Defining “success” and “failure” in language revitalization
- Date: –12:00
- Location: Engelska parken Hugo Valentinrummet, Eng4-1020
- Lecturer: Leena Huss, Uppsala University
- Organiser: Hugo Valentin centrum
- Contact person: Robert Borges
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Leena Huss is Professor Emerita at Uppsala University, The Hugo Valentin Centre, Sweden, and Professor II Emerita at The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø. She has published on reversing language shift in northern Scandinavia, contact linguistics and multilingualism, and edited and co-edited anthologies on managing multilingualism in Sweden, linguistic revitalization in education and language emancipation in Europe and beyond. Her current research interests include language policies and language planning in Scandinavia, multilingualism, and linguistic revitalization in the South Sámi area in Sweden. During 2000–2004, she was the Swedish member of the Council of Europe expert committee monitoring the implementation of the Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Europe.