This project investigates what (socio)linguistic factors are decisive in the functional implementation of a standard language, hypothesizing that newspapers played a crucial role in the expansion of the Dutch standard language, as the first mass medium read by all social classes.
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Understanding standardization of Dutch through 17th-century newspapers
- 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2024
- Project member(s)
- Vos, M.T. de (Machteld) , Prof. Sijs, N. van der (Nicoline) , Prof. Hoop, H. de (Helen)
- Project type
- Centre for Language Studies, Faculty of Arts, Language Variation in 4D
Vos, M.T. de (in press). Deze verscheydenheyt der Voornamen. Codification of third-person pronouns in Early Modern Dutch. Taal en Tongval.
Vos, M.T. de (2022). In Between Description and Prescription: Analysing Metalanguage in Normative Works on Dutch 1550–1650. Languages, 7 (2):89. doi: 10.3390/languages7020089
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