Bert Le Bruyn

List of John Benjamins publications for which Bert Le Bruyn plays a role.



Linguistics in the Netherlands 2018

Edited by Bert Le Bruyn and Janine Berns

[Linguistics in the Netherlands, 35] 2018. v, 186 pp.
Subjects Theoretical linguistics

Linguistics in the Netherlands 2017

Edited by Sander Lestrade and Bert Le Bruyn

[Linguistics in the Netherlands, 34] 2017. iii, 155 pp.
Subjects Theoretical linguistics

Weak Referentiality

Edited by Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 219] 2014. xii, 390 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


We develop a linguistic analysis of the distribution and meaning of the verb forms used to translate the Passé Composé in Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish, English and Greek. To achieve this, we carry out a multilingual comparison of tense use in L’Étranger, based on an exploration of data… read more
Le Bruyn, Bert, Martijn van der Klis and Henriette E. de Swart 2019 The Perfect in dialogue: Evidence from DutchLinguistics in the Netherlands 2019, Berns, Janine and Elena Tribushinina (eds.), pp. 162–175 | Article
We investigate the use of the perfect in dialogue in Dutch and – for comparison – report on data from Dutch narrative discourse as well as on data from both registers in English. Our approach is corpus-based with data drawn from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and its translation to… read more
Le Bruyn, Bert and Xiaoli Dong 2017 Specificity and validity in the SLA literatureCross-linguistic Influence in Bilingualism: In honor of Aafke Hulk, Blom, Elma, Leonie Cornips and Jeannette Schaeffer (eds.), pp. 75–100 | Chapter
We propose a new paradigm for testing the influence of specificity on the acquisition of English articles (Ionin, 2003; Ionin et al., 2004; Ionin et al., 2009; Ko et al., 2010). We discuss and resolve issues of validation and present a preview and discussion of the results the new paradigm… read more
Aguilar-Guevara, Ana, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts 2014 Advances in weak referentialityWeak Referentiality, Aguilar-Guevara, Ana, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts (eds.), pp. 1–16 | Article
Le Bruyn, Bert 2014 Inalienable possession: the status of the definite articleWeak Referentiality, Aguilar-Guevara, Ana, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts (eds.), pp. 311–334 | Article
We argue that the use of the definite article in French inalienable possession constructions does not lead us to abandon a unified analysis of definite articles. We face two challenges. First, the definite article in French inalienable possession constructions does not seem to convey uniqueness: … read more
Le Bruyn, Bert 2007 The partitive article dei in ItalianLinguistics in the Netherlands 2007, Los, Bettelou and Marjo van Koppen (eds.), pp. 138–149 | Article