Barend Beekhuizen

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Assistant Professor
Department of Language Studies
University of Toronto Mississauga (undergraduate appointment)
Department of Linguistics
University of Toronto (graduate appointment)
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto (cross-appointment, status only)

☏ (647) 580-5514
✉ barend.beekhuizen@utoronto.ca
✉ barendbeekhuizen@gmail.com
homepage
github
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office 1: New North Building 4138 (Language Studies; UTM)
office 2: Sid Smith 4056 (Linguistics; St. George)
office 3: Pratt Bldg 283e (Computer Science; St. George)
CV

Education

      Ph.D.   2015  Leiden University        Linguistics (cum laude)
        (assoc. w/) University of Amsterdam  Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation
      M.Phil  2010  Leiden University        Linguistics (cum laude)
      B.A.    2007  Leiden University        Dutch Language and Culture
    

Research Interests

My main interest is the development of cognitively plausible computational models that simulate how we learn, process, and produce language, in particular: meaning. Currently, I primarily focus on the ways in which languages vary in how they carve up or categorize the world with their words, how this variation can inform us about the mental representation of categories, and how such categories are learned and used in discourse.

Publications

Dissertation

Beekhuizen, Barend (2015). Constructions Emerging: A Usage-Based Model of the Acquisition of Grammar. Utrecht, LOT. [publisher's link (free pdf download)] [pre-defense slides] [winner of the annual Dutch Linguistics Society dissertation award; slides]

Accepted

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Talks