Lecture 'A basic introduction to the Dutch language'

For whom
Employees , Private individuals , Students
When
15-02-2023 from 19:00 to 21:00
Where
Auditorium 3 Suzanne Lilar, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Contact
Martine.DeReu@UGent.be
Website
https://www.ugent.be/lw/lcs/en/news-events/events/dutchlanguage

Presentation of the history of the Dutch language by Jacques Van Keymeulen.

In the course of the evening, the history of the Dutch language is presented under different angles: the Germanic roots, Latin influence, the history of the linguistic border, the first texts in Dutch, the separation of the Low Countries and the birth of a standard language.

The lecture also deals with the Flemish movement, the struggle against French, and the search for a Flemish linguistic identity.

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