LINGUIST List 23.4673

Thu Nov 08 2012

Confs: Dutch, Historical Ling, Socioling/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <>

Date: 07-Nov-2012
From: Gunther De Vogelaer <>
Subject: Local and International Perspectives on the Historical Sociolinguistics of Dutch
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Local and International Perspectives on the Historical Sociolinguistics of Dutch

Date: 07-Dec-2012 - 07-Dec-2012 Location: Gent, Belgium Contact: Gunther De Vogelaer Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Dutch

Meeting Description:

Over the past few years, a growing body of work has emerged dealing with the sociolinguistic history of Dutch. This conference aims at taking stock of the recent developments and at stimulating attempts to integrate findings on neighbouring language areas into the literature on Dutch.


Wim Vandenbussche & Marijke van der Wal


Royal Flemish Academy for Dutch Language and Literature, Koningstraat 18, 9000 Gent (Belgium)

Registration is free, but required before December 5.

9.30 - 10.00Welcome and coffee

10.00 - 10.15Marijke van der Wal: Introduction

10.15-11.00Peter Trudgill: The role of Dutch in the development of East Anglian English

11.00-11.30Chris Joby: Een korte inleiding tot de sociolingu├»stische geschiedenis van het Nederlands in vroegmodern Groot-Brittanni├ź


12.00-12.45Stephan Elspass: Changing perspectives in Historical Sociolinguistics - the caseof letters from 19th century Germany


14.30-15.00Gijsbert Rutten: Language change and language contact in the history of Dutch: Views from below

15.00-15.30Rik Vosters: Adnominal case and gender marking in Late Modern Dutch. A linguistic stereotype in times of political turmoil

15.30-16.00Jacques van Keymeulen: Vlaamse brieven uit de 'Franse Tijd'

16.00-16.15Wim Vandenbussche: Conclusions


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