Hans Van de Velde

Senior researcher in Sociolinguistics at Fryske Akademy (Leeuwarden) and Chair of Sociolinguistics at Utrecht University. His main research area is the sociolinguistic study of language variation and change, but he has also been involved in research on language testing and language learning. In the Friesland province (the Netherlands) he researches the Frisian minority language, Dutch and the mixed varieties spoken and is responsible for the development of Frisian language tools, such as online dictionaries, spelling tools, automatic translation and speech recognition.

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