Caroline Gentens

Caroline Gentens, Dr.

Senior Research and Teaching Assistant

caroline.gentens@es.uzh.ch

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Dr. Caroline Gentens is a Senior Research and Teaching Assistant in the field of English Linguistics. She obtained her doctoral degree in linguistics from the University of Leuven and has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Stockholm.

Her research has focused on the functional structure of the English noun phrase and on a range of topics concerning the semantics of complement clauses (factivity, mirativity, modality). She relies on cognitive-functional and corpus-based approaches for analyses of both present-day form-function correlations as well as language change over time. 

Linguistics aside, she also has a keen fascination for architecture from around 1900.