An overview of our past activities

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Aug

15

This article presents a questionnaire-based study conducted in the Dutch province of Fryslân, which investigates new speakers’ (n=264) use of the local minority language – West Frisian – and the role that traditional speakers play in new speakers’ activation. Qualitative and quantitative data show that new speakers use West Frisian only very rarely; and when they do use it, it is mainly in the classroom. Minority language interactions outside the classroom, with traditional speakers, consist...

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Jul

16

GCMC's aim is to empower teachers of all subjects to integrate Global citizenship education (GCE) goals with a plurilingual approach into their regular teaching.

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Jul

07

In this report, we provide an overview of existing Language Technology (LT) for West Frisian, with reference to the language data, tools, and services listed in the European Language Grid. Since LT is central in our everyday lives, such as in spell checkers, search engines, translation software, and virtual assistant technology, it is essential that not only national or majority languages, but also regional or minority languages enjoy digital equality and a high level of digital vitality – a...

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Jul

03

With news about, among other things, official UN communication to France over discrimination against territorial languages, CoE condemns aggression Russian Federation, a FUEN platform around minority language teaching, Northern Catalonia agrees with the French state that all students can learn Catalan, a 'Language Plan' in Wallonia to increase employment rate, and much more!

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Jun

28

Mercator/ Fryske Akademy researcher Ydwine Scarse will participate in the discussion panel 'Language protection in the EU as a citizen’s right'

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Jun

26

Euskal Wikilarien Kultura & Antigua-Luberri/ Gobierno Vasco, Mercator & the WikiWomen Consortium organise their first Edit-A-Thon for teachers!

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Jun

25

Talk: 'Quebec-based parents’ attitudes towards childhood multilingualism: Evaluative dimensions and potential predictors.'

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Jun

23

Mercator/ Fryske Akademy researchers Cor van der Meer and Ydwine Scarse will lead the session 'A closer look at Frisian language policy and practice'.

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Jun

17

The ENROPE (Online) Colloquium will be a space for presenting and discussing on-going research and teaching projects related to plurilingualism and education.

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Jun

10

"Ideologies, discrimination, and the discursive construction of difference: Twitter representations of Spanish as a heritage language in the US."

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