Deutsche Dialekte - Linkverzeichnis
(German Dialects Link Catalogue - Paul Joyce)
NIEDERLÄNDISCH - NIEDERFRÄNKISCHE DIALEKTE
(DUTCH LOW FRANCONIAN DIALECTS)
Taal in Nederland - Language in the Netherlands
Mathieu van Woerkom's impressive website on the languages used in the Netherlands has English, Danish, Dutch, Frisian and Limburgish versions.
Niederländische Mundarten - vom Deutschen aus gesehen
A map showing how the dialects in the Netherlands are related to German dialects.
Huis van Alijn - De Taalkamer
This folklore mueseum Huis van Alijn has a collection of documents and materials pertaining to the history and development of dialects in the south of the Netherlands.
Belgium - Languages and dialects
A comprehensive overview of the variety of languages and dialects spoken in Belgium.
The Language Situation in Belgium
A language map of Belgium indicating the Low Franconian dialect areas.
Ieder zijn zegje
Click on a map of Belgium to hear how sounds are made in different parts of the country.
Flemish Dialects - Wikipedia
Information about the regional dialects of Dutch that are spoken in Belgium from the free encyclopaedia Wikipedia.
Dutch language maps
An excellent selection of maps indicating the different languages and dialects spoken in the Netherlands, Belgium and the north of Germany.
Map by Goossens, highlighting the North-South isoglosses in the dialect landscape of the Netherlands and the North of Belgium
A map showing the isoglosses found either side of the political border between Germany and the Netherlands and which indicates in particular the fact that the Benrather and Uerdinger Lines do not "come to a halt" on the border.
Als goede buren. Vlaanderen en de taalwetgeving
An analysis on linguistic and social divides in Belgium from the Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap.
De tegenwoordige Nederlandsche dialecten (1898)
Dr. J. te Winkel's map shows the dialects spoken in Belgium and the Netherlands in 1898.
De gelijkenis van de verloren zoon
In 1874 the Algemeen Nederduitsch en Friesch dialecticon was published by Martinus Nijhoff, a book in two parts, compiled by Johan Winkler (Winkler, 1874). It contains 186 translations of the parable of the `prodigal son' (Luke 15:11-32 of the Bible) into dialects of the Netherlands, northern Belgium and western Germany. The recordings were not made by phoneticians, but by clergyman, schoolteachers, notaries, etc. The texts are given in different spellings: German, Dutch, official Frisian (Colmjon, 1863) and a Frisian spelling made by Winkler himself. In 1996 Harrie Scholtmeijer repeated the work of Winkler. He collected 81 translations of the parable of the 'prodigal son' of dialects in the Netherlands. 74 variants are the same as in the Winkler source. The recordings are made by teachers, employees, housewives, civil servants, farmers, etc. The texts are given in spellings of dialect dictionaries or in a spelling which is based on the Dutch spelling. These dialect texts can be accessed online from this website.
Atlas voor de Nederlandse taal in Literatuur
This extensive online atlas of the Dutch language in literature allows you to find information and secondary material on dialects in specific regions.
Taal in stad en land
An overview of a series of books published on the many and varied dialects spoken in the Netherlands.
Streektaalmuziek in Nederland
Information about the dialect music being written and performed throughout the Netherlands.
Algemeen Nederduitsch en Friesch Dialecticon (1874)
Johan Winkler's dialecticon of the Low German and Frisian dialects was published in 1874 and has now been put online in its entirety.
See also: Brabants
See also: Hollands
See also: Limburgs
See also: Utrechts
See also: Vlaams
See also: Zeeuws
See also: Zuid-Gelders
See also: Niederfränkisch (Deutschland)
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