This chapter looks at the sociological factors which influenced processes of minority language loss among speakers of the Saami languages in northern Norway. Building on cultural theories of power, emphasis is placed on how the ideological and institutional conditions associated with nation-state building facilitated the stigmatization, marginalization and decline of Saami during the late 19th and early 20th century.
|Title of host publication||Languages of the Land: Policy,Politics, Identity|
|Editors||David Witkosky, Katherine Schuster|
|Publisher||Information Age Publishing Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|