The role of youth in regional and minority language preservation
Europe aims to preserve historical regional languages and help protect them through different programmes. However, until now there was little attention to the role of youth (12-19-year-olds) in this field. The EU-funded YEELP project aims to fill this gap in the multidimensional state-of-the-art research on bilingual, bicultural youth and the question of language preservation in a period since 1900. Three regional or minority languages (Irish, Welsh and Catalan) are under study. As youth are considered decisive when explaining why some of the languages are disappearing and others remain in use, the study will focus on youth involvement in language preservation through educational, historical, and literary approaches, while also engaging with youths themselves.
Field of science
- /humanities/languages and literature/literature - general
- /humanities/history and archaeology/history
- /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general
Call for proposal
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