An overview of our past activities

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Feb

12

This Regional Dossier is the third and fully updated edition of the dossier 'The Corsican language in education in France'. This Regional Dossier was updated in 2024 by Jean-Marie Arrighi.

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Jan

10

This Regional Dossier is the second and fully updated edition of the dossier 'The Hungarian language in education in Slovenia'. This Regional Dossier was updated in 2024 by Albina Nećak Lük (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) & Attila Kovács (Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia).

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Sep

04

This Regional Dossier is the second and fully updated edition of the dossier 'The Italian language in education in Slovenia'. This Regional Dossier was updated in 2023 by Nives Zudič Antonič, PhD (full professor of Italian literature and researcher at the Institute of Intercultural Studies at the University of Primorska) and Anja Zorman, PhD (associate professor of Italian language didactics and researcher at the Institute of Intercultural Studies at the University of Primorska).

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Mar

27

This Regional Dossier is the third and fully updated edition of the dossier 'The Slovene language in education in Austria'. This Regional Dossier was updated in 2023 by Ursula Doleschal. Doleschal, PhD, is full professor of Slavic linguistics and head of the writing centre at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria). The first (1997) and second (2005) editions of this Regional Dossier were written by Brigitta Busch.

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Mar

27

This Regional Dossier is the second and fully updated edition of the dossier 'The Lithuanian language in education in Poland'. This Regional Dossier was updated in 2023 by Jowita Niewulis-Grablunas, PhD and Piotr Grablunas, PhD (both working at the Institute of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Unique Languages and Literatures at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland). The first edition of this Regional Dossier was written by Dr Tomasz Wicherkiewicz in 2005.

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Mar

01

In this extensive report on 2022, 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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Feb

01

This Regional Dossier is the third and fully updated edition of the dossier 'The Basque language in education in France'. This Regional Dossier was updated in 2023 by Beñat Lascano, PhD. He is a teacher of Basque in secondary education in Iparralde and holds a doctorate in Basque studies. The first edition of this Regional Dossier was written by Mark Stuijt in 1998, and the second edition by Daniel Sanchez in 2007.

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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

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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Jun

03

Ruth Kircher and Lena Zipp edited the book 'Research Methods in Language Attitudes'. It provides an overview of traditional & cutting-edge research methods for the study of language attitudes: it helps researchers choose an appropriate method and guides them through research planning, design, data collection, and analysis.

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