Language Book on Antwerp language Wednesday 21 March 2007
I just signed a contract with a publisher to publish my book about the Antwerp city language. I have to hand in the final manuscript by 15 June and the book should appear in stores in October. I will probably get to do a presentation about it on the Boekenbeurs (Flanders' biggest book fair) in November.

In this book, which will be called "Antwerps schrijven", I analyse the grammar of the Antwerp language and propose a rational spelling for it. I have permission from all the most famous Antwerp singers (Wannes Van de Velde, The Strangers, Katastroof, Hugo Matthyssen) to include the lyrics of some of their songs to demonstrate this spelling. I'll also start a web site about the Antwerp language to promote the book and the spelling.

I know it's a long shot but my goal is to introduce a standard way of writing Antwerpish and I plan to dedicate much of my energy to achieving that goal in the next year or two.

Eleni Wed 13 Jun 2007 @ 16:38
Congrats!!! Bravo !!!
publish it in English so i can read it!!! :p

Zes Fri 08 Jun 2007 @ 15:31
Hehe, congrads (sic) ;-)

BosjeR Sun 29 Apr 2007 @ 22:44
However, congrats on getting it published!!

BosjeR Sun 29 Apr 2007 @ 22:43
Dude, seriously =)


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