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Dialect change and its consequences for the Dutch dialect landscape : How much is due to the standard variety and how much is not? / Hinskens, F.L.M.P.; Heeringa, W.J.

In: Journal of Linguistic Geography, Vol. 3, No. 1, 22.06.2015, p. 20-33.

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