call for papers: construction grammar of Dutch

On March 25-26, 2011, The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics will host a two-day workshop on ‘The construction grammar of Dutch’, in collaboration with the Ghent University Linguistics Department.

The workshop will bring together specialists in various domains of Dutch grammar, using different approaches or formalisms that fall under the general rubric of construction-based grammar, with the aim of providing an overview of current research into aspects of the Dutch constructicon and of stimulating discussion between different (broadly) constructionist approaches. Papers will deal with present-day standard Dutch as well as earlier stages of the
language and/or other present-day varieties. The workshop organizers are Ronny Boogaart, Timothy Colleman, and Gijsbert Rutten.

Confirmed speakers include Rens Bod, Geert Booij, Ad Foolen, Dirk
Geeraerts et al., Freek Van de Velde, Ton van der Wouden, and Arie
Verhagen. In addition, there will be an invited talk by William Croft on recent theoretical advances in construction grammar. The workshop languages are English and Dutch.

As there is a small number of open slots in the programme, we invite
proposals for 20-minute talks on any aspect of Dutch grammar addressed from a construction-based perspective. Papers with a contrastive focus are welcome, too, as are papers with a more general theoretical and/or methodological focus, provided they deal with issues directly relevant to the study of Dutch.

Abstracts should reach us by December 15, 2010. Send your abstract, in Dutch or in English, to, as an e-mail attachment in .rtf or .pdf format. Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (not including references and figures or tables). Notification of acceptance will be given by January 15, 2011.

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