Johanneke Sytsema

Postdoctoral Researcher
A photograph of Johanneke Sytsema


I am a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Middle Dutch Word and Sentence Phonology Project. 

I have created a text edition of a (pretty!) 14th century Middle Dutch manuscript  which is kept in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Together with the Principal Investigator Prof. Aditi Lahiri, I am investigating phonological changes from Proto-Germanic to Modern Dutch.

I hold a PhD from the Free University, Amsterdam in Old Frisian/Middle Dutch and focused on historical linguistics, Old High German, Middle High German, Old Frisian, Old Saxon and Gothic during my MA studies.

In addition, I am a tutor in General Linguistics and Historical Linguistics and I am the Linguistics Librarian, which is handy: through my contacts with students and faculty, I always know which books to buy for the Taylorian and the Bodleian Library!