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Contact-related constructional change in Dutch argument structure constructions

The project investigates the pathways and theoretical implications of contact-related change in the formal and semantic properties of schematic grammatical constructions and/or in their frequency of use. The empirical focus is on selected argument structure constructions from 19th Century Belgian Dutch (contact language: French) and from present-day Belgian and Netherlandic Dutch (contact language: English).

Date:1 Oct 2015  →  1 May 2016
Keywords:contact linguistics, argument structure constructions, construction grammar, English, constructional change, Dutch, french
Disciplines:Literary studies, Other languages and literary studies, Theory and methodology of linguistics, Linguistics, Language studies