Hieronder vindt u een overzicht van publicaties die (mede) tot stand zijn gekomen door medewerkers van het Meertens Instituut.

  • Dialect & taalvariatie

    ImageHet Amsterdams, het Urks, het Kerkraads en het kinderen-voor-kinderen Nederlands: de alledaagse taalrijkdom laat zien hoe dynamisch het Nederlands is. Dialect & taalvariatie is verschenen in het Alledaagse Leven, een 35-delige reeks over tradities en trends in Nederland.
  • De kleine Olympus

    ImageDe ooievaar, de Kerstman, Klaas Vaak, Zwarte Piet, Vadertje Tijd. Fictieve figuren als deze spreken tot de verbeelding en maken deel uit van de rituelen van het dagelijks leven. Ze hebben gemeen dat ze bekend zijn en tegelijk raadselachtig.


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  • Microvariation in Syntactic Doubling

    Syntactic doubling is the phenomenon in which a constituent, i.e., a morphosyntactic feature, morpheme, word or phrase, is expressed two or more times within a clause. Since such duplicates are often redundant in that they do not contribute to semantic interpretation, the question arises as to why they are possible or necessary. This theoretical question becomes even more urgent in view of the fact that closely related language varieties such as the dialects of one dialect family often differ with respect to the possibility of doubling. This book puts together seventeen papers on microvariation in syntactic doubling that deal with such theoretical issues. They provide a rich overview of the syntactic doubling phenomena attested so far and of the theoretical analyses that are currently available.The syntactic doubling phenomena discussed include, among others, subject pronoun doubling, WH pronoun doubling, possessive pronoun doubling, clitic doubling, expletive subjects, tense, mood and aspect doubling, auxiliary doubling, preposition doubling and negation doubling. Language varieties discussed in this book include Afrikaans, Alemannic, Bavarian, Tyrolean German, dialects of Dutch, dialects of Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Faroese, colloquial Icelandic, colloquial Finnish, colloquial European and Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Argentinian Spanish, dialects of Italian, Rumanian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Pontic, Macedonian and Modern Greek.

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  • De fiere nachtegaal

    ImageDe fiere nachtegaal bestrijkt de vele facetten van het middeleeuwse lied in de Nederlanden tot aan het jaar 1600. Achttien auteurs buigen zich over de liederen van onder meer hoofse minnezangers, mystici en Moderne Devoten.

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  • Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World

    The modern pilgrimage—to sites ranging from Graceland to the veterans’ annual ride to to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Jim Morrison’s Paris grave—is intertwined with man’s existential uncertainties in the face of a rapidly changing world. In a climate that reproduces the religious quest in seemingly secular places, it’s no longer clear exactly what the term pilgrimage infers—and Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World critiques our notions of the secular and the sacred, while commenting on the modern media’s multiplication of images that renders the modern pilgrimage a quest without an object. Using new ethnographical and theoretical approaches, this volume offers a surprising new vision on the non-secularity of the “secular” pilgrimage.

    "This book will be sure to stoke our intellectual fire and heat up the discussion over the highly charged topic of secular pilgrimage.”—Simon Bronner, Penn State University

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  • Er is er een jarig

    Image 'Er is er een jarig' neemt je mee naar de verjaardagen van veertig kinderen van één tot twaalf jaar uit uiteenlopende gezinnen in Nederland.

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  • Ellert en Brammert: een reuzenclaim van een 'Drents' roversverhaal

    Image Ruben A. Koman , projectleider van het DOC Volksverhaal , tekende in 2006-2007 het volksverhaal van Ellert en Brammert op in Drenthe en Groningen, en plaatst de sage van het tweetal in zijn historische en hedendaagse context.

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  • 101 Bedevaartplaatsen in Nederland

    Image101 bedevaartplaatsen in Nederland biedt een staalkaart van de oude en rijke bedevaartcultuur die ons land kent, met de 101 mooiste, belangrijkste en meest excentrieke pelgrimoorden van Nederland.


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  • The Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Visual Evolution of a Devotion.

    From its origins in the mid-seventeenth century visions of the French nun Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647–90) to its continuing employment in worship today, the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been controversial. Vigorously promoted by Jesuit spiritual directors, embroiled in the controversies of Jansenist writers, closely associated with Royalist political causes in France, and taken around the world by Sister Sophie Barat in the nineteenth century, the Devotion’s practices took on the shape of its evolving visual culture and iconography. This volume traces the unfolding visual biography of the sacred heart and shows how imagery documents the Devotion’s remarkable evolution.

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  • The Emotional Life of Contemporary Public Memorials

    From the commemoration of September 11 to the Holocaust memorial in Berlin to the 2004 unveiling of the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., recent decades have witnessed a substantial increase in the number of new public memorials built in both Europe and the United States. This volume considers the contemporary explosion of public commemoration in terms of changed cultural and social practices of mourning, memory, and public feeling. Positing memorials as the physical and visual embodiment of our affective responses to loss, Erika Doss focuses especially on the memorial ephemera of flowers, candles, balloons, and cards placed at sites of tragic death in order to better comprehend how grief is mediated in contemporary commemorative cultures.

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