Program

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:15 – 5:00 p.m.

BIS-Saal, University of Oldenburg, Uhlhornsweg 49-55, 26129 Oldenburg, Germany

1:15-1:45 p.m.

Opening addresses

Prof. Dr. Jörg Peters, University of Oldenburg

Prof. Dr. Gunilla Budde, Vice President, University of Oldenburg

Prof. Dr. Sabine Kyora, Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Oldenburg

Thorsten Afflerbach, Head of Secretariat, European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Council of Europe

 

1:45-2:15 p.m.

Dr. Reinhard Goltz, Institut für niederdeutsche Sprache, Bremen, and Bundesraat för Nedderdüütsch / Judith Walde, Minderheitensekretariat, Berlin

Prospects of regional and minority languages in Germany

 

2:15- 2:45 p.m.

Heinrich Siefer, Bundesraat för Nedderdüütsch

The current state of Low German as an endangered language in Germany

 

2:45-3:15 p.m.

Eline Brontsema MA, Regional language advisor on Gronings, Groningen

The status of the Groningen dialect according to present day digital questionnaire results

 

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Coffee break, musical interlude: Seelter Sjungere

 

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Johanna Evers, Seelter Buund, Seelterlound

Saterland Frisian – one of the smallest minority languages of Europe

 

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Goffe Jensma, University of Groningen

Frisian and the paradigm shift towards multilingualism

 

4:30-4:45 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Peters, University of Oldenburg

Low German and Saterland Frisian at the University of Oldenburg

 

4:45-5:00 p.m.

Closing, musical performance: Seelter Sjungere