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Media: Danmarks Radio: Ethnologue

Submitter: Ole Stig Andersen

Submitter Email: osa@olestig.dk
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Media Body: On June 20th Danmarks Radio (National Public Service) aired a review of the new edition of
Ethnologue and its claims about languages in Denmark (in Danish).

Listen (6 mins): http://www.dr.dk/p1/aspinclude/PlayMedia.asp?ClipID=41465

Read: http://www.olestig.dk/sprogpolitik/ethnologue.html

Ole Stig Andersen, Copenhagen
Issue Number: 16.2225
Date Posted: July 20, 2005

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