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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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apr

07

Are corpus-assisted discourse studies of social media data a useful way of investigating language attitudes? Find out in this new Strictly Language blogpost by Ethan Kutlu (University of Florida’s Psychology department) and Ruth Kircher (Mercator European Research Centre).

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maa

01

Spanish speakers constitute the largest heritage language community in the US. The state of Florida is unusual in that, on one hand, it has one of the highest foreign-born resident rates in the country, most of whom originate from Latin America—but on the other hand, Florida has a comparatively low Spanish language vitality.

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dec

11

This Regional Dossier is the second and fully updated edition of the dossier 'The Hungarian language in education in Slovakia', originally compiled in 2005 by Dr Ildikó Vančo (Institute of Hungarian Linguistics and Literary Science, Univerzita Konštantína Filozófa v Nitre). Dr Vančo updated the dossier in 2020.

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dec

07

‘Of course I’ll care for my patients in their mother tongue – even if it’s my third language!’. A blog post about promoting minority language learning among migrants working in the health care sector in bilingual regions of Europe, e.g. to encourage the learning of Frisian in Fryslân (based on the Erasmus+ funded COMBI project).

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dec

04

This Regional Dossier is the second edition of the dossier 'The Sámi language in education in Sweden', originally compiled by Mikael Svonni. The dossier was updated in 2020 by Lieuwe Jan Hettema (MA in Sámi journalism from an Indigenous perspective at Sámi allaskuvla / Sámi University of Applied Sciences, Guovdageaidnu) and Hanna Outakoski (Senior lecturer North Sámi language and associate professor at the Sámi Studies unit of the Department of Language Studies at Ubmejen Universitiähta / Umeå...

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nov

30

“Are we in Fryslân yet?” A blog-post about the (in-)visibility of Frisian in Fryslân, based on the Erasmus+ funded project LangUp.

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nov

11

How do Frisian speakers in Fryslân perceive the measures that are in place to protect and promote their language? This article is the first contemporary investigation of the subjective compared to the objective ethnolinguistic vitality of West Frisian.

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nov

05

This Regional Dossier is the third edition of the dossier 'The Basque language in education in Spain', originally compiled by Dr Nick Gardner and upated in 2005. Ines-Mª Garcia-Azkoaga and Maite Garcia-Ruiz were responsible for the updates in this newest edition.

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jul

16

This Regional Dossier is the Italian translation of the dossier 'The Italian language in education in Switzerland', originally compiled in early 2020 by Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Todisco and his team of the research department of Didactics of Integrated Multilingualism at the University of Teacher Education of Grisons in Switzerland. Todisco and his research team made this translation in 2020.

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