List of John Benjamins publications for which Tanja Simons plays a role.
Language norms and language use in eighteenth-century Dutch: Final n and the genitive. Norms and Usage in Language History, 1600–1900: A sociolinguistic and comparative perspective, Rutten, Gijsbert, Rik Vosters and Wim Vandenbussche (eds.), pp. 49–722014.
The chapter discusses language norms and language use in the Northern Netherlands in the eighteenth century. The eighteenth century is traditionally considered a period of consolidation, i.e. of ongoing codification of the seventeenth-century standard variety. So far, the influence of… read more | Article
From ul to U.E.: A socio-historical study of Dutch forms of address in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century private letters. Touching the Past: Studies in the historical sociolinguistics of ego-documents, Wal, Marijke J. van der and Gijsbert Rutten (eds.), pp. 67–902013.
In this paper, the use of forms of address in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch private letters is examined from a sociolinguistic perspective. While most research has focused on the origin and regional spread of certain forms of address, the present paper will take into account the… read more | Article
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. 139–1622012.
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