Date: Wed, 6 Sep 1995 09:42:54 +1000
From: Baden Hughes h9405049[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]STUDENT.ANU.EDU.AU
Subject: Pan-Scandinavian dialects
I'm currently doing some research on Pan-Scandinavian (hereafter P-Sc)
languages, and their historical development since Ivar Aasen started
standardising Norwegian in the mid 19th century. I would be interested to
hear from anyone who has expertise in this area.
My main questions are :
1. How have individual dialects contributed to the now standardised
languages of Scandinavia ?
2. Can the current P-Sc languages be considered *dialects* of a wider P-Sc
3. If the answer to 2 is affirmative, then can one be justified in
conducting a dialect-oriented comparative survey of the P-Sc languages ?
Any ideas on methodology ?
I'd be very grateful of anyone's thoughts on these questions. Any replies
please direct to me personally :
Baden Hughes (B.Hughes[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]student.anu.edu.au)
B.HUGHES[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]student.anu.edu.au