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The Black Death Comes for Norwegian: Danish Makes a House Call

Ruth H. Sanders

in The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The Black Death of the early fourteenth century resulted in the death of possibly as much as 60% of the population of Norway, the hardest hit among the countries of the North. The loss of population ... More


Before the start of language planning: 1814–45

Ernst Håkon Jahr

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748637829
eISBN:
9781474400855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637829.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In one respect – sociolinguistically – the situation in 1814 (with Norwegian independence after 400 years of Danish rule) was quite ‘normal’: a spoken, high social-status variety (a Dano-Norwegian ... More


A Language Based on Upper-Middle-Class Speech or Peasant Dialects? The Programmes Proposed by knud knudsen and ivar Aasen

Ernst Håkon Jahr

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748637829
eISBN:
9781474400855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637829.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

From the middle of the 19th century onwards, the school master and grammarian Knud Knudsen (1812-95) promoted a language planning programme whereby the written Danish standard used in Norway at the ... More


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