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  • Gronings is alive and kicking!

    Our mysterious-looking Professor Goffe Jensma talks about Gronings and the project Wordwaark, a new language database. Gronings is alive! That the Groninger language is alive and kicking, was demonstrated at The Dag…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Catalonia: nearby, but far away

    Catalonia: nearby, but far away The event ‘Catalonia Nearby’ was a great success! In an attempt to provide more information about the Catalan situation, the referendum and the events leading up to…

  • 27th November 2017: Catalonia Nearby

    27th November 2017: Catalonia Nearby An evening for speakers and discussions on the Catalan situation, in comparison to Fryslân Many Frisians feel solidarity for the Catalans. The emotions related to speaking a…

  • Minorities & Multilingualism top rated programme 2018!

    Minorities & Multilingualism top rated programme 2018 We are very pleased to announce that our BA programme Minorities & Multilingualism is a top rated programme 2018 according to the ‘Keuzegids Universiteiten’. The…

  • Stimmen celebrates 10,000 users!

    Stimmen celebrates 10,000 users! Hurray! We’ve reached the flattering milestone of 10,000 users of our language app Stimmen! We would like to embrace you in a big thank you for passionately raising…

  • The app Stimmen fan Fryslân is launched!

    The app Stimmen fan Fryslân is launched! The app Stimmen fan Fryslân is released! This app lets you discover various languages and different varieties of Frisian. You can also record and add spoken…

  • Graduation Day!

    We are so proud of our master students who received their diploma on 31 August 2017! The 2017 graduating class of the our master programme Multilingualism received their diplomas in a ceremony held at…