Am-David visits Ferring Foundation

At the beginning of October Assif Am-David visited the Ferring Foundation on the North Sea island of Föhr. The visit aimed at promoting joined research on the Germanic minority language Northern Frisian spoken in Schleswig-Holstein. Northern Frisian is a recognised minority language in Germany and one of three Frisian languages. These languages are more closely related to English than German. The institute promotes the language by devising educational material, facilitating research, collecting and documenting materials in its library and archive as well as running a regional radio station. The language is still vital.
One of the peculiarities of Northern Frisian is its use of three distinct definite articles, each with its own paradigm. This should be the focus of the future scientific cooperation.