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Özerk, Kamil; Todal, Jon – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
In Norway there are two written Norwegian languages, Bokmâl and Nynorsk. Of these two written languages Bokmâl is being used by the majority of the people, and Bokmâl has the highest prestige in the society. This article is about the shift of written language from Nynorsk to Bokmâl among young people in a traditional Nynorsk district in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Written Language, Language Planning, Language Skill Attrition
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Özerk, Kamil – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
Linguistic diversity has always been and still is one of the current issues in the Norwegian educational system. Norwegian is the official language of the country, but, there have been several distinct dialects and two official written Norwegian languages in the country since 1885. One of them is "Bokmål" and the other is…
Descriptors: Norwegian, Language Variation, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism