presentations

upcoming

workshop

Pijpops, Dirk, Karlien Franco, Dirk Speelman & Freek Van de Velde. 2021. What counts as an alternation in usage-based construction grammar? Workshop at the International Conference of Construction Grammar (ICCG-11), Antwerp, Belgium, August 18-20, 2021. [scheduled for 2020, postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19]


presentations at scientific conferences

Huisman, John, Karlien Franco & Roeland van Hout. 2022. Using geographic regression to analyse linguistic diversity: The interplay of language-internal and -external factors. Paper to be presented at ICLaVE-11, Vienna, Austria, April 12-14, 2022. [scheduled for 2021, postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19]

Franco, Karlien & Dirk Geeraerts. 2021. What makes the clock tick? The effect of concept characteristics and sociocultural variation on lexical replacement rates. Paper to be presented at the 2021 NARNiHS Research Incubator (at KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference). Lexington, Kentucky, US, 22-24 April 2021. [online due to COVID-19]

Franco, Karlien & Sali A. Tagliamonte. 2021. Just as unbalanced in the 21st century! Bootstrapping as a viable solution for dialect data. Paper to be presented at Methods in Dialectology XVII. Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, August 2-6, 2021. [originally scheduled for 2020, postponed due to COVID-19]

Franco, Karlien, John Huisman & Roeland Van Hout. 2021. Dialect maps with meaning. Explaining semantic patterns of variation with dialectometric geo-analyses. Paper to be presented at the Taal & Tongval colloquium 2021. [originally scheduled for 2020, postponed due to COVID-19]


past presentations

guest lectures and invited talks

Franco, Karlien. 2019. Variation in lexical diversity within one language: Semantic and sociolinguistic factors. Mapping Language Variation and Change workshop. DAAD–University of Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies Research network, Cambridge UK, 19 March 2019.

Franco, Karlien. 2017. Waarom kunnen we boerenkool ook groenkool, boerenmoes of winterkool noemen, maar kennen we slechts één woord voor een tomaat? De invloed van conceptkenmerken op lexicale dialectvariatie in het Woordenboek van de Limburgse dialecten. Lanaken, een lappendeken in taal en geschiedenis. 43th conference of the Society for Limburgish dialectology and onomastics. Lanaken, 25 November 2017.

Franco Karlien. 2017. Explaining lexical diversity in dialect data. The influence of concept features. Diversity in Language, Culture & Cognition Colloquium series. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 9 November 2017.

Franco, Karlien. 2016. Lexicale diversiteit en geografische heterogeniteit in de Limburgse dialecten. De dynamiek van het Limburgs. Wetenschappelijke schakeringen en fundamenten. Maastricht, The Netherlands, 14 December 2016.

Franco, Karlien & Laura Rosseel. 2016. #dialect: de perceptie van taalvariëteiten op Twitter. Streektaalconferentie 2016: Taalvariatie in sociale media. Middelburg, The Netherlands, 7 October 2016.

Franco, Karlien. 2014. Concept features and lexical dialectometry. Guest lecture at the Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology (now Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities), Vienna, 22 September 2014.


presentations at scientific conferences

Franco, Karlien & Dirk Geeraerts. 2020. Does grammar boost virility? Grammatical and semantic explanations for nominal gender ratings. UK Cognitive Linguistics Congerence (UK-CLC 2020), University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 28-30 July 2020. [digital presentation due to COVID-19]

Franco, Karlien & Dirk Geeraerts. Concept characteristics and lexical variation in dialectological data. Empirical Studies of Word Sense Divergences across Language Varieties, workshop at DGfS-42, Hamburg, Germany, March 4-6, 2020.

Franco, Karlien & Sali A. Tagliamonte. 2020. Lexicalization in grammatical change? The simple past/present perfect alternation in Canadian English. 94th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana, US, January 2-5, 2020.

Franco, Karlien & Sali A. Tagliamonte. 2020. How to gain a new guy in 10 decades: A study of lexical variation in Ontario dialects. American Dialect Society Annual Meeting (ADS). New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. January 2-5, 2020.

Franco, Karlien & Sali A. Tagliamonte. 2019. How to gain a new guy in 10 decades: A study of lexical variation in Ontario dialects. Urban and Rural Language Research: Variation, Identity and Innovation. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. November 8-10, 2019.

Franco, Karlien & Sali A. Tagliamonte. 2019. Lexicalization in grammatical change? The simple past/present perfect alternation in Canadian English. Urban and Rural Language Research: Variation, Identity and Innovation. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. November 8-10, 2019.

Franco, Karlien & Sali A. Tagliamonte. 2019. What’s going on here anyway(s)? A sociolinguistic perspective on specialization. NWAV-48, Eugene, Oregon, US, October 10-12, 2019.

