ERIC Number: ED101576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Multilingual Contacts in Brussels.
Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). Institut de Phonetique.
This article attempts to present an exhaustive, fully-documented discussion of recent and current work around the world on questions related to French/Dutch multilingual contact in Brussels. An attempt has been made to go beyond mere bibliographical listing to an evaluation of everything of importance written around this topic, primarily in the twentieth century but with particular emphasis on work accomplished since 1945. This review is divided into the following areas: censuses and statistics, linguistic make-up of Brussels, origin of the contact situation, linguistic aspects of the contact situation, lexical items, and the literary language. It is concluded that there is a lack of balance in the amount of scientific investigation conducted on the languages present; in particular, the amount of published work on the Flemish of the area is small. Gaps were also found in the areas of inquiry opened up by modern linguistics. Sixty-three works are cited in the bibliography. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). Institut de Phonetique.
Identifiers - Location: Belgium