Past, Present and Future of a Language Border
Germanic-Romance Encounters in the Low Countries
Ed. by Peersman, Catharina / Rutten, Gijsbert / Vosters, Rik
Series:Language and Social Life 1
Aims and Scope
This volume revisits the issue of language contact and conflict in the Low Countries across space and time. The contributions deal with important sites of Germanic-Romance contact along the different language borders, covering languages such as French, Dutch, German, and Luxembourgish. This first monograph in English on the topic broadens our understanding of current-day issues by integrating a historical perspective, showing how language contact and conflict operated from the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period, the 18th and 19th centuries, and into the 20th and 21st centuries.