17th-century Dutch Courant message with "ABC" written across the page in blue
17th-century Dutch Courant message with "ABC" written across the page in blue

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Understanding standardization of Dutch through 17th-century newspapers
Duration
1 January 2020 until 31 December 2024
Project type
Research

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.

Results

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

Funding

NWO Open Competition SSH

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