I am the chair-professor of Dutch Linguistics at Utrecht University and received my PhD in Linguistics from Tilburg University in 1990 (Title dissertation: The Syntax of Left Branch Extractions; supervisor: Henk van Riemsdijk). My main research interests are (Dutch) syntax, micro- and macro-comparative syntax, the study of syntax at the interface with information structure and affect/emotion. The theoretical framework of my research is generative linguistics. Some recent research topics include predicate displacement, the internal syntax of adjective phrases, NP-ellipsis, the syntax of interjections, exclamatives and curse expressions. I have published in various journals, among which: Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Linguistic Inquiry, The Linguistic Review, Lingua, Linguistics, Language, The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Journal of Italian Linguistics, Linguistische Berichte, Lingue e Linguaggio, Nederlandse Taalkunde.