Wednesday 18 December


09.30-10.00: Opening remarks by the organising committee [Faculteitszaal]


10.00-12.00: Session 1: Language and society [Faculteitszaal]
Chair: Mathijs Debaene

10.00-10.30 Mathias Seghers (Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication): Mapping the spread of Dutch non-standard language use on corporate Facebook pages: a corpus-based analysis of service-oriented interaction.
10.30-11.00 Gemechis Teshome Chali (Department of Linguistics): Investigating the teachers’ beliefs about grammar teaching at Secondary School in Ethiopia: In relation to Communicative Language Teaching.
11.00-11.30 Marie Jacobs (Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication): Agency and the lawyer-client relationship in the field of immigration   law.
11.30-12.00 Pablo Lourenzo Quatra (Department of Linguistics): English-Medium Instruction and Linguistic Nationalism – tensions between the promotion of the local language and university internationalisation​.


12.00-13.30: Lunch break [Faculteitszaal]


13.30-15.30: Session 2: Semantics and pragmatics [Faculteitszaal]
Chair: Thomas Belligh

13.30-14.00 Tom Bossuyt (Department of Linguistics): Reuniting concessive conditionals.
14.00-14.30 Mieke Slim (Department of Experimental Psychology): The Development of Quantifier Representations in L2 English: Lemma Transfer in Comprehension?
14.30-15.00 Fien De Latte (Department of Linguistics): Hola guapa, ¿cómo estás? Vocative uses of guapo (‘pretty, handsome’) in colloquial Peninsular Spanish: a semantic-pragmatic and sociolinguistic analysis.
15.00-15.30 Elisa De Cristofaro (Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication): The L2 acquisition of Italian discourse markers: a syntactic and prosodic analysis.


15.30-16.00: Coffee break [Faculteitszaal]


16.00-17.30: Session 3: Delving into the past [Faculteitszaal]
Chair: Tom Bossuyt

16.00-16.30 Sifra Van Acker (Department of Languages & Cultures): Bantu and Bananas: On Using the Comparative Method to Reconstruct African Precolonial History. 
16.30-17.00 André Kött (Department of Linguistics): Greetings from the past: on the use of interjections in foreign language textbooks from Early Modern Flanders.
17.00-17.30 Shan Bai (Department of Languages and Cultures): Exploring Biyo, a dialect of the Hani language.


17.30-17.45: Short break


17.45-18.15: Interactive aikido session by Greet De Baets  (Department of Translation,
Interpreting and Communication) [Camelot]


19.00: Social dinner [Venue to be announced]

Thursday 19 December


10.00-12.00: Session 4: Exploring culture and discourse [Camelot]
Chair: Elisa De Cristofaro

10.00-10.30 Sofie Verkest (Department of Linguistics): ”We’re all dying a little bit of air pollution… that really makes my hair stand on end” – Combining linguistic ethnography with discourse analysis in a collaborative journalism case.
10.30-11.00 Haiyan Huang (Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication): How Cultural Identities Are Constructed in China’s National Holiday Blockbuster: A Perspective from Political Discourse Analysis.
11.00-11.30 Ella Van Hest (Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication): The taboo interpreter: a linguistic ethnographic study into interpreter-mediated interactions on sexual health .
11.30-12.00 Suzanne Burdorf (Department of Languages & Cultures): Phone Form – How Medieval Chinese Characters are (In)capable of Expressing Speech Sounds.


12.00-13.30: Lunch [Avalon]


13.30-15.00: Session 5: The very productive session [Faculteitszaal]
Chair: Simon Aerts

13.30- 14.30 Margot Van den Heede, Sven Van Hulle, Emmaline Rice & Joren Somers (Department of Linguistics): Productivity across languages and constructions: inchoatives, negation reinforcement & case alternations.
14.30-15.00 Linde Roels (Department of Linguistics): Intensification strategies in Spanish: age-based variation and patterns of recent language change.


15.00-15.30: Coffee break [Faculteitszaal]


15.30-17.00: Session 6: Bringing various languages to the table [Faculteitszaal]
Chair: Aaricia Ponnet

15.30-16.00 Anaïs Vajnovski (Department of Linguistics): Shell nouns across languages and genres: a comparative investigation in French and Romanian written and oral texts.
16.00-16.30 Vanessa De Wilde (Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication): Early foreign language learning in formal and informal settings: young learners’ receptive vocabulary knowledge in French and English.
16.30-17.00 Margot Vanhaverbeke (Department of Linguistics): The expression of diminutive values in codeswitching contexts.


17.00-17.15: Short break [Faculteitszaal]


17.15-18.00: Panel discussion with all participants: “The future of linguistics: linguistics in the future?” [Faculteitszaal]


18.00-19.00: Closing remarks by the organising committee & reception [Faculteitszaal]