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De Josselin de Jong Het Huidige Negerhollandsch available as scan

On the page Scanned publications you will find a scan of de Josselin de Jong’s most important publication about Virgin Islands Dutch Creole:

Josselin de Jong, J[an] P[etrus] B[enjamin] de. 1926. Het huidige Neger­hollandsch (teksten en woordenlijst). Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Academie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam, Nieuwe Reeks, Deel 26, no. 1. 124 pp.

In 1922-1923 De Josselin de Jong visited both St. Thomas and St. John on an archaeological expedition to find out more about the native American people who lived on the islands before the European colonization. In his spare time he read Hesseling’s Het Negerhollands der Deense Antillen and interviewed several native speakers of Virgin Islands Dutch Creole.

His work about the language was published only three years after his departure. The book about his archaeological work in the Caribbean was published twenty years later, in 1947.

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