Johan van der Auwera is emeritus professor of General and English Linguistics at the University of Antwerp. His student and postdoc days were spent in Antwerp, Berkeley, Stockholm, Hannover and Nijmegen. Visiting and honorary appointments took him to Bangkok, Gothenburg, Hong Kong, Kyoto, Leuven, Madrid, Paris, Princeton, Rome and Santiago de Compostela. He was elected as the President of the Societas Linguistica Europaea in 2004 and as member of the Academia Europaea in 2015. His research focuses on grammatical semantics with special reference to conditionals, mood, modality, negation, indefinites, impersonals, and similatives, from a synchronic and diachronic as well as an areal perspective, and occasionally from a historiographical point of view. Languages studied are English, including New Englishes and Creoles, Germanic languages, European languages and samples of the totality of the world's languages.
For a complete list of publications click the publications button on the left - the button on the top lists neither the pubications prior to 1991 nor the forthcoming ones.