The changing Countryside: the Need for Innovation in Dialectology | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1384-5845
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1171


As globalization has brought about social changes not seen previously, this squib sketches outlines for a renewal of the field of dialectology. The primary concern is how these changes are reflected in young people’s identity construction and expression, expecting an intricate interplay between the attractions of global and local culture. This may be dealt with by mapping out and analyzing communication in the Dutch countryside, with particular attention to language use and stylistic choices made in everyday communication, both in face-to-face settings and on social media.


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