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Taalgevoeligheid in Brussel en de Vlaamse Rand: een attitudeonderzoek

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Since decades, bilingual Brussels and its Flemish periphery constitute the scene of a persistent language conflict between Dutch- and French-speaking politicians. In these regions language is thus a highly sensitive topic from a political point of view. However, it is not clear whether the inhabitants themselves share the same sensitivity to language matters. The primary interest of this research was therefore to analyse language sensitivity in Brussels and the Flemish periphery from the viewpoint of the Dutch-speaking inhabitants. On the basis of language attitude research, results showed that they are highly sensitive to language matters. At least half of the respondents was irritated by Francophones in the public life of the Flemish periphery and about 65% voted against French political initiatives on Dutch-speaking territory.
Journal: Handelingen van de Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse Maatschappij
Volume: 2013
Pages: 289-307
Publication year:2014
Keywords:Language sensitivity, Brussels
  • VABB Id: c:vabb:388648