M.O. van Schaik-Radulescu MA

  • Split intransitivity
  • Impersonal passive constructions

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
E-Mail: m.o.van.schaik@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics, Academisch Talencentrum
Office Address: Lipsiusgebouw
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Room number 1.20


My PhD project (ACLC, University of Amsterdam) is entitled "Gradience in split intransitivity: a typological investigation" and focuses on the distinct behaviour of unaccusative vs. unergative verbs in various languages, including Turkish and Dutch.

Teaching activities

I am involved in teaching a series of BA courses and tutorials in the English Department (Linguistics 1, 2, 4, 5).

Curriculum Vitae

  • From August 2010 Temporary teaching replacement position, English Department, Leiden University
  • 2005-2010 PhD student, ACLC, University of Amsterdam
  • 2003-2004 Reseach MA in Linguistics, University of Amsterdam (with honours) (NUFFIC "Huygens" grant)
  • 2001-2005 Lecturer, English Department, University of Bucharest
  • 1992-2001 Assistant teacher, English Department, University of Bucharest
  • 1994-1998 (diploma in 2002) MA in Classical Philology, University of Bucharest
  • 1988-1992 MA in English and German language and literature, University of Bucharest

Key publications


  • 2005. A Short Introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology. Bucharest: România de Mâine.

  • 2001. An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology. Bucharest: CREDIS.


  • 2007. “Impersonal passivization: deconstructing the test”. In Pitar Mos. A building with a view. Papers in Honour of Alexandra Cornilescu, G. Alboiu et al. (eds.), 285-301. Bucharest: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti.

  • 2000. “English 'while' and Romanian 'vreme': two instances of grammaticalization”, Analele Universităţii “Spiru Haret”.

  • 2000. “On verbs of possession in Old Germanic and their emerging auxiliary functions – with particular attention to Old English”, University of Bucharest Review. Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics, 2.

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