Publictions & Press

Publications & Press


Publications


Times Higher Education

Women in STEM: how to combine science and humanities research
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The Conversation

Language and identity: lessons from a unique Afrikaans community in Patagonia
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Babel

Nicholas Henriksen explores the linguistic traits of a bilingual South African community
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Press


CAPETALK (South Africa)

Afrikaans in Patagonia, with guest Nicholas Henriksen
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BBC (United Kingdom)

Patagonia’s last Boers keeping Afrikaans alive
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Michigan Daily (United States)

Collaborative humanities project brings professors and students together to understand cultural identity.
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The Times (United Kingdom)

"For linguists such as Lorenzo García-Amaya and Nicholas Henriksen, the Afrikaans spoken in Patagonia is a “living jewel, frozen in time and a relic of an earlier age” and the opportunity to record it for posterity is fast running out."
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NPR (United States)

"In recent years, the liberal arts have been overshadowed by programs in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields amid the perception that the humanities don’t offer practical, “real life” skills. But one initiative at the University of Michigan called the Michigan Humanities Collaboratory is working to change that."
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Crónica (Argentina)

Linguist Lorenzo García-Amaya was quoted: "We have come to study the situation of bilingualism that exists between Afrikaans and Spanish here in Patagonia, and also to study how Afrikaans has evolved over the past hundred years..."
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El Patagónico (Argentina)

"Visitors are interested in Afrikaans history and language, which is still preserved as the mother tongue among the South African descendants of the city and neighboring towns. These teachers carry out an investigation of this language and the phonetics..."
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Landbou Weekblad (South Africa)

"Only about 40 of the descendants can still talk pretty or a little Afrikaans, but it's as if an invisible band exists at the birthplace of their late parents, and they referred to as 'Africa'..."
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LitNet (South Africa)

"I think the key difference is that Afrikaans in South Africa has been part of a constantly evolving culture over the decades and is integral to a modern, thriving community..."
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Boers Film (South Africa)

"In a remote stretch of Patagonia, Argentina, there is a family – the Dickasons – who speak a language from a country 7,000km to the east. They are part of a 114-year-old Afrikaans Boer community..."
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Michigan Daily (United States)

"Overseen by the provost and the Institute for the Humanities, the Michigan Humanities Collaboratory serves as a resource for research in the humanities. It promotes team-based work, as well as communication of research and humanities scholars..."
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