Victor Denisov (PhD, Associate Professor) is a specialist in Udmurt philology (phonetics) and general linguistics and an expert on the preservation of the sound heritage of minority peoples. Denisov is also consultant of the Center for International and Interregional Cooperation (Moscow). In 2019, Victor Denisov wrote the first edition of the Mercator regional dossier about the Udmurt language in the Udmurt Republic in Russia.
Professor Boyd Robertson was principal at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI (National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture), in the Isle of Skye, UK. He recently retired. Boyd Robertson has written the first edition of the Mercator regional dossier about Gaelic in Scotland, in 2001, and also has written the new updated edition, which was published earlier this year.
For more than nine years Mercator's Expert in the Spotlight feature was in the capable hands of Mercator's information specialist Elly Albers. But all good things come to an end, and Elly will leave Mercator to retire next month. The Mercator team will sorely miss her and take over her many duties as best as possible. The final Expert in the Spotlight of 2016 is about Elly herself and her work at Mercator Research Centre.
Face to face with Maaike Verrips, Anna de Graaf and Fleur Verbiest of De Taalstudio in Monnickendam, The Netherlands: Maaike Verrips, Anna de Graaf and Fleur Verbiest form an ever expanding interactive platform for everyone dealing with multilingual children, The platform is called Meertalig.nl.