The research network on ‘Contrastive linguistics: Constructional and functional approaches’ aims to promote expertise on the interaction between contrastive linguistics and constructional and/or functional linguistics. The network is a Scientific Research Network (in Dutch Wetenschappelijke OnderzoeksgemeenschapWOG), funded by the Research Foundation — Flanders (FWO).

It brings together twelve research teams with internationally renowned reputations at the intersection of contrastive linguistics and language typology on the one hand and construction grammar and/or functional linguistics on the other hand. Through several concrete initiatives, we want to develop a thorough theoretical and methodological reflection on the interaction between the mentioned disciplines and frameworks.

UGent 2011