Dutch: Biography of a Language
More than 22 million people speak Dutch-primarily in the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, and the Antilles. Roland Willemyns here offers a well-researched and highly readable survey of the Dutch language in all its historical, geographic, and social aspects.
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1 Who Speaks Dutch and Where?
Its Ancestors and Contemporaries
Language and Literature
4 Early New Dutch 15001800
The Nineteenth Century
The Age of the Standard Language
7 Colonial Dutch