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Language attitudes and the ideology of the Nordic

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This article discusses the rise and the current standing of “Norden” (the Nordic societies) as an imagined community (Anderson, Imagined communities, Verso, 1991). The ideology of Norden as a coherent community rests on the one hand on the perceived mutual intelligibility of the Scandinavian languages, used as mother tongue or as lingua franca. On the other hand the ideology of Norden rests on a sense of historical unity. Historically, the ideology of the Nordic grew out of the era of national romanticism. The present study therefore addresses the pertinent question of how the ideology of the Nordic fares in late modernity where ideology is under threat from more “rational”, e.g., financial lines of thinking.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of the Sociology of Language
Vol/bind204
Sider (fra-til)97-127
Antal sider31
ISSN0165-2516
StatusUdgivet - 2010

Bibliografisk note

This is an electronic version of an article published in "International Journal of the Sociology of language" Volume 2010, Issue 204, Pages 97–127.
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