Diversity and democracy: written varieties of Norwegian

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorArnfinn Muruvik Vonen
TitleDiversity and democracy: written varieties of Norwegian
AbstractThe Norwegian language, in its diverse dialects, is spoken as a mother tongue by the vast majority of the population of Norway. This kind of situation is common in Europe. However, even written Norwegian is diverse: there are two official written varieties, Bokmål and Nynorsk, and considerable room for choice within each of them. My contribution will describe and discuss this fairly unusual situation.
SessionPlenary lectures
author = {Arnfinn Muruvik Vonen},
title = {Diversity and democracy: written varieties of Norwegian},
pages = {19--30},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2012},
month = {aug},
date = {7-11},
address = {Oslo,Norway},
editor = {Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and Julie Matilde Torjusen},
publisher = {Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo},
isbn = {978-82-303-2228-4},