Project

An ethnographic analysis of colloquial spoken Dutch at an Eastern-Flemish secondary school.

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Linguistics
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
etnography tussentaal linguistic variation
 
Project description

Through an ethnographic analysis of the language use and perceptions at an Eastern-Flemish secondary school, the project aims at an insight in the characteristics and use of pupils’ and staff members’ informal language, generally named tussentaal. Additionally, by offering a corpus of sub-standard Dutch, the survey will facilitate theoretical statements about the conceptualisation of tussentaal.