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Name: Bert  Cappelle
Institution: Université Lille - Nord de France
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Homepage: http://stl.recherche.univ-lille3.fr/sitespersonnels/cappelle/
State and/or Country: Belgium   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Verb-particle constructions, modality, construction grammar
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Selected Publications: Selected publications

Friedemann Pulvermüller, Bert Cappelle and Yury Shtyrov. 2013. Brain basis of meaning, words, constructions, and grammar. In: Graeme Trousdale and Thomas Hoffmann (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 397-416.

Cappelle, Bert. 2012. English is less rich in manner-of-motion verbs when translated from French. Across Languages and Cultures 13(2), 173-195.

Cappelle, Bert. 2011. The the… the… construction: Meaning and readings. Journal of Pragmatics 43(1), 99-117.

Cappelle, Bert, Yury Shtyrov and Friedemann Pulvermüller. 2010. Heating up or cooling up the brain? MEG evidence that phrasal verbs are lexical units. Brain and Language 115(3), 189-201.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Distinctions in English Grammar, Offered to Renaat Declerck
Courses Taught: Morphology
Linguistic methodology
English grammar
Dissertation Abstract: Particle Patterns in English: A Comprehensive Coverage
Academic Paper Abstract: On the status of intervening 'think'-clauses in English long-distance dependency constructions
Het gebruik van het Brugse dialoogpartikel dè (/dæ/)
Spatial and temporal boundedness in English motion events
The particularity of particles, or why they are not just 'intransitive prepositions'
When 'wee wretched words' wield weight: The impact of verbal particles on transitivity
Doubler-upper nouns: A challenge for usage-based models of language

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