Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Rik Vosters

Prof. dr. Rik Vosters

Assistant professor
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies (TALK)
Department of Applied Linguistics (TTKA)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Office B.5.445
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Office: (+32) 2 629 25 73
Cell: (+32) 497 53 18 40
E-mail: Rik.Vosters@vub.ac.be


Just out

  • Vosters, R. (2016). “Mitos de decadencia lingüística en la historia del neerlandés. Una exploración sociolingüística de la lengua en Flandes en los siglos XVIII y XIX.” In: Feliu, F. & J.M. Nadal (red.), Constructing languages: Norms, myths and emotions, IVITRA Research in Linguistic and Literature 13, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 265-281. [read more] [order]

  • Rutten, G. & R. Vosters (2016, in print). “Prescriptivism between the devil and the deep blue sea: Competing language norms in the Southern Low Countries (1815−1830)”. In: Tieken-Boon van Ostade, I.  & Percy, C. (red.), Prescription and Tradition in Language. Establishing standards across time and space, Bristol: Multilingual Matters, pp. 137-151. [read more] [order]

  • Peersman, C., Rutten, G., & Vosters, R. (eds.). (2015). Past, present and future of a language border. Germanic-Romance encounters in the Low Countries. Language and Social Life 1. Berlin / New York: De Gruyter Mouton. 329 pp. ISBN: 978-1-61451-583-8.
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    Past, present and future of a language border. Germanic-Romance encounters in the Low Countries

  • Vosters, R. & L. Villa (eds., 2015). The historical sociolinguistics of spelling. Special issue of Written Language & Literacy 18 (2). ISSN: 1387-6732. 131 pp.
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    The Historical Sociolinguistics of Spelling
 – Special issue of Written Language & Literacy 18:2 (2015)

  • Rutten, G., R. Vosters & W. Vandenbussche (red.) (2014), Norms and usage in language history, 1600-1900. A historical-sociolinguistic and comparative perspective. Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics 3. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 334 pp. ISBN: 978-90-272008-2-2.
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    Norms and usage in language history

Last update: September 29, 2016


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Rik Vosters
Vrije Universiteit Brussel • Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte • Pleinlaan 2 • 1050 Brussel • Belgium
Tel.: 02 629.27.73 • Fax: 02 629.36.84 • Rik.Vosters@vub.ac.be