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Jeroen Claes

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics
  • Postdoctoral research fellow
  • KU Leuven
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Recent publications

  • Interaction among cognitive constraints: The case of the pluralization of presentational haber in Puerto Rican Spanish

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  • The pluralization of presentational haber and its social distribution in the Spanish in Havana, Cuba. An approach from construction grammar

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Professional experience

Postdoctoral research fellow

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

October 2015 - Present

PhD Student

Universiteit Antwerpen

December 2009 - December 2014(5 years)


PhD in Linguistics

Universiteit Antwerpen

December 2009 - Present

Master in Spanish linguistics and literature

Universiteit Antwerpen

September 2007 - September 2008(a year)


My research focuses on the variable morphosyntax of Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican Spanish. I have published and presented multiple papers on morphosyntactic alternations in these varieties. Through the study of such alternations, I explore the question as to which cognitive, social, and individual factors shape linguistic variation in general. My current research focuses on the variable use of subject personal pronouns in Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican Spanish. Particularly, continuing the approach developed in my book Cognitive, social, and individual constraints on linguistic variation: A case study of the pluralization of presentational haber in Caribbean Spanish, I explore how applying the analytical tools provided by Cognitive Linguistics to this showcase variable of Hispanic Sociolinguistics allows us to formulate a psychologically adequate theory of the constraints that govern morphosyntactic variation.


Co-authors (1)

  • Mar Cruz Piñol
  • Emmy Poppe

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