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Lecture: Exploring Language in the Amazon

What happens when you’re a linguist that steps out of a motorboat into an indigenous village in the Amazon? In this lecture, linguist Bernat Bardagil-Mas will talk about his time among the Panará, a native community of Mato Grosso, Brazil. He will discuss how this type of research unfolds, and how it can be meaningful…


Minority Languages in Social Media

On December 22th, students from the master Multilingualism presented their posters based on their original language research. Among the subjects they presented were: linguistic landscaping, sign language and religion, language attitudes towards Frisian but also towards other minority languages, language in education, and many more topics. Minority Languages in Social Media One of the MA students,…

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Interview with singer-songwriter Marlene Bakker

Marlene Bakker sings in Gronings, the dialect spoken in the Dutch province of Groningen.  We had a chat with her and talked about what this minority language means to her and how it affects her music. Hi Marlene! Who are you? My name is Marlene Bakker, I am a singer/songwriter. About 7 years ago I…

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