Language development after pediatric brainstem implantation. University of Antwerp
Finish your plate and clean up your language! A mixed methods approach to Colloquial Belgian Dutch and Standard Dutch variation in child-directed speech at Flemish dinner table conversations. KU Leuven
This project studies variation in the way parents address their children, focusing on parents’ selection of Colloquial Belgian Dutch (‘tussentaal’, e.g. gij ‘you’) or Standard Belgian Dutch forms (e.g. jij ‘you’).
Through structured variation between standard and vernacular, parents implicitly teach their children which language features (and varieties) to use in which context, hence at the same time revealing which language features ...
Greetings from the past: on the use of interjections in foreign language textbooks from Early modern Flanders Ghent University
This project focuses on interjections in spoken 16th-century Dutch, contrasted with other Germanic and Romance languages. We will investigate their semantic-pragmatic functions based on a parallel corpus of multilingual textbooks (Colloquia, et dictionariolum, 1536-1700) which we will
compile. The project will also provide insight into aspects of linguistic and cultural knowledge transfer through language teaching in Early modern ...
Representations of intra- and extra-EU mobilities in digital-only media in the Brexit context Ghent University
The coverage of migration in the media is considered partly to blame for the Brexit vote. While all published studies focus on broadsheets and tabloids, our project will involve content and discourse analyses with a view to identifying the approach to migration by three major digital-only media, in
the Brexit context: Buzzfeed UK, The Huffington Post UK and Vice UK.
Language productivity at work Ghent University
Language patterns are more or less U+2018productiveU+2019, depending on their lexical scope. An interdisciplinary approach is needed to compare attested productivity, in present-day language use as well as through history, to on-line and off-line language processing, and to measure the impact of
personal variables. Only in this way can one arrive at a better understanding of what productivity is.