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1 BELGIUM: languages and identities. an intergenerational discovery dr. Rob Belemans

2 A little quiz

3 The small Belgium quiz 1.Belgium is: A kingdom -- It’s a federal state, where the central government alows the regions to take a(n icreasing) number of decisions by their own (confederal = souvereign states that decide to work together on some aspects of their separated responsabilites)

4 The small Belgium quiz 2. Belgium has 6 different governments: It could have been 7, but in the flemish area the regional and community government are combined in one

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6 The small Belgium quiz 3. Belgium has - since the 21. juli kings and 3 queens King Filip & queen Mathilde King Albert II & queen Paola queen Fabiola

7 The small Belgium quiz 4. Brussels is the capital of 2 regions within Belgium: The Brussels region Flanders = the Flemish region and community -- And it’s the capital of the federal state of Belgium as a whole and the EU-capital as well

8 1. Vlaamse taalvariatiefobie t.o.v. Frans

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10 The small Belgium quiz 5. It’s impossible to say how many languages there are spoken within Belgium: What is a language? Limburgian became an official regional language on 1/3/1998 but not in Belgium a regional language Limburgian dialects

11 The small Belgium quiz 6. Belgium is: Belgium has 3 official languages German French Dutch MT: 56%38%1% FL: 15%48%27%

12 1. Vlaamse taalvariatiefobie t.o.v. Frans

13 The small Belgium quiz 7. Belgium was never monolingual French speaking

14 The small Belgium quiz 8. Will all Belgians once speak the same language? If so, than English or Chinese

15 Taalcontactzone tussen Romaans en Germaans

16 taalgrens & faciliteitengemeenten

17 Het Limburgs Officiële situatie sinds 1/3/1998 : Limburgse streektaal = the Limburgian language in the Netherlands Limburgse dialecten

18 Vlaanderen en zijn taalvariatiefobie 1. tussen standaardtalen 2. tussen norm en substandaardtaal

19 to summarize


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