Datives & ditransitives 2015

Workshop on Variation and Change in Dative and Ditransitive Constructions

On Tuesday February 24, the GLIMS research team organizes an informal workshop on variation and change in dative and ditransitive constructions. The program consists of six talks on work-in-progress in the area of language variation and change in ditransitive and/or prepositional-dative constructions from several Germanic languages, see below for details. In-between talks there will be ample time for discussion.

The event takes place in the "Grote Vergaderzaal" (Blandijnberg 2, third floor, room 130.007) and is open to all interested faculty members and students. Participation is free of charge but we would like to ask you to register by sending an e-mail to , preferably before February 20.

all talks take place in the "Grote Vergaderzaal" (Blandijnberg 2, third floor, room 130.007)

13.00-13.45 — Ludovic De Cuypere (Ghent University): The dative alternation in Middle English
13.45-14.30 — Eva Zehentner (University of Vienna): Ditransitives in Middle English: Semantic specialisation and the rise of the dative alternation
14.30-15.15 — Jóhanna Barddal (Ghent University) & Juan Gabriel Vázquez González (University of Huelva): Reconstructing the Ditransitive Construction for Proto-Germanic
15.15-15.45 — Coffee break
15.45-16.30 — Tim Geleyn & Timothy Colleman (Ghent University): Predicting the dative alternation in early Modern Dutch
16.30-17.15 — Melanie Röthlisberger & Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (University of Leuven): Modeling the dative alternation in four varieties of English
17.15-18.00 — Dario Rens (Ghent University): The evolution of the aan-dative in 16th century Dutch: An exploratory study
18.00 — Refreshments

UGent 2011