Weak Referentiality. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1-16.

(2014) Functional frames in the interpretation of weak nominals. In Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Bert Le Bruyn & Joost Zwarts, eds., Weak Referentiality. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 265-286.

(2014) Directionale PP's als predikaten (of niet). Nederlandse Taalkunde/Dutch Linguistics 19.2, 255-275.

(2014) Voorwerpen met voorzetsels. Nederlandse Taalkunde/Dutch Linguistics 19.2, 245-247.


Recent and future talks

See Talks in menu for 2013 and older.

(with Yoad Winter) Event Orientated Adnominals and Compositionality, Syntax and Semantics of the Nominal Domain, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, 4 February 2016.

(joint work with Anja Goldschmidt) Hitting the nail on the head: Forces in verb meanings, Linguistik Kolloquium, Universität Bielefeld, 2 February 2016.

(with Anja Goldschmidt) Hitting the nail on the head: Forces in verb meanings, SFB Kolloquium SS 2015, Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, 16 July 2015.

Explorations in the 're' domain. Formal Semantics Meets Cognitive Semantics, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, 23 January 2015.

From back to again and back again. Colóquio de Semântica Referencial, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, 23 October 2014.

Back across the bridge. Workshop Bridging Formal and Conceptual Semantics (BRIDGE-14), Düsseldorf, 12 April 2014.

Going back in Dutch: Paths, polysemy, and presupposition. Ohio State University, 21 March 2014.

Weak definites and free functional frames. Discourse op Dinsdag, Utrecht, 11 March 2014.

(with Henriëtte de Swart) Expressing weak definiteness: With or without article. Journée Définis faibles, Paris, 17 February 2014.