Publication details [#53258]

Rutten, Gijsbert and Rik Vosters. 2010. Chaos and standards: Orthography in the Southern Netherlands (1720–1830). Multilingua 29 (3,4) : 417–438.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This study analyzes and opposes the myths of language decline and linguistic chaos in 18th and early 19th-century Flanders, providing examples of language standardization, in particular with regard to orthography.