Prof Dr L.M.E.A. Cornips

Part of the chair is the biennial Dr. Lou Spronck-lecture (since 8 April 2016).

All documents are in Dutch only.


Limburgish is a minority language which was extended minor recognition by The Netherlands in 1997, a signatory of the 1992 European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages. About 900,000 Limburgers, 75% of the total population claim to speak a dialect. However, in the recent survey conducted by the Language Union, all domains in which people speak Limburgish have been been counted as Dutch.

The signers of the petition  “We speak Limburgs but the Language Union doesn’t want to know" disagree as can be seen in this report (pdf in Dutch).


*Profile picture taken by Paul van der Veer*