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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment: The Case of Modern Norwegian

Ernst Jahr


This book conveys insights into the social and political motivations and driving forces behind Norwegian language planning. Norwegian language development from 1814 has, since Einar Haugen’s book Language conflict and language planning: the case of modern Norwegian (1966), been one of the most celebrated examples of language planning in the world. This book not only tells the rest of the story till 2014, but also introduces a new analysis of the Norwegian development altogether, drawing heavily on the development and results of sociolinguistic and language contact research. The year 2014 marks ... More

Keywords: Norwegian nation, historical sociolinguistics, language planning, language planning theory, linguistic struggle, language conflict, sociolinguistic experiment, Norwegian, Bokmål, Nynorsk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748637829
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637829.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ernst Jahr, author
University of Adger

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