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Digital Bibliography of Afrikaans Linguistics

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The Digital Bibliography of Afrikaans Linguistics (DBAL) is based on the digital Bibliography of the Dutch Language and Literature Studies (BDLSS). It is compiled by the Huygens Institute in The Hague as well as the Bureau for the Bibliography of Dutch Studies in Brussels. This also includes the Bibliography of Friesian Language and Literature Studies. The intention is to create a comprehensive digital bibliography of the Afrikaans linguistics and literature (BALL). The project runs in phases of which DBAL is the first. Initiations to compile a corresponding bibliography of the Afrikaans literature already started.

At the moment DBAT only includes records on Afrikaans linguistics and it is compiled by staff of the Subject group Afrikaans and Dutch at the School of Languages of the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, of which Prof WAM Carstens is currently the porject leader and chief editor. The project is financed by a generous sponsorship of the Fonds Neerlandistiek Suider-Afrika ( attached to the University of Stellenbosch) and with the technical and logistical support of the Ferdinand Postma Library of the NWU-PUK. We acknowledge with gratitude the financial support of the PUK-Chancellor's Trust of the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) in the past.

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Contact details

Send your commentary to Prof Adri Breed (Adri.Breed@nwu.ac.za) or phone +27 (0)18 299 1563.

In the case of missing information, send the full details to Prof Adri Breed (Adri.Breed@nwu.ac.za).

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The compilers of this bibliography were aware of the problems surrounding copyright. Thus where applicable they obtained the necessary copyright from the publications. It was, however, not always possible. Therefore permission were asked (and got) from the editors of journals to publish articles from the relevant journals. We kindly ask persons who may have information on authors to contact us so that we may initiate the necessary groundwork to obtain permission we need.

The material in this bibliography is meant for academical and educational use only and therefore we had no financial benefits in mind.

Prof Adri Breed

Mev C Schutte

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The DBAL is the result of a process of sixteen years (beginning in 1994) to compile the bibliography. The documents describing the steps in the process are attached.

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This section will be used for news announcements on developmental aspects of DBAT.

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BNTL Bibliography of the Dutch Language and Literature Studies (BDLLS)
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VIVA VIVA: Virtuele Instituut vir Afrikaans

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