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Abram de Swaan ( [ˈaːbrɑm də sʋaːn]; born 8 January 1942) is a Dutch essayist, sociologist and professor emeritus from the University of Amsterdam.
In 1996, he became member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He developed the concept of a global language system.
He received the P. C. Hooft Award in 2008.P. C. Hooft Award (2008) for his oeuvre