Measuring Effectiveness – A study on changes in minority language use and perception due to revitalisation efforts, with evidence from North Frisian

Femmy Admiraal, Lena Terhart, Nils Langer

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This poster presents the project Measuring Effectiveness – A study on changes in minority language use and perception due to revitalisation efforts, with evidence from North Frisian which was recently launched at the Department of Frisian at the Europa-Universität Flensburg. The project aims to measure the effectiveness of past and present revitalisation activities for North Frisian, a severely endangered West Germanic language spoken by some 5000-7000 speakers along the coastline and islands of Northwestern Germany (Århammar 2008). At present, the socio-demographic description of North Frisian lacks truly robust figures on the number of speakers and the geographical spread of where North Frisian is spoken. In addition, it is not sufficiently clear which language planning and revitalisation efforts have been implemented in which places throughout the region over what time period(s), thus making it difficult to arrive at a distinguishing analysis of the application and success of such efforts. Our project aims at filling these gaps, providing insight into the nature as well as into the effects of these different revitalisation activities.
The poster introduces the project’s objectives and illustrates how the research questions are operationalised in terms of tasks and milestones. In addition, the poster shows how the project is embedded in the wider research programme Sustaining Minority Languages in Europe (SMiLE), funded by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Originele taal-2Engels
StatusGepubliceerd - 25 apr 2018
Evenement1st Conference on Frisian Humanities - De Harmonie, Leeuwarden, Nederland
Duur: 23 apr 201826 apr 2018
https://www.fryske-akademy.nl/frisianhumanities/

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Conferentie1st Conference on Frisian Humanities
LandNederland
StadLeeuwarden
Periode23/04/201826/04/2018
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