René van den Berg, Ph.D.

Senior Linguistics Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Leiden, 1989
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Leiden, 1983
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Leiden, 1981

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Linguistics Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Series Editor, Data Papers on Papua New Guinea Languages, 2005–
  • Linguistics Consultant, SIL Papua New Guinea (PNG) Branch, 2003–
  • Translation Advisor, Muna language project, 1990–

Other professional experience and service

  • Linguistics Consultant, SIL Indonesia Branch, 1990–2007
  • Lecturer, Asia SIL, Darwin, Australia, 1998–2002
  • Lecturer, SIL UK, Horsleys Green, UK, 1995–1997
  • Lecturer, Linguistics, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia, 1990–1992
  • Research Fellow, WOTRO (Netherlands Institute for the Advancement of Tropical Research), 1985–1988

Language proficiencies

  • Dutch: ILR 5
  • English: ILR 4+
  • Indonesian: ILR 4
  • Muna: ILR 3+
  • German: ILR 3
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 3
  • Koine Greek: ILR 3 (read)
  • Biblical Hebrew: ILR 2 (read)
  • French: ILR 2+

Research interests

  • Austronesian linguistics
  • Languages of Sulawesi
  • Austronesian languages of Papua New Guinea
  • Language description and documentation
  • Historical-comparative linguistics
  • Lexicography
P.O. Box 1-226
Ukarumpa, EHP 444
Papua New Guinea