The geography of gender change: pronominal and adnominal gender in Flemish dialects of Dutch

@article{Vogelaer2011TheGO,
  title={The geography of gender change: pronominal and adnominal gender in Flemish dialects of Dutch},
  author={G. D. Vogelaer and G. Sutter},
  journal={Language Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={192-205}
}
Abstract In the history of some Germanic languages, a shift is observed from a ‘grammatical’ system of pronominal reference to a semantic system. In English this development culminated in the disappearance of the grammatical gender system, and a similar resemanticization process is currently observed in Dutch. In Dutch, there is geographical variation in the speed with which resemanticization takes effect: northern varieties are ahead in the change, and within the southern varieties, it has… Expand
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