Congratulations to Hilde Gunnink on her excellent PhD defense!

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of traveling to Ghent to serve on the jury of then PhD-candidate Hilde Gunnink‘s defense. She did a marvellous job throughout, and I was honoured to be on the jury together with Nancy Kula (University of Essex), Mark Van de Velde (CNRS), and Maud Devos (RMCA and Ghent University). Dr. Gunnink’s outstanding thesis, A Grammar of Fwe, makes a tremendous contribution to the field and will be of interest to theorists and typologists for many years to come.

(I was also able to visit the van Eyck brothers’ Adoration of the Mystic Lamb for the second time – always a moving experience.)