Willy Smedts, born in Werchter, Belgium, in 1948. Ph.D. from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Research assistant at the Department of Germanic and General Linguistics at hte Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Visitor (1 February 1983-15 July 1983)
The study of Dutch word-formation rules in 13 year old children in Flemish towns. The widely accepted view that children of 4 or 5 years old have completed the borning of the grammar of their language does mot hold for the acquisition of word-formation rules.