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De valkuilen van een nieuw Bargoens woordenboekje en de makkes van de bargoenistiek. Naar aanleiding van: Henry Roskam Boeven-jargon. Bezorgd door Ewoud Sanders en Nicoline van der Sijs. Amsterdam / Antwerpen: Veen. 2002

Author(s): Besten, Hans den

ISSN 1567-6633

Volume: 2005;
Date: 2005;
Original page

This article argues that Henry Roskam's Boeven-jargon, a ‘new’ source of Bargoens or Dutch cant, hardly has any value for Bargoens and post-Yiddish studies at all because the author took almost all of his Bargoens materials as well as all of his hebraized Yiddish examples from J.G.M. Moormann's study of Dutch-based secret languages - while introducing quite a few errors. These errors provide a partial explanation for a couple of misunderstandings in the linguistic introduction to this edition as regards orthography and pronunciation and as regards the status of some stray instances of ‘Sephardic’ Hebrew.

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