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The Institute for Sorbian Studies carries out an excursion to Kashubia from May 17-21 2017. This trip aims, among others, to meet Kashubian-speaking activists, youths and writers. Registrations please by March 1 2017. See the details here (in German).

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem IALT bietet die Sorabistik für das Sommersemester das Modul - und Fachsprachen an. Es handelt sich um ein zweigliedriges Modul mit Schwerpunkt Irisch, für das es 10 Leitsungspunkte bei erbrachter Leistung gibt. Die Titel der Seminare lauten:
(a) Seminar akademisches Irisch 2 SWS
(b) Seminar "Lesser taught Languages" als Fachsprachen 2 SWS
Im ersten Seminar liegt der Fokus auf der Vertiefung vorhandener irischer Kenntnisse in einer Art, daß es den Studierenden möglich wird, Irisch als Fachsprache zu nutzen. Im zweiten Seminar geht es um die Frage, wie man ausbauen und auch für die Fachkommunikation nutzbar machen kann. Anhand von Fallbeispielen sollen Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des sprachlichen Ausbaus betrachtet werden. Dabei sind die Funktionen der Fachsprachen in den unterschiedlichen zu analysieren, um Erfolge und Misserfolge nachvollziehen zu können.
Das Modul wird vorwiegend von Dr Patrick McCafferty durchgeführt, erhält aber auch Lehrunterstützung aus dem IALT (z.B. bzgl des Galicischen) und findet dienstags 17-19.00 (S 427) und mittwochs 15-17.00 (S 429) statt.

The Institute of Sorbian Studies and members of the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages (EBLUL) Germany held the project seminar "Regional and minority languages in Germany introduce themselves" on 2nd of december. Representatives of various minority languages, students of the Leipzig University and pupils of the Lower Sorbian Grammar School in Cottbus/Chóśebuz took part in the successful event. Have a look at the pictures.

The seminar 'European Regional Languages' takes place on Wednesdays from 17:00 to 21:00 (beginning on 26th October). The seminar room is S 110.

As in the previous year, the Sorbian Institute, the student group ERIU Leipzig and the Verein zur Förderung von Minderheitensprachen Leipzig e.V. took part in the Leipziger City Festival. There was a cultural programme presented next to the Irish Stage @ Nikolaikirchhof. Visitors were invited to obtain more information about Ireland, Irish and Minority language studies here in Leipzig. Children could do some crafts and paint while the parents could enjoy Irish music and a cooled drink. Dance workshops and an Irish taster course were also offered!
More information and pictures can be found here.

On 22nd and 23rd April the Institute for Sorbian studies held the "Ireland Centenary Festival" with an academic programme on Friday and a cultural programme on Saturday.

The Institute for Sorbian Studies, in cooperation with IALT, offers a module in regional and subject languages in the summer semester. Further information can be found here.

This year will mark 100 years of the Easter Rising. It will be celebrated in Leipzig from 22|o4|16 - 24|o4|16.

From WS 2015/2016, students are invited to enrol in the new module "Regionalsprachen im 21. Jahrhundert" which is offered in cooperation with the Institute of Applied Linguistics and Translatology (IALT). A description of the module can be found in the Vorlesungsverzeichnis of the IALT as well as here (German). The module is accessible through the Wahlbereich for B.A., but is also open to M.A. students offering them 10 Credit Points (ECTS). The enrolment can be done either via TOOL or manually via the Studienkoordinator.

All students for the 1st semester of the B. A. Europäische Minderheitenheitensprachen are kindly requested to choose their core subject, i. e. with language skills of Upper Sorbian or without, via https://almaweb.uni-leipzig.de/anmeldung. Otherwise, the enrolment is impossible.

Last year's Irish week was a joint venture between the university of Leipzig and Szczecin and hosted by the latter. Everybody was most welcome. The programme can be downloaded here.

On 27th January 2015, the Ambassador of Ireland to Germany, Michael Collins, visited the university of Leipzig. On this occasion, prof. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín from the University of Ireland / Galway gave a speech about the notebooks of the Irish scholar Whitley Stokes. Have a look at the pictures here.

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The main task of the Institute for Sorbian Studies is the training of students in Upper and Lower Sorbian for teaching posts at primary, middle and grammar schools, as well as the academic study of Sorbian in the areas of language, literature and cultural studies. The Institute receives expert support from colleagues of the Sorbian Institute in the delivery of specialised courses in Sorbian history and folklore. Together we can look back to many years of experience and successful cooperation in teaching and research at university level.

last modified: 14.02.2017

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