LINGUIST List 23.2771

Tue Jun 19 2012

Calls: Dutch, German, English, Historical Ling, Typology/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 19-Jun-2012
From: Freek Van de Velde <>
Subject: A Germanic Sandwich 2013
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Full Title: A Germanic Sandwich 2013
Date: 11-Jan-2013 - 12-Jan-2013 Location: Leuven, Belgium Contact Person: Freek Van de Velde
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Typology

Subject Language(s): Dutch; English; German

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2012

Meeting Description:

'A Germanic Sandwich 2013' will be held at the University of Leuven from 11-12 January 2013, as the fourth edition of a series of conferences in which Dutch is compared with its West Germanic neighbours, English and German. The first one took place in Berlin to commemorate the 1956 appearance of the seminal publication 'Nederlands tussen Duits en Engels' ('Dutch between German and English'), a study by the renowned Dutch linguist C.B. van Haeringen. Later editions of the conference were held at Sheffield (2008) and Oldenburg (2010). The conferences have spawned a number of special issues, either as a book volume (Hüning et al. 2006) or as special issues of journals (Vismans et al. 2010; Ruigendijk et al. in prep.). See also and Van der Wouden, forthc.).

Hüning, M., A. Verhagen, U. Vogl & T. van der Wouden (eds.). 2006. Nederlands tussen Duits en Engels. Leiden: Stichting Neerlandistiek Leiden.Ruigendijk, E., F. Van de Velde & R. Vismans (eds.). In prep. Special issue: Dutch between English and German. Leuven Contributions in Linguistics and Philology.Vismans, R., M. Hüning & F. Weerman (eds.). 2010. Special issue: Dutch between English and German. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 22(4).Wouden, T. van der. Forthcoming. 'Nederlands tussen Duits en Engels'. Internationale Neerlandistiek.

Invited Speaker:

Johan Van der Auwera (University of Antwerp), in collaboration with Daniël Van Olmen (University of Antwerp): 'On West Germanic Moods and Modalities'

Local Organising Committee:

Hans Smessaert (University of Leuven), Joop van der Horst (University of Leuven), Freek Van de Velde (University of Leuven)

2nd Call for Papers:

Extended deadline: 15 July 2012

Abstracts are invited for 30 minutes talks (20+10), in which Dutch is compared to German and/or English. Other Germanic languages may of course be included as well, and application of the 'sandwich' idea to other language families (see e.g. Lamiroy & De Mulder 2011) also fall within the scope of the conference. We welcome studies with a typological and/or comparative perspective, dealing with questions about structural aspects of the languages, their history or their status. Studies from a language acquisition or psycholinguistic perspective will find their place as well.

Lamiroy, B. & W. De Mulder 2011. 'Degrees of grammaticalization across Languages'. In: H. Narrog & B. Heine (eds.), The Oxford handbook of grammaticalization. Oxford University Press. 302-317.

Abstracts (ca. 500 words) can be sent to:

New deadline for submission: 15 July 2012New notification of acceptance: 15 September 2012Website:

Scientific Committee:

Matthias Hüning (FU Berlin), Esther Ruigendijk (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg), Alan Scott (University of Nottingham) Hans Smessaert (University of Leuven), Joop van der Horst (University of Leuven), Ton van der Wouden (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam), Freek Van de Velde (University of Leuven), Roel Vismans (University of Sheffield), Fred Weerman (University of Amsterdam)

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