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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    18 May 2018

    Meertens Instituut ontvangt condoleanceregister voor de broertjes Ruben en Julian

    Het Meertens Instituut ontvangt van Stichting ZoekJeMee het digitale condoleanceregister voor de broertjes Ruben en Julian uit Zeist.  De...

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    18 May 2018

    Moppen van Anne Frank toegevoegd aan Volksverhalenbank

    In het dagboek van Anne Frank staan vier schuine moppen, die afgeplakt waren met bruin gompapier. Via moderne technieken zijn ze ontcijferd. Dat...

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    8 May 2018

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-doc positions

    The Meertens Institute invites postdoc fellows to apply together for postdoc funding in the context of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual...

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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

  • Etymology Database

    In the Etymology Database all relevant etymological publications of Dutch are presented...

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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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  • Estate Inventory Database

    An estate inventory or probate inventory is an official document in which the possessions of a person or household are described. For more...

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Publications

Recent publications from our staff

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    The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging Perspectives from the margins

    Leonie Cornips, Vincent de Rooij

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    Waar wordt geschreeuwd is taal vacant De taal van Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

    Marc van Oostendorp

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    Cross-linguistic Influence in Bilingualism

    Elma Blom, Leonie Cornips, Jeannette Schaeffer (ed.)

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Events

Activities for the public and lectures from our staff

  • 30
    May
    De Balie, Amsterdam

    Discussieavond in De Balie: Literatuur en Limburg

    Het Amsterdamse podium De Balie besteedt 30 mei een avond aan de relatie tussen literatuur en Limburg: 'Nederlandse letteren, vervagende grenzen'. De...

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  • 1
    June
    Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam

    Workshop Language Island Research - methodological issues and challenges

    Plaats:

    Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam

    Tijd: 12:30-17:30
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  • 6
    June
    IISG, Amsterdam

    DH Benelux Conference

    The 5th DH Benelux Conference will take place on 6 – 8 June 2018 at the International Institute for Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam, The...

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