Minority Languages: The Case of Frisian

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LHF016M05
Vaknaam Minority Languages: The Case of Frisian
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Minority Languages: The Case of Frisian
Leerdoelen After completing this course, students are experts on the Frisian multilingual situation and can partake in debates about language governance in the Netherlands. Students become able to use facts to form an opinion about the status of Frisian, as opposed to that of other minority languages. Students are also able to apply their knowledge and first hand experiences attained in the course to minority language communities throughout the world. Furthermore, students acquire capability of conducting and presenting individual research.
Omschrijving This course presents Friesland as a laboratory for studying multilingualism in action. Students are offered first-hand knowledge of language use in Friesland through excursions to settings in which multilingualism or minority language use are salient issues. Remaining classes deal with topics particularly applicable to minority language communities. Excursions typically consist of visits to Frisian cultural and government institutions as well as to corporate and educational institutions. In the lectures experts from a number of different fields introduce topics of theoretical relevance that students will get a chance to test empirically themselves. In the final class of the course students are expected to hold a poster presentation about a small research project.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm excursie, practicum, veldwerk, werkcollege
Toetsvorm essay, presentatie, wekelijkse opdrachten
Vaksoort master
Coördinator A.A. Merkuur, MA.
Docent(en) A.A. Merkuur, MA.
Verplichte literatuur
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A reader will be made available to the students.
Entreevoorwaarden Admitted to MA Linguistics. Background: BA Minorities & Multilingualism, Social Sciences, History, International Relations, Communication Science, Language & Culture studies
Opmerkingen The class is taught in Leeuwarden as part of the MA Multilingualism
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Taalwetenschappen  (Ma Multilingualism) 1 semester I a verplicht