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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
    06
    Nov
    2020

    Fokelien Kootstra: I used to think your administration was better and more successful"; Case marking and scribal practice in the early Arabic documentary papyri (7th-9th century AD) (via MS-Teams)

    3:30 pmMS-Teams
    Lecture

    Fokelien Kootstra (UGent): "I used to think your administration was better and more successful"; Case marking and scribal practice in the early Arabic documentary papyri (7th-9th century AD)".

    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
    20
    Nov
    2020

    Kim Groothuis: Less finite = less structure? Evidence from irrealis clauses in Romanian, Salentino and Southern Calabrian (via MS-Teams)

    3:30 pmMS-Teams
    Lecture

    Kim Groothuis (UGent): Less finite = less structure? Evidence from irrealis clauses in Romanian, Salentino and Southern Calabrian.

    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
    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".

     

    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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