09.15 – 09.30: Welcome (ROOM 1)

09.30 – 11.00: Session 1 (ROOM 1)

  • 09.30 – 10.00: Jana Declercq & Lotte van Poppel (University of Groningen), ‘The body as prison, machine, or battleground: Perspectives on the body in chronic pain consultations’
  • 10.00 – 10.30: Stefan Grondelaers, Stefania Marzo, Karlien Franco, & Tom Ruette (Radboud University Nijmegen & KU Leuven), ‘Driving-forces for rapid linguistic diffusion. From survey to social media’
  • 10.30 – 11.00: Leonie Cornips (Maastricht University & KNAW), ‘The greetings of the dairy cow(s): Ideologies and methodological issue in interspecies communication research’


11.00 – 11.15: Coffee break

11.15 – 12.15: Session 2 (ROOM 1)

  • 11.15 – 11.45: Remco Knooihuizen & Max Reuvers (University of Groningen), ‘Does hormone replacement therapy alter the vowel space in transgender men?’
  • 11.45 – 12.15: Anne-France Pinget (Utrecht University), ‘The perception of L2 Dutch spoken by Francophone learners’


12.15 – 12.35: Poster session pitch presentations (2 min. per poster) (ROOM 1)

  • Fien De Malsche (University of Antwerp), ‘Practice, management, and beliefs: A historical reconstruction of an international firm’s corporate language policy in Belgium’

  • Veronique De Tier, Jesse de Does, Katrien Depuydt, Koen Mertens, Tanneke Schoonheim, Jacques Van Keymeulen, Roxane Vandenberghe, Lien Hellebaut, & Sally Chambers (Dutch  Language Institute & Ghent University), 'The Database of the Southern Dutch Dialects: New opportunities for digital lexicographical research'
  • Lars Naborn, Dorien Van De Mieroop, & Eline Zenner (KU Leuven), ‘No elbows on the table, and no colloquialisms either! How Flemish caregivers’ choices in child-directed speech reflect broader linguistic ideologies’
  • Jeffrey Pheiff (University of Bern), ‘Syntactic variation in German: Horizontal, vertical, and diachronic perspectives. Results from Regionalsprache.de (REDE)’
  • Gillian Roberts, Laura Rosseel, & Eline Zenner (VU Brussels), ‘Children’s social evaluation of speakers who (don’t) use English words in Dutch: An experimental approach’
  • Ilias Vierendeels (University of Namur), ‘Een land van twee mentale minderheden. Een vergelijkend corpusonderzoek naar het discours over meertaligheid in de Nederlandstalige en Franstalige geschreven pers in België (1995-2018)’

  • Minyan Zhao (Leiden University), ‘A Paris, on ne sort jamais sans son accessoire tendance: A mixed-methods linguistic landscape study of signs used in France, Italy, and the Netherlands during the COVID-19 pandemic’

  • Lieke Verheijen (Radboud University Nijmegen), ‘Speaker accommodation with non-standard language in online conversations’

12.35 – 13.00: Lunch break

13.00 - 13.45: Poster session (time to visit the individual posters in separate online breakout rooms) (POSTER ROOM)

13.45 – 15.15: Session 3 (Parallel sessions in ROOM 1 and ROOM 2)


  • 13.45 – 14.15: Anne-Sophie Bafort (University of Antwerp), ‘Reconciling a multilingual language policy with English as the only official language: A case study of an international school in Flanders’

  • 14.15 – 14.45: Hanne Surkyn, Reinhild Vandekerckhove, Lisa Hilte, & Dominiek Sandra (University of Antwerp), ‘Gender accommodation in teenagers’ spelling of regular verb homophones on social media'
  • 14.45 – 15.15: Lisa Hilte, Reinhild Vandekerckhove, & Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp), ‘What’s love got to do with it? Gender accommodation versus flirting in teenagers’ online conversations’



  • 13.45 – 14.15: Lieke Verheijen & Christine Liebrecht (Radboud University Nijmegen & Tilburg University), ‘The effects of emoji in webcare with and without CHV on company evaluations’

  • 14.15 – 14.45: Mathias Seghers  (Ghent University), ‘The impact of non-standard language on the perceived credibility and usefulness of Facebook reviews: A closer look at old and new vernacular features’
  • 14.45 – 15.15: Stefan Grondelaers & Paul van Gent  (Radboud University Nijmegen), ‘Macho or hipster? Pinpointing the essence of dynamic prestige in an advertising experiment’


15.15 – 15.30: Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00: Session 4 (Parallel sessions in ROOM 1 and ROOM 2)


  • 15.30 – 16.00: Els Tobback & Margot Van den Heede (University of Antwerp & Ghent University), ‘“Access rituals” in tourist offices in Flanders, the Netherlands, France and Wallonia: A cross-cultural analysis.’
  • 16.00 – 16.30: Janet M. Fuller & Emily E. Davis (University of Groningen),  ‘Veiled insults: Discourses about burqas during the COVID-19 pandemic’
  • 16.30 – 17.00: Marie Jacobs (Ghent University), ‘“I’d like to hear what I said”: How entextualisation shapes legal service provision in the asylum procedure’



  • 15.30 – 16.00: Cesko C. Voeten (Leiden University), ‘Variation in vowel-[ɫ] transitions between Northern and Southern Standard Dutch: how can we reliably measure it, and what does it tell us about the diachrony of sound change?’
  • 16.00 – 16.30: Joske Piepers, Ad Backus, & Jos Swanenberg (Radboud University Nijmegen & Tilburg University), ‘Ziej of het? An experimental perspective on the variation in pronouns for women in Limburgian dialects’


17.00 – 17.15: Closing (ROOM 1)