Bridging monuments : on repetition, time and articulated knowledge at The Bridge of Winds’ group Universiteit Gent
The determinants of diachronic stability Universiteit Gent
War of nerves : the domestic terror threat and the Belgian army Universiteit Gent
The terror threat emanating from Daesh-inspired violent radicalization has made the vulnerability of soft targets and the means to defend them a pressing security challenge. Belgium responded to the threat by deploying the army to help protect the public space against terrorist attacks. This paper explores the Belgian case of a counterterrorism mission by the military on home soil, but also looks at the wider security challenges posed by an ...
Algeria, Morocco, and Tunesia KU Leuven
On the interplay between historical pragmatics and sociolinguistics. The case of the Spanish pragmatic marker nada and its recent grammaticalization process. Universiteit Gent
This article examines the hypothesis according to which the increasing use of nada as a pragmatic marker is the recent outcome of a grammaticalization process, mainly observed in youth language. In addition to providing an overview of its polyfunctionality, it examines in detail the functional and structural changes that the poorly studied marker has undergone in contemporary Spanish. The stage of grammaticalization reached by nada is carefully ...