I have recently started an outreach project Making invisible languages visible: Urban fieldwork in Düsseldorf, with my colleagues from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. With a grant from Bürgeruni we will be able to support fieldwork-based research on diverse languages spoken in Düsseldorf.
The project starts with a fieldwork methods class, taught by me and Niklas Wiskandt, in which students will get to work with language communities in Düsseldorf and develop their own research projects. At the end of the semester, they will present their results in a an outreach public event celebrating languages and cultures of these communities. Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for more news on the exciting languages of Düsseldorf! Our institute is also on Twitter now!