LINGUIST List 26.2881

Thu Jun 11 2015

Confs: General Linguistics, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 11-Jun-2015
From: Timothy Colleman <>
Subject: Construction Grammar between Morphology and Syntax
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Construction Grammar between Morphology and Syntax

Date: 22-Jun-2015 - 22-Jun-2015
Location: Gent, Belgium
Contact: Timothy Colleman
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

On June 22, the Ghent research team GLIMS organises a one-day workshop on “Construction Grammar between Morphology and Syntax”.

The programme consists of seven talks on theoretical and empirical issues by internationally renowned as well as early career researchers in the fields of construction grammar (CxG) and morphology (CxM), with ample time for discussion provided. The speakers are Geert Booij (Leiden), Bert Cappelle (Lille), Muriel Norde (HU Berlin), Graeme Trousdale (Edinburgh), Alan Scott (Nottingham), Malte Battefeld (UGent-GLIMS) and Emmeline Gyselinck (UGent-GLIMS).

The workshop will take place at the main building of the Ghent University Faculty of Arts, Blandijnberg 2, room 100.072 (

There will be a small registration fee of 15 EUR (payable in cash upon arrival) covering sandwiches for lunch and a snack during the coffee break.

Details of the programme can be found below. To register, please send an email to no later than Monday, June 15.

Organising committee: Malte Battefeld, Emmeline Gyselinck, Timothy Colleman, Torsten Leuschner

With kind support from GLIMS and the Scientific Research Network (WOG) “Contrastive Linguistics: Constructional and Functional Approaches”




Geert Booij
Construction Morphology and the Parallel Architecture of grammar

Malte Battefeld
Productive subschemata in compounding: Collective suffixoids in German, Dutch and Swedish

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

Alan Scott
Conceptuality and pragmatic variation in early modern Dutch: A construction grammar approach

Bert Cappelle
The syntax-lexicon discontinuum: A blasphemous notion in Construction Grammar?

Emmeline Gyselinck
Productivity of “expressive” constructions in 19th to 21st Century Dutch: a first look at the fake reflexive resultative with ‘dood’

15:45-16:15 Coffee break

Muriel Norde
Subschemas vs. patterns of coining: evidence from Germanic conjugation classes and the Dutch Klukkluk construction

Graeme Trousdale
Schema strengthening in constructional change

Final discussion

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