Dernière mise à jour : 04/02/2016

Martine BRUIL

  • Post-Doc




  • 2013-2014, Lecturer, General and Comparative Linguistics Department, Universität Regensburg.
  • 2014-2015, PostDoc, UC Berkeley. Advisor: Prof. Lev Michael. Documentation of Ecuadorian Siona.
  • 2013, Lecturer of the structure course of Ayacucho Quechua, LUCL, Leiden University, Netherlands.
  • 2008-2014: PhD in Linguistics, Leiden University. Dissertation: Clause-typing and Evidentiality in Ecuadorian Siona. Advisors: Pr.Dr. Willem Adelaar Pr.Dr. Johan Rooryck Defense date: February 20, 2014
  • 2006-2008, MA Indian American Studies, Cum Laude, Department of Indian American Studies, Leiden University.


  • Linguistic typology & functional linguistics: (Epistemic markers, Egophoricity, Verbal morphology, Evidentiality, Subordination, Nominal classification)
  • South American Indigenous Languages: Barbaboan languages Quechuan languages Tukanoan languages
  • Language documentation, description and revitalization


  • 2013, Lecturer: 1 class in the LOT Winter School on the Historical development of verbal morphology in Tukanoan languages, part of ‘Research methods in comparative linguistics.’ (Course Lecturer: Willem Adelaar).
  • 2008-2013, Trainer: Dutch language trainings to non-native speakers, freelance, Marcus Evans Linguarama BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2009, Teacher: Presenting in Dutch for non-native speakers of Dutch, Second year BA course of Dutch Studies, Leiden University.
  • 2010, Lecturer: Language Contact, Research MA in Linguistics, Leiden University.
  • 2010, Lecturer: 2 classes on Linguistic attitudes & Supervision of a weekend fieldtrip to a Kichwa community, part of undergraduate course on Sociolinguistics, Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito. (Course lecturer: Esmeralda de la Vega).
  • 2011, Lecturer: 1 class on Evidentiality in Tukanoan Languages, part of an undergraduate course on the languages of the world, linguistics, Leiden University. (Course lecturer: Maarten Mous).
  • 2003-2007, Trainer: the training of (new) telephone operators in the software and conversation skills, freelance, at Antwoordservice Nederland BV, The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • 2012, Lecturer: 4 classes on Kichwa Grammar co-taught with Martin Kohlberger, part of the Core Course Samples of Linguistic Structure, Linguistics, Leiden University.
  • 2013-2014 Field Methods, Universität Regensburg, Germany (BA course, 15 weeks, two times two hours per week, taught in German).
  • 2013, Lecturer: Ayacucho Quechua, BA Linguistics, Leiden University. (Taught in Dutch).
  • 2013, Morfology & Syntax, Universität Regensburg, Germany (BA course, 12 weeks, two times two hours per week, taught in German).
  • 2013, Structure course on Ayacucho Quechua I, Universität Regensburg, Germany (BA course, 12 weeks, two hours per week, taught in German).
  • 2013, Academic writing, (BA course, 12 weeks, two hours per week, taught in German).
  • 2013-2014, Grammaticalization, Universität Regensburg, Germany (MA course, 15 weeks, two hours per week, taught in English).
  • 2013-2014, Structure course on Ayacucho Quechua II, Universität Regensburg, Germany (BA course, 15 weeks, two hours per week, taught in German).
  • 2012, Lecturer: 1 class on Andean Spanish, part of an undergraduate course on Sociolinguistics, Latin American Studies, Leiden University. (Course Lecturer: Paz González).


  • Communications
    • Bruil, M., 2016, "Differential argument marking in Ecuadorian Siona", LDLT5, SOAS, London, UK, December 3

    • Bruil, M., González, P. & Leeuwen, J., 2016, "The Ecuadorian Spanish benefactive and the inherent aspect of the verb", TAM-E 2016, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France, November 18

    • Bruil, M., 2016, "Perspective-indexing clause types in Ecuadorian Siona. ", 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Napels, Italy, September 1

    • Bruil, M., 2016, "Differential case marking and information structure in Ecuadorian Siona", Amazónicas VI, Simposio de familias lingüísticas: Tukano y Makú (Nadahup/Kakua-Nukak/Puinave), Leticia/Tabatinga, Colombia, May 28

    • Bruil, M., 2016, "Stance-taking devices in Ecuadorian Siona ", Séminaire ENS: Cognition verbs, modality, evidentiality and constructions, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, April 15

    • Bruil, M. & Gonzales, G., 2016, "On the existence of egophoricity in Nam Trik. ", Symposium on evidentiality, egophoricity, and engagement: descriptive and typological perspective, University of Stockholm, March 17

    • Bruil, M., 2016, "Heterogeneity and variation in the use of Ecuadorian Siona classifiers", Gender and classifiers: Diachronic and synchronic variation, , University of Surrey, January 29