Dutch

Biography of a Language

Author: Roland Willemyns

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199858713

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 289

View: 8340

Offers a well-researched and highly readable survey of the language in all its historical, geographic, and social aspects
Release

Dutch

a linguistic history of Holland and Belgium

Author: Bruce C. Donaldson

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 199

View: 9577

Release

Dutch

An Essential Grammar

Author: William Z. Shetter,Esther Ham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317354915

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 286

View: 2153

Now in its 10th edition, Dutch: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Dutch as it is used by native speakers. Features include: A brand new chapter on negation; A user-friendly style to ensure all elements of the language that are of particular difficulty to English speakers are adequately explained; ‘Let’s Try That’ sections in each chapter containing sample exercises; More examples and cross-referencing throughout, and a comprehensive glossary and index at the back of the book; Full use of examples given throughout illustrating modern usage. Dutch: An Essential Grammar is the ideal reference source both for those studying Dutch independently and for students in colleges, universities and adult classes.
Release

The Dutch Language

A Survey

Author: Pierre Brachin

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004075931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

View: 2431

Release

The Dawn of Dutch

Language contact in the Western Low Countries before 1200

Author: Michiel de Vaan

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027264503

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 613

View: 7152

The Low Countries are famous for their radically changing landscape over the last 1,000 years. Like the landscape, the linguistic situation has also undergone major changes. In Holland, an early form of Frisian was spoken until, very roughly, 1100, and in parts of North Holland it disappeared even later. The hunt for traces of Frisian or Ingvaeonic in the dialects of the western Low Countries has been going on for around 150 years, but a synthesis of the available evidence has never appeared. The main aim of this book is to fill that gap. It follows the lead of many recent studies on the nature and effects of language contact situations in the past. The topic is approached from two different angles: Dutch dialectology, in all its geographic and diachronic variation, and comparative Germanic linguistics. In the end, the minute details and the bigger picture merge into one possible account of the early and high medieval processes that determined the make-up of western Dutch.
Release

Kongo

Eine Geschichte

Author: David Van Reybrouck

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518778005

Category: History

Page: 783

View: 4057

Fesselnd und atemberaubend erzählt David van Reybrouck die Geschichte Kongos, wie wir sie noch nie gelesen haben. Der Autor, der den Bogen von der kolonialen Gewaltherrschaft unter Leopold II. über die 32jährige Mobutu-Diktatur bis hinein in die Gegenwart spannt, berichtet aus der eindrücklichen Perspektive derjenigen, die in ihrem Land leiden, kämpfen, leben – im Mittelpunkt stehen die Träume, Hoffnungen und Schicksale der sogenannten einfachen Bevölkerung. Für sein mehrfach preisgekröntes Buch hat der Autor zahlreiche Reisen in das zentralafrikanische Land unternommen, in dem er einzigartige Interviews führen konnte. Der Älteste, mit dem er sprach, wurde 1882 geboren. Seine Stimme und die vieler hundert anderer, Kindersoldaten und Rebellenführer, Politiker und Missionare, machen dieses Buch zu einer Sensation. Mit zahlreichen Augenzeugenberichten, bisher unbekannten Dokumenten aus Archiven und Van Reybroucks fundierter Kenntnis der Forschung stellt es einen Meilenstein auf dem Gebiet der Sachbuchliteratur dar.
Release

Dutch

Author: Teri Woods

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446558451

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7005

James Bernard Jr., a.k.a. Dutch, has become the most dangerous criminal in New Jersey. From his early skill as a car thief, Dutch recognized the opportunity to rule the streets and he seized it. Feared by all, and completely fearless, Dutch and his dangerous clique take over the lucrative heroin business of a local African drug lord. With both the protection and respect of the Mafia, Dutch becomes the most terrifying force on the streets. District Attorney Anthony Jacobs is determined to take down Dutch and his crew, and he's confident that his witnesses will testify against them. But a sudden turn of events will soon make the DA's job harder than he imagined.
Release

