prof. dr. W.L.M. (Leo) Wetzels

  • Telephone:+31 20 59 86458
  • Room nr:13a00
  • Unit:fac. der geesteswetenschappen ( taal,lit.&comm. )
  • Position:Professor of Romance Languages and Languages of the Amazon

Office hours: by appointment 

Curriculum Vitae 

Research interests

Theoretical Phonology, Historical Phonology, Morphology/Phonology of the Romance Languages, Descriptive/Typological Linguistics/Indigenous Languages of South Americ.

Research websites

Amazonian Linguistics
Nasal Harmony Database (NasDat) (work in progress)


(Linguistic) materials taught:

  • Grammatical structure of French: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax
  • Phonology and morphology of Italian
  • Phonology and morphology of Portuguese
  • Phonology and morphology of Spanish
  • First-language acquisition (Phonology)
  • Linguistic semantics
  • The structure of (some) indigenous languages of Brazil: Nambikwara, Maku
  • History of morphological/phonological theory (Structuralism, Classical Generative Phonology/Morphology, Natural Generative Phonology, Non-Linear Phonology/Non-Concatenative Morphology, Lexical Phonology and Morphology, Optimality Theory)
  • Morphology-based typology of the indigenous languages of Brazil (Inflectional, Isolating, Agglutinative, Polysynthetic)

Ancillary activities

No ancillary activities
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 13 november 2015
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