Project

Greetings from the past: on the use of interjections in foreign language textbooks from Early modern Flanders

Code
01N00819
Duration
01 January 2019 → 31 December 2022
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
Historical sociolinguistics interjections language contact historical semantics and pragmatics, history of language teaching, Early modern Flanders
 
Project description

This project focuses on interjections in spoken 16th-century Dutch, contrasted with other Germanic and Romance languages. We will investigate their semantic-pragmatic functions based on a parallel corpus of multilingual textbooks (Colloquia, et dictionariolum, 1536-1700) which we will compile. The project will also provide insight into aspects of linguistic and cultural knowledge transfer through language teaching in Early modern Flanders.