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Dick Smakman

University Lecturer

Dr. D. Smakman
+31 71 527 2607

Dick Smakman is a University Lecturer at the Centre for Linguistics.

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Fields of interest

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Socophonetics
  • Didactics
  • Language learning
  • Ideologies
  • Standardisation
  • Diversity
  • Globalisation


Finding out why people make the language choices they make, be they in their first or their second language.

Curriculum vitae

1996-2001 PhD track, Sociolinguistics, Nijmegen University; PhD in 2006
1997-1998 English Language & Literature, Amsterdam University (UvA); MA in 1998
1994-1995 Linguistics, Nijmegen University; MA in 1995
1992-1994 Linguistics, Durham University, England
1990-1992 English Language & Literature, Nijmegen University


Key publications

  • Smakman, D. (2012) The definition of the standard language: a survey in seven countries. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 218, pp. 25-58.
  • Botma, E.D. & Sebregts, K & Smakman, D. (2012) The phonetics and phonology of Dutch mid vowels before /l/. Laboratory Phonology, 3 (2), pp. 273-298.
  • Smakman, D. & Korzilius, H. & Meurs, F., van & Neerven, E., van (2009)
    English words and phrases in radio commercials in the Netherlands: Their use and effects. ESP Across Cultures, 6, pp. 107-128. (Article)
  • Smith-Christmas, C. & Smakman, D. (2009) Gaelic on Skye: Older speakers' identity in a language-shift situation. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2009 (200), pp. 27-47. (Article)

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL Engels

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B1.13



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