An overview of our past activities

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May

20

This Regional Dossier is the second and fully updated edition of the dossier 'The Latgalian language in education in Latvia'. This Regional Dossier was updated in 2022 by Sanita Martena (Lazdiņa), Heiko F. Marten, and Ilga Šuplinska, based on the first edition compiled by Heiko F. Marten, Ilga Šuplinska, and Sanita Lazdiņa in 2008/2009.

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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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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

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

11

A new open access paper about professional intercultural communicative competence and labour market integration among highly-educated refugees in the Netherlands.

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Feb

16

The study presented here is the first large-scale, quantitative study of the evaluative dimensions and potential predictors of Quebec-based parents’ attitudes towards childhood multilingualism.

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Feb

07

The study presented here by Dr Ruth Kircher is the first empirical investigation of the patterns and predictors of the intergenerational transmission of French in Quebec.

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Nov

11

'Minority language education plays a crucial role in promoting the vitality of minority languages, and thus ensuring their maintenance.' A blog post about Mercator's online Wiki on Minority Language Learning, that offers information on the education of minority languages that have only a (very) small place in the national education system, or none at all.

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