Have you ever heard of “suburban Flemish” and “Polderdutch”? Editor-in-chief Luc Devoldere about the tension between dying dialects, weird "in-between-languages" and overpowering standard languages.
Pop music sung in dialect is on the march in the Netherlands. Why?
Variation exists in everything, and language is no exception. No matter how small an area is, there is always room for language variation, writes linguist Marten van der Meulen.
In the book Wie zegt wat waar? (Who Says What Where?) the reader is presented with a more accurate picture of the regional languages in the Netherlands and Flanders than in many other reference works.
An exploration of Dutch-language music export between Belgium and the Netherlands.
Meet the man who has proved for six albums now that West Flemish is a great dialect to sing pop songs in.
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