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The title of this conference refers to Van Haeringen's observation that Dutch not only holds the middle ground between German and English with respect to the area where it is spoken, but is also ‘in between’ these languages in a highly systematic way when it comes to its linguistic structure.

Detail Summary
Start date 23 May 2019
End date 24 May 2019
Time 00:00
Location Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis

Though the original idea focused on patterns of deflection and a shift towards analytic constructions, the conference now includes all areas of linguistic research in which Dutch is compared to German and/or English (and even other Germanic languages). We welcome from a language acquisition or psycholinguistic perspective, as well as typological and/or comparative studies dealing with questions about structural aspects of these languages, their history or their status.

Organizers: Suzanne Aalberse, Caitlin Meyer, Fred Weerman (all UvA/ACLC) and Ton van der Wouden (Meertens Instituut).

Programme and information:


Location: Bushuis, VOC-zaal

Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis

Kloveniersburgwal 48
1012 CX Amsterdam