What can language variation tell us about insubordination? A comparative analysis of independent complement clauses in geographical and stylistic varieties of Spanish. University of Antwerp
A diachronic investigation of the Dutch 'mental state predicates' University of Antwerp
Processes of change in modal collocation. University of Antwerp
Multilingual landscapes and linguistic vitality in urban surroundings: case-studies of Brussels and Amsterdam. Ghent University
This project aims to address the vitality and structured linguistic hierarchies of languages used and displayed in the linguistic landscapes of Brussels and Amsterdam by means of quantitative and qualitative methodologies as well as geographical analyses. The project also aims to address the current conceptual void and lack of clarity on the relation between vitality and linguistic landscapes in general.
MELA. The meaning of language. A digital grammar of the Greek taught at schools in Late Constantinople Ghent University
Multiple registers coexisting within the same linguistic system and the creation of grammars codifying one of these registers as U+2018the standardU+2019 are phenomena common to many languages.
The same issues are observed in the remarkable history of Greek, where the high-register variety has competed with other, lower-register varieties in a relation of mutual influence throughout the centuries.
Recent scholarship has devoted ...
Sabbatical Heidi Verplaetse: Applied study of modality in science/health communication and advisory texts, and linguistic focus points in translation assessment KU Leuven
During the sabbatical period, I plan to continue the line of research I have developed over recent years regarding translation quality based on error analyzes of student translations. Specifically, I aim to explore and add linguistic focus points for error analysis. I would also like to elaborate preparations for research into translation processes among students. Interdisciplinary points of contact with colleagues between research into ...
Ethiopian EFL teachersU+2019 beliefs and practice in grammar teaching: From an analysis of culturally grounded belief systems and epistemologies to recommendations for a linguistically informed pedagogy Ghent University
This project focuses on EFL in Ethiopian secondary schools, where English is the medium of instruction. It offers: (1) an analysis of teachersU+2019 beliefs and practices with regard to grammar teaching; (2) recommendations for an adapted pedagogy, which starts from existing teachersU+2019 beliefs and is founded in a functional linguistic theory in which U+2018meaningful grammarU+2019 plays a central role.
Morpho-syntactic variation in the Greek documentary papyri (III BC U+2013 VI AD). A socio-historical investigation Ghent University
This investigation studies the relationship that exists between certain linguistic (morpho-syntactic) and social characteristics, and how this relationship evolves through time. The corpus consists of Greek U+2018documentaryU+2019 papyri, with an emphasis on three general text types, that is, U+2018lettersU+2019, U+2018contractsU+2019 and U+2018petitionsU+2019. Theoretically, the investigation is embedded in the U+2018Systemic ...
In defense of the Russian langauge. Discussions on linguistic experimentation in literature in the Russian émigré community (1917-1939) Ghent University
The proposed research project seeks to examine why during the interwar period linguistic experiments in Russian literature were perceived negatively by the Russian émigré communities in Europe and were replaced by a general preference for the normative language of the Russian classics of the 19th century. Interdisciplinary in scope, the project builds on literary history, literary linguistics, and philosophy of language.