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Language structure: variation and change

Monthly Archives: October 2018

Sociolinguistics Circle 5 April, 2019 – Call for papers

We are happy to announce the sixth edition of the Sociolinguistics Circle conference which will be held at Utrecht University, on 5 April 2019. The Sociolinguistics Circle consists of a group of sociolinguists representing most – if not all – universities in the Netherlands and Flanders. Its main objective is to organize an annual one-day…

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Sociolinguistics Circle 5 April, 2019 – Call for papers

We are happy to announce the sixth edition of the Sociolinguistics Circle conference which will be held at Utrecht University, on 5 April 2019. The Sociolinguistics Circle consists of a group of sociolinguists representing most – if not all – universities in the Netherlands and Flanders. Its main objective is to organize an annual one-day…

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Workshop and Defense Franca Wesseling – There is more: Variation in Expletive constructions in Dutch

We are happy to announce that Franca Wesseling will defend her dissertation titled There is more: Variation in expletive constructions in Dutch on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. The defense will take place at 14.30 in the Senaatszaal of the Academiegebouw (Domplein 29) in Utrecht. 1. Workshop at A.W. de Grootkamer (Trans 8, room 0.19) On…

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‘talking birds’

In two recently published paper (Engesser et al. 2016 in PNAS and Suzuki et al. 2016 in Nat Comm) biologists have claimed that songbirds are able to associate meaning with sound, comparable to what humans do. More specifically, they argue that songbirds have ‘compositional syntax’. This has triggered debate in the journal PLoS Biology: Bolhuis,…

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Article on webapp in teacher’s journal

Dear all, Last week, an article appeared that I wrote together with my partners from the Stichting Leerplanontwikkeling (SLO) and Institute for Educational Measurement Cito. In the article, we present and discuss the teaching activities that we’ve developed as part of my research project ‘Moedertaal in NT2’ (the native language in education of Dutch as…

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