LINGUIST List 16.926

Sat Mar 26 2005

Disc: New: Re: 16.884, Media: Icelanders on a Mission

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Message 1: New: Re: 16.884, Media: Icelanders on a Mission

Date: 26-Mar-2005
From: Stan Anonby <stan-sandy_anonbysil.org>
Subject: New: Re: 16.884, Media: Icelanders on a Mission


Re: http://linguistlist.org/issues/16/16-884.html 

Maybe the question is, what's a better gauge of language health, language
purity or language attitudes?

Policing how people speak may be counterproductive. It may annoy young
Icelanders who are simply trying to communicate in the clearest way they
can. If Icelandic becomes associated with annoyance, that might be a bigger
problem than English loanwords.

Stan Anonby



Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Icelandic (ICE)




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