Past, Present and Future of a Language Border: Germanic-Romance Encounters in the Low Countries

Catharina Peersman (Editor), Gijsbert Rutten (Editor), Rik Vosters (Editor)

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Abstract

This volume revisits the issue of language contact and conflict in the Low Countries across space and time. The contributions deal with important sites of Germanic-Romance contact along the different language borders, covering languages such as French, Dutch, German, and Luxembourgish. This first monograph in English on the topic broadens our understanding of current-day issues by integrating a historical perspective, showing how language contact and conflict operated from the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, the 18th and 19th centuries, and into the 20th and 21st centuries.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin/Boston
PublisherDe Gruyter Mouton
Number of pages306
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5015-0106-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-61451-583-8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

Publication series

NameLanguage and Social Life
PublisherDe Gruyter Mouton
Volume1
ISSN (Electronic)2364-4311

Keywords

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language contact
  • Germanic languages
  • Romance languages
  • Historical sociolinguistics

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