The Meertens Institute, established in 1926, has been a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) since 1952. We study the diversity in language and culture in the Netherlands.

News

News from the Meertens Institute

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    23 August 2016

    Stageplaatsen Standaardisering van dialecten in Nederland

    Het Meertens Instituut zoekt stagiair(e)s die onderzoek willen verrichten naar standaardiseringsprocessen van huidige dialecten en minderheidstalen in...

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  • illustratie
    28 July 2016

    Dagboekarchief krijgt dagboeken van een beer

    Het Nederlands Dagboekarchief heeft woensdag 20 juli de dagboeken gekregen van logeerbeer Roos van basisschool De Burgst in Breda.

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  • illustratie
    7 July 2016

    Sjef Barbiers benoemd tot hoogleraar Nederlandse Taalkunde in Leiden

    Dr. Sjef Barbiers (Meertens Instituut en Universiteit Utrecht) is benoemd tot hoogleraar Nederlandse Taalkunde aan de Universiteit Leiden. Hij zal...

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In the Media

The Meertens Institute in the Media

Databases

In the databases research material is made accessible for a general audience

  • The new Winkler

    In 1874 J.H. Winkler registered a large number of translations of the Parable of the Prodigal Son in Dutch and Frisian dialects. In 1996 this...

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  • Dutch Dialect Database

    Hundreds of hours of sound fragments have been made accessible in the Dutch Dialect Database. On this speaking map authentic conversations between...

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  • Database Migration in the Netherlands in the 20th century

    In this database, the migration of people in the Netherlands in the 20th century is visualised in maps. For each municipality the following...

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Publications

Recent publications from our staff

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    Identity, Intertextuality, and Performance in Early Modern Song Culture

    Dieuwke van der Poel, Louis Peter Grijp, Wim van Anrooij (red.)

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    Experiencing Religion New approaches to personal religiosity

    Clara Saraiva, Peter Jan Margry, Lionel Obadia, Kinga Povedák, José Mapril (Eds.)

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    Syntax of Dutch Verbs and Verb Phrases. Volume 3

    Hans Broekhuis, Norbert Corver

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Events

Activities for the public and lectures from our staff

  • 7
    July
    Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam

    Tentoonstelling ARTTREAT, kunst rond religieuze en alternatieve geneeswijzen

    Tijd: 9:00 uur - 16:30 uur (ma-vrij)
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  • 25
    August
    Amsterdam

    Workshop Afrikaans Grammar: Descriptive and Theoretical Perspectives

    In spite of its uniqueness and the size of the Afrikaans speech community, Afrikaans is relatively understudied and underdescribed from the...

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  • 8
    September
    Gemeentehuis te Margraten

    Informatiebijeenkomst dialect met lezing van Leonie Cornips

    Tijd: 15.30 - 18.00 uur
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