The Process of Norwegianization in Saami Communities: A critical exploration of language, education and nationalism

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguages of the Land: Policy,Politics, Identity
EditorsDavid Witkosky, Katherine Schuster
PublisherInformation Age Publishing Inc.
ISBN (Print)978-1-59311-618-7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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