Saartje Verbeke

List of John Benjamins publications for which Saartje Verbeke plays a role.


Subjects Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Multilingualism


This paper presents the results of a multilayered diachronic analysis of one of the most important subordinating devices in IA, i.e. converbs. This is a corpus-oriented study based on an early variety of New Indo-Aryan, namely Old Rajasthani. We discuss: (a) the morphology of the converb and the… read more
Ponnet, Aaricia, Kristof Baten and Saartje Verbeke 2016 The acquisition of differential object marking in Hindi as a foreign languageDutch Journal of Applied Linguistics 5:2, pp. 101–125 | Article
This article explores a grammatical structure — differential object marking (DOM) — that is particularly difficult for L2 learners to acquire. DOM is a phenomenon in which some direct objects are morphologically marked and others are not. In Hindi, animate direct objects are always marked with the… read more
Verbeke, Saartje and Eva De Clercq 2016 Looking for ergativity in Indo-AryanIndo-Aryan Ergativity in Typological and Diachronic Perspective, Dahl, Eystein and Krzysztof Stroński (eds.), pp. 39–60 | Article
Indo-Aryan languages are often described as ergative or split-ergative. The article investigates the extent of this claim, by looking at a number of constructions in 22 New Indo-Aryan languages. It is shown that ergative constructions are in general the minority, and that other mechanisms of… read more
Baten, Kristof and Saartje Verbeke 2015 Chapter 4. The Acquisition of the Ergative Case in Hindi as a Foreign LanguageTheoretical and Methodological Developments in Processability Theory, Baten, Kristof, Aafke Buyl, Katja Lochtman and Mieke Van Herreweghe (eds.), pp. 71–104 | Article
Using the framework of Processability Theory (PT), this chapter examines the development of the Hindi case system in the interlanguage of Dutch-speaking foreign language learners. A number of studies have already adopted the PT framework to describe, predict and explain the development of case… read more
We investigate Differential Subject Marking in Nepali imperfective constructions. No previous accounts were satisfying in explaining under what conditions the ergative marker is preferably used. Building on a probabilistic approach to syntactic variability, we conducted statistical analyses on the… read more