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  • Let’s Talk About Walls, Baby

    In response to the recent refugee crisis, Europe has been rapidly erecting border walls. In the near future, if building continues at this pace, Europe will have more physical barriers between neighbors…

  • M&M Matching day 2016

      Well, it’s that time of the year again! Time for Matching Day, an annual event for prospective students to come and meet with the staff of the M&M department to see…

  • How does Frisian sound in Dutch?

    Do Frisians sound friendly? Wealthy? Attractive? Or maybe weird? In a study following up on the one mentioned in this blog a few weeks ago, the Multilingual Melodies group is currently investigating…

  • We are making a MOOC!

    Hi everyone! My name is Gerbrich de Jong. Since March this year I have been working on a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called ‘Introduction to Frisian language and culture’. It will…

  • How many f***s does Gordon give?

    Recently one of our international students wrote a paper on the famous British chef Gordon Ramsay, and his equally renowned use of swear words. Gordon Ramsay is the epitome of a heavenly…

  • Kun je Friezen herkennen in het Nederlands? Doe mee!

    Op dit moment zijn wij binnen het Multilingual Melodies project bezig met een onderzoek naar het herkennen van taal. We willen van het Fries te weten komen hoe het herkend wordt in…

  • So, what is this actually about?

    Yeah, what is this actually about? That’s easy – M&M. No, it has nothing to do with the colourful chocolate covered peanuts (even if the three new flavours are very exciting news);…

  • Ukraine’s future today

    One of the Ukrainian Erasmus Exchange students in our program, Alina Cherkas, writes a blogpost on the referendum on Ukraine that takes place in the Netherlands, just today. She is puzzled why…

  • Staff & Student drinks

    On Friday 18 March, Study Association Multi organised their monthly social event. M&M Students and staff were invited to enjoy a drink together at ‘Het Pakhuis’ in the city centre of Groningen.…

  • Can you recognise Frisians in Dutch?

    Connected to the department of Minorities and Multilingualism is a research group: Multilingual Melodies. This group investigates the melody and intonation of language spoken in the province of Fryslân. At this moment, an…