A contrastive study of evidential verbs of appearance in English and Dutch: Probing the syntax-semantics interface by means of a corpus-based investigation of SEEM/APPEAR/TURN OUT and LIJKEN/SCHIJNEN/BLIJKEN-constructions Ghent University
This project consists in a contrastive study of English and Dutch verbs of appearance, which may serve an evidential function. Adopting a Construction Grammar and grammaticalization theory approach, the project seeks to explore the syntax-semantics interface and to position the constructions on a cline from lexical to grammatical. The constructionsU+2019 functions will be characterized in terms of epistemic modality, evidentiality and ...
From mass noun to count noun in French and Dutch. A contrastive corpus-based study on the nature and productivity of coercion Ghent University
This project proposes a detailed corpusbased contrastive analysis (French vs.Dutch) of a case of coercion, viz. the occasional use of mass nouns in constructions typical of count nouns, including also a limited experimental psycholinguistic verification. Besides the descriptive question (frequency, semantic effetcs, conditions/restrictions), the project addresses the question of the nature and relevance of coercion as a theoretical ...
The Hierarchical lexicon: a contrastive study of productivitiy and schematicity in Nominal Compounds in German, Dutch and Swedish Ghent University
The project investigates the productivity and schematicity of nominal the compounds in German, Ductch and Swedish. Lexicological and Corpus-linguistic data are used to document convergences and divergences and to draw conclusions with regard to morphologica! theory (with special reference to the theory of the 'hierarchiecal lexicon' in construction morphology), the Germanic languages, and contrastive linguistics.
Synthesis and development of novel contrast agents for 3D multi-tissue imaging using contrast-enhanced computed tomography KU Leuven
The project aims to set the stage for a new era of virtual 3D histology using CE-CT by developing and validating novel CE-CT contrast agents. A multidisciplinary approach will be used, crossing the boundaries between biology, engineering, imaging and chemical synthesis. First, the existing compound CA4+ will be further optimized in-house in terms of net charge. The optimized CA4+ will be validated in the evaluation of cartilage intermediates. ...
Introduction of Talbot-Lau X-ray phase contrast microtomography atUGCT and comparison with single-image in-line phase propagationmicrotomography Ghent University
In X-ray imaging and more specifically in high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (micro-CT), image contrast is mainly created by the attenuation of X-rays. Recently, the possibilities of X-ray phase contrast, where the effects of the refractive index of the object are being used, have gained significant importance. Currently, the two most common techniques are in-line phase contrast, using the propagation of the beam to visualize the phase ...
Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic lanthanide chelates as potential contrast agents for bimodal MRI and optical imaging KU Leuven
The powerful in vivo technique of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is ubiquitous in clinical diagnostics and optical imaging is becoming an emerging technique of interest. Each imaging technique has its own strengths and weaknesses, the combination of different, complementary techniques can overcome inherent limitations that are associated with one individual technique. Whereas MRI is ideal for whole body images due to its good spatial ...
'Molecular Imaging' meets 'Imaging Molecules' University of Antwerp
The relation between perception and production of L2 phoneme contrasts: a project in experimental phonology Ghent University
The project deals with the acquisition of phonological systems of a second language. When a learner acquires a new language, she has to learn to perceive and produce new phoneme contrasts. The porject aims to shed light on the nature of the relation between perception and production in the acquisition of new phoneme contrasts in a second language.
A grating interferometry add-on for high-resolution X-ray phase contrast and dark-field imaging at UGCT Ghent University
To extend the potential of the infrastructure of the Centre for X-ray Tomography (UGCT), a grating interferometry add-on is requested. With this equipment multi-modal X-ray imaging will be made possible, allowing to achieve a higher contrast in low-attenuating objects and to obtain information about structures well below the conventionally feasible spatial resolution.