Introduction: Language Sustainability in the Circumpolar North

Author(s): 

Jenanne Ferguson, Laura Siragusa

Publisher: 

Anthropologica

 

Abstract: 

This introduction serves to situate this special theme within the broader fields of language sustainability and language revitalisation and maintenance. It aims to highlight both the unique aspects of linguistic situations in the Circumpolar North as well as to present the under-theorised and practical concerns that speakers of Indigenous and minority languages in this broad region share with each other and speakers in similar linguistic ecologies worldwide.