Bertus van Rooy is professor of English linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. His main field of interest is World Englishes, focussing on how new grammatical features arise and gain acceptance in settings of language contact. His work is usually corpus-based, and he has compiled corpora of learner English, contemporary English for different varieties of South African English, and historical corpora for earlier periods of South African English. for He also works on the syntax of Afrikaans and language contact between Afrikaans and English.
Coetzee-Van Rooy, S., & van Rooy, A. J. (2021). The History of English Language Attitudes within the Multilingual Ecology of South Africa. In A. Onysko (Ed.), Research Developments in World Englishes. (pp. 121-147). Bloomsbury Academic.
Smith, A., Korhonen, M., Kotze, H., & van Rooy, A. J. (2021). Modal and semi-modal verbs of obligation in the Australian, New Zealand and British Hansards, 1901–2015. In P. Peters, & K. B. (Eds.), Exploring the ecology of world Englishes in the twenty-first century: Language, society and culture (pp. 301-323). Edinburgh University Press.
Van Rooy, B. (2021). A diasystematic construction grammar analysis of language change in the Afrikaans and english finite verb complement clause construction. In H. C. Boas, & S. Höder (Eds.), Constructions in Contact 2: Language change, multilingual practices, and additional language acquisition (pp. 109-137). (Constructional Approaches to Language; Vol. 30). John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/cal.30.05van
van Rooy, A. J. (2021). Reflections of Afrikaans in the English short stories of Herman Charles Bosman. In P. Peters, & K. Burridge (Eds.), Exploring the ecology of world Englishes in the twenty-first century: Language, society and culture (pp. 46-63). Edinburgh University Press.
Kruger, H., & van Rooy, B. (2020). A multifactorial analysis of contact-induced change in speech reporting in written White South African English (WSAfE). English Language and Linguistics, 24(1), 179-209. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674319000017[details]
van Rooy, B. (2020). English in Africa. In D. Schreier, M. Hundt, & E. W. Schneider (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of World Englishes (pp. 210-235). (Cambridge handbooks in language and linguistics). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108349406.010[details]
van Rooy, B. (2020). Present-Day Afrikaans in Contact with English. In R. Hickey (Ed.), English in Multilingual South Africa: The Linguistics of Contact and Change (pp. 241-264). (Studies in English language). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108340892.012[details]
Fuchs, R., van Rooy, B., & Gut, U. (2019). Corpus-based research on English in Africa. In A. U. Esimaje, U. Gut, & B. E. Antia (Eds.), Corpus Linguistics and African Englishes (pp. 38–69). John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/scl.88.03fuc
Kruger, H., van Rooy, B., & Smith, A. (2019). Register change in the British and Australian Hansard (1901-2015). Journal of English Linguistics, 47(3), 183-220. https://doi.org/10.1177/0075424219857114
van Rooy, B. (2019). Evaluating explanations for past-time reference with unmarked verb forms in African Englishes. In A. U. Esimaje, U. Gut, & B. E. Antia (Eds.), Corpus Linguistics and African Englishes (pp. 186-204). John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/scl.88.09van
van Rooy, B. (2019). Learner corpus research in South Africa (1989-2019). Language Matters, 50(3), 70-89.
van Rooy, B., & Kruger, H. (2018). Hybridity, globalisation and models of Englishes. In S. C. Deshors (Ed.), Modeling World Englishes: Assessing the interplay of emancipation and globalization of ESL varieties (pp. 77-108). John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/veaw.g61.04van
Kruger, H., & Van Rooy, B. (2017). Editorial practice and the progressive in Black South African English. World Englishes, 36(1), 20-41. https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12202
Kruger, H., & Van Rooy, B. (2016). Constrained language: A multidimensional analysis of translated English and a non-native indigenised variety of English. English World-Wide, 37(1), 26-57. https://doi.org/10.1075/eww.37.1.02kru
Kruger, H., & van Rooy, B. (2016). Syntactic and pragmatic transfer effects in reported-speech constructions in three contact varieties of English influenced by Afrikaans. Language Sciences, 56, 118-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2016.04.003
van Rooy, B. (2016). Present perfect and past tense in Black South African English. In Re-assessing the Present Perfect: Corpus Studies and Beyond (Vol. 91, pp. 149-168). De Gruyter.
van Rooy, B., & Kruger, H. (2016). The innovative progressive aspect of Black South African English: The role of language proficiency and normative processes. International Journal of Learner Corpus Research, 2(2), 205-228. https://doi.org/10.1075/ijlcr.2.2.04van
van Rooy, B., & Coetzee-Van Rooy, S. (2015). The language issue and academic performance at a South African University. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 33(1), 31-46. https://doi.org/10.2989/16073614.2015.1012691
van Rooy, B., & Kruger, H. (2015). The case for an emergentist approach. STELLENBOSCH PAPERS IN LINGUISTICS PLUS-SPIL PLUS, 48, 41-67. https://doi.org/10.5842/48-0-676
van Rooy, B., & Piotrowska, C. (2015). The development of an extended time period meaning of the progressive in Black South African English. In P. Collins (Ed.), Grammatical Change in English World-Wide (pp. 465-483). (Studies in Corpus Linguistics; Vol. 67). John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/scl.67.19roo
Wasserman, R., & van Rooy, B. (2014). The Development of Modals of Obligation and Necessity in White South African English through Contact with Afrikaans. Journal of English Linguistics, 42(1), 31-50. https://doi.org/10.1177/0075424213514588
van Rooy, B., & Pretorius, E. J. (2013). Is reading in an agglutinating language different from an analytic language? An analysis of isiZulu and English reading based on eye movements. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 31(3), 281-297. https://doi.org/10.2989/16073614.2013.837603
Van Rooy, B., & Van Den Doel, R. (2011). Dutch and Afrikaans as post-pluricentric languages. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, (212), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1515/IJSL.2011.043
van Rooy, B. (2011). A principled distinction between error and conventionalized innovation in African Englishes. In J. Mukherjee, & M. Hundt (Eds.), Exploring Second-Language Varieties of English and Learner Englishes (pp. 189-207). (Studies in Corpus Linguistics; Vol. 44). John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/scl.44.10roo
Van Rooy, B., Terblanche, L., Haase, C., & Schmied, J. (2010). Register differentiation in East African English a multidimensional study. English World-Wide, 31(3), 311-349. https://doi.org/10.1075/eww.31.3.04van
van Rooy, B., & Terblanche, L. (2010). Complexity in word-formation processes in new varieties of South African English. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 28(4), 357-374. https://doi.org/10.2989/16073614.2010.548022
van Rooy, B. (2005). The feasibility of simultaneous interpreting in university classrooms. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 23(1), 81-90. https://doi.org/10.2989/16073610509486375
Van Rooy, B. (2004). Black south african english: Phonology. In A Handbook of Varieties of English: A Multimedia Reference tool two volumes plus CD-ROM (Vol. 1, pp. 941-952). Mouton de Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110197181
van Rooy, B., Wissing, D., & Paschall, D. D. (2003). Demystifying incomplete neutralisation during final devoicing. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 21(1-2), 49-66. https://doi.org/10.2989/16073610309486328
van Rooy, B., & Wissing, D. (2001). Distinctive [voice] implies regressive voicing assimilation. In Distinctive Feature Theory (pp. 295-334). Mouton de Gruyter.
Noël, D., van Rooy, B., & van der Auwera, J. (2014). Diachronic Approaches to Modality in World Englishes: Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of English Linguistics, 42(1), 3-6. https://doi.org/10.1177/0075424213512655