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The golden mean of languages : forging Dutch and French in the early modern low countries (1540-1620)

Author: Alisa van de Haar
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2019.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 305.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Golden Mean of Languages, Alisa van de Haar sheds new light on the debates regarding the form and status of the vernacular in the early modern Low Countries, where both Dutch and French were local tongues. The fascination with the history, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary of Dutch and French has been studied mainly from monolingual perspectives tracing the development towards modern Dutch or French. Van de  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
van de Haar, Alisa,
The golden mean of languages
Leiden: Brill, 2019.
(DLC) 2019023650
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alisa van de Haar
ISBN: 9789004355217 9004355219
OCLC Number: 1101395336
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2018.
Description: xiv, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: fascinating multilingualism --
The multilingual low countries --
Trending topics in European language reflection --
French schools --
Calvinist churches --
Printing houses --
Chambers of rhetoric --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 305.
Responsibility: Alisa van de Haar.

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"In The Golden Mean of Languages, Alisa van de Haar sheds new light on the debates regarding the form and status of the vernacular in the early modern Low Countries, where both Dutch and French were local tongues. The fascination with the history, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary of Dutch and French has been studied mainly from monolingual perspectives tracing the development towards modern Dutch or French. Van de Haar shows that the discussions on these languages were rooted in multilingual environments, in particular in French schools, Calvinist churches, printing houses, and chambers of rhetoric. The proposals that were formulated there to forge Dutch and French into useful forms were not directed solely at uniformization but were much more diverse"--

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