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The rise of complex verb constructions in Germanic. A project sketch

Lecture, Research profile seminar

Lecture within the research area Linguistic Structures, arranged by the Department of Languages and Literatures. All interested are welcome!

The talks presents a new research project aiming to increase our factual knowledge of the rise of complex verb constructions in Germanic, with an empirical focus on English, Dutch, German and Swedish. The project also aims to enhance our understanding of the process of "constructional complexification" which is hypothesized to lie behind the rise of complex verb constructions. It investigates both language internal and external motivations and mechanisms of complexification combining the frameworks of diachronic construction grammar and comparative linguists. Methodologically, it introduces the use of parallel corpora in historical linguistics, compiling a multilingual parallel corpus of historical Bible translations.

More information on the project can be found on https://complexverbconstructions.wordpress.com/.

Date: 28 November

The talk will be held in English.

Lecturer: Evie Coussé and Gerlof Bouma, GU

Date: 11/28/2019

Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Categories: Linguistics, Language, Humanities, Research

Organizer: institutionen för språk och litteraturer

Location: Faculty of Arts, Lundgrensgatan 1B

Contact person: Evie Coussé och Laura Downing

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