Jozefien Piersoul, Karlien Franco & Freek Van de Velde. 2019. The quantitative fingerprint of exaptation. SLE 2019, Leipzig University, Germany, 21-24 August 2019.

Franco, Karlien & Sali A. Tagliamonte. 2019. 'Interesting fellow' or 'tough old bird'? Third person singular male pronouns in Ontario. CVC 11, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, 14-15 June 2019.

Franco, Karlien, John Huisman & Roeland van Hout. 2019. Dialect maps with meaning: Explaining semantic patterns with dialectometric geo-analyses. ICLaVE 10, Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, The Netherlands, 26–28 June 2019.

Franco, Karlien, Dirk Geeraerts, Dirk Speelman & Roeland van Hout. 2018. Variation in lexical diversity: the influence of concept-related features. International Congress of Linguists 20 (ICL20). Cape Town, South Africa, 2-6 July 2018.

Franco, Karlien, Dirk Geeraerts & Dirk Speelman. 2017. Heteronymy in dialect data: three case-studies on the influence of semantic concept features. Methods in Dialectology XVI, NINJAL, Tokyo, Japan, 7-11 August, 2017.

Franco, Karlien, Dirk Speelman & Dirk Geeraerts. 2017. Converging evidence for the influence of semantic features on lexical diversity and geographical heterogeneity. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-14), ECLA, Tartu, Estonia, 10-14 July 2017.

Franco, Karlien, Dirk Geeraerts & Dirk Speelman. 2017. The where and when of loanword usage in dialectal varieties. Sociolinguistics Circle 3, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 31 March 2017.

Franco, Karlien, Dirk Geeraerts & Dirk Speelman. 2017. Over het gebruik van leenwoorden in de Brabantse en Limburgse dialecten. Lentevergadering van de KZM, KANTL, Ghent, Belgium, 25 March 2017.

Franco, Karlien, Barbara Piringer & Eveline Wandl-Vogt. 2017. A case-study on lexical variation in plant names using interlinked digitized dialect dictionaries. Action meeting ENel (European network of e-lexicography). Budapest, Hungary, 24-25 February 2017.

Franco, Karlien, Dirk Speelman & Dirk Geeraerts. 2017. Botany meets lexicology. Correlating ecological distribution and dialectal variation. CogLing-7. Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 5-6 January 2017.

Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt, Karlien Franco, Douglas Biber & Jesse Egbert. 2016. Toward more accountability: Modeling ternary genitive variation. Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE-4). Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, 18-21 September 2016.

Franco, Karlien, Dirk Geeraerts & Dirk Speelman. 2015. Why dialects differ: the influence of concept features on lexical geographical variation. International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 8). Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 27-29 May 2015.

Franco, Karlien, Dirk Speelman & Dirk Geeraerts. 2015. The influence of concept features and semantic field on lexical heterogeneity. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-13). Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 20-25 July 2015.

Franco, Karlien, Eline Zenner & Dirk Speelman. 2015. Gender assignment to anglicisms in Dutch: a variationist perspective. Taal & Tongval 2015: Borrowing: pragmatic and variational linguistic approaches. KANTL, Ghent, Belgium, 27 November 2015.

Franco, Karlien, Eline Zenner & Dirk Speelman. 2014. Adnominal and pronominal gender assignment to English loan words in Belgian Dutch. Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, 11-14 September 2014.

Franco, Karlien & Dirk Geeraerts. 2014. Adnominal and pronominal agreement with neuter nouns in Belgian Dutch. Methods in Dialectology XV. University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, 11-15 August 2014.


poster presentations at scientific conferences

Franco, Karlien, Dirk Speelman & Dirk Geeraerts. 2017. Excusing my French/Latin/German. Modelling geographical and semantic structure in the use of loanwords in dialectal varieties of Dutch. TABU-dag. Groningen, 22-23 June 2017.

Franco, Karlien, Dirk Geeraerts & Dirk Speelman. 2015. Do semantic features influence lexical geographical variation in dialect data? Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL-6). Tübingen, Germany, 4-6 November 2015.

Daems, Jocelyne, Karlien Franco, Laura Rosseel & Thomas Wielfaert. 2014. Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics (QLVL) and the study of Dutch: a goal as well as a tool. Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences Day. Leuven, Belgium, 12 March 2014.


workshop organization

Sali A. Tagliamonte, Karlien Franco & Arne Ziegler. 2019. Urban and Rural Language Research: Variation, Identity and Innovation. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. November 8-10, 2019.

Daems, Jocelyne, Karlien Franco, Laura Rosseel & Melanie Röthlisberger. 2017. Extending the scope of lectometry I & II: From dialects to global varieties & New methods and features. International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE). Málaga, Spain, 6-9 June 2017.


last updated: 13 February 2021