Dutch Dialect Areas: perception and production data combined


Source:  Lameli, Alfred, Roland Kehrein, and Stefan Rabanus (eds.) 2010. Language and space: language mapping: an international handbook of linguistic variation. Handbooks of linguistics and communication science, 30:2. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Data Source:  Daan, Jo, and D. P. Blok. 1969. Von Randstad tot Landrand. Bijdragen en Mededelingender Dialecten Commissie van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam. 37. Amsterdam: NoordHollandsche Uitgevers.
Contact:  De Gruyter Mouton

Date Digitized:
  June 2011

Map Description:
This map (Daan and Blok, 1969) uniquely presents both production and perception of Dutch dialects, using data collected in 1939. Like other dialect maps, it displays the different dialects produced, shown by area borders and differing labels, but it also uses the colour spectrum as a tool to represent the perceptions of local speakers. The colours for each area were intuitively selected to represent how similar local speakers thought dialects were in respect to each other; if different areas are similar in colour, this shows that speakers thought the dialects spoken in these areas were similar. The dutch labels for each dialect area can be checked on as a separate layer on this map.


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