2. Applied perspectives

Applying linguistics for sustainability in Nordic contexts

January 10–11, 2023, Umeå University, Sweden
Local organizer: Constanze Ackermann-Boström


Keynote talks

Visibility of minority languages in public spaces: vernacular expressions of linguistic sustainability

Coppelie Cocq
Professor in Sámi studies and digital humanities
Umeå University


photo by Eirin Torgersen




Archives of Invisibility and the Brutality of Dispossession – colonialism, museums, and cultural sustainability

