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

(2016) (with Renato Basso) Counterdirectionality cross-linguistically: Comparing Brazilian Portuguese and Dutch. Revista da ABRALIN 15.1, 19-44.

(2016) Boekbespreking van: Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck en Guido Vanden Wyngaerd, Formele semantiek. Een inleiding in de formele analyse van betekenis. Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde 132.1, 5-6.

(2016) Ways of Going ‘Back’: A Case Study in Spatial Direction. In Matthew Faytak, Matthew Goss, Nicholas Baier, John Merrill, Kelsey Neely, Erin Donnelly & Jevon Heath, eds., Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society, 425-443.

(2016) (with Bert le Bruyn & Henriette de Swart) From HAVE to HAVE-verbs: relations and incorporation. To appear in Lingua.

(2016) (with Peter Gärdenfors) Locative and directional prepositions in conceptual spaces: The role of polar convexity. Journal of Language, Logic and Information 25.1, 109-138.

(2015) Out of phase: Form-meaning mismatches in the prepositional phrase. 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.


Recent and future talks

See Talks in menu for 2014 and older.

The meaning of synonymy
Word meaning: Interdisciplinary themes, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2-3 November, 2016.

(with Ora Matushansky) Making space for measures
47th Annual Meeting of North East Linguistic Society (NELS 47), University of Massachusetts Amherst, 14–16 October 2016.

Blending and elaboration in the Pauline member metaphors
2016 Annual meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies, Leuven, 18 July 2016.

Taboo words, hot concepts and expressive clusters
TABU dag, Groningen, 3 June 2016.

(with Anja Goldschmidt) Hitting the nail on the head: Force vectors in verb semantics
Poster at SALT 26, Semantics and Linguistic Theory, Austin, Texas, 12-15 May 2016.

Taboo words, hot concepts and expressive clusters
17th Szklarska Poreba Workshop, Szklarska Poreba, Poland, 6 March 2016.

(with Anja Goldschmidt) Hitting the nail on the head: Forces in verb meanings
17th Szklarska Poreba Workshop, Szklarska Poreba, Poland, 6 March 2016.

(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.