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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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  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2022

    Anna Persig (KU Leuven): Semantic change in the political and religious title conseruator: the ‘saviour’ from Cicero to the Latin New Testament

    3:00 pmn.t.b
    Lecture

    Anna Persig (KU Leuven): “Semantic change in the political and religious title conseruator: the ‘saviour’ from Cicero to the Latin New Testament”

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  • Wed
    11
    May
    2022

    Brian D. Joseph (Ohio State University): Historical Sociolinguistics and Typological Perspectives on the role of conversation in language contact: ERIC Loans in the Balkans

    n.t.b.n.t.b
    Lecture

    Brian D. Joseph (Ohio State University): “Historical Sociolinguistics and Typological Perspectives on the role of conversation in language contact:  ERIC Loans in the Balkans”

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  • Mon
    05
    Sep
    2022
    Fri
    09
    Sep
    2022

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

    Gent
    Conference

    Please note: the conference has been postponed again due to the continuing uncertainties related to the covid-19 pandemic and will take place from Monday, September 5th to Friday, September 9th, 2022.

    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 5th to Friday, September 9th, 2022. 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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