An overview of our past activities

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May

06

Go on adventure with Mercator & the creature Babel in 'BabelAR: ​​how does your voice work?' at the Generation Next Science Festival for 6-12 y/o!

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May

03

Policymakers and communities play an essential role in supporting bilingual babies’ Language Learning! Find out what they & you can do, in this new blog post by Mercator researcher Ruth Kircher and her colleagues from Concordia Infant Research Laboratory & Princeton University.

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May

01

With news about, among other things, the recognising of the Papiamento language on Bonaire as a regional language, the simultaneous translation from Breton into French, a statement of the Committee of Experts on the promotion of RML through artificial intelligence (AI), a regional dossier on 'The Croatian language in education in Austria', an open letter to demand an Irish language act, a new publication on honorifics in smaller languages, and much more!

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Apr

29

'Supporting the transmission of heritage languages: insights from multilingual family language policies in Quebec'. Free after registration.

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Apr

13

Mercator researchers Anna Fardau Schukking and Ruth Kircher have published a new blogpost about the challenges faced by refugees, and what host societies can do to help them re-build their careers.

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Apr

01

In this extensive report on 2021, the Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning is looking back on its activities. These activities can be divided into research, documentation services, the application of research outcomes, (international) events and (joint) projects.

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Apr

01

With news about, among other things, the delay of the Irish language legislation, the signing of the local charter for the Basque language in France, the passing of Catalan sociolinguist Strubell, the new WikiWomen project, the study on Catalan language use in schools by CUSC-UB, Calls for Papers, the Hamburg University and UG/Campus Fryslân Summer Schools, and much more!

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Apr

01

This Regional Dossier is the second and fully updated edition of the dossier 'The Croatian language in education in Austria', originally compiled in 2001 by Gerhard Baumgartner. Katharina Tyran (Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Vienna) updated the dossier in 2022.

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Mar

25

Zoha Bayat, whose PhD is co-supervised by Hans Van de Velde (Fryske Akademy) and Ruth Kircher (Mercator), has first-authored this important new paper, which looks at Minority Language Rights to education with a focus on Frisian in the Netherlands.

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Mar

24

Guest lecture by Mercator's Ruth Kircher as part of the MA course 'Language Contact and Language Planning' at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE).

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