In this paper, the first results of a perception study in Flanders are reported. In order to gain
insight in the way Flemish language users perceive the Flemish linguistic landscape, 80
informants were subjected to a qualitative interview in which they were asked to expound
their views of the Dutch language situation. Moreover, they had to judge seven audio
recordings, spoken in Standard Dutch or in several regional versions of tussentaal (literally
“in-between-language’). By means of a qualitative analysis of the interviews, different
types of perceptions of the Dutch language situation are identified.