Marian Klamer

Austronesian and Papuan Linguistics

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Curriculum Vitae (Short)



1990-1994      PhD General Linguistics, cum laude

                                Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

                                Dissertation title: Kambera: a language of Eastern Indonesia

                                Supervisors: Prof Geert Booij and Prof Wim Stokhof


1985-1990     MA General Linguistics, cum laude

                               Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

                                Thesis title: Fonologie van het Kamberaas

                                Propedeuse Linguistics and Literature, Universiteit Tilburg (1985)


Academic Positions

2014-Present  Full Professor Austronesian and Papuan Linguistics, Universiteit Leiden 


2013-2014      Senior Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden 


2013-2014      Coordinator of the CLARIN project                                  

                                Language Archive of Insular South East  Asia and West New Guinea (LAISEANG)


2009-2013      Principal Investigator of EuroBABEL (European Science Foundation) collaborative                  

                                research project Alor-Pantar languages: Origins and theoretical impact


2007-2013      Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden


2002-2007      Principal Investigator of the NWO-VIDI project                              

                                Linguistic Variation in Eastern Indonesia: The Alor and Pantar project,

                                Universiteit Leiden


1999-2002      Senior Research Fellow in the Eastern Indonesia group & Research Coordinator of the

                                Spinoza research project Lexicon and Syntax headed by Prof. P.C. Muysken,

                               Universiteit Leiden


1996-2000     Research Fellow, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW),

                               Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

                               Topic: Grammaticalization in languages of Eastern Indonesia


1994-1995     Lecturer in General and Applied Linguistics, Windesheim Univ of Applied Sciences, Zwolle


Committees & Academic Management 

•Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University, 2018-present.

•Member of the Committee on Academic Practice of the Faculty of Humanites, Leiden U, 2017-present.

•Chair, NWO-selection committee Promoties in de Geesteswetenschappen [PhDs in the Humanities], 2018.

•Chair, Research MA Linguistics, Leiden University, 2015-2017.

•Board member, Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT), 2016.

•Chair, Steering Committee of the International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (ICAL), 2009-2015.

•Chair, Steering Group for Data Management, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden U, 2014-2015.

•Member of various staff search and PhD selection committees, Leiden U, 2006, 2012, 2014, 2015.

•Member of the Admission Committee for the (Research) MA Linguistics, Leiden U, 2012-2014.

•Member of the European Science Foundation Pool of Reviewers, 2009-present.

•Member of the Scientific Committee of European Science Foundation-EuroBABEL program, 2009-2012.

•Member of the Educational Review Committee of the (Research) MA Linguistics, Leiden U, 2007-2010.

•Director of the 3L International Summer School on Language Documentation and Description, Leiden University, 2010.

•Board member, Society of Fellows of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1996-1999.

•Board member, Leiden University Centre of Linguistics, 2005-2008.

•Coordinator of Muysken’s  Spinoza research group of 18 researchers, 1999-2002.


Collaborative Research

•2018-2021. Member of Panel of Experts in From Dust to Dawn: Multilingual Grammar Extraction from Grammars. PI Prof. dr. H.D. Hammarström, Uppsala University.

•2014-2017    Collaborator in Grammar Matrix Reloaded: Syntax and Semantics of Affectedness, PI Frantisek Kratochvíl, Nanyang Technological University 

•2009-2013    Principal Investigator of the EuroBABEL collaborative research project Alor-Pantar languages: Origins and theoretical impact, with Prof. Gary Holton (University of Fairbanks, head of Alaska Native Language Center) Prof Greville Corbett (University of Surrey)  Prof Dunstan Brown (University of York)


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