DiversCite Langues / Tele-universite / Universite du Quebec
This web site in French is an electronic magazine and interdisciplinary forum to promote discussion on the dynamics of languages. The aim is to increase interest in the interrelations between linguistic phenomena and sociocultural phenomena. Diversity, pluralism, and the complementarity of linguistic situations in the context of the globalisation of societal change are of particular interest here. Interesting links are also included.
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This website is in German, with background information in English. The useful Emigrant Archive is in German and in English. Founded in 1965, this is the central academic institute in North Frisia. It is dedicated to the maintenance, promotion and research of the Frisian language, history and culture.
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Terrlalingua aims to support the perpetuation and continued development of the world's linguistic diversity and to explore the connections between linguistic, cultural and biological diversity. An extensive bibliography on multilingualism and linguistic human rights, compiled by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas can be found here, as well as a links list.
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The IstroRomanians in Croatia
This website dedicated to Europe's smallest linguistic group, the IstroRomanians of Istria, Croatia includes a history of the comunity, news, culture page and much more.
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UNESCO Red Book on Endangered Languages: Europe / Tapani Salminen / (1993-1999)
According to experts, languages are today being murdered at a rate faster than ever before in human history. The media and the educational systems are the most important direct agents of language murder today. Indirect culprits are the global economic and political systems.
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This site is in German. Information on the history, culture, and political representation of the Sorbs can be found here, as well as pictures of actual events.
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Observatoire international des droits linguistiques / Université de Moncton
This site is in French, English, and Spanish. The aim of this site is to gather on a single site as much information as possible on language rights in Canada and throughout the world. It is useful as a starting point for research.
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