Research portal of the department of Maltese at the University of Malta
L-università ta' Malta – Dipartiment tal-Malti / University of Malta – Department of Maltese
Through its teaching and research activity, the Department of Maltese of the University of Malta strives towards the advancement of the study of Maltese linguistics and grammar, the history of the Maltese language and its literature. Areas of special interest include language contact and language policy. The Department offers courses leading to the award of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Maltese.
L-università ta' Malta – L-Istitut tal-linguistika / University of Malta, Institute of Linguistics
The Institute of Linguistics (IoL) aims at promoting and coordinating research in both General Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. It promotes interdisciplinary research, striving to foster the study of the various fields of linguistics, involving academics in practical cooperation that cuts across departmental and faculty boundaries. It is also involved in efforts to maintain the standard of English and Maltese for Academic Purposes among University students.
The Deutsch-Maltesische Gesellschaft e.V. (Adenau) (DMG) was founded in 1991 with the goal of promoting cultural and social ties between Malta and Germany.
The German-Maltese Circle was founded on the 18th October 1962 with the aim of “promoting a closer understanding between Germany and Malta in all appropriate fields of activity and relationship excluding political activities”
Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali ta' l-Ilsien Malti / the National Council for the Maltese Language
Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali ta' l-Ilsien Malti was set up on April 2005 after the passage of a Bill in the House of Representatives of Malta. Its work is to regulate new words coming into Maltese and promote the standard Maltese language in education and other new sectors.
Akkademja tal-Malti was the prime regulatory body responsible for the Maltese language from the early 20th century up to the end of the millennium, when a Government sponsored law was passed to protect issues related to the national language. On joining the European Union, Maltese became one of the recognised languages of the EU - no mean achievement for a language spoken by less than half a million people.