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03/01/2017 - English for JU Event - "Snack Platt mit mi!"

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 18:30
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UNESCO Day of Mother Tongue 2017

"Snack Platt mit mi!"

Plattdüütsch is a beautiful almost forgotten language of nothern Germany. How is it spoken? How does it form heart and mind? What are the similarities to English? These are some questions that will be answered.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Reinhard Goltz
Director of the Institut für Niederdeutsche Sprache Bremen, Schnoor

Das Institut für niederdeutsche Sprache, kurz INS, ist eine überregional wirkende wissenschaftliche Einrichtung zur Erhaltung und Förderung der niederdeutschen Sprache, Literatur und Kultur. Wikipedia

The UN International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000.
"Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All efforts to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue."

UNESCO Day of Mother Tongue 2017