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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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  • Fri
    05
    Mar
    2021

    Koen Bostoen (UGent): Epidemic-driven population collapse in Congolese rainforest 1600-1400 years ago urges reassessment of the Bantu Expansion

    3:00 pmMS-Teams
    Lecture

    Koen Bostoen (UGent): “Epidemic-driven population collapse in Congolese rainforest 1600-1400 years ago urges reassessment of the Bantu Expansion”

    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
    12
    Mar
    2021

    André Kött (UGent): Learning (im)polite forms of address through Early Modern dialogue books

    3:00 pmMS-Teams
    Lecture

    André Kött (UGent): “Learning (im)polite forms of address through Early Modern dialogue books”

     

    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
    22
    Mar
    2021

    Guglielmo Inglese (KU Leuven): The cross-linguistic emergence of middle voice systems: sources and processes

    1:30 pmMS-Teams
    Lecture

    Guglielmo Inglese (KU Leuven): “The cross-linguistic emergence of middle voice systems: sources and processes”

    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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