LINGUIST List 29.4083

Fri Oct 19 2018

Calls: Dutch; English; German; Germanic; Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Psycholing, Typology/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 16-Oct-2018
From: Caitlin Meyer <>
Subject: Germanic Sandwich 2019
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Full Title: Germanic Sandwich 2019
Short Title: GS2019

Date: 23-May-2019 - 24-May-2019
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Caitlin Meyer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Typology

Subject Language(s): Dutch; English; German

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2019

Meeting Description:

The renowned Dutch linguist C.B. van Haeringen showed in his 1956 book ‘Nederlands tussen Duits en Engels’ that Dutch not only holds the middle ground between German and English with respect to the area where it is spoken, but is also ‘in between’ these languages in a highly systematic way when it comes to its linguistic structure. Though Van Haeringen’s account of this ‘Germanic Sandwich’ pattern focused on how Dutch historically drifted towards more analytic structures, later comparative investigations expanded this work considerably, adding more linguistic phenomena, highlighting structural and typological patterns and differences, and exploring psycho- and sociolinguistic explanations as well.

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks (+10 minutes discussion), in which Dutch is compared to German and/or English (other Germanic languages may of course be included as well). We welcome typological and/or comparative studies dealing with questions about structural aspects of these languages, their history or their status. Studies from a language acquisition or psycholinguistic perspective are also welcome. Abstracts should be written in one of the conference languages (English, Dutch, German) and may be no more than 1 A4 in length, including all figures and references. Please submit your abstract via EasyChair:

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