Photo of Otso Kortekangas
Otso Kortekangas

Most of the older Sami did not have the opportunity to learn how to read and write in Sami languages, but rather in the majority languages Norwegian, Finnish or Swedish. This contributed to the fact that many chose to not speak Sami with their own children, which is a typical start of language weakening processes which tend to end in language death.

2019 is the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, with the scope of increasing understanding and creating favourable conditions for dissemination of good practices with regards to indigenous languages. So, what is the story of langage use in schools by our local indigenous people, the Sami? Historian Otso Korekangas will guide us through the story with specific research focus on the period 1900-1940.


Logotype of European Day of Languages
European Day of Languages logo

The European Day of Languages

The European Day of Languages is an opportunity to celebrated language diversity and promote life-long language learning. Språkstudion invites all interested Stockholm University students and staff to this lunch seminar.


If you would like a light vegan snack with your coffee/tea, please sign up with the following link no later than 13:00 on September 25.

Update: the registration date for this event has passed. You are still welcome to listen to the seminar, but will unfortunately not receive a snack.