Dutch/Flemish in the North of France

  title={Dutch/Flemish in the North of France},
  author={Hugo Ryckeboer},
  journal={Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development},
  pages={22 - 35}
  • Hugo Ryckeboer
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • History
  • Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Some of the oldest sources of the Dutch language originate from the north of France, where also a lot of place names and family names give evidence of the historical presence of Dutch in that region, although it was mostly called there Flemish. It was replaced there by old French in its Picard form from the 11th century onwards. The gradual transition of language and the corresponding moving up of the language border lasted for about a thousand years. That border did not coincide with political… 

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