publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Book . 2014

Phonological and Phonetic Databases at the Meertens Institute

van Oostendorp, M.; Durand, J.; Kristoffersen, G.;
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  • Published: 13 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
The Meertens Institute in Amsterdam was founded in 1930 under the name ‘Dialect Bureau’ (Dialectenbureau), and became an official institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in 1952. In 1979 it was named after its first director, P.J. Meertens (18991985), a student of 17th century Dutch literature. Currently it comprises two departments, one of Dutch Ethnology and one of Variationist Linguistics. Originally, the institute had as its primary goal the documentation of the traditional dialects (as well as folk culture) of the Netherlands. In the course of time, this focus has broadened in several ways; for instance the institute now also ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Dialectology, The arts, History, Documentation, Folk culture, Dutch dialects, language.human_language, language, Database, computer.software_genre, computer
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publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Book . 2014

Phonological and Phonetic Databases at the Meertens Institute

van Oostendorp, M.; Durand, J.; Kristoffersen, G.;