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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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mai

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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mai

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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maa

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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maa

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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