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About the Wiki on minority language learning


The Wiki on minority language learning

Mercator’s Wiki on minority language learning by Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning is an online factsheet system which provides information on minority language education. This Wiki is to complement the Regional Dossiers, also published by Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning. Whereas the Regional Dossiers focus on minority languages in the formal education system, this Wiki covers minority languages that have only a (very) small place in the national education system, or none at all.

Aim

The aim of the Wiki is to share knowledge on minority language learning and to increase the visibility of minority languages online:

  • to give the visitor an overview of the minority languages in Europe and beyond
  • to inform about education in these minority languages
  • to offer open resources for language learning.

Wiki development

Since 2016, the Wiki on minority language learning has been online and has developed as a platform to share knowledge on minority language education. Currently, the Wiki has 37 language entries. If the language on the Wiki also has a Regional Dossier, the dossier is linked in the Wiki entry at the bottom of the page.

Recommendations and the set-up for the Wiki have been made in the Discussion paper: an inventory of best practicesand potential partners for exchanging information on minority languages by Buning in 2016.

Contributors

Various authors contribute to Mercator's wiki on minority language learning. These authors are enabled to contribute by Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning.

For an overview of contributors to the Mercator's Wiki in minority language learning, please go to the page Contribute.


Other databases

There are many platforms that collect information on (minority) languages. An overview can be found in the formentioned Discussion paper: an inventory of best practicesand potential partners for exchanging information on minority languages by Buning in 2016.

Information of some platforms are always incorporated in the Wiki entries by means of the Language Vitality Table. Each of these platforms gathers (socio)linguistic data and resources on (endangered) languages and each calculates the language vitality of the listed languages. These are:

Note: Before 2020, the Language Vitality Table listed the scores of UNESCO, Endangered Languages and Ethnologue.

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