A restricted freedom of choice: Linguistic diversity in the digital landscape

  • Trond Trosterud University of Tromsø
Keywords: language choice, digital infrastructure, minority languages

Abstract

The freedom of choosing what language to use in various contexts is restricted by a wide range of non-linguistic factors. One often-overlooked factor is the availability of a digital infrastructure for the languages in question. To put it bluntly: With no keyboard layout available there also will be no texts written. The article looks at different aspects related to minority languages and digital linguistic resources.

Author Biography

Trond Trosterud, University of Tromsø
Professor
Published
2013-01-30