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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."

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Society for the Study of Finnish
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The Society, based in Helsinki, was founded in 1876 to promote the study and use of Finnish. The Finnish name for the society, which literally translates as 'home language society', is tied to the linguistic situation in Finland in the 19th century. Finnish was officially granted equal status with Swedish in 1863, so at the time the Society was established, Finnish was indeed the 'home language' of the majority of people living in Finland and was just beginning to establish itself as a language of administration, education etc. The society organises meetings and symposia and publishes Finland's oldest linguistic quarterly, Virittäjä. It also awards annual prizes and scholarships for outstanding research.