Photographer: Eduard Lampe

dr. J. (Jan) Don

  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Nederlandse Taalkunde
  • Visiting address
    P.C. Hoofthuis
    Spuistraat 134  
  • Postal address:
    Spuistraat  134
    1012 VB  Amsterdam
    T: 0205254734
    T: 0205253391

Research / Onderzoek

Zero-derivation (or Conversion); Distributed Morphology; Lexical Categories; Issues in the acquisition of morphology (and categories).

Bestuur / Organisatie / Organisational duties

  • director BA-programmes Cognition, Language and Communication, Dutch Studies, Literary Studies and Cultural Analaysis, Linguistics
  • lid editorial board SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics
  • lid editorial board Zeitschrifft fur Wortbildung


  • Leading Questions on Cognition, Language and Communication (met Tom Lentz, Gerard Steen, Enoch Aboh)
  • Human Cognition (met Laura Bos, Judith Rispens, Alexandre Creemers)
  • Wetenschapsfilosofie (voor Nederlandse taalkunde)

Andere activiteiten

  • mede-coördinator docenTENkamer
  • assessments BKO/SKO




  • Creemers, A., Don, J., & Fenger, P. (2015). Stress and categorial flexibility of affixes as a consequence of morphological structure. In T. Bui, & D. Özyıldız (Eds.), NELS 45: Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. - vol. 1 (pp. 165-178). Amherst, MA: Graduate Linguistics Student Association. [details] 
  • Don, J. (2015). Dutch female personal nouns, the (non-) existence of derivational paradigms. SKASE Journal for Theoretical Linguistics, 12(3), 171-192. [details] 
  • Don, J. (2015). Vrouwelijke persoonsnamen in het Nederlands. Nederlandse Taalkunde, 20(3), 315-337. DOI: 10.5117/NEDTAA2015.3.JDON  [details] 
  • Don, J., Sleeman, P., & Westveer, T. (2015). Three Types of Suffixes in French, discarding the learned / non-learned distinction. Linguistics in the Netherlands, 32, 32-46. DOI: 10.1075/avt.32.03don 


  • Don, J. (2014). Morphological Theory and the Morphology of English. (Edinburgh textbooks on the English language. Advanced). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [details] 


  • Don, J., & van Lier, E. (2013). Derivation and categorization in flexible and differentiated languages. In J. Rijkhoff, & E. van Lier (Eds.), Flexible word classes: a typological study of underspecified parts-of-speech (pp. 56-88). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.003.0003  [details] 




  • Ansaldo, U., Don, J., & Pfau, R. (2010). Parts-of-speech: particulars, universals and theoretical constructs. In U. Ansaldo, J. Don, & R. Pfau (Eds.), Parts of speech: empirical and theoretical advances (pp. 1-4). (Benjamins current topics; No. 25). Amsterdam: Benjamins. [details] 
  • Don, J., & Erkelens, M. (2010). Possible phonological cues in categorial acquisition: evidence from adult categorization. In U. Ansaldo, J. Don, & R. Pfau (Eds.), Parts of speech: empirical and theoretical advances (pp. 169-181). (Benjamins current topics; No. 25). Amsterdam: Benjamins. [details] 



  • Ansaldo, U., Don, J., & Pfau, R. (2008). Parts of speech: particulars, universals and theoretical constructs. Studies in Language, 32(3), 505-508. DOI: 10.1075/sl.32.3.02ans  [details] 
  • Don, J., & Erkelens, M. (2008). Possible phonological cues in categorial acquisition: evidence from adult categorization. Studies in Language, 32(3), 670-682. DOI: 10.1075/sl.32.3.09don  [details] 


  • Don, J. (2007). bespreking van 'Morfologische Atlas van de Nederlandse dialecten' [Review of: G. de Schutter (2005) Morfologische Atlas van de Nederlandse dialecten, dl.1]. Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde, 123(2), 177-178. [details] 


  • Don, J., & Blom, W. B. T. (2006). A constraint-based approach to morphological neutralization. In J. van de Weijer, & B. Los (Eds.), Linguistics in the Netherlands 2006 (pp. 78-88). (AVT publications; No. 23). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [details] 
  • Don, J., & Erkelens, M. A. (2006). Vorm en categorie. Taal en tongval. Themanummer, 19, 40-54. [details] 



  • Don, J. (2006). [Review of: L. Bauer, S. Valera (2005) Approaches to Conversation/Zero-derivation]. Morphology, 16(1), 149-152. [details] 


  • Don, J. (2015). Is the man who is tall happy?: een documentaire/animatiefilm van Michel Gondry over en met Noam Chomsky. VakTaal, 28(4), 12.


  • Don, J. (2014). [Review of: J. Trommer (2012) The morphology and phonology of exponence]. Journal of Linguistics, 50(1), 260-265. DOI: 10.1017/S0022226713000406  [details] 
  • Don, J., & Lin, J. (2014). A syntagmatic analysis of 'paradigmatic' morphology. In R. Kager, J. Grijzenhout, & K. Sebregts (Eds.), Where the principles fail: a festschrift for Wim Zonneveld on the occasion of his 64th birthday (pp. 29-40). Utrecht: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS. [details] 


  • Don, J. (2011). [Bespreking van: M. De Belder (2012) Roots and affixes: eliminating lexical categories from syntax]. Nederlandse Taalkunde, 17(1), 105-110. [details] 


  • Don, J. (2009). Over wortels en woorden. In E. Beijk, L. Colman, M. Göbel, F. Heyvaert, T. Schoonheim, R. Tempelaars, & V. Waszink (Eds.), Fons verborum: feestbundel voor prof. dr. A.M.F.J. (Fons) Moerdijk (pp. 359-368). Leiden: Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie. [details] 
  • Don, J. (2009). [Bespreking van: A. Kerkhoff (2007) Acquisition of Morpho-Phonology: The Dutch Voicing Alternation]. Nederlandse Taalkunde, 14(3), 358-361. [details] 
  • Bazen, L., Don, J., Druif, I., Gijzel, K., & Westermann, J. (2009). [Bespreking van: J. van Wijk (2007) The Acquisition of the Dutch Plural]. Nederlandse Taalkunde, 14(3), 352-355. [details] 


  • Don, J. (2016). Universals in Possessive Morphology. Poster session presented at SinFonIJA 9, Brno, Czech Republic.

Book editor

  • Ansaldo, U., Don, J., & Pfau, R. (2008). Parts of speech: descriptive tools, theoretical constructs. (Studies in language; No. vol. 32, no. 3). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [details] 
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