A basic introduction to the Dutch language

When
16-02-2022 from 19:00 to 21:00
Where
Campus Boekentoren, Building Blandijn (Blandijnberg 2), Aud. 3 Suzanne Lilar
Language
English
Organizer
Martine De Reu
Contact
Martine.DeReu@ugent.be

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.

Lecturer: Jacques Van Keymeulen, Faculty of Arts

Want to know more? Read: Roland Willemyns, Dutch. Biography of a language, 2013.