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Taal & Tongval. Language Variation in the Low Countries

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2013

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'Taal en Tongval. Language variation in the Low Countries' is a journal devoted to the scientific study of language variation in the Netherlands and Flanders, in neighbouring areas and in languages closely related to Dutch. All types of variation are covered, including but not restricted to geographical, social, ethnic, stylistic and diachronic variation. Articles may deal with all aspects of human language. The journal welcomes both empirical work and studies linking language variation to developments in theoretical linguistics.

As of volume 63, 'Taal & Tongval' appears as an online, open access journal published by Amsterdam University Press, at The editors now invite submissions (online or via e-mail), on any topic within the scope of the journal.