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  • 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…

  • The Other Side of Research

    During our Introduction to Minority Languages class, we were required to partake in a research experiment at the university, to gain an insight into what it is like to be a subject…

  • OMG! Can we use social media to investigate language change?

    For the last class of Introduction to Minority Languages II the first-year students (of BA M&M) were asked to do a small investigation of language in social media. One of the larger…

  • A Global Crisis of Identity

    Reports reach us daily about the state of the world, which should induce us to worry about its future: mass killings in Paris; a criminal, misogynist mob greets the New Year in…

  • Knocked out by language change

    Regilio Tuur is a once famous lightweight boxer from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Every Dutchman has heard him give interviews in Dutch many times. Here we see him perform in a Dutch…

  • Lecture on Writing systems and Invented languages

    “Sumerian? Maya? Armenian? Cherokee? – What writing systems should I select if there are so many? How can I fit into 45 minutes if there is a universe of scripts, each of…

  • A Visit From Norway

    This week the Department welcomed a delegation of 8 employees from the Norwegian linguistic society ‘Noregs Mållag’, an organisation that works with the promotion of the written variety ‘Nynorsk’ in Norway. The…