Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1997
    Lecturer in Cognitive Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

  • 1997 – 2002
    Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

  • 2002 – 2005
    Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

  • 2005 – 2008
    Associate Professor in Dutch Language and Culture & Linguistics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

  • Since 2008
    Full Professor in Semantics and Cognition, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

  • Since 2008
    Director of Studies of the Research Master Linguistics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

  • 2009 – 2010
    Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University, CA, USA

  • Since 2012
    Director of the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG), University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Selected publications

  • Kuijper, S.J.M., Hartman, C.A., & Hendriks, P. (2015). Who is he? Children with ASD and ADHD take the listener into account in their production of ambiguous pronouns. PLoS ONE 10:7, e0132408.

  • Köder, F., Maier, E., & Hendriks, P. (2015). Perspective shift increases processing effort of pronouns: a comparison between direct and indirect speech. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience 30:8, 940-946.

  • Hendriks, P. (2014). Asymmetries between Language Production and Comprehension. Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics, Vol. 42. Springer, Dordrecht.

  • Hendriks, P., Koster, C., & Hoeks, J.C.J. (2014). Referential choice across the lifespan: why children and elderly adults produce ambiguous pronouns. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience 29:4, 391-407.

  • Van Rij, J., van Rijn, H., & Hendriks, P. (2013). How WM load influences linguistic processing in adults: A computational model of pronoun interpretation in discourse. Topics in Cognitive Science 5:3, 564-580.

  • Van Rij, J., van Rijn, H., & Hendriks, P. (2010). Cognitive architectures and language acquisition: A case study in pronoun comprehension. Journal of Child Language 37:3, 731-766.

  • Hendriks, P., de Hoop, H., Krämer, I., de Swart, H., & Zwarts, J. (2010). Conflicts in Interpretation. Equinox Publishing, London.

  • Spenader, J., Smits, E., & Hendriks, P. (2009). Coherent discourse solves the Pronoun Interpretation Problem. Journal of Child Language 36:1, 23-52.

  • Blutner, R., de Hoop, H., & Hendriks, P. (2006). Optimal Communication. CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA.

  • Hendriks, P. & Spenader, J. (2005/6). When production precedes comprehension: An optimization approach to the acquisition of pronouns. Language Acquisition 13:4, 319-348.

  • Hendriks, P. & de Hoop, H. (2001). Optimality Theoretic Semantics. Linguistics and Philosophy 24:1, 1-32.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • NWO Vici project "Asymmetries in Grammar" (http://www.let.rug.nl/~hendriks/asymmetries/), 2007 – 2014

  • NWO Internationalisation in the Humanities project "The interplay between the speaker's and the hearer's perspective" (with researchers from Nijmegen, Utrecht, Amsterdam and Berlin), 2007 – 2009

  • NWO Cognition project "Conflicts in Interpretation" (with Helen de Hoop and Henriette de Swart), 2002 – 2006

  • NWO Aspasia project "Optimization in Coordination", 2002 – 2007

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member Selection Committee Free Competition in the Humanities, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), 2013

  • Chair Vici Committee for the Humanities, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), 2011

  • Member Editorial Board journal Language Acquisition, since 2011

  • Member Veni Committee for the Humanities, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), 2009

  • Member Programme Committee Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society 2009 (CogSci 2009), Amsterdam, 2009

  • Member Programme Committee ESSLLI Summer School, Hamburg, 2008

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