Postdoctoral fellow
University of Oslo
Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies

j.v.klok [at]

Photo by Olaf Christensen

Ph.D.,  Department of Linguistics, McGill University
Dissertation: Tense, aspect, and modal markers in Paciran Javanese [link]

I’m interested in the cross-linguistic articulation of syntax and semantics, especially on TAM (tense-aspect-modal) markers. I primarily draw on empirical insights from Javanese, a Western Malayo-Polynesian language of the Austronesian family spoken by about 70 million people in Indonesia. I have been conducting fieldwork in Indonesia since 2010, focusing on the varieties spoken in Semarang, Central Java, and Paciran, East Java. For more info, see my research page.  



Paciran, East Java, Indonesia; June 2011