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Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Insitute for Language and Communication

 Contact details
Contact personProf Liesbeth Degand
head of research institute 
StreetPlace B. Pascal 1 
Address 1348 - Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Languages and Linguistics

 Brief description of your activity focus
Semantic and pragmatic analysis of discourse markers in speech and writing (Dutch/French)

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
My main research interests are directed towards:
* discourse studies (discourse structure, coherence, cohesion)
* contrastive (corpus) linguistics (Dutch/French)
* the semantics of discourse markers
* grammaticalization and intersubjectification (of discourse markers)
* speech vs. writing
* L1 vs L2 discourse structure
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeNational
Project TitleGrammaticalization and Intersubjectification
Specific Themesynchronic and diachronic linguistics
Project websitehttp://webhost.ua.ac.be/gramis/index.html
CoordinatorJohan van der Auwera

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
• ARC-funding from Communauté française de Belgique (2003-2008 ; with Yves Bestgen, Sylviane Granger, Jean Klein, Fanny Meunier, UCL; 2003-2008): Foreign language learning: Phraseology and Discourse.
• Taalunie-funding for constitution of Leerdercorpus Nederlands als Vreemde Taal (50 000€ ; 2004-2005) (with Philippe Hiligsmann – UCL- and Piet Vanavermaet – KULeuven)
• FRFC-funding from FNRS (2007-2008; with Anne Catherine Simon, UCL) : Etablissement d’une procédure de segmentation du discours oral en unités minimales sur base de l’interaction de critères syntaxiques et prosodiques.
• ARC-funding from Communauté française de Belgique (2008-2012; with Benoît Grevisse, Gérard Derèze, Philippe Verhaegen, UCL, Claire Lobet-Marisse, Etienne Montero, FUNDP, Namur) : The transformation of the relationship with information in multimedia communication

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