tommus wrote:Update on Dutch Language Islands:
I moved the main description of Dutch Language Islands and associated links to a sub-page in the Wiki. I replaced this information that was on the main Dutch page with a very short description of Dutch Language Islands, and moved it further down the main Dutch page. I added this statement: "These islands are also a good source of Dutch/English parallel text." I don't think there is any need for a separate section for parallel Dutch/English text, but there could be if necessary. And there could be Dutch/"other language" parallel text, and related islands for that matter.
The main Dutch page in the Wiki
If, as you state, these islands are a good idea, I would hope that other people created islands for their favorite language pairs, too. That's another good reason that having an article on Language Islands in general is a good idea. Rather than each language's list of language islands having to duplicate the definition of what the heck a language island is, they could link to the article, and merely start the list with "The following are language islands for Dutch/English" or whatever the language pair is. Articles should be relatively self contained, or contain links to fill in the gaps of the article.