Project

Productivity, constructionalization and "expressive" constructions: Tracking productivity shifts in Belgian and Netherlandic 19th to 21st Century Dutch

Duration
01 October 2014 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Linguistics
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
construction grammar Dutch constructionalization expressivity in grammar resultative construction binominal construction language change productivity
 
Project description

The project focuses on shifts in the constructional productivity of two clusters of "expressive" constructions in Belgian and Netherlandic Dutch since 1800, viz. (i) binominal patterns of the een schat van een kind-type and (ii) intensifying-resultative constructions such as Hij werkte zich dood, with a view to shedding more light on the relation between increasing productivity and constructionalization.