The Boarnsterhim Corpus

  • Marjoleine Sloos (Creator)



The Boarnsterhim Corpus is a corpus of spoken language, consisting of 250 hours of speech in both West Frisian and Dutch by the same sample of bilingual speakers. The corpus contains original recordings from 1982-1984 and a replication study recorded 35 years later. At both recording moments, three members of a single family, either male or female, were recorded who represent different generations. This results in a unique data collection which spans speech of four generations and combines panel and trend data. In terms of apparent language change, the Boarnsterhim Corpus provide samples of a hundred years of language change.
The data can be used for a wide range of language variation and change studies, including socio-phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, dialectology, and pragmatics in monolingual and bilingual context. The data are also interesting for historiographic studies, code-switching in balanced bilinguals, and developments in reading skills in minority-majority language contact.
Date made available2019
PublisherInstituut voor de Nederlandse Taal
Temporal coverage1897 - 2000
Date of data production2017 - 2019
Geographical coverageBoarnsterhim

Research Output

The Boarnsterhim Corpus: A Bilingual Frisian-Dutch Panel and Trend Study

Sloos, M., Heeringa, W. J. & Drenth, E., 2018.

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Manlju út Boarnsterhim socht

Marjoleine Sloos


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Dit onderzoek van de Fryske Akademy laat zien hoe de Friese taal verschilt tussen generaties

Marjoleine Sloos


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Akademy siket gesinnen

Marjoleine Sloos


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Sloos, M. (Creator) (2019). The Boarnsterhim Corpus. Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal.