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I hold a Leiden University MA in African Languages and Cultures (2006) and a PhD in Linguistics from the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (2011). I have been scientific staff at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics since 2011, and Senior Investigator since December 2017. Since Oct 2018 I am Associate Professor at the Centre for Language Studies of Radboud University.

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  • In 2012, I was awarded the AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award for 'best dissertation in linguistics in The Netherlands in 2011' 
  • In 2013, I was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society for 'outstanding scientific achievements'.
  • In 2014, I was awarded a competitive Veni research grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
  • In 2015, our team was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize ('Research that makes you laugh, then think') for our discovery that 'Huh?' may be a universal word.
  • In 2017, I was nominated New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2017 (top 25 junior scientists in NL)
  • In 2018, I was awarded a highly competitive Vidi research grant to build my own PI group around a new line of research
Last checked 2018-10-24

Mark Dingemanse

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
PO Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands