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The post-war language struggle (1945–66) to counter the sociolinguistic experiment of 1938

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/9780748637829.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The supporters of pre-1938-Bokmål could not accept that standard Bokmål no longer allowed every upper-class oral form (like it did before). They resented the political aims of the Labour party – to ... More


The end of the single-standard policy (1966–2002): reforms in 1981 and 2005 (for Bokmål) and 2012 (for Nynorsk)

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/9780748637829.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The ‘Language Peace Commission’ recommended, amongst other things, the establishment of a Language Council (from 1972). The dismantlement of the pan-Norwegian policy that started in the late 1950s ... More


Summary and concluding remarks

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/9780748637829.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The final chapter sums up the book, with two major conclusions: 1. Far-reaching results of language planning are possible if the planning is consistant with the dominant contemporary ideology. This ... More


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