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Title: Language and Space
Subtitle: An International Handbook of Linguistic Variation, Volume 3: Dutch
Edited By: Frans Hinskens
Johan Taeldeman
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/19215?format=G
Series Title: Handb├╝cher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK) 30/3
Description:

This handbook aims at a state-of-the-art overview of both earlier and recent research into older, newer and emerging non-standard varieties (dialects, regiolects, sociolects, ethnolects, substandard varieties), transplanted varieties and daughter languages (mixed languages, creoles) of Dutch. The discussion concerns the theoretical embedding, potential interdisciplinary connections and the methodology of the studies at issue, keeping in mind comparability and generalizability of the findings. It presents general concepts and approaches in the broad domain of Dutch variation linguistics and the main developments in different varieties of Dutch and their offspring abroad. The book counts 47 chapters, written by over 40 scholars from the Netherlands, Flanders, Germany, England, South Africa, Australia, the USA, and Jamaica.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
Negerhollands
Dutch
Saxon, Low
Vlaams
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110180053
Pages: 937
Prices: Europe EURO 329.00

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110261332
Pages: 937
Prices: Europe EURO 329.00