Upcoming events

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  • Tue

    Prof. Carme Silva Domínguez: The Evolution of Possessive Pronouns: Forms and Structures from Latin to Modern Galician and Portuguese

    1:00 pmCamelot room (Blandijnberg 2, 3rd floor)

    DiaLing presentation by Prof. Dr. Carme Silva Domínguez (University of Santiago de Compostela): "The Evolution of Possessive Pronouns: Forms and Structures from Latin to Modern Galician and Portuguese."

    Abstract: This presentation offers a comparison between possessive pronouns in three varieties proceeding from LAtin: Medieval Galician-Portuguese, Modern Galician and Modern Portuguese. First of all we will explain the morphological evolution of the paradigm through the examination of the main evolutionary phenomena which allow us to contrast the ancient and modern languages. After that we will deal with the constructive changes in the possessive structures: among them, the combination with article, placement strategies and evolution beyond the noun phrase. In addition, the syntactic behavior of the possessive seems to be different in Galician and in Portuguese, although further research about non normative varieties is needed.

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Past events

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  • Wed

    LinGhentian Doctorials 2019

    Faculty Room (Blandijnberg 2, 1st floor)

    The "LinGhentian Doctorials" conference - by and for PhD students in language studies - creates an opportunity for both seasoned PhD students and those who only just started their PhDs to present (some aspects of) their research to a broad audience of scholars in language studies. This allows for in-depth interaction with and feedback from scholars of various backgrounds and is meant to be complementary to the feedback of their supervisors. It is also a great opportunity to expand their networks to colleagues studying languages in different departments.

    This call is directed to PhD students of language studies across different departments of Ghent University:

    • Linguistics
    • Translation, Interpreting and Communication
    • Languages and Cultures
    • Psychology
    • ....

    The aim is to build bridges between theoretical, empirical and applied linguists and to strengthen the bonds between PhD students with somewhat different backgrounds and frameworks, methodologies, objects of study, etc.

    Key dates

    The LinGhentian Doctorials 2019 will take place on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 December in the Faculty room of the Faculty of Arts (Blandijnberg 1, 9000 Gent). All PhD students who would like to participate are kindly requested to submit the following to

    - A provisional title no later than Sunday 10 November 2019;
    - An abstract (max. 1 page, references excluded) no later than Sunday 17 November 2019.

    Participants can freely choose the topic and format of their presentation. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes and will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Group presentations (e.g. projects) are eligible for an extended duration.

    All presentations will be delivered by PhD students, but of course all academic staff and interested students are most welcome to attend the event and provide feedback or ask questions.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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