Eva B. Poortman


Hi! Welcome to this webpage. I am a researcher and lecturer in the areas of linguistics and communication studies.

I currently work as a lecturer in Research and Communication at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. I develop and teach courses on research methods and supervise students during their BA thesis research.

In July 2016 I completed a PhD at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (Utrecht University) in the Netherlands, under supervision of Yoad Winter. My dissertation studied the interpretation of plural sentences and its connection to conceptual information in the human mind. Its main claim is that conceptual information on content words can affect the logical interpretation of complex plural sentences, unlike what traditional formal semantic studies of sentence meaning would expect. This research was part of the NWO-funded VICI project Between Logic and Common Sense: The Formal Semantics of Words.