You are kindly invited to the Lancaster-Ghent Linguistics Partnership symposium Grammar in Focus, which will take place on Saturday 29 September 2018 from 10:00 to 15:45.

Our visitors from Ghent University will talk about, among other things, pragmatic markers in Spanish and nomination verb constructions (i.e. 'X calls Y Z'). The topics discussed by Lancaster University people will include the comprehension and production of complement clauses, social cognitive linguistics and pronoun variation in deception.

See the program below for full details. 

If you are interested in attending the symposium, please register before Thursday 13 September by emailing


10:00-10:15 - Welcome
10:15-10:45 - Silke Brandt (Lancaster University) Developing form-function mappings: Children’s and adults’ comprehension and production of complement clauses in context
10:45-11:15 - Torsten Leuschner (Ghent University) A case of generative-constructionalist convergence – and a historical-contrastive response
11:15-11:30 - Coffee break
11:30-12:00 - Willem Hollmann (Lancaster University) Toward a more social cognitive linguistics
12:00-12:30 - Renata Enghels (Ghent University) Towards a constructional approach to pragmatic markers: Spanish case studies
12:30-13:00 - Carmen Ríos García (Lancaster University) Anaphoric reference in the L1 English-L2 Spanish classroom
13-00-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-14:30 - Mathew Gillings (Lancaster University) Pronoun variation in deception: Insights from corpus linguistics
14:30-15:00 - Justine Métairy (Ghent University) Micro-typological differences in the makeup of the resultative XP in nomination verbs constructions
15:00-15:30 - Daniël Van Olmen (Lancaster University) A multifold approach to the imperative’s usage in English versus Dutch
15:30-15:45 - Close


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