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.
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.
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 ...