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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.



Hans-Sigrist-Preis, Hans Sigrist Stiftung, Universität Bern


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

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, Aspects of the syntax of imperatives in English, University of Essex

Award Date: 1 Apr 1999


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


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  • Clue+ Grant Connected World

    Das, Amrita (Recipient) & Rupp, LM (Recipient), 2022


  • Rapport Duidelijke Taalprijs

    Rupp, L.M. (Recipient), 2013


  • VUvereniging Grant

    Das, Amrita (Recipient) & Rupp, LM (Recipient), 2021