Stef Spronck

I am a linguist currently working as lecturer in Language and communication at Utrecht University and as a postdoc in Indigenous studies at the University of Helsinki.

My research focuses on the relation between sociality and grammar, dealing with questions about how addressivity and linguistic reflexivity shape grammatical categories, what structural means languages have available to express their own and other people's perspective, and the semiotic diversity of language. Grammatical topics at the nexus of these interests are reported speech, modality/evidentiality and discourse reference. My methodological work addresses fieldwork ethics and unequal (epistemic) access in academic and societal dialogues about language.

After completing my PhD at the Australian National University, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leuven and at the University of Helsinki, with the Helsinki University Humanities Programme and with projects on the typology of reported speech, a HELSUS funded project on Language endangerment and well-being and a project on (bio)diversity and language in Indigenous studies .

Suggestions for collaboration are always welcome!