Marijke J. van der Wal

Marijke J. van der Wal

List of John Benjamins publications for which Marijke J. van der Wal plays a role.

Book series


Subjects Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | History of linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Touching the Past: Studies in the historical sociolinguistics of ego-documents

Edited by Marijke J. van der Wal and Gijsbert Rutten

[Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics, 1] 2013. vii, 279 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Historical linguistics | History of linguistics | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Krogull, Andreas, Gijsbert Rutten and Marijke J. van der Wal. 2017. Relativisation in Dutch diaries, private letters and newspapers (1770–1840): A genre-specific national language?. Exploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics, Säily, Tanja, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer (eds.), pp. 157–186
The paper focuses on three important themes in historical sociolinguistics: (1) the emergence of national language planning in the Netherlands around 1800, (2) the influence of historical prescriptivism on usage, and (3) genre as a crucial factor in explaining variation and change. The case study… read more | Chapter
In this paper, we discuss the recent discovery of four letters written in 1783, one of which is written fully in Papiamentu, the other three comprising Papiamentu fragments. The data in these constitute one of the earliest written attestations of Papiamentu. We first provide a brief overview of the… read more | Article
The paper discusses epistolary formulae and writing experience in Dutch private letters from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Reviewing research into the history of reading and writing skills in Early Modern Europe, we argue that writing experience varied in the language community across… read more | Article
Wal, Marijke J. van der and Gijsbert Rutten. 2013. Ego-documents in a historical-sociolinguistic perspective. Touching the Past: Studies in the historical sociolinguistics of ego-documents, Wal, Marijke J. van der and Gijsbert Rutten (eds.), pp. 1–18
Wray (2002) distinguishes three main functions of formulaic language relating to processing, interaction and discourse marking. In this paper, we show that Wray’s analysis of the functions of formulaic language also applies to historical letter-writing in a corpus of seventeenth- and… read more | Article
Wal, Marijke J. van der, Gijsbert Rutten and Tanja Simons. 2012. Letters as loot: Confiscated Letters filling major gaps in the History of Dutch. Letter Writing in Late Modern Europe, Dossena, Marina and Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti (eds.), pp. 139–162
In this contribution, we will introduce the recently rediscovered collection of Dutch documents from the second half of the seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries, comprising over 38,000 letters, both commercial and private ones. The socio-historical linguistic value of these private… read more | Article
In historical sociolinguistics, it is often assumed that ego-documents such as private letters represent the spoken language of the past as closely as possible. In this paper, we will try to determine the degree of orality of seventeenth-century Dutch private letters: the degree to which the spoken… read more | Article
Wal, Marijke J. van der. 1999. Interchange or influence: Grotius' early linguistic ideas. History of Linguistics 1996: Volume 2: From Classical to Contemporary Linguistics, Cram, David, Andrew R. Linn and Elke Nowak (eds.), pp. 143 ff.