L.M. Rupp


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Personal profile


My research interests are in:

  • language variation and change; grammatical properties of varieties of English;
  • English pronunciation, in the context of English as a Lingua Franca;
  • the interface between grammar and discourse pragmatics.



FRIAS Senior Fellow and Marie Curie Fellow of the European Union. Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Albert-Ludwig-Universitat Freiburg


Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Linguistics (January-February)

Visiting Professor, Australian Catholic University, Centre for Languages (North Sydney) (April-May)


I currently teach BA and MA courses in Global English, Postcolonial Language and Literature, English as a Second Language in the Netherlands; International Communication and English Pronunciation.

My MOOC English Pronunciation in a global world runs twice a year on the platform FutureLearn.

I also give workshops and individual trainings English Pronunication for the VU Academic Language Programme. Previous participants include: academic and support staff at institutions of higher education, the Dutch military and law firms at the Zuidas. The tools that I use for my Pronunciation teaching can be freely accessed on this website English Pronunciation.

Prizes and Awards

In 2002 I was awarded the VU Teaching Award for my teaching.

Ancillary activities

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Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, University of Essex


  • P Language and Literature
  • language variation and change
  • grammar
  • Global English
  • English pronunciation

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dialect Social Sciences
pragmatics Social Sciences
evidence Social Sciences
secondary school teacher Social Sciences
secondary education Social Sciences
linguistics Social Sciences
secondary school Social Sciences
conversation Social Sciences

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Research Output 1997 2019

Linguistic perspectives on a variable morpheme: Let's talk about -s

Rupp, L. M. & Britain, D., 2019, London: Palgrave / MacMillan. 370 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Generative Syntax
Discourse Pragmatics

This here town: evidence for the development of the English determiner system from a vernacular demonstrative construction in York English

Rupp, L. M. & Tagliamonte, S. A., 2019, In : English Language and Linguistics. 23, 1, p. 81-103 23 p., https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674317000326.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Begrijpelijk Engels uitspraakonderwijs

Rupp, L. M., 2014, In : Vaktaal. Tijdschrift van de Landelijke Vereniging van Neerlandici.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

English pronunciation teaching at Dutch secondary schools: Taught or caught.

Hattum, J. W. P. & Rupp, L. M., 2014, Pronunciation Matters; Accents of English in the Netherlands and Elsewhere.. Van den Doel, R. & Rupp, L. M. (eds.). VU University Press, p. 69 81 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

secondary school teacher
secondary education
secondary school
secondary school pupil

English pronunciation teaching at secondary schools in the Netherlands

Rupp, L. M. & van Hattum, J., 2014, Pronunciation Matters. Accents of English in the Netherlands and Elsewhere. van den Doel, W. Z. & Rupp, L. M. (eds.). Amsterdam: VU University Press, p. 67-80

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Activities 1999 2016

  • 22 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Conference

Taalwijs studiedag

Anna Kaal (Organiser), S. Donszelmann (Organiser), L.M. Rupp (Chair)
23 Sep 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Communities of speakers who defy sociolinguistic norms: the case of Student Pidgin

L.M. Rupp (Speaker)
1 Sep 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Workshop Uitspraak van het Engels

L.M. Rupp (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Congres Uitgesproken Engels

L.M. Rupp (Organiser), R. vd Doel (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

The (socio)linguistic cycle of Definite Article Reduction

L.M. Rupp (Speaker)
11 Oct 2007

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


Rapport Duidelijke Taalprijs

L.M. Rupp (Recipient), 2013


Press / Media


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Uitspraak van het Engels

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Uitspraak van het Engels

L.M. Rupp


1 media contribution

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Uitspraak van het Engels

L.M. Rupp


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other