The Danish Language in the European Information Society

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Abstract

Danish is the official language of Denmark, which has approx. 5,500,000 inhabitants. 90% of these are ethnic Danes, with Danish as their mother tongue. For the last 10%, only one minority language, German, is established officially. Thus, the cities Sønderborg, Åbenrå, Tønder and Haderslev officially grant minority rights to their citizens. The overall number of native speakers of German amounts to approx. 20,000 in South Jutland alone.

Keywords

Language Policy Nordic Country Mother Tongue Minority Language Faroe Island 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DFKIBerlinGermany

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