Sociolinguistics in the Dutch language area

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Following a brief history of the sociolinguistics of Dutch in the heartland of the Dutch language area, the present chapter provides an overview of sociolinguistic research concerning the Dutch language as produced by researchers working in the Dutch language area in Europe. The heterogeneous information collected for the purposes of this chapter is presented in five categories that broadly fit in with some of the categories suggested by the editors of this volume, i.e. language variation and change; language contact, individual and societal multilingualism; language dynamics in educational settings; conversation analysis and (intercultural) interaction; and historical sociolinguistics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Around the World
EditorsMartin J. Ball, Rajend Mesthrie, Chiara Meluzzi
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781000901955
ISBN (Print)9781032056128
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2024


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