Roots of Afrikaans

Selected writings of Hans den Besten

ORCID logoTon van der Wouden | Meertens Institute & University of Leiden
ISBN 9789027252678 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027273826 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Hans den Besten (1948-2010) made numerous contributions to Afrikaans linguistics over a period of nearly three decades. His writings helped shift the perspective on the roots of Afrikaans beyond Dutch to the structure and vocabulary of Khoekhoe, to Portuguese Creole, and to Malay varieties. This volume contains a selection of Den Besten’s most important papers – some of which originally appeared in less accessible journals – concerning the structure and history of Afrikaans. They cover a wide range of topics, including grammatical structure, vocabulary, the historical development of Afrikaans, as well its multiple roots. It is essential reading for any linguist interested in language contact and language change.
[Creole Language Library, 44] 2012.  vii, 458 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[…] a wonderful project - to carry on Hans' work!”
“Hans den Besten's work on Afrikaans really did cast the language in quite a different light to what one would automatically think, given its political history.”
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CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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