Campus Fryslân and the Fryske Akademy present a symposium on:
Technologies for Minority Languages
Technologies for Minority Languages Increasingly, minority languages like Frisian are supported with digital
technologies be they automatic translation, serious games, synthetic voices, online courses, or any number of dedicated mobile apps. These tools can help smaller and under-resourced languages by engaging new
learners, facilitating online communities for minority languages, and playing a role in documentation efforts.
This symposium is dedicated to activities through which researchers, companies and native speakers can strengthen Frisian. Speakers from academia, the private sector and government discuss and showcase their
work with interactive demonstrations of games and apps. This symposium is part of the “Minority Languages, Major Opportunities. Collaborative Research, Community Engagement and Innovative Educational
Tools – COLING” research network (project No. 778384). COLING is funded by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Research and Innovation Staff Exchange. Its members document and archive linguistic-cultural diversity and language practices in order to strengthen and revitalise minority languages.
Wednesday 27 June, 2018
8911 BN Leeuwarden