Language contact and language dynamics

Course Code :2015FLWTLN
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Reinhild Vandekerckhove

3. Course contents *

 The course covers three domains: 

(1) The dynamics of Dutch in Flanders & The Netherlands

(2) Language variation and linguistic indexicality in audiovisual media

(3) Dutch (and Frisian + Afrikaans) in multilingual communities: Dutch in present-day Brussels, the vitality of Frisian and the position of Dutch in Friesland, Afrikaans in multilingual South Africa (2 of the 3cases, to be selected by the group)

Every module leads to a specific task, i.e. for the first two domains a small case study, for the third theme a literature study.