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languages:mirandes_in_portugal [2018/08/31 12:16]
johanneke [History of language education:]
languages:mirandes_in_portugal [2018/08/31 13:25]
johanneke [Education presence]
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 ===== Legislation of language education ===== ===== Legislation of language education =====
-In 1999, the Portuguese Parliament officially recognized linguistic rights to the Mirandese community ((Portuguese Parliament, //Law no. 7/99 (from 29th January). Reconhecimento oficial de direitos linguísticos da comunidade mirandesa.//​ (1999), Diário da República I série, no. 24, <​https://​dre.pt/​application/​file/​182897>​ [accessed 13 November 2017])), which recognizes, among others, the following:+In 1999, the Portuguese Parliament officially recognized linguistic rights to the Mirandese community ((Portuguese Parliament, //Law no. 7/99 (from 29th January). Reconhecimento oficial de direitos linguísticos da comunidade mirandesa.//​ (1999), Diário da República I série, no. 24, <​https://​dre.pt/​application/​file/​182897>​ [accessed 13 November 2017])), which include, among others, the following:
   * The right to cultivate and promote the Mirandese language, as a culture, an instrument of communication and identity of the land of Miranda;   * The right to cultivate and promote the Mirandese language, as a culture, an instrument of communication and identity of the land of Miranda;
   * The right of the child to learn Mirandese is recognized;   * The right of the child to learn Mirandese is recognized;
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 The Portuguese Constitution does not mention the Mirandese language. And Portugal has not signed the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. The Portuguese Constitution does not mention the Mirandese language. And Portugal has not signed the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.
 ===== Institutional support for education of the language: ===== ===== Institutional support for education of the language: =====
-Even though Mirandese has been taught in schools for 30 years teaching materials and training ​for teachers ​of Mirandese is scarce ((Amadeu Ferreira, //O Mínimo sobre a língua mirandesa// (2010), <​http://​studosmirandeses.blogs.sapo.pt/​1294.html>​ [accessed 14 November 2017])). However, ​in more recents, a few steps have been taken to change this. On the 25th of September 2017 a protocol was signed ​a protocol ​between the municipality of Miranda do Douro, the Ministry of Education and the University of Coimbra to reinforce the pilot project aimed at teaching and learning the Mirandese language and culture and in this way improve the training of teachers ​of this language and ensure ​the possibility of continued teaching of this course in schools ((Rádio Brigantia, //Criada formação de professores de mirandês para garantir ensino da língua nas escolas// (2017), <​http://​www.brigantia.pt/​noticia/​criada-formacao-de-professores-de-mirandes-para-garantir-ensino-da-lingua-nas-escolas>​ [accessed 6 December 2017])). ​+Even though Mirandese has been taught in schools for 30 yearsteaching materials and training of Mirandese ​language teachers ​is scarce ((Amadeu Ferreira, //O Mínimo sobre a língua mirandesa// (2010), <​http://​studosmirandeses.blogs.sapo.pt/​1294.html>​ [accessed 14 November 2017])). However, ​on the 25th of September 2017 a protocol was signed between the municipality of Miranda do Douro, the Ministry of Education and the University of Coimbra to reinforce the pilot project aimed at teaching and learning the Mirandese language and culture and in this way improve the training of teachers ​so that the continued teaching of this course in schools ​is ensured ​((Rádio Brigantia, //Criada formação de professores de mirandês para garantir ensino da língua nas escolas// (2017), <​http://​www.brigantia.pt/​noticia/​criada-formacao-de-professores-de-mirandes-para-garantir-ensino-da-lingua-nas-escolas>​ [accessed 6 December 2017])). ​
  
 ==== Language learning materials: ==== ==== Language learning materials: ====
-There are some books for children, frequently used as school ​books for the younger, resulting from the collection of Mirandese short stories that were transmitted orally,  ​by the author Duarte Martins, teacher of Mirandese in the School Group of Miranda do Douro, in collaboration with illustrators and designers ((Notícias ao Minuto, //​Associação apresenta manuais escolares em língua mirandesa// (2016), <​https://​www.noticiasaominuto.com/​pais/​617106/​associacao-apresenta-manuais-escolares-em-lingua-mirandesa>​ [accessed 6 December 2017])).+There are children'​s ​books by the author Duarte Martins, teacher of Mirandese in the School Group of Miranda do Douro, in collaboration with illustrators and designers ((Notícias ao Minuto, //​Associação apresenta manuais escolares em língua mirandesa// (2016), <​https://​www.noticiasaominuto.com/​pais/​617106/​associacao-apresenta-manuais-escolares-em-lingua-mirandesa>​ [accessed 6 December 2017]))., frequently used as school books for the younger pupils, based on of a collection of orally transmitted Mirandese short stories.
 ===== Education presence ===== ===== Education presence =====
 __Enrollments in the Course of Mirandese Language and Culture in the School Group of Miranda do Douro__ ((Margarete Silva, //Língua mirandesa, ou a revitalização de uma língua em vias de desaparecimento//​ (Master'​s thesis), (Vila Real: Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 2017), <​http://​repositorio.utad.pt/​bitstream/​10348/​7255/​1/​msc_miasilva.pdf>​ [accessed 12 November 2017])) __Enrollments in the Course of Mirandese Language and Culture in the School Group of Miranda do Douro__ ((Margarete Silva, //Língua mirandesa, ou a revitalização de uma língua em vias de desaparecimento//​ (Master'​s thesis), (Vila Real: Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 2017), <​http://​repositorio.utad.pt/​bitstream/​10348/​7255/​1/​msc_miasilva.pdf>​ [accessed 12 November 2017]))
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 | 2015/​2016 ​ | 95         | 188                | 63                  | 78                 | 34                | | 2015/​2016 ​ | 95         | 188                | 63                  | 78                 | 34                |
  
-As can be seen in these tables, Mirandese is taught in all years until university. It is still an optional, extra-curricular course, which could explain why in secondary school there are so few students enrolled in the course. It is only taught for an hour a week, and, in general, there is a lack of suitable materials, as well as a lack of support ​to train teachers ​((Amadeu Ferreira, //O Mínimo sobre a língua mirandesa// (2010), <​http://​studosmirandeses.blogs.sapo.pt/​1294.html>​ [accessed 14 November 2017])).  ​+As can be seen in these tables, Mirandese is taught in all years until university. It is still an optional, extra-curricular course, which could explain why in secondary school there are so few students enrolled in the course. It is only taught for an hour a week, and, in general, there is a lack of suitable materials, as well as a lack of support ​for teacher training ​((Amadeu Ferreira, //O Mínimo sobre a língua mirandesa// (2010), <​http://​studosmirandeses.blogs.sapo.pt/​1294.html>​ [accessed 14 November 2017])).  ​
  
 There used to be a course of Mirandese at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, but it has unfortunately been abandoned ((Amadeu Ferreira, //O Mínimo sobre a língua mirandesa// (2010), <​http://​studosmirandeses.blogs.sapo.pt/​1294.html>​ [accessed 14 November 2017])). There used to be a course of Mirandese at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, but it has unfortunately been abandoned ((Amadeu Ferreira, //O Mínimo sobre a língua mirandesa// (2010), <​http://​studosmirandeses.blogs.sapo.pt/​1294.html>​ [accessed 14 November 2017])).
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