Dutch For Dummies

Author: Margreet Kwakernaak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470779748

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 392

View: 3362

Dutch is spoken by 23 million people, mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium, and is an official EU language. For English speakers, written Dutch can be fairly straightforward to pick up, although the pronunciation can be more of a challenge. This simple guidebook and audio CD covers Dutch grammar, pronunciation and everyday phrases, making this vibrant language more accessible to English speakers – whether you’re just visiting or planning to stay on a long-term basis. Dutch For Dummies is the essential guide for everyone from students and holidaymakers, to those wanting to speak Dutch for business purposes. From numbers and vocabulary to greetings, popular expressions and proper etiquette, this clear, easy-to-follow guide will have you speaking Dutch like a native in no time. Dutch For Dummies includes: Audio CD to assist learning Introductory grammar and vocabulary Meeting and getting to know people Dining out, shopping, leisure time and the workplace Dealing with emergencies Tips on how to pick up Dutch quickly Note: CD files are available to download when buying the eBook version
Release

Blacks in the Dutch World

The Evolution of Racial Imagery in a Modern Society

Author: Allison Blakely

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253214331

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 3433

Blacks in the Dutch World examines the interaction between Black history and Dutch history to gain an understanding of the historical development of racial attitudes. Allison Blakely reveals cracks in the self-image and reputation of Dutch society as a haven for those escaping intolerance. Pervasive images of "the Moor" and "the noble savage" in Dutch art and popular culture; "Black Pete," servant to Santa Claus in Dutch Christmas tradition: these and many other cultural artefacts reflect the racial stereotyping of Blacks that existed in the Dutch world through slavery, servitude, and freedom. Blakely weighs the proposition that factors unique to the modern period have contributed to the creation of this racial imagery in Dutch folklore, art, literature, and religion. By viewing evolving images of Blacks against the backdrop of Western expansion, the agricultural, scientific, and industrial revolutions, and the advent of modern secular doctrines, Blakely discovers that humanism and liberalism, hallmarks of Dutch society since medieval times, have been imperfect guardians against race bias. Blacks in the Dutch World confirms that the existence of colour prejudice in a predominantly "white" society does not depend on the presence of racial conflict or even a significant "coloured" population. The origins are related to the complex interaction of evolving social, cultural, and economic phenomena.
Release

Unternehmenskultur bei Royal Dutch/Shell, Siemens und DaimlerChrysler

Author: Christian Stadler

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515083393

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 4527

Die durchschnittliche Lebensdauer eines europaischen Unternehmens betragt 12,5 Jahre. Royal Dutch/Shell, Siemens und DaimlerChrysler ueberleben seit ueber 100 Jahren. Mit gemeinsam ueber einer Million Beschaftigten und beeindruckenden Gewinnen ist Ihnen ein Platz im unternehmerischen Olymp sicher. Wie gelang es den drei Unternehmen diesen Status zu erlangen? Warum konnten sie mit soziookonomischen Umbruechen so erfolgreich umgehen? Auf der Grundlage ausfuehrlicher Quellenstudien in den Unternehmensarchiven, Interviews mit Topmanagern (inklusive 7 Vorstandsvorsitzenden) und aktiver Projektbeteiligung wurden diese Fragen erortert. Das Ergebnis ist eine umfassende historische Beleuchtung der wichtigsten Veranderungsprozesse und der Unternehmensidentitat, Unternehmenskultur. Besonderer Bedacht wurde auf die Perspektive des Managments gelegt. Wie kann ein Konzern erfolgreich durch die Untiefen der Geschichte gelenkt werden? Welche Moglichkeiten bieten sich fuer den Vorstand, in komplexen Organisationen zu agieren und langfristige Werte zu schaffen? "Das Buch besticht besonders durch die differenzierte Analyse des Kulturwandels in den drei Konzernen [a] der Autor leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zum Verstandnis der Bedeutung von Unternehmenskultur fuer die Entwicklung erfolgreicher Unternehmen." Sueddeutsche Zeitung aEndlich einmal ein Unternehmenshistoriker, der vor aktueller Relevanz nicht zurueckschreckt, der (betriebs-)wirtschaftliche Theorie und Praxis ernst nimmt und fuer seine Arbeit nutzbar macht - und auch noch eingangig und pragnant schreibt!o Archiv und Wirtschaft.
Release

