Department of Germanic Studies
Bieneke A. Haitjema’s research focused on the role of speech perception in phonology. She joined the faculty of the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University in 2010 where she has been teaching Dutch language and culture classes. She is also a commercial and technical translator. Fields of interest are computer-assisted language learning and socio-linguistics.
Her career in education started in the Netherlands, where she taught English language and literature. In the U.S. she has taught English as a second language in various educational settings. She holds a graduate degree in linguistics from the University of Utrecht
Areas of Expertise
History of the Dutch language; Dutch language, culture and society; Dutch-American connection.