In “A Case For Small And Endangerd Languages” the cultural importance and value of the world’s diversity of languages is discussed.

“The Lower Rhine And South Sleswick: Two Border Regions And Thier Relation To Their Neighbours And Minorities” is a comparative essay and assessment of why under similar circumstances there is a very active ethnic minority representation in South Sleswick consisting of Danes and Frisians while there is nothing comparable in the Lower Rhine area representing the Dutch speaking minority when Dutch was the official language there until 1815.

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Lower Rhine landscape near Xanten

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Holnis at the Flensborg Fjord in Sleswick-Holsten

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