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Jill Puttaert

Postdoc

Name
Dr. J. Puttaert
Telephone
+31 71 527 2794
E-mail
j.puttaert@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Jill Puttaert is a researcher at the Centre for Linguistics.

More information about Jill Puttaert

Fields of interest

  • (Historical) sociolinguistics
  • History of Dutch
  • Language variation and change
  • Language choice
  • Language history from below

Research

I received my PhD in 2019 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) with a thesis entitled ‘Forgotten Voices from Below. A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Lower-Class Correspondence in the Low Countries in the Long Nineteenth Century’. In my thesis I investigated the written language use in letters by soldiers from the Napoleonic era and by paupers asking for financial support from their local authorities. More specially, I looked at the tension between influences from local varieties and dialects on the one hand and supralocal writing practices on the other. Currently I am working as a postdoc on the new NWO-funded project ‘Pardon my French? Dutch-French Language Contact in The Netherlands, 1500-1900’ at Leiden University.

Grants and awards

Jeanne Lonnoy Prize 2012-2013 for the best MA thesis in Linguistics. Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Curriculum vitae

2020-present
Postdoctoral researcher on the NWO-funded project 'Pardon my French? Dutch-French Language Contact in The Netherlands, 1500-1900', Leiden University Centre for Linguistics

2013-2019
PhD fellow on the FWO- and VUB-funded project ‘Forgotten Voices from Below. A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Lower-Class Correspondence in the Low Countries in the Long Nineteenth Century’ – Vrije Universiteit Brussel

2011-2013
MA Dutch Language and Literature (‘Taal en Letterkunde, Nederlands’) – Vrije Universiteit Brussel

2007-2011
Teacher training for Dutch and history (BA) (‘Lerarenopleiding secundair onderwijs: Nederlands en geschiedenis’) – Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB)

Postdoc

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

Work address

Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 2.07

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