Kva er god nynorsk språkføring?
TypePeer reviewed; Journal article
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This article discusses perceptions of what is characterized as good written Nynorsk by persons with a close relationship to Nynorsk written culture. The material includes a survey of 67 informants, as well as a selection of handbooks of recognized standard Nynorsk. The result shows that a majority of the informants hold the view that certain qualities of writing are specific to Nynorsk, and not just qualities of texts in general. A more general aspect is that on the basis of this study, we may see outlines of a community of normative interpretation for Nynorsk. This community of interpretation tells us something about how norms are being operational and internalized. Furthermore, the article discusses quality of writing as an object of language planning.