Jürgen Jaspers

Jürgen Jaspers

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jürgen Jaspers plays a role.


Society and Language Use

Edited by Jürgen Jaspers, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren

[Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights, 7]2010.  xiii, 324 pp.
Subjects Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


In this article I address the fact that influential strands in socio- and applied linguistics advocate heteroglossic policies in education and other monolingually organised domains without extending this heteroglossia to public debate about language policy. Often this occurs by presenting… read more | Article
Jaspers, Jürgen. 2018. Chapter 2. The boundaries of belonging. The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging: Perspectives from the margins, Cornips, Leonie and Vincent A. de Rooij (eds.), pp. 17–26
The chapters in this section form a fascinating combination in describing how quite different types of speakers negotiate a radical uprooting of their self-understanding, sense of place, and belonging. From the Bosavi villagers struggling to redefine themselves in the face of religious colonization… read more | Chapter
Jaspers, Jürgen. 2017. The colour of Dutch. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics 6:2, pp. 231–246
Many studies in recent years identify and discuss Dutch ethnolects. Generally this work takes linguistic phenomena as directly reflective of speakers’ ethnic identity. But if ethnicity is an inherent speaker feature, the absence of white ethnolect descriptions is difficult to explain. In this… read more | Article
Jaspers, Jürgen and Sarah Van Hoof. 2013. Hyperstandardisation in Flanders. Pragmatics 23:2, pp. 331–359
Our intention in this article is to document and analyse an exceptional period in Flemish linguistic history that has not received a lot of attention thusfar, viz., the 1950s through the 1980s. We will argue that these decades mark a period best described as an era of hyperstandardisation, as they… read more | Article
Jaspers, Jürgen. 2010. Introduction – Society and language use. Society and Language Use, Jaspers, Jürgen, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 1–20
“The simplest and yet most important contribution of sociolinguistics [and similar disciplines willing to go under that flag] to social scientific knowledge is its insistence on recognizing the considerable variation in speech that exists within even the most homogeneous of societies. The second… read more | Article
Kanselaar, Gellof, W.A.M. Kok, M.A.P. Giezeman, Jürgen Jaspers en H. Wichmann. 1991. Produktief Taalgebruik bij Het Leren Van Engels Met Its-english. Schrijven in moedertaal en vreemde taal, pp. 138–150