language policy

Brabantish at Huis ter Heide

Being one of them: Participating in an online community while researching cultural heritage

Article
Jos Swanenberg
02/08/2022
8 minutes to read

How can researchers use social media to empower speakers of local dialects? In this article, Jos Swanenberg explains how Facebook and Instagram helped him to collect data on language variation, while simultaneously connecting with members of the community and handing back the accumulated knowledge.

What is wrong with the Confucius Institute?

Paper
Linmin Zheng
09/10/2019
13 minutes to read

From the need to know about China to a crackdown on Confucius Institutes across the West. In this article, the relation between the Confucius institutes, China and power are analysed. 

Dutch Language Representing Translator Dialect And Netherlands

'Dutch only at work’ : Discrimination or reasonable?

Paper
Meauraine van Gorp
04/01/2019
16 minutes to read

Language requirements at work: a form of discrimination or reasonable selection? The following article provides an analysis that helps to determine your opinion regarding this matter.  

What is your name English course

Academic guidelines, generalization and inequality

Column
Marissa Bakx
16/09/2018
5 minutes to read

Day in day out, we as scholars use academic guidelines like the APA referencing style. This form of standardization is broadly accepted by the academic world. But did you ever think about the system of standardization itself? 

Integration Netherlands Dutch

Revisiting the 2013 Dutch Integration Law

Article
Boudewijn Henskens
28/06/2018
11 minutes to read

The DIY philosophy the state promotes for those who want to integrate in Dutch society has resulted in a 50% decrease in those who pass the exams in the regular timeframe. What has the policy's role been in this? 

Maastricht University sued for being too "international"

Article
Solange Coenegracht
10/06/2018
13 minutes to read

The debate about the increasing internationalization in Dutch higher education recently became quite controversial as universities across the Netherlands were being sued for teaching in English.