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17-18 March 2022

A Germanic Sandwich 2022

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

Organisers: Ann Marynissen & Christian Gewering

Contact: germanicsandwich-2022@uni-koeln.de

The conference will be held online via Zoom. It is necessary to register to attend the online event. Registration is free. 


In line with its geographical middle position, Dutch occupies a linguistic position ‘in between’ German and English, as the renowned Dutch linguist C.B. van Haeringen argued in 1956. The now well-established ‘Germanic Sandwich’-conferences  are dedicated to contrastive research on the genealogically related Germanic languages Dutch, German and English.

Like the previous editions in Berlin (2005), Sheffield (2008), Oldenburg (2010), Leuven (2013), Nottingham (2015), Münster (2017) and Amsterdam (2019), the 8th Germanic Sandwich’-conference in Cologne (17-18 March 2022) will focus on actual research comparing various aspects of these neighbouring languages.

At the Cologne congress, contrastive studies on divergences between Dutch, German and/or English from a synchronic as well as a diachronic point of view will be presented, covering the domains of phonology, morphology, syntax and pragmatics.
Also studies from a language acquisition perspective and talks comparing the central Germanic languages with Afrikaans or Frisian are included in the programme.

The call for papers is closed

Important dates:

Conference: 17-18 March 2022

Deadline for abstract submission: November 22, 2021

Notification of acceptance: Januar 10, 2022

Registration: open