Dr. Nantke Pecht

I am a sociolinguist with strong interests in multilingual communities, language related to processes of migration and mobility, and language variation. I am particularly intrigued by the ways in which power dynamics and ideologies shape communicative practices and processes of meaning-making. My expertise includes morphosyntactic variation, language and dialect contact (Dutch & German), regional and minority languages, language change, and language related to cultural heritage and migration. I wrote my PhD dissertation on variation in the use of personal pronouns and progressive aspect in a Belgian Dutch-German-Limburgish contact variety (passed with distinction, Maastricht University).


Interdisciplinary Centre for Integration and Migration Research (InZentIM

Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE)

Lingdustry: Multilingualism in the Industrial Sphere (co-founder)

Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL) (‚Association of Applied Linguistics‘)

Internationale Gesellschaft für Dialektologie des Deutschen (IDGG) (‚International Society for German Dialectology‘)

Algemene Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap (AVT) (‚Dutch Linguistic Society‘)

Netzwerk (deutsche) Sprachminderheitenforschung (‚Research into German as a minority language worldwide‘)

New Speakers Network: About New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe

Taal- en Letterenplatform Limburg (TaLeP) (member in 2018/19)

The Limburgish Section of the Vereniging van Leraren in Levende Talen (member in 2019/20)