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Grammar and Pragmatics

Digital Atlas and Etymological Database of Old Dutch (up to 1226). 01/05/2005 - 30/04/2009

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The aim of the project is an etymological database of Old Dutch (including its precursors and its Romance and German neighbours up to 1226), based on M. Gysseling's Toponymisch Woordenboek (1960). An anthroponymical dictionary will be derived from the collected place names. The complete lexicon will be stored in a relational database and will be linked to a digital map of the historical Low Countries, both of which will be made accessible on the Internet.

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Grammaticalization in Concession : Historical Development of French Concessive Connectives. 01/01/2004 - 31/12/2007

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With this project the authors intend to initiate diachronic study of French connectives, by discussing the development and evolution of concessive connectives like toutefois, pourtant, néanmoins, au contraire (...) on the basis of electronic data concerning the entire history of the French language. Afterwards the authors will examine whether the findings of their corpus based study confirm the evolutionary tendencies put forward in publications about grammaticalization processes within the language.

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