COLING - Minority Languages, Major Opportunities
COLING promotes and develops sustainable measures for language revitalization and maintenance. The project is funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE scheme within HORIZON 2020 and runs from January 2018 to December 2021 (Grant Agreement ID: 778384). The project gives researchers and non-academic stakeholders opportunities to exchange knowledge and join forces in implementing sustainable measures for language revitalization and maintenance.
Research theme: Language revitalization
Duration: 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2021
Coordinating partner: University of Warsaw, Faculty of Artes Liberales, Poland
Staff: Jelske Dykstra, Cor van der Meer
Funding: Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE scheme within HORIZON 2020
Collaboration with: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures (PL), University of Groningen (NL), Leiden University (NL), Mercator/ Fryske Akademy (NL), Gruppo di Azione Locale per lo Sviluppo Rurale dell’Area Grecanica (IT), Latgolys Studentu centrs (LT).
CoLing promotes and practices:
- collaboration of academic and non-academic stakeholders and knowledge transfer in both directions,
- collaboration of researchers and organizations in Europe, the USA and Mexico,
- participatory research in endangered languages and cultures,
- language documentation with revitalization in mind,
- innovative methods and materials in learning and teaching lesser used languages,
- an enduring presence of linguistic and cultural diversity in public space.
Project outcomes will include:
- an online platform dedicated to various aspects of linguistic and cultural diversity with educational materials for teaching the focused languages,
- a serious game to be played on computers and mobile phones that supports learning of the focused languages and can be adapter to other lesser taught languages,
- guidelines for creating innovative spaces dedicated to the promotion of linguistic and cultural diversity,
- a joined publication of research articles on all four major themes of the project, presenting key findings and practical solutions.
Project activities are organized into four main thematic groups (work packages):
- Documentation and archiving of linguistic and cultural diversity;
- Trans-Atlantic perspectives and historical ties between the Americas and Europe;
- Developing innovative teaching methodologies;
- Multidisciplinary research in language and culture.