Righting English That's Gone Dutch

Author: Joy Burrough-Boenisch

Publisher: Kemper Conseil Publishing

ISBN: 9789076542089

Category:

Page: 166

View: 8542

Handleiding voor het vermijden van 'Dunglish', de mengtaal die ontstaat als Nederlanders het Engels gebruiken volgens de regels van het Nederlands.
Release

The Dutch in the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600-1815

Author: Johannes Postma

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521048248

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 444

View: 8951

Presenting a thorough analysis of the Dutch participation in the transatlantic slave trade, this book is based upon extensive research in Dutch archives. The book examines the whole range of Dutch involvement in the Atlantic slave trade from the beginning of the 1600s to the nineteenth century.
Release

Slavery in Dutch South Africa

Author: Nigel Worden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521258758

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 9535

This first comprehensive analysis of slavery in early colonial South Africa, based on research in Britain, the Netherlands and South Africa, examines the nature of Cape slavery with reference to the literature on other slave societies. Dr Worden shows how the slave economy developed in town and countryside, and discusses the dynamics of the slave market, the growth of land concentration, the harsh life on the farm, and the developing polarisation of rural race relations. He analyses the relation of fear and brutality in small farming communities and demonstrates that, contrary to previous assumptions, small-scale slavery produced conditions as severe as those experienced in the large-scale slave-holding systems of the Deep South. However, Cape slavery was exceptional in that manumission was rare and unity among slaves was inhibited by their diverse origins. The study is an important contribution to an understanding of the development of South African colonial society and to comparative slave studies.
Release

Dutch Oven

Kochen über offenem Feuer

Author: Carsten Bothe

Publisher: HEEL Verlag

ISBN: 3868529756

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 9749

Seit einigen Jahren haben sich die Dutch-Oven in der Grill- und Barbecueszene etabliert und das Kochen mit den "schwarzen Pötten" ist Kult geworden. Dabei ist der Dutch-Oven mehr als nur ein gusseiserner Kochtopf. Er ist ein Symbol für den Wilden Westen, für Freiheit und Abenteuer, für gutes Essen am Lagerfeuer und das Leben in der Natur. In diesem Buch erfahren Sie anhand vieler Rezepte, wie man im Dutch-Oven saftige Braten zaubert, gehaltvolle Eintöpfe zubereitet oder knuspriges Brot backt. Auch Nachspeisen, die typischen Bohnengerichte oder Aufläufe und Gratins gelingen mit den Anleitungen kinderleicht und sind auch für Anfänger einfach nachzukochen. Autor Carsten Bothe hat vor mehr als zehn Jahren den Dutch-Oven nach Deutschland gebracht. Er gilt als Experte für das Kochen am Lagerfeuer und leitet viele Kurse zum Thema.
Release

The Dutch Response to HIV

Pragmatism and Consensus

Author: Theo Sandfort

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1857288173

Category: Medical

Page: 271

View: 5641

The Netherlands' response to AIDS is widely regarded as well organized and effective. This is largely due to the timely response to the threat of the disease, with a prevention programme starting in 1982. This Dutch example provides an instructive case study for other countries with relevance for policy makers now and in the future. The book documents and discusses Dutch prevention policy: most specifically the prevention policies and activities for various target groups; the focus on prevention research and studies on sexuality and health behaviour; and the emphasis on individual responsibility.
Release

Japan and the Dutch, 1600-1853

Author: Grant Kohn Goodman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700712205

