The Language Situation in Finland

  title={The Language Situation in Finland},
  author={Sirkku Latomaa and Pirkko Nuolij{\"a}rvi},
  journal={Current Issues in Language Planning},
  pages={202 - 95}
This monograph provides an overview of the language situation in Finland, an officially bilingual country in northern Europe. The national languages, Finnish and Swedish, have equal status, guaranteed in language legislation since 1922. During the 19th century, however, Swedish was still the language of the élite, while Finnish was the language of the common people. Therefore, the main accomplishment during the 19th century was the rapid development of the Finnish language into a language of… 

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