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The research group ΔiaLing clusters scholars who conduct research in the field of historical and diatopic linguistics, and gives as such visibility to these fields of study. The research conducted by ΔiaLing contributes to these disciplines in the following ways:

(i) language description and documentation through the creation and dissemination of various types of descriptive tools that are of use to the linguistic community (e.g. dictionaries, grammars, corpora, text editions, databases, etc.);

(ii) the advancement of linguistic theory, which is informed by empirically-grounded studies.

A number of diverse theoretical viewpoints on language variation and change (e.g. Construction Grammar, Grammaticalization Theory, Relevance Theory, Prototype Theory, Dynamic Syntax, Cartography, Nanosyntax and, more generally, Generative Grammar) are explored for the genesis and development of a variety of phenomena. These include, among others, discourse markers and adverbs, aspect and modality, word order phenomena and information structure, transitivity alternations and valency, case-marking and argument structure, nominal constituents, adverbial clauses, negation and word formation.

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Calendar

  • Fri
    04
    Dec
    2020

    Melissa Farasyn: Novelties and archaisms: insights in V2 violations in the endangered French-Flemish dialects (via MS-Teams)

    3:30 pmMS-Teams

    Melissa Farasyn (UGent): "Novelties and archaisms: insights in V2 violations in the endangered French-Flemish dialects".

    Abstract: here

     

    De vergadering zal via MS-Teams plaatsvinden: link te vinden in nieuwsbrief

    Externen kunnen deelnemen door een e-mail te sturen aan dialing@ugent.be.

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  • Fri
    11
    Dec
    2020

    Giuseppe Samo: Movement and Locality in the Cartography of Germanic: a quantitative study with dependency structures (via MS-Teams)

    3:30 pmMS-Teams
    Lecture

    Giuseppe Samo (Beijing): "Movement and Locality in the Cartography of Germanic: a quantitative study with dependency structures".

    Abstract: here

     

    De vergadering zal via MS-Teams plaatsvinden: link te vinden in nieuwsbrief

    Externen kunnen deelnemen door een e-mail te sturen aan dialing@ugent.be.

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  • Mon
    06
    Sep
    2021
    Fri
    10
    Sep
    2021

    14th International Colloquium on Late and Vulgar Latin (Latin vulgaire – latin tardif XIV)

    Gent
    Conference

    Please note: the conference has been postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic and will take place from Monday, September 6th to Friday, September 10th, 2021.

    The 14th International Colloquium on Late and Vulgar Latin (Latin vulgaire – latin tardif XIV) will be held at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Ghent University (Belgium) from Monday, September 6th to Friday, September 10th, 2021. It will be organized by the Latin section and the research group DiaLing at the Department of Linguistics, under the auspices of the Comité international pour l'étude du latin vulgaire et tardif (www.unibg.it/lvlt).

    The colloquium will be held in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Latin. As per tradition, it will be devoted to all linguistic aspects of late, informal, non-standard and colloquial Latin (including the transition from Latin to Romance).

    For all further information, please visit the website of the colloquium at https://www.lvlt14.ugent.be. For any additional questions you may have, please contact the organisers at lvlt14@ugent.be.

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