LINGUIST List 32.1754

Wed May 19 2021

FYI: Formation of the ''Network German-speaking minorities'' and Release of Website

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 18-May-2021
From: Janosch Leugner <>
Subject: Formation of the ''Network German-speaking minorities'' and Release of Website
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We proudly announce the formation of the "Network German-speaking minorities" and the release of our website

The ‘Netzwerk Deutsche Sprachminderheitenforschung’ is a network of PhD and post-docs interested in linguistic research on German speaking minorities worldwide.
The network is constantly growing and counts currently 40 members from all over the world (mainly Germany, the US and South America) who are working on their thesis or research projects focusing on phenomena such as language contact and change as well as on phenomena in the field of identity, attitudes and ideologies related to language(s).
Our aim is to connect researches who work on similar topics, facilitate scientific exchange and collaborations and to organize workshops, colloquiums and congresses about related topics. For this purpose we meet online on a regular basis and use Slack for daily communication. Our colloquium takes place every two months where new results, open questions and methodological problems are discussed in an open and informal setting.

Our ongoing projects are organized in working-groups and all decisions are based on equal votes by the members. Everyone, who is interested in sharing his or her research on German minorities is welcome to subscribe to the email list on the website and join our network of young scientists.


Janosch Leugner (HU Berlin), Edgar Baumgärtner (Viadrina Frankfurt Oder), Caroline Reher (TU Dortmund)

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Page Updated: 19-May-2021