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FunC. Functional and Cognitive Linguistics: Grammar and Typology


Welcome to the website of the research group Functional and Cognitive linguistics: Grammar and Typology in the Department of Linguistics, University of Leuven.



The research group FunC consists of researchers conducting research in the field of cognitive-functional linguistics, with a particular focus on English, Spanish and Typology. Over the last decade the research group FunC has mainly been concerned with the semantics and pragmatics of different types of verbal and (pro)nominal constructions, both synchronically and diachronically.

The research focus is on (i) grammaticalization and emergent grammar, (ii) modality and (inter)subjectification, (iii) construction grammar, (iv) case marking, (v) complementation and clause combining, (vi) information structure in narrative and interactional discourse and (vii) interferences in L2 acquisition.

We offer a dynamic working environment for Phd students and postdoctoral researchers. We believe that a good academic track record is the best basis for applications for ambitious research programmes.


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