Plurilingualism, language contact, and creole evolution. Invited talk, Centre for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan, University of Oslo, Norway, 10 Feb 2016.

Towards a model of language change in multilingual ecologies. Invited talk, Department of Linguistics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2 Feb 2016.

Archetypal areal features in the African English-lexifier Creoles (slideshandout). 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8). Kyoto University, Japan, 20-24 August 2015.

Locative constructions and the genealogical differentiation of the Afro-Caribbean English-lexifier Creoles. 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL22). University of Naples, Italy, 27-31 July 2015.

Boundaries and bridges: multilingual ecologies in the Guyanas (with Pieter Muysken). Invited talk, Department of Linguistics, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 13 Mar 2015.

Studying language contact in contact languages: lessons from the field. Invited talk, 41st Annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 41). University of California at Berkeley, USA, 7 Feb 2015.

Taalwetenschappelijke opgravingen: de wortels van Sranan en Sarnámi [Linguistic excavations: the roots of Sranan and Sarnámi]. Invited lecture, Institute of Graduate Studies & Research (IGSR). Paramaribo, Suriname, 18 Dec 2014.

Out of India: contact-induced change in Sarnami (Suriname). The 35th Annual and 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI). Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India, 27-29 Nov 2013.

Contact-induced developments in Sarnami and Surinamese Javanese. Workshop “Creoles and Beyond: Creoles, Code-mixing, Heritage Languages, Ethnolects”. Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, 26 Aug 2013.

The Javanese language in Suriname: Explorations in language contact and change. The Fourth International Symposium On The Languages Of Java. Max-Planck-Institute Leipzig & Universitas Bung Hatta, Indonesia, 6-7 June 2013.

Dutch in Suriname: an agent of language change. Workshop Towards a social typology of language contact and genesis in the (post-) colonial context.”Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 23-24 Nov 2012.

Code-mixing and social change: observations from Suriname. International workshop on Code-switching at the crossroads between structural an socio-linguistic perspetives, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), 7 June 2012.

Bhojpuri in contact in Suriname and Mauritius. Invited talk, Centre for Mauritian Studies, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius, 10 May 2012.

Patterns of code-mixing in the languages of Suriname. Workshop on Contact, variation & change. University of Freiburg, Germany, 26 April 2012.

Explorations in multilingualism and language contact. Invited talk, School of Humanities. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 30 March 2012.

Shapers, shifters & movers: exploring language contact in Suriname. Invited talk, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). University of Freiburg, Germany, 1 feb 2012.

Language contact and the differentiation of the Afro-Caribbean English-lexifier Creoles. Summer Conference of the Society for Pidgin & Creole Linguistics. University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, 5 Aug 2011.

Meertaligheid en taalontwikkeling in Suriname. Invited talk, Instituut voor Lerarenopleiding (School of Education). Anton de Kom University, Paramaribo, Suriname, 3 June 2011.

Contato de linguas no Suriname. Invited talk, Museo Goeldi and Faculty of Letters. Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil, 28 Apr 2011.

Languages on the move: Sarnami and Sranantongo in Suriname and The Netherlands (with Margot van den Berg & Bob Borges). AVT conference on "Linguistics in The Netherlands". Utrecht, Netherlands, 5 Feb 2011.

Locative constructions in Sranan. International workshop on "A Trans-Atlantic Sprachbund: West Africa and Suriname". Department of Linguistics, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, 21 Jan 2011.

The African Anglo-Creoles in an areal-typological perspective. Invited talk, Department of English & American Studies. University of Bayreuth, Germany, 21 Dec 2010.

Language and community in Suriname and the Surinamese diaspora in the Netherlands (with Margot van den Berg & Bob Borges). International workshop on "In and out of Suriname, languages & mobilities". Centre National de Rechêrche Scientifique, SEDYL. Paris, France 7 Oct 2010.

Transcribing Sranan. "Kréyòl III – International seminar on "Pidgins, creoles and other outcomes of language contact". Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, 27 Aug 2010.

Convergence between Suriname Hindustani and Sranan. Biennial conference of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics. University of the West Indies. Bridgetown, Barbados, 11 Aug 2010.

Suriname as a multiple convergence area (with Pieter Muysken). Conference on "Non-Indo-European Lexifier & non West-African substrate Pidgins & Creoles". University of Newcastle, UK, 10 June 2010.

L'aspect dans les créoles afro-caribéens. Invited talk, Laboratoire Langage, Langues et Cultures d'Afrique Noire. Centre National de Rechêrche Scientifique, LLACAN. Paris, France, 16 Apr 2010.

Isolation, koinéization, hybridization: The story of Fernando Po Creole English. Invited talk, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Leiden University, Netherlands, 22 Jan 2010.

Iteration in Pichi: Semantic & morpho-phonological aspects. International workshop "The grammar of reiteration", Department of theoretical linguistics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17 Dec 2009.

Contact de langues au Suriname. International workshop "Langues en contact". Centre National de Rechêrche Scientifique. Paris, France, 15 Dec 2009.

Is Pichi a mixed language? Invited talk, Centre for Language Studies, Department of Linguistics. Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, 18 Nov 2009.

Creole prosody. Kréyòl II - International seminar on pidgin and creole languages. University of Munich, Germany, 28 Aug 2009.

Die Anglo-Kreolsprachen Westafrikas: Eine linguistisch-historische Spurensuche. Invited talk, Institute for Asian and African Studies. Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, 30 June 2009.

Languages of Equatorial Guinea: From documentation to implementation. Conference "Between three continents - Rethinking Equatorial Guinea on the 40th anniversary of its independence from Spain". Hofstra University, NYC, USA, 3 Apr 2009.


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