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Name: Margot  van den Berg
Institution: Centre for Language Studies, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
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Homepage: http://home.hum.uva.nl/oz/vandenbergm
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Sranan Tongo
Selected Publications: - Margot van den Berg & Jacques Arends (2004) ‘Court records as a source of authentic early Sranan' In: Armin Schwegler & Genevieve Escure (eds.), Creoles, Contact, and Language Change: Linguistics and Social Implications. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins (Creole Language Library Series)

- Jacques Arends & Margot van den Berg (2004) ‘The Saramaka Peace Treaty in Sranan: An edition of the 1762 text (including a copy of the original manuscript)’ In: Creolica. Revue du Groupe Européen de Recherches en Langues Créoles. http://www.creolica.net

- Margot van den Berg (2003) ‘Early 18th century Sranan ‘–man’’ In: Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages, Ingo Plag (ed.) Tübingen: Niemeyer, p. 231 - 251

- Margot van den Berg (2001) 'Mingo, joù no man' Oud-Sranan in verhoren en verslagen van rechtszaken' In: OSO Tijdschrift voor Surinaamse Taalkunde, Letterkunde, Cultuur en Geschiedenis, 20 (2): 241 - 253
Reviewer of: Historical Linguistics/Creoles: Mufwene (2001) (LL Issue 13.1100)

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