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Full Title: PLIN Day 2017: Construction Grammar: New Advances in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Location: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Start Date: 12-May-2017 - 12-May-2017
Contact: Sara Jonkers
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The PLIN Day is an annual one-day thematic conference hosted by the Linguistics Research Unit of Université catholique de Louvain. The central topic of the PLIN Day 2017 will be “Construction Grammar: new advances in theoretical and applied linguistics”.

The aims of the conference are the following: (a) to present the most recent developments of ongoing research within the framework of Construction Grammar by covering a wide spectrum of fields, topics and research problems, and (b) to highlight the benefits of a Construction Grammar approach for both theoretical and applied linguistics.


- Sara Jonkers
- Nikos Koutsoukos
- Kristel Van Goethem

The conference will include 5 plenary talks and 2 poster sessions. We are happy to announce that the following keynote speakers have accepted our invitation:

- Dany Amiot, Université de Lille: “La Grammaire de Construction et l’interface morphologie-syntaxe : Préposition, préfixe, préfixoïde, des objets de même nature?”
- Holger Diessel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena: “Construction Grammar and First Language Acquisition”
- Steffen Höder, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel: “A constructional approach to language in contact: Background and basic concepts of Diasystematic Construction Grammar”
- Muriel Norde, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: “Diachronic Construction Grammar”
- Remi van Trijp, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris: “Computational Construction Grammar and its potential impact on linguistics and language technologies”
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories
LL Issue: 28.446

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