Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Amsterdam

dr. A. (Astrid) Alexander-Bakkerus

  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Romaanse talen en culturen
  • Visiting address
    P.C. Hoofthuis
    Spuistraat 134  Room number: 639
  • Postal address:
    Spuistraat  134
    1012 VB  Amsterdam


Linguistics: Amerindian Languages (typology), Old French (philology), Missionary Linguistics (colonial grammars and vocabularies).


1998, 'En el país de las maravillas' in Yumtzilob 10/ 3, pp. 277-292. Leiden: Universitaire Drukkerij.

2000, 'Fray Pedro de la Mata, Arte de la lengua cholona (1748), Una gramática colonial: problemas en su uso' in Actas 1 Congreso de lenguas indígenas de Sudamérica, pp.317-328. Lima: Universidad Ricardo Palma.

2002, 'Nominal morphophonological processes observed in Pedro de la Mata's Arte de la lengua cholona (1748)' in Current Studies on South American Languages, ILLA, 3, pp. 103-110. Leiden: CNWS.

2005, 'Cholón Sounds Reconstructed: A symbol analysis' in Missionary Linguistics II/Linguística misionera II, Orthografy and Phonology, ed. by Otto Zwartjes and Cristina Altman, SIHOLS 109, pp. 181-190. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2005, Eighteenth-Century Cholón , 533 p. Utrecht: LOT.

2007, Pedro de la Mata, Arte de la lengua cholona (1748) with a prologue of Willem F.H. Adelaar, 257 p. Frankfurt/ Madrid: Vervuert/ Iberoamericana.

2007, 'Phonological interpretation of de la Mata's Cholón (1748)' in Lengua indígenas de América del Sur: Estudios descriptivo-tipológicos y sus contribuciones para la lingüística teórica , ed. by Andrés Romero-Figueroa, Ana Fernández Garay, Ángel Corbera Mori, pp. 61-75. Caracas: UCAB.

2008, 'Two Colonial Grammars: Tradition and Innovation' in Asian Journal of latin American Studies 21/ 1, pp. 215-255. Seoul: The Latin American Studies Association of Korea.

2009, 'The Vocabulary of the Lengua de Maynas, Ms. Egerton 2881 of the British Library' in Missionary Linguistics IV/Linguística misionera IV, Lexicography, ed. by Otto Zwartjes, Ramón Arzápalo Marín, Thomas C. Smith-Stark, SIHOLS 114, pp. 211-231. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2010, Lengua de Maynas, ms. Egerton 2881 de la British Library with a prologue of Pieter C. Muysken, Languages of the World/ Materials 478, 179 p. München: Lincom Europe.

2011, 'Subordination in Cholón' in Subordination in Native South American Languages, ed. by Rik van Gijn, Katharina Haude, Pieter Muysken, Typological Studies in Language, 97, pp. 193-219. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2011, 'Some Cholón discourse particles and Quecha homologues', in Lenguas indígenas de América , ed. Andrés Romero Figeuroa , pp. 11-28. Caracas: Mercantil/ Universidad Católica Andrés Bello.


  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (2016). El vocabulario de la lengua xebera: una doctrina cristiana en xebero y quechua: y la gramática de la lengua xebera (Siglo xviii). (Lingüística misionera; No. 7). Madrid/Frankrfur am Main: Iberoamaricana/Vervuert. [details] 


  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (2015). Examples of transcultural processes in two colonial linguistic documents on Jebero (Peru). Koloniale und Postkoloniale Linguistik / Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics, 5, 231-253. [details] 


  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (2014). Lengua de Maynas: ms. Egerton 2881 de la British Library: transcripción y edición. (LINCOM studies in Native American linguistics; No. 73). München: Lincom Europa. [details] 
  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (2014). Nominalization in Cholón. In S. Danielsen, K. Hannss, & F. Zúñiga (Eds.), Word formation in South American languages (pp. 207-224). (Studies in language companion series; No. 163). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. DOI: 10.1075/slcs.163.10ale  [details] 
  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A., & Zwartjes, O. (2014). Preface. STUF: Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung = Language typology and universals, 67(2), 145-148. DOI: 10.1515/stuf-2014-0011  [details] 



  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (2011). Some Cholón discourse particles and Quechua homologues. In A. Romero-Figueroa (Ed.), Lenguas indígenas de América: morfología y sintaxis (pp. 11-28). Caracas: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello; Mercantil. [details] 
  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (2011). Subordination in Cholón. In R. van Gijn, K. Haude, & P. Muysken (Eds.), Subordination in native South-American languages (pp. 193-219). (Typological studies in language; No. 97). Amsterdam: Benjamins. [details] 


  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (2009). The vocabulary of the 'Lengua de Maynas', Ms. Egerton 2881 of the British Library. Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science. Series 3: Studies in the History of Linguistics, 114, 211-231. [details] 


  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (2008). Two colonial grammars: tradition and innovation. Asian Journal of Latin American Studies, 21(1), 215-255. [details] 


  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (2016). Eighteenth century xebero: Mss. Add. 25,323 and 25,324 of the British Library, London (UK). (Studies in Native American Linguistics; No. 77). München: Lincom. [details] 
  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (2016). Two Strata in an 18th-century Jebero 'Doctrina Christiana'. In C. Assunção, G. Fernandes, & R. Kemmler (Eds.), Tradition and Innovation in the History of Linguistics (pp. 1-10). Münster: Nodus Publikationen.


  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A., & Zack, L. (2014). Preface Revitalizing Older Linguistic Documentation: Proceedings of the Vth International Meeting. Linguistics in Amsterdam, 7(2), 45-48. [details] 


  • Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (2010). Lengua de Maynas: ms. Egerton 2881 de la British Library: transcripción y edición. (Languages of the world. Materials; No. 478). München: Lincom Europa. [details] 


  • Bakkerus, A. (2007). Phonological Interpretation of de la Mata's Cholón (1748). In A. Romero-Figueroa, A. Fernández Garay, & Á. Corbera Mori (Eds.), Lenguas Indígenas de America del Sur: Estudios descriptivo-tipológicos y sus contribuciones para la lingüística teórica. (pp. 61-75). Caracas: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. [details] 

Book editor

  • Bakkerus, A. (2007). Pedro de la Mata. Arte de la lengua cholona (1748), with a prologue by Willem Adelaar. (Lingüística misionera; No. 1). Madrid/Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana-Vervuert. [details] 


  • Zwartjes, O.J. (organiser), Alexander-Bakkerus, A. (organiser), Zack, Liesbeth (organiser), Fernández Rodríguez, R. (organiser) & Balsem, A.C. (organiser) (24-11-2016 - 2-12-2016): Book exhibition Revitalizing Older Linguistic Documentation 2006-2016 (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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