Skolt Sami, the makings of a pluricentric language, where does it stand?

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This paper will provide a brief description of Skolt Sami and how it might be construed as a pluricentric language. Historical factors are identified that might contribute to a pluricentric identity: geographic location and political history; shortages of language documentation, and the establishment of a normative body for the development of a standard language. Skolt Sami is assessed in the context of Sami languages and is forwarded as one of a closely related yet distinct language group. Here the issue then becomes one of facilitating diversity even for under-documented languages. And we aptly describe opportunities in language technology that have been utilized to this end. Finally, brief insight is given for other Uralic languages with regard to pluricentric character and possibilities for language users to facilitate the maintenance of their individual language needs.
Titel på värdpublikationEuropean Pluricentric Languages in Contact and Conflict
RedaktörerRudolf Muhr, Josep Angel Mas Castells, Jack Rueter
Antal sidor8
FörlagPeter Lang
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-631-80297-7
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-631-80309-7, 978-3-631-80308-0
StatusPublicerad - 2020
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok


NamnÖsterreichisches Deutsch – Sprache der Gegenwart
FörlagPeter Lang


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