Congratulations! Sander Nederveen Successfully Defends his MA Thesis

September 01, 2020

The Department of Lingustics congratulates Sander Nederveen on his successful MA Thesis Defence on August 12, 2020. Nederveen’s thesis, titled “Embedded Verb Second in German: Experiments at the Syntax-Pragmatic interface”, was passed as submitted, requiring no further revisions, which is the highest outcome for a defence.

Nederveen joined the department as an MA student in September 2018, working under Dr. Keir Moulton and Dr. Chung-hye Han, becoming a member of the XSyn Lab. In Fall 2019, Nederveen completed a semester at the University of Toronto, working with Keir Moulton in his lab and familiarizing himself with eye-tracking technology.

In Fall 2020, Nederveen will begin his PhD studies at UBC, taking a dive into fieldwork and learning about the syntax and semantics of Indigenous languages. He also plans to continue working on some exciting projects with the XSyn Lab in the near future.

We wish him the best of luck in his future, and we are excited to his progress as a linguist in the upcoming years.