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Dr Daniel Van Olmen

Senior Lecturer

Daniel Van Olmen

County South



Tel: +441524593029

Research overview

My research focuses on tense, mood and modality, pragmatic markers, indefinites and negation. It deals mainly with (West) Germanic but I also have a keen interest in Standard Average European and typology. My work can be situated in the fields of areal linguistics, contrastive linguistics, corpus linguistics, functional/cognitive linguistics and historical linguistics.

Current Teaching

- LING103: Linguistics

- LING220 (convenor): Structures of the world's languages

- LING313 (convenor): Language change in English and beyond

- LING420tc (co-convenor): Linguistic Analysis

- LING439: Cognitive Linguistics

External Roles

- Editor-in-chief of the Trends in Linguistics - Studies and Monographs book series (https://www.degruyter.com/view/serial/16128)

- Former editor of Ampersand: An International Journal of General and Applied Linguistics (2014-2018) (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/ampersand)

Current Research

- corpus-driven approach to directive strategies in English and Dutch

- modality in World Englishes beyond auxiliaries

- impersonalization strategies in West Germanic

- typological study of imperative negation

Career Details

Previous employment

- postdoctoral research fellow at the North-West University Potchefstroom, South Africa

- pre- and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp, Belgium

- predoctoral research fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium



- PhD in linguistics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium

- MA in advanced studies in cognitive and functional linguistics at the University of Leuven, Belgium

- MA in Germanic linguistics and literature at the University of Antwerp, Belgium

- BA in Germanic linguistics and literature at the University of Antwerp, Belgium

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