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Een taaletnografische studie naar polarisering in Sint-Genesius-Rode

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  • Kim Germeys

Abstract

In this article, the polarizing tendencies in Sint-Genesius-Rode are described, a municipality
with language facilities in the Flemish Periphery around Brussels. Through ethnographic
research based on a broad range of data, the processes are revealed that underlie
the differentiation between the Dutch and French-speaking members, who fall into different
language communities but live in the same village. The complex processes are given a
multifaceted view and tell us something about the local history of the Dutch-speaking people
which constructs a feeling of ownership of the territory. Language is hereby used to
defend the own culture and space and to denominate the differences that are being felt.

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Germeys, K., (2011) “Een taaletnografische studie naar polarisering in Sint-Genesius-Rode”, Handelingen - Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse maatschappij voor taal- en letterkunde en geschiedenis 65, 103-122. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/kzm.v65i0.17599

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Published on
08 Feb 2011
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