Frans Hinskens, Johan Taeldeman (eds.)

Frans Hinskens, Johan Taeldeman (eds.) Werkwinkel 12(2), 2017, pp. 121-126© Department of Dutch and South African StudiesFaculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, PolandDOI: 10.1515/werk-2017-0016Frans Hinskens, Johan Taeldeman (eds.)Language and Space:An International Handbook of Linguistic VariationVolume 3: DutchBerlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton 2013937 pp. ISBN 978 3110 180 053With more than 40 authors contributing, Language and Space: An International Handbookof Linguistic Variation. Volume 3: Dutch edited by Frans Hinskens and Johan Taeldeman isa monumental work, whose aim is to give an overview of existing and ongoing researchinto the standard and non-standard varieties of Dutch. The book presents the historiography of the research field in question (Part I), the main dialect areas and regions,including the variations between and within them (Part II), some miscellaneous supra-segmental and less region-bound phenomena (Part III), and the dynamics in varietiesof Dutch resulting from (language) contact (Part IV). We are limited by space (but not bylanguage), so in addition to giving a general description of each of these parts, we willzoom in on only a few chosen chapters, offering words of praise and (constructive) criticism as well as advice for possible future reprints of the book.Part I (“History of the Field”), which consists of 3 chapters (2-4), gives a detailed reporton http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Werkwinkel de Gruyter

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Werkwinkel 12(2), 2017, pp. 121-126© Department of Dutch and South African StudiesFaculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, PolandDOI: 10.1515/werk-2017-0016Frans Hinskens, Johan Taeldeman (eds.)Language and Space:An International Handbook of Linguistic VariationVolume 3: DutchBerlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton 2013937 pp. ISBN 978 3110 180 053With more than 40 authors contributing, Language and Space: An International Handbookof Linguistic Variation. Volume 3: Dutch edited by Frans Hinskens and Johan Taeldeman isa monumental work, whose aim is to give an overview of existing and ongoing researchinto the standard and non-standard varieties of Dutch. The book presents the historiography of the research field in question (Part I), the main dialect areas and regions,including the variations between and within them (Part II), some miscellaneous supra-segmental and less region-bound phenomena (Part III), and the dynamics in varietiesof Dutch resulting from (language) contact (Part IV). We are limited by space (but not bylanguage), so in addition to giving a general description of each of these parts, we willzoom in on only a few chosen chapters, offering words of praise and (constructive) criticism as well as advice for possible future reprints of the book.Part I (“History of the Field”), which consists of 3 chapters (2-4), gives a detailed reporton

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