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Cora van de Poppe-Noort MA

PhD candidate


Area(s) of interest: Dutch History, Early Modern History, Languages & Literature

Cohort/Start PhD: 2016-2017

Language Dynamics in the Dutch Golden Age: linguistic and social-cultural aspects of intra-author variation

Utrecht University
Promotor(es): Prof. dr. Els Stronks, Dr Feike Dietz, Dr Marjo van Koppen
Aanstelling: vanaf september 2016

16th and 17th century Dutch was a mixture of fading linguistic properties from the preceding language phase, Middle Dutch, and upcoming new ways to construct words and sentences. Within these language dynamics we observe a type of language variation that has rarely been addressed before: variation within individual language users (intra-author variation). The overarching project will chart and explain the grammatical properties, as well as the social- and literary-cultural factors that influenced intra-author variation. My job is to investigate the way individual authors used their variation from social- and literary-cultural perspective, combining the fields of historical sociolinguistics and historical literary studies.