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NP3 & CSI 2013


Third Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on

The Structure of the Noun Phrase in English:

Synchronic and Diachronic Explorations (NP3)

Leuven, 14-15 November 2013

The first NP workshop (NP1) was held in Vigo on 2-3 October 2009, supported by the English Linguistics Circle of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo coordinated by Teresa Fanego. It was followed by NP2, organized in Newcastle on 15-16 September 2011. Following the success of NP1 and NP2 we are pleased to announce the 3rd Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on 'The Structure of the Noun Phrase in English – Synchronic and Diachronic Explorations' (NP3), to be held at the University of Leuven on 14 and 15 November 2013.

This workshop aims to bring together linguists investigating aspects of the English noun phrase from various points of view (theoretical, descriptive; structural, functional, textual; synchronic, diachronic, contrastive).



followed by

Complex Sentences International Workshop (CSI)

Leuven, 16-17 November 2013

The Complex Sentences International workshop (CSI), organized back-to-back with the NP3 workshop, is an informal workshop with invited speakers on the analysis of complex sentences. Papers were invited on any topic in the broad domain of complex sentences, but particularly ones that deal with the typology, semantics and pragmatics and history of complex sentences, possibly with a special focus on comparative perspectives or using data from less well-documented languages or varieties.




Download the full programme of the NP3 and CSI workshops.



There are no conference fees for either NP3 or CSI and participants in one are welcome to sit in on the other workshop.

All participants are asked to confirm their attendance by filling in the online registration form before 5 November 2013.


Plenary speakers (NP3)

  • Carlos Acuña Fariña (University of Santiago de Compostela)
  • Kersti Börjars (The University of Manchester)
  • Nikolaus Himmelmann (University of Köln)


Scientific committee (NP3)

  • Lot Brems
  • Teresa Fanego
  • Lobke Ghesquière
  • Dolores González Álvarez
  • Javier Pérez Guerra
  • Wim van der Wurff
  • Freek Van de Velde


Practical information

  • Travel:
    Most people travelling by plane to Belgium will arrive at Brussels Airport, where direct trains leave for Leuven twice per hour (travel time: 15 minutes). A number of low-cost carriers fly to a regional airport in Charleroi, around 45 km south of Brussels (travel time to Leuven: 2 hours). International trains arrive at Brussels Midi train station, from where you can get a direct train to Leuven (travel time: 25 minutes).
  • Accommodation:
    Leuven offers a broad range of accommodation possibilities, including hotels, bed & breakfasts and hostels. The Mercure hotel, Ibis hotel and Theatre hotel are situated within reasonable walking distance from the workshop venue. Budget-conscious travellers may want to consider the recently opened Ibis budget hotel just outside Leuven train station.


Local organizing committee

Tine Breban, Lot Brems, Bert Cornillie, Kristin Davidse, Hendrik De Smet, Sarah D'Hertefelt, Caroline Gentens, Dana Louagie, Natalia Pericchi, Maria Sol Sansiñena Pascual, Lieven Vandelanotte, Freek Van de Velde, An Van linden, Tinne Van Rompaey, Jean-Christophe Verstraete

With the financial support from the GOA project 12/007, “The multiple functional load of grammatical signs”, awarded by the Research Council of The University of Leuven.



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