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AHRC project on Middle Dutch Sentence and Word Phonology

Aditi Lahiri & Johanneke Sytsema

Our knowledge of the linguistic systems of early Germanic comes from manuscripts. For Middle Dutch quite a few literary manuscripts have been handed down and most of them were made available in excellent diplomatic editions, especially in the series Middeleeuwse verzamelhandschriften uit de Nederlanden. One major manuscript that has never been edited diplomatically is Ms.Marshall 29 located in the Bodleian Library in Oxford and dates back to around 1375. Based on a careful study of these texts, we plan to provide a comprehensive segmental and prosodic phonological analysis of 14th century Dutch.

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