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Kristin Davidse has a BA in Religious Sciences (1976) and an MA in Germanic Languages (1981) from the University of Leuven. She is also an alumna of the University of Sydney, where she was introduced to Systemic Functional Linguistics by M.A.K. Halliday and Jim Martin and was awarded an MA in Applied Linguistics (1985). Halliday also supervised, together with Emma Vorlat, her Ph.D. in Linguistics on the Categories of Experiential Grammar, awarded by the University of Leuven in 1991. In that year she was given a permanent appointment at the Leuven Linguistics Department. As a follow-up to her doctorate, she published mainly about the semantics of constructions (transitive/ergative, existential, ditransitive, cleft, middle, etc). In recent years, she has turned her attention to the grammar of the noun phrase, and to phenomena of emergent grammar and grammaticalization in the NP. She was co-founder and co-editor during ten years of the journal Functions of Language (published by Benjamins). She co-organized the international conference From Ideational to Interpersonal: Perpectives from Grammaticalization (FITIGRA) at the University of Leuven, and is also one of the co-organizers of the 2008 Conference New Reflections on Grammaticalization in Leuven, and the 2012 Conference ICAME 33 in Leuven.





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  University of Leuven
  Department of Linguistics
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  B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
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