Language policy towards ethnic minorities in Northern Norway and on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 15, Number 3 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The development of language policy in Norway and Nicaragua is here compared by means of a linguicism continuum. Historically, there is no significant difference in the treatment of the minorities. The assimilationist tendencies follow mainly the same pattern, but Norway has been clearly more active and has used more covert methods in its assimilation policy. Self-government processes in Norway and Nicaragua, initiated in the 1980s, have improved the linguistic rights of the minorities in both countries, but only Nicaragua has guaranteed the rights of all its ethnic minorities by law.
Koskinen, A. Language policy towards ethnic minorities in Northern Norway and on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. International Journal of Educational Development, 15(3), 221-230. Elsevier Ltd.