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    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.…

  • 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…