The Department of Linguistics of the KU Leuven and the Centre for Language Studies at the RU Nijmegen are looking for a
for a project (funded by an LN&L-grant) entitled
North and South, bottom to top.
Using big data to model syntactic variation in Belgian and Netherlandic Dutch.
While Belgians and Dutchmen are well aware that they use different words, and that their pronunciation diverges, they are mostly oblivious to the fact that there are also grammaticaldiscrepancies between Belgian and Netherlandic Dutch. Few Belgians, for instance, will realize that the preposition voor in Jan maakte (voor) haar een boterham is optional for them, whereas it is indispensable for almost all the Dutch. Lees verder >>