Divergence of Dialects in a Linguistic Laboratory Near the Belgian-Dutch-German Border: Similar Dialects Under the Influence of Different Standard Languages.

@inproceedings{Gerritsen1999DivergenceOD,
  title={Divergence of Dialects in a Linguistic Laboratory Near the Belgian-Dutch-German Border: Similar Dialects Under the Influence of Different Standard Languages.},
  author={Marinel Gerritsen},
  year={1999}
}
This article deals with divergence on the lexical, phonological, and morphological levels in three dialects that were the same until the mid-20th century (Maaseiks in Belgium, Susters in the Netherlands, and Waldfeuchts in Germany) and that have changed under the influence of three different standard languages (Belgian Dutch, Netherlandic Dutch, and Standard German). The investigation is carried out among girls aged 14 to 16 years and women aged 35 to 50 years. Due to the unique laboratory-like… CONTINUE READING