The Regional Dossiers focus on the educational system in European regions that have an autochthonous lesser-used language, and on how the lesser-used language is embedded in this system. The Regional dossiers are written according to a fixed structure, so that they can be used for comparative research.
The dossiers provide information on:
- educational statistics, such as number of bilingual schools, percentage of children learning the lesser-used language, language skills of teachers, etc.
- policies regarding education of the lesser-used language
- the structure of the educational system in the area
- speakers numbers of the lesser-used language
- institutions supporting the lesser-used language.
Experts in the field of Papiamentu, Croatian, German, Kashubian, Lithuanian, Ruthenian, Slovak, Basque, Sami, Ukrainian or Polish as a small or minority language...
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Terms of usage
You are free to download and print the dossiers for personal, non-commercial use, provided that the extract is followed by a complete reference to Mercator Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning.
Organisations or institutions that would like to print the dossiers by a local publisher in their country, may request a publisher's file (containing crop marks etc.). Publisher's files are available for some of the dossiers, though not all. We would appreciate it if you could let us know if you print a dossier in large numbers for distribution at conferences or events.
Mercator's Regional Dossiers
|Minority language||Country||Edition||Year of publication|
|German||South Tyrol, Italy||2nd||2017|
|Irish||Republic of Ireland||2nd||2016|
|Meänkieli and Sweden Finnish||Sweden||2001|
|Manx Gaelic||Isle of Man||2016|
|Nenets, Khanty and Selkup||Russian Federation||2016|
|НЕНЕЦКИЙ, ХАНТЫЙСКИЙ И СЕЛЬКУПСКИЙ ЯЗЫКИ||Российской Федерации||in Russian||2016|
|Romani and Beash||Hungary||2005|
|Ukrainian and Ruthenian||Poland||2006|