J.A. Brown

Language, Design & Data Professional

The proof of the pudding is in the eating

Work experience

J.A. Brown, Nijmegen
Sole proprietorApr 2019 ‒ present
Kodision, Arnhem
Technical IT consultantJul 2021 ‒ present
Educom-Detacom, Arnhem
Traineeship “Software Developer”Oct 2020 ‒ May 2022
Dutch Ready, Amsterdam
Dutch tutor for expatsFeb 2018 ‒ Jun 2021
Vertaalbureau Textwerk, Amsterdam
Translator, Dutch to English & English to DutchApr 2018 ‒ Sep 2020
Donders Centre for Cognition, Nijmegen
InternshipJul 2019 ‒ Mar 2020
StudentsPlus, Amsterdam
Homework supportMar 2018 ‒ Jun 2018
Volunteer work, Amsterdam
Reception and telephone work for a volunteer mental health organization Dec 2016 ‒ Feb 2018
Pearson Benelux, Amsterdam
Freelance graphics assistant for digital educational material Apr 2013 ‒ Aug 2013


Radboud University, Nijmegen
MA Linguistics, specialization General Linguistics
GPA: 8 on a 1-to-10 scale, cum laude
Sep 2018 ‒ Mar 2020
MA (Res.) Linguistics & Communication Sciences
not finished
Sep 2019 ‒ Mar 2020
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
BA Linguistics
GPA: 7 on a 1-to-10 scale
Sep 2009 ‒ Aug 2013
see also my elaborate academic CV

Peer-reviewed publications

Radboud Universiteit Taalwetenschap Studententijdschrift (ruːts), Radboud University, Nijmegen
Brown, J.A. 2019. Independent Pronoun Semantics: The pragmato‑semanto‑syntactic processing of pronominal reference. no. 1, December 2019
Brown, J.A. 2019. A variationist corpus study of negative concord in Brazilian Portuguese.no. 1, December 2019

Conference presentations

De Grote Taaldag (Dutch Annual Linguistics Day) 2020, Utrecht University
Brown, J.A. 2020. Iconicity in the vowels of Dutch verbs: a review of Foolen (2019) and related literature.31 January 2020
Moving Humanities Conference: Finding Meaning, Graduate School of the Humanities, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Brown, J.A. 2019. The Meme-ing of Meaning.24 October 2019


Kodision Academy, Kodision, August 2021

SQL for Data Science, Coursera, June 2021

Side projects

I designed and created the new version of my website, where you found this resume, and where I showcase my work, like a digital portfolio.

Also for the website, I’m working on a wiki which is supposed to be a kind of digital archive.

I am composing music using Online Sequencer.

I have a Twitch channel where I stream mostly myself playing video games. I also edit videos that I publish on YouTube.

I’m collecting a database of cars, drivers, etc. for virtual racing events which I hope to soon organize.

With some friends, I semi-regularly hold meetings in which we sometimes discuss a book we’re all reading and sometimes just talk about philosophy or various other topics.