LINGUIST List 23.4581

Fri Nov 02 2012

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

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <>

Date: 01-Nov-2012
From: Freek Van de Velde <>
Subject: A Germanic Sandwich 2013
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A Germanic Sandwich 2013

Date: 11-Jan-2013 - 12-Jan-2013 Location: Leuven, Belgium Contact: Freek Van de Velde Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Typology

Subject Language(s): Dutch; English; German

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)

The conference programme can now be consulted on the website:

Registration is open now:

Early bird rate until 1 December 2012: 80 euros(regular) / 60 euros(MA/PhD students). Late registration: 100 euros / 80 euros. (see website for practical matters)

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