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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…

  • Maija’s World

    Laura has recently been attending the online course on Multilingual Practices from the University of Groningen. She was inspired to take the course as she is raising her kids trilingual and wanted…

  • De taaltwivel fan studint Hoeke Tamme

    Written by: prof. dr. G.T. (Goffe) Jensma Goffe Jensma is professor of Frisian Language and Culture and director of studies of the BA Minorities & Multilingualism and MA Multilingualism at the University…

  • My experience of raising a bilingual child

    Written by: Milada Walkova Martina the Explorer My eldest daughter Martina was four when we moved to Groningen in the north of the Netherlands from Slovakia, our home country. Four is the…

  • Duck nu lay egg before fowl

    Everyone can achieve success regardless of their origin By: Sandra Seligson No, the title isn’t a typo. It is in fact an old Jamaican saying that means “Everyone can achieve success regardless…

  • Is Kurdish television here to stay?

    By: Martijn Kingma Ask any given person what they are doing on their evening, and most will say watching television. However, it is all but logical that there are programs available in…

  • Extinct or not extinct: the wonderful story of the Manx language

    Extinct or not extinct: the wonderful story of the Manx language By: Desi van der Kleijn A few weeks ago I was browsing the map on the Endangered Languages Website (www.endangeredlanguages.com) to…

  • Hey, kakker!

    “Ik wil pepernoten.” “You sound like an absolute kakker,” said my friend Aukje. “What the hell is a kakker?” I asked. “A snob,” she replied. Is there a change in personality when…

  • Symposium

    Symposium: The dynamics of Europe’s minority-majority discourses: From ‘minority’ to ‘co-nation?’ The Campus Fryslân and the Department of Frisian Language and Culture invite you to a symposium featuring Prof. dr. Tove H.…

  • The Accidental Refugee

    The Guardian and several other European newspapers published an article today about the rather Kafkaesque situation of Mr. L. L, a Chinese tourist, lost his way in the German asylum seeker’s system.…