Ode to a Bastard Called ‘Dutch’
(Abdelkader Benali) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2016, № 24, PP. 84-89
The bastard language is the language of the twenty-first century because we are the children of a crazy, chaotic age in which the individual has to figure things out for himself. Language adapts to who we are. If language has first to conform to the laws of grammar, it must now also conform to the laws of the street, the laws of migration, the laws of liberalisation. The bastard is on the alert. The one you hear is who I am.