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Migration and linguistic change in early modern Holland: The case of Leiden

Hendriks, Jennifer; Ehresmann, Todd; Howell, Robert; Olson, Mike


The province of Holland is the site of two major developments from the Late Medieval and Early Modern periods. Demographically, it rapidly evolved from an essentially agrarian area in the thirteenth century to one of the most urbanised regions in Europe by the end of the sixteenth century. During the same period the vernaculars of Holland underwent dramatic restructuring of their morphological systems resulting, we contend, from the influx of immigrants to nascent urban centers such as Leiden,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of the Modern Language Society (Neuphilologischer Mitteilungen)
Access Rights: Open Access


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