Log In

Jan Goossens Edit Profile

educator , philologist

Jan Goossens, Belgian philologist, educator. Member of Society Dutch. Language and Literature (Netherlands), Institut fur Niederdeutsche Sprachforschung, Royal Academy Dutch Language and Literature (Belgium).

Background

Goossens, Jan was born on February 19, 1930 in Genk, Belgium. Son of Michel and Maria (Lenaerts) Goossens.

Education

Licentiate, University Louvain, Belgium, 1955. Doctor, University Louvain, Belgium, 1960. Doctor(honorary), University Liege, 1988.

Career

Teacher High School, Hasselt, Belgium, 1955-1961. Dozent University Marburg, Germany, 1961-1965. Professor University Louvain, 1965-1969.

Professor Dutch and Low German philology University Munster, Germany, 1969-1995. President Kommission fur Mundart und Namenforschung Westfalens, Munster, 1971—1999, Verein fur niederdeutsche Sprachforschung, Hamburg, 1975—1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Semantic Problems, 1963, Structural Linguistic Geography, 1969, Introduction to Dutch Dialectology, 1972, Historical Phonology of Dutch, 1973, German Dialectology, 1977, Linguistic Atlas of the Northern Rhineland and the Southeastern Netherlands, 1988, 1994, 2002, The Castrated Nose, 1988, Reynke, Reynaert and the European Beast Epic, 1998. Editor: Reynaerts Historie-Reynke de Vos, 1983, The Reynard Iconography, 1983. Co-author: Phonological Atlas of the Dutch Dialects, 1998, 2002, Selected Writings on Dutch and German Language and Literature.

Membership

Member of Society Dutch. Language and Literature (Netherlands), Institut fur Niederdeutsche Sprachforschung, Royal Academy Dutch Language and Literature (Belgium).

Connections

Married Magda Vanmaele, July 23, 1956. Children: Dirk, Bart, Gert, Greetje.

father:
Michel Goossens

mother:
Maria (Lenaerts) Goossens

spouse:
Magda Vanmaele

children:
Dirk Goossens

Bart Goossens

Gert Goossens

Greetje Goossens