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Full Title: Structure of the Noun Phrase in English - Synchronic and Diachronic Explorations

   
Short Title: NP3
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Start Date: 14-Nov-2013 - 15-Nov-2013
Contact: Lieven Vandelanotte
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.arts.kuleuven.be/ling/fest/events/np-3-2013
Meeting Description: The first NP workshop (NP1) was held in Vigo on 2-3 October 2009, supported by the English Linguistics Circle of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo coordinated by Teresa Fanego. It was followed by NP2, organized in Newcastle on 15-16 September 2011. Following the success of NP1 and NP2 we are pleased to announce the 3rd Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on ‘The Structure of the Noun Phrase in English - Synchronic and Diachronic Explorations’ (NP3), to be held at the University of Leuven on 14 and 15 November 2013.

Plenary Speakers:

Carlos Acuña Fariña (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Kersti Börjars (University of Manchester)
Nikolaus Himmelmann (University of Köln)

Note:
Participation is free of charge, but registration via the online form available on the website is requested by 5 November. The conference dinner is payable in cash on site by participants who have registered for it. The NP3 workshop is immediately followed by the Complex Sentences International workshop (16-17 November); the programme and further information is available on the same website:
http://www.arts.kuleuven.be/ling/fest/events/np-3-2013-CSI-2013
Linguistic Subfield: Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.1870


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