A study of language planning using Norwegian as a case studyThe theory of language planning owes a lot to the Norwegian example, as outlined by Einar Haugen in 1966, and a new analysis of this case is of great importance to the field. Ernst Hakon Jahr not only tells the rest of the story, but also introduces a new analysis of the Norwegian development, drawing on the results of sociolinguistic research. This book therefore contributes to language planning theory as well as to the rapidly emerging field of historical sociolinguistics. Readers will gain new insights into a unique sociolinguistic experiment, exemplified by modern Norwegian language planning, as well as into the question of the general limits of language planning. Hakon Jahr tells the story from the very beginning, tracing the sociolinguistic situation in Norway in 1814 through the programmes of Ivar Aasen and Knud Knudsen to the sociolinguistic revolution that produce language reform in 1938 and the final termination of the pa-Norwegian planning effort by Parliament in 2005.
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