Belgian Standard Dutch

@article{Verhoeven2005BelgianSD,
  title={Belgian Standard Dutch},
  author={Jo Verhoeven},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={243 - 247}
}
  • J. Verhoeven
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
Dutch is a language spoken by about 20 million people in the Netherlands and Belgium. This region is not only characterised by a complex dialect situation, but also by the use of two institutionalised varieties of the Standard language: Netherlandic Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands and is documented in Collins & Mees (1982), Mees & Collins (1983) and Gussenhoven (1999), while Belgian Dutch is spoken in the northern part of Belgium (Flanders) by approximately 6 million speakers. This variety… 

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