Publication details [#53631]

Lane, Pia. 2010. “We did what we thought was best for our children”: a nexus analysis of language shift in a Kven community. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2010 (202) : 63–78.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This nexus-analytic study of language shift in Bugønes, a Norwegian Kven community, underscoring that discourses and individual social actors possess a history and thus cannot be explored without reference to the past, exemplifies how large-scale language policy discourses get internalized and later on materialized in action via language choice.