Jos Swanenberg

Jos Swanenberg
Tilburg University | UVT · Department of Culture Studies

PhD

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Introduction
My work focuses on linguistic and cultural diversity in the Netherlands. I publish on language variation and change, youth language and culture, dialects and accent, regional and cultural identities, popular culture, methods in dialectology and lexicology, and language policies.
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January 2022 - present
Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen
Position
  • Senior Researcher
February 2009 - present
Tilburg University
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  • Professor (Full)
December 2000 - December 2008
Radboud University
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (239)
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This collection of thirteen essays examines sociolinguistic phenomena in a wide variety of marginal environments, providing both an overview of globalizaiton on the margins and a foundation for an expanded understanding of the processes of linguistic and cultural changes at work in these settings. Taking an expansive conceptual view of margins, the...
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The concept of chronotopicity is increasingly used in sociolinguistic theorizing as a new way of looking at context and scale in studies of language, culture and identity. This volume brings together empirical work that puts flesh on the bones of this rather abstract chronotopical theorizing, especially focusing on the discursive construction of ch...
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In this paper, we report on a study of gender reference in Limburgian, specifically the use of the neuter subject pronoun het ‘she’ (lit. ‘it’) to refer to a female referent. This pronoun is used in addition to the feminine pronoun ze ‘she’. We investigate the role of the referent’s social and grammatical characteristics in the variation between gr...
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This edited volume consists of chapters celebrating the career of scholar Sjaak Kroon, who has produced ground-breaking work in the field of ethnography of education, immigrant minority language teaching and language politics. The chapters cover the use of immigrant minority languages in education and the development of policies at all levels and a...
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De Koerier, nr. 92, p. 12-17. Brabants Heem
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This edited Volume entitled Language policies and the politics of language practices consists of contributions stemming from the field of ethnography of education, minority language teaching and language politics more in general. Starting from past contributions hunched in a more Fishmanian ‘sociolinguistics of spread’ where the driving question ha...
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In the domains of education and labor, we may expect to be assessed on competences and capacities. Alas, stereotyping and prejudice hinder this for people from peripheral areas and marginalized groups. One of the important factors in this is their language. Why does speaking with an accent diminish one’s opportunities in the job market or the achie...
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Verschenen in het decembernummer van Brabants. Kwartaalblad over Brabanders en hun taal.
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Silva. Online cultuurhistorisch tijdschrift over 's-Hertogenbosch 2-3, p. 3-9. https://www.erfgoedshertogenbosch.nl/silva
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In: Brabants. Kwartaalblad over Brabanders en hun taal 8-2, p. 7-10.
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Onze Taal - jg. 90, nr. 7/8, blz. 18-19. Bijdrage n.a.v. het verschijnen van het boek Wie zegt wat waar? Regionale taal in Nederland en Vlaanderen
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Interview met Kluun over zijn boek Familieopstelling in het tijdschrift 'Brabants. Over Brabanders en hun taal', jaargang 8, nr. 1.
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Interview in 'Brabants. Kwartaalblad over Brabanders en hun taal'.
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In deze bijdrage ga ik opnieuw na hoe we de dialecten van Budel, Maarheeze en Soerendonk (de Kranendonkse dialecten) zouden moeten noemen: zijn zij Brabants of Limburgs? De drie dorpen behoren al vele eeuwen tot het hertogdom Brabant en zijn opvolgende staatkundige eenheden Staats Brabant en Noord-Brabant, maar de dialectologie laat zien dat er Lim...
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The present paper discusses gender marking, i.e. the morphological marking of masculine, feminine and neuter lexical gender in the adnominal domain, in Brabantish dialects spoken in the southern Dutch province North-Brabant. Gender markers belong to the most salient features of North-Brabantish, but with a process of dialect levelling well on its w...
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Writing is a medium for communication that has been in use for thousands of years. Writing systems have developed in different ways in various cultures and societies. For a long time, written language was perceived as setting the standards for proper language. Recently, digital communication has changed writing enormously, as it has given writing a...
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Dialect and standard language in contact. The many forms of the Langstraat dialect Over the past century, the dialects of the Langstraat region in the province of Noord-Brabant have structurally changed under the influence of the Dutch standard language. The younger dialect varieties that have emerged, have lost characteristic features through time...
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Samenvatting In dit artikel tonen we aan de hand van kwalitatieve data aan hoe talige praktijken met sprekers en artiesten uit drie steden in de periferie van Nederland en België, namelijk Tilburg, Heerlen en Genk een lokale identiteit construeren en reproduceren en hoe op die manier het besef van lokale eigenheid tot stand komt. We laten zien dat...
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Op 16 maart 2019 werd bekend dat het Limburgs nationaal erkend wordt als officiële regionale taal. "Dat heeft minister Kajsa Ollongren (Binnenlandse Zaken) vandaag op verkiezingstournee door de provincie bekendgemaakt", las ik in dagblad De Limburger. De minister vindt het belangrijk dat men in het Limburgs blijft spreken en schrijven. Drie streekt...
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Het Brabants is een koepelterm voor lokale dialecten, Nederlands met regionale kenmerken zoals een Brabants accent, en alle variëteiten die daar tussenin zitten en met de provincie Noord-Brabant geassocieerd worden. Het is een van de vele streektalen van Nederland en het verdient onze aandacht vanwege de rol van taal in onze cultuur, identiteit en...
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Jos Swanenberg Het accentplafond Schamen jongeren zich voor hun accent? Ik schrok even toen ik dat las in de Metro en bleek dat het over jongeren uit Oss en 's-Hertogenbosch ging. Brabantse jongeren schamen zich zó voor hun accent, dat ze niet solliciteren op banen in de Randstad. De bronnen Toen ik het artikel las, bleek deze krantenkop een artike...
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Dieser Beitrag beschäftigt sich mit Jugendsprache in verschiedene pädagogische Settings in Brabant (die Niederlande). Es handelt sich um die Frage wie man die Variation in Jugendsprache beschreiben und analysieren soll, und wie man die linguistische Variation erklären kann. Wenn man Jugendsprache nicht herangehen kann als eine definierte linguistis...
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It is remarkable that first language acquisition and historical dialectology should have remained strange bedfellows for so long considering the common assumption in historical linguistics that language change is due to the process of non-target transmission of linguistic features, forms and structures between generations, and thus between parents...
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Eén van de bekendste digitale‎ sociale ‎netwerken ‎is ‎Facebook. ‎Kenmerkend‎ voor ‎zo'n‎ netwerk is dat er enorm veel wordt gecommuniceerd in woord en beeld. De nieuwe mogelijkheden om te communiceren die dergelijke netwerken bieden, hebben onze samenleving complexer gemaakt dan ooit. Zij vormen elementen van globalisering die een veranderlijkheid...
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Consolidating Regiolect. A survey of dialect and regiolect use by adolescents in the Eindhoven area This study is a survey of dialect use, accent strength, knowledge and use of lexical dialect items, and attitude among adolescents in the Eindhoven area, an urbanized area in the Dutch province of North-Brabant. Regiolects tend to emerge and take ove...
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Consolidating Regiolect. A survey of dialect and regiolect use by adolescents in the Eindhoven area This study is a survey of dialect use, accent strength, knowledge and use of lexical dialect items, and attitude among adolescents in the Eindhoven area, an urbanized area in the Dutch province of North-Brabant. Regiolects tend to emerge and take ove...
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Consolidating Regiolect. A survey of dialect and regiolect use by adolescents in the Eindhoven area This study is a survey of dialect use, accent strength, knowledge and use of lexical dialect items, and attitude among adolescents in the Eindhoven area, an urbanized area in the Dutch province of North-Brabant. Regiolects tend to emerge and take ove...
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As globalization has brought about social changes not seen previously, this squib sketches outlines for a renewal of the field of dialectology. The primary concern is how these changes are reflected in young people’s identity construction and expression, expecting an intricate interplay between the attractions of global and local culture. This may...
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Super-diversity' has gained popularity in the field of sociolinguistics as a new concept that jettisons the rather rigid toolkit of speech communities, ethnolects and mother tongues in favour of notions of truncated repertoires and resources that better capture the plurality of styles, registers and genres of people living in a globalized world. In...
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This paper aims at mapping out and analyzing language variation and the un-derlying social structures of adolescents in a part of the province North Brabant, The Netherlands. It presents the findings of a study that was conducted in 2010 at two Dutch high schools, in a large college in the town of Uden and in a much smaller school in the peripheral...
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Moving from a traditional dialect geography research methodology to one in which data are processed electronically, and where visualization is used as a research tool, can be of great benefit to dialect geography. A working environment offering full support for using visualization as a research tool could take dialect geography into the era of e-Sc...
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It is remarkable that first language acquisition and historical dialectology remain strange bedfellows although in historical linguistics there is the common assumption that language change in the past is due to the process of non target like transmission of linguistic features between generations i.e. between parents and children. Both disciplines...
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In: Tilburg. Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, monumenten en cultuur, nr. 28

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Lexicografie van de dialecten in Noord-Brabant (NL), Antwerpen, Vlaams Brabant en Brussel (B). De woordenschat is per semantisch domein ingedeeld en gepubliceerd: agrarische woordenschat, vakterminologieën, namen van planten en dieren, eten en drinken enz. De databanken zijn digitaal beschikbaar op www.e-wbd.nl