Martin Godts obtained an MA in German Linguistics and Literature and English Linguistics (UGent, 1978), a Teaching Diploma GHSO (UGent, 1981), a BA in Computer Programming & Analysis (1987, IHSR Gent) and an MA in Advanced Studies in Linguistics in a Comparative Perspective (2020, UGent).
After working as a teacher of German, English, Dutch and programming languages – inter alia – from 1978 till 2019, he started his PhD in Linguistics at Ghent University in February 2021.
His present research focuses on (anti)causative verb alternations and verb-medium colligations in English as part of the interdisciplinary ‘Language Productivity @ Work’-project.
Master’s Dissertation : ‘Zum Wesen der Präpositionalgefüge. Eine logische Rahmenbehandlung der semantischen und kommunikativen Funktionsschichten. Eine Untersuchung. Eine Theorie.’ (UGent 1978)
Master's Dissertation : ‘Ergative strategies of frequently used verbs in English, German, French, Dutch and Danish. A corpus based comparison.’ (UGent 2020)