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Name: Timothy  Colleman
Institution: Ghent University
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State and/or Country: Belgium   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: Timothy Colleman & Bernard De Clerck (2008), ‘Accounting for ditransitive constructions with envy and forgive’. Functions of Language 15: 187-215.
Timothy Colleman (2009), ‘Verb disposition in argument structure alternations: A corpus study of the Dutch dative alternation’. Language Sciences 31: 593-611.
Timothy Colleman & Bernard De Clerck (2009), ‘Caused Motion’? The semantics of the English to-dative and the Dutch aan-dative.’ Cognitive Linguistics 20: 5-42.
Timothy Colleman (2009), ‘The semantic range of the Dutch double object construction. A collostructional perspective’. Constructions and Frames 1: 190-220.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Contrastive Analysis in Language
Courses Taught: General Linguistics: Theories and Methods
General Linguistics: The History of Linguistics
Dutch Linguistics: The Construction Grammar of Dutch



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