Annemarie Verkerk

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

I am a diachronic typologist. I use phylogenetic comparative methods to study typological diversity and change within language families, including the Indo-European, Austronesian, and Niger-Congo language families. My main domains of interest are typology and historical linguistics, especially research that provides a synthesis of these two linguistic subfields.

Currently I am working on Bantu noun classes, numeral systems in Vanuatu/Oceanic, and negative existentials in Indo-European.


  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human Historyy


  • 2014 
    Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, PhD