Henriëtte de Swart

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials H.E.
Main position Hoogleraar UU
Disciplines Germanic language and literature studies
Chair Franse taalkunde
Division Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Section Language and Literature Section
Membership Member
Since 2013
Member of Committee for ‘Languages in the Netherlands – Languages for the Netherlands’
Member of Jury of the De la Court Prize
Employed by Universiteit Utrecht, Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Departement Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie, Afdeling Franse taal en cultuur
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
tel.  030 253 6204
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Henriëtte de Swart gained international renown with her important contribution to theoretical semantics: the study of meaning in natural language. Her technically innovative work is based on French semantics, but she has played a pioneering role in the development of cross-linguistic semantics and the use of semantic insights in analysing interaction and in linguistic typology. She is the author of Introduction to Natural Language.