LINGUIST List 21.3460

Mon Aug 30 2010

Confs: Dutch, Syntax, Historical Ling/Belgium

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        1.    Evie Coussé, Dutch Verb Order Variation in a Broader Perspective

Message 1: Dutch Verb Order Variation in a Broader Perspective
Date: 30-Aug-2010
From: Evie Coussé <evie.cousseugent.be>
Subject: Dutch Verb Order Variation in a Broader Perspective
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Dutch Verb Order Variation in a Broader Perspective Short Title: T&T Colloquium 2010

Date: 19-Nov-2010 - 19-Nov-2010 Location: Ghent, Belgium Contact: Evie Coussé Contact Email: evie.cousseugent.be Meeting URL: http://www.flw.ugent.be/eviecousse/TT2010/English

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)

Meeting Description:

Taal & Tongval is a journal on variation linguistics (i.e. regional, social, pragmatic and historical variation) in the Low Countries (http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/taalentongval).

The upcoming yearly colloquium will be held in Ghent (Belgium) on the topic 'Dutch Verb Order Variation in a Broader Perspective'.

Background:

In the last decades, word order research into the distribution of the verb patterns past participle - finite verb (the so-called 'green word order') and the verb pattern finite verb - past participle (the so-called 'red word order') has become one of the classical themes of Dutch variation linguistics. From the fifties onwards, Dutch linguistics has proposed divergent language internal and external factors that help to determine the (in principle) free choice between both word order variants, such as:

-Regional variety (dialect - standard language, exogenous language usage) -Stylistic variety (formal - informal, written - spoken, jargon) -Accentuation of the verb cluster and surrounding constituents -Morpho-syntactic analysis of the verb cluster and surrounding constituents

In the colloquium, we want to relate explicitly to this respected research tradition, where the choice between the red and green order variant in actual language usage is central. In most of the publications, however, the variable verb order has been studied in a relative isolation with an exclusive attention to the factors which determine the order in the dual clusters in Standard Dutch.

Invited Speakers:

- Sjef Barbiers & Hans Bennis (The Meertens Institute) - Gert De Sutter (University College Ghent) - Susanne Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)

The conference program is online on:

http://www.flw.ugent.be/eviecousse/TT2010/English.

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