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17-18 March 2022

A Germanic Sandwich 2022

The 8th international conference on the comparative study of Dutch, English and German, 'A Germanic Sandwich 2022', will be hosted by the Institute of Dutch Language and Literature and the Cologne Center of Language Sciences at the University of Cologne on 17-18 March 2022.

In case the pandemic situation would not allow an on-site meeting, the conference will be held online.


In his 1956 book ‘Nederlands tussen Engels en Duits’, the renowned Dutch linguist C.B. van Haeringen showed that the area in which Dutch is spoken is not only geographically located between the English and the German one, but Dutch also takes up a position ‘in between’ English and German in terms of its linguistic structure.

In 2005, the first conference in which Dutch was compared to German and/or English, took place in Berlin, commemorating Van Haeringen’s inspiring book. Subsequent editions of the ‘Germanic Sandwich’-conference were held in Sheffield (2008), Oldenburg (2010), Leuven (2013), Nottingham (2015), Münster (2017) and Amsterdam (2019). The next meeting will take place in Cologne on 17-18 March 2022.

Organisers: Ann Marynissen & Christian Gewering

The call for papers is now open!

Important dates:

Conference: 17-18 March 2022.

Deadline for abstract submission: November 22, 2021.

Notification of acceptance: Januar 10, 2022.

Registration: to be announced