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18 maart 2011: Workshop on Dutch Linguistics

Location: Meertens Instituut, Symposiumzaal
Time: Friday 18 March, 10:00 – 15:30
The language of the conference will be English.

Dutch without any doubt is one of the best documented languages in the world. One reason for this is that traditionally the number of linguists per capita is relatively high in the Low Countries; but also scholars from all around the world who are not (native) speakers of Dutch have provided insight into the structure of the language. This workshop aims to bring together these scholars to discuss new work on any aspect of Dutch linguistics, including, but not limited to, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It is our goal to promote high quality discussion on all aspects of Dutch linguistics. The workshop will also mark the beginning of work on the so-called ‘Taalportaal’, a big online grammatical description of Standard Dutch (as well as Frisian). 

The workshop is organized by the department of variation linguistics of the Meertens Instituut of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Invited speakers: 
Geert Booij 
Liliane Haegeman 

How to get there?

Street address: Joan Muyskenweg 25, 1096 CJ Amsterdam 
For details on how to get to the Meertens Instituut by public transport or by car, click here.

Workshop programme

10:00-10:45 Geert Booij
‘Allomorphy phenomena in Dutch and the architecture of grammar’

10:45-11:15 Lien De Vos
Overriding the norm: the use of gender-marked pronouns in spoken language

11:15-11:45 Crit Cremers
Dutch from logic

11:45-12:15 Gertjan Postma
Modifying the Hearer – The nature of the left periphery of main clauses in Frisian and Dutch

12:15-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:00 Liliane Haegeman – ‘Linguistic variation in Flanders and the expression of polarity emphasis’.

14:00-14:30 Lobke Aelbrecht & Marcel den Dikken
Grammaticalization in the syntax of preposition doubling in Flemish dialects

14:30-15:00 Maaike Beliën
Auxiliary choice with Dutch motion verbs

15:00-15:30  Ton van der Wouden – Taalportal