The Meertens Institute
Our main fields are:
- ethnological study of the function, meaning and coherence of cultural expressions
- structural, dialectological and sociolinguistic study of language variation within Dutch in the Netherlands, with the emphasis on grammatical and onomastic variation.
The results of our research are presented in a number of publications.
The institute also publishes its own books. We also organize workshops, symposiums and conferences on a regular basis.
Apart from research, the institute also concerns itself with documentation and providing information to third parties in the field of Dutch language and culture. We possess a large library, with numerous collections and a substantive documentation system, of which databases are a substantive part.
The Meertens Institute currently employs appr. 60 people