2021 Edition

Conference Programme


We are happy to welcome 24 presenters to this year’s conference. The Book of Abstracts can be found here.




tuesday 14 december 2021


09.00-09.15 Conference opening by Prof. Dr. Gita Deneckere, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy

SESSION 1 – Politics and Policy

09.15-09.45 Edward De Vooght How do you figure? The use, value and effect of rhetorical figures in political discourse
09.45-10.15 Laura Schildt High-stakes language tests for migration
10.15-10.30       BREAK

SESSION 2 – Hispanic Studies

10.30-11.00 Laurence De Backer On the (not so) persuasive potential of metaphorical language in news media communication. Framing the Latin-American migration debate through metaphor.
11.00-11.30 Mariia Baltais Productivity of the Spanish inchoative construction: From corpus to acceptability judgments
11.30-12.00 Nele Van Den Driessche What stays and what goes? Monitoring patterns of recent language change in Spanish youth language.
12.00-12.30 Miguel Guerra The forbidden translation of Un Barrage: Duras’ traces in the censorship archives
12.30-14.00      LUNCH

SESSION 3 – Language and Education

14.00-14.30 Caroline Staquet Launching a European educational product: A critical genealogy of CLIL research
14.30-15.00 Ineke Barbaix  ‘Do you even English?’ The perception of English according to STEM students and Linguistics students in the context of expanding English Medium Instruction (EMI) in Flanders
15.00-15.30 Seppe Goddaert A linguistic-ethnographic analysis of how science teacher trainers navigate the fields of science, education and politics
15.30-15.45      BREAK

SESSION 4 – Translation and Interpreting

15.45-1615 Dries Cavents Face-work in interpreting: a methodological overview
16.15-16.45 Sara Delva Translation in criminal proceedings in Belgium: A mixed-methods approach
16.45-17.15 Michiel Kusé Many paths to tread: On 4EA cognition and translation studies
17.15-17.30        BREAK
17.30-18.30       SOCIAL EVENT


wednesday 15 december 2021


SESSION 5 – Communication in a Business Context

09.00-09.30 Sofie Labat Wizard of Oz (WOZ) experiments to model emotions in customer service dialogues
09.30-10.00 Greet De Baets Tranquillity: An added value of aikido’s embodied pedagogy for intercultural communication training
10.00-10.30 Ellen Soens The external impact of work-related social media use: Employees as organizational ambassadors or adversaries?
10.30-10.45    BREAK

SESSION 6 – Historical Perspectives on Language

10.45-11.15 Brian Cluyse On the emergence, form and use of cleft sentences from Classical into Late Latin
11.15-11.45 Tim Ongenae P-labile verbs in the history of Latin
11.45-12.15 Anke Lenssens Freising and the Slavs under bishop Abraham. Possible literary witnesses of the Freising mission in Karantania found in the Klagenfurt area in present day Carinthia.
12.15-13.45       LUNCH

SESSION 7 – Language Documentation

13.45-14.15 Lorenzo Maselli Phonetic documentation in the underexplored linguistic landscape of the Mai-Ndombe Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
14.15-14.45 Laurentia Schreiber Contact-induced change in Romeyka
14.45-15.00     BREAK

SESSION 8 – Language Teaching and Language Learning

15.00-15.30 Cathy Hauspie The benefits of Latin on study achievement in Flemish academic higher education
15.30-16.00 Margot D’Hertefelt The effectiveness of didactic practices in Dutch L2 classes for adult learners
16.00-16.15      BREAK

SESSION 9 – Construction Grammar

16.15-16.45 Anouk Van den Stock Individual variation in attitudes towards grammatical productivity/creativity
16.45-17.15 Flor Vander Haegen German ‘wh-ever’ and ‘no matter wh-‘ as allostructions



If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at linghentiandoctorials@ugent.be. We hope to see many of you.


The organising committee

Tom Bossuyt, Ella van Hest, Eline Daveloose & Shauny Seynhaeve