Dr Stef Spronck (contact details)

Address: University of Helsinki, P.O Box 24 (Unioninkatu 40, Room B 622), 00014 Helsingin Yliopisto, Helsinki, Finland.

I am a linguist interested in the Indigenous languages of Australia. After my undergraduate studies in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, I have been working with the Ngarinyin people of the western Kimberley region to document and describe their language since 2008. I am currently also studying other languages of the Worrorran language family and am working on linguistic typology more widely.

My research focuses on the relation between sociality and grammar, dealing with questions about how addressivity shapes grammatical categories, what structural means languages have available to express perspective, and how they (do not) use them, and the semiotic diversity of language structure. Grammatical topics at the nexus of these interests are reported speech, modality/evidentiality and discourse reference.

After completing my PhD at the Australian National University, I was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leuven and currently at the University of Helsinki. This website (under construction) aggregates my research, projects and activities.

Suggestions for collaboration are always welcome!