Ms. Mieke Daniels-Waterman

Mieke  Daniels-Waterman
Humanities, Office 6615
+ 972 2 588 3837

Mieke (Mirjam) Daniels-Waterman teaches contemporary standard Dutch and comparative typology of the West Germanic languages: Dutch, Frisian and Afrikaans and also taught a course in Middle Welsh. She graduated from The Hebrew University in Structural Linguistics.  She studied at l’École d’Interprètes at the University of Geneva and at universities in Belgium and South-Africa. Her doctoral thesis (not yet completed) deals with the textual function of a recurrent syntactical structure in Middle Welsh. Her research focusses on the functional analysis of forms and syntactic constructions from the perspective of text linguistics, including information structure.  She has written papers on Dutch topics but also on the Yiddish translations of the Dutch author Multatuli (E. Douwes Dekker) and on language contact: the pronunciation of the /ayin/ amongst Dutch Jews.  In 2010 she organized at the Hebrew University the biennial international conference of researchers of the Dutch language and edited (chief editor) the proceedings: volume 10 of the series NTVL, (2013).