Language contact and language dynamics

Course Code :2015FLWTLN
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2019-2020
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: (a) Dutch in present-day Brussels, (b) the vitality of Frisian and the position of Dutch in Friesland, (c) Afrikaans in multilingual South Africa 

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.