Andy Peetermans

Andy Peetermans (°1990) studied Classics and Italian at KU Leuven. His Master’s thesis focused on the views about linguistic normativity expressed by Varro, Cicero, and Quintilian. In October of 2020 he obtained a doctorate in Linguistics with a dissertation on the early modern grammars of American languages produced by Spanish missionaries, which he wrote as part of this project. At present, he is a postdoctoral researcher associated with this project and studies the relation between grammar writing and language teaching within the context of the sixteenth-century Collegium Trilingue Lovaniense. In general, a central concern of his linguistic-historiographical work is the contextualised study of conceptual and terminological developments.

Selective bibliography

  • Peetermans, Andy. 2016. "De macht der gewoonte. Varro, Cicero en Quintilianus over ratio, consuetudo en de Latijnse taalnorm". Lampas. Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Classici, 49 (2).
  • Peetermans, Andy. 2017. "De Summa linguae Graecae, een grammatica van het Grieks door Arnoldus Oridryus". In Erasmus’ droom. Het Leuvense Collegium Trilingue, 1517-1797. Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in de Leuvense Universiteitsbibliotheek, 18 oktober 2017 – 18 januari 2018, edited by Jan Papy, 264–265. Leuven: Peeters.
  • Van Loon, Zanna, and Andy Peetermans. 2020. "Wide-lensed approaches to missionary linguistics. The circulation of knowledge on Amerindian languages through sixteenth-century Spanish printed grammars". In Missionary linguistic studies from Mesoamerica to Patagonia, edited by Astrid Alexander-Bakkerus, Rebeca Fernández Rodríguez, Liesbeth Zack, and Otto Zwartjes, 54–80. Leiden & Boston: Brill.
  • Peetermans, Andy. 2020. "The Art of Transforming Traditions. Conceptual developments in early modern American missionary grammar writing". PhD dissertation, KU Leuven. Open access.
  • Behiels, Lieve, Toon Van Hal, Zanna Van Loon, Andy Peetermans, Pierre Swiggers, and Werner Thomas. 2020. "RELiCTA: lingüística misionera y circulación del saber (siglos XVI‒XVIII) – un proyecto interdisciplinar". Anales de Lingüística (Segunda época) 4, 181–199. Open access.


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