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9279

This is the history of Dutch influence on Japan during the so-called 'closed centuries' between 1640 and 1853. Dutch maritime traders provided the only commercial link which Japan maintained with the west, and were thus the sole channel for western ideas and knowledge to reach neo-Confucian society. Professor Goodman explains the circumstances of the Dutch themselves in Japan during the seventeenth century, and the historical and intellectual milieu within which 'Dutch studies' were nurtured. He traces the initial interest of the Shogun government in European astronomy and medicine, and the gradual development of interest in wider spheres of western knowledge and culture.
Release

The Semantics of Generics in Dutch and Related Languages

Author: Albert Oosterhof

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027255051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 9704

This monograph is a comprehensive study of the various ways in which genericity can be expressed in Dutch, dialects of Dutch, and languages related to Dutch. On the basis of empirical (corpus- and questionnaire-based) data, a wide range of topics are discussed which have been addressed in the literature on the semantics and pragmatics of generics. The empirical data presented in this book shed new light on issues crucial to the study of genericity. A number of widely accepted ideas are shown to be problematic. For example, arguments are presented against the well-known claim that progressive forms typically exclude characterizing interpretations. Furthermore, the author shows that speakers do not agree in their judgements of the acceptability of bare plurals (as well as other noun phrase types) in generic contexts. Such data are a problem for the influential thesis that bare plurals refer to kinds unambiguously.
Release

Essential Speech and Language Technology for Dutch

Results by the STEVIN-programme

Author: Peter Spyns,Jan Odijk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642309090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 413

View: 3310

The book provides an overview of more than a decade of joint R&D efforts in the Low Countries on HLT for Dutch. It not only presents the state of the art of HLT for Dutch in the areas covered, but, even more importantly, a description of the resources (data and tools) for Dutch that have been created are now available for both academia and industry worldwide. The contributions cover many areas of human language technology (for Dutch): corpus collection (including IPR issues) and building (in particular one corpus aiming at a collection of 500M word tokens), lexicology, anaphora resolution, a semantic network, parsing technology, speech recognition, machine translation, text (summaries) generation, web mining, information extraction, and text to speech to name the most important ones. The book also shows how a medium-sized language community (spanning two territories) can create a digital language infrastructure (resources, tools, etc.) as a basis for subsequent R&D. At the same time, it bundles contributions of almost all the HLT research groups in Flanders and the Netherlands, hence offers a view of their recent research activities. Targeted readers are mainly researchers in human language technology, in particular those focusing on Dutch. It concerns researchers active in larger networks such as the CLARIN, META-NET, FLaReNet and participating in conferences such as ACL, EACL, NAACL, COLING, RANLP, CICling, LREC, CLIN and DIR ( both in the Low Countries), InterSpeech, ASRU, ICASSP, ISCA, EUSIPCO, CLEF, TREC, etc. In addition, some chapters are interesting for human language technology policy makers and even for science policy makers in general.
Release

Innocence Abroad

The Dutch Imagination and the New World, 1570-1670

Author: Benjamin Schmidt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521804080

Category: Art

Page: 450

View: 1005

Explores the encounter between the Netherlands and the New World in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Release

Adverbs of Degree in Dutch and Related Languages

Author: Henny Klein

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027282307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 8769

Adverbs of degree form an intriguing part of the lexicon: numerous, multiform and everchanging. They also show a great variety in distribution. In this study, the characteristics of adverbs of degree are investigated from a semantic point of view. The main focus is on Dutch, but previous studies about English and German adverbs of degree are used to compare with and to build on. The book starts with an introduction on grading and gradability, and a classification of the adverbs according to the degree they express. Next, the different lexical sources from which the adverbs emerge and the process of grammaticalization are discussed. The main part of the book is devoted to semantic restrictions on the use of adverbs of degree, on the one hand restrictions concerning the modified elements, on the other hand those concerning the environment. Topics include absoluteness versus gradability, positive versus negative evaluation, the strengthening of negation, polarity sensitivity, the logical properties of the adverbs themselves, and restrictions to reduplication and stacking. Besides the main text, three case studies are presented in which the pecularities of some of the adverbs are investigated in depth, to show more in detail to complexities of their distribution. The appendix gives an overview of Dutch adverbs of degree.
Release