Language structure: variation and change

Events & activities

Defense Robbert van Sluijs

Robbert van Sluijs will defend his dissertation titled ‘Variation and change in Virgin Islands Dutch Creole’ on May 11 in the aula of the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. The defense is a public event, you are welcome. For more information, visit

The dissertation will be published in the LOT dissertation series. You can download the work in due time via

Robbert has published various articles on variation and change in this extinct but nonetheless fascinating and beautiful creole language. This article (in Dutch) is a nice introduction:

Other important sources on Virgins Islands Dutch Creole are the Negerhollands chapter by Robbert van Sluijs in the Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures (APiCS), via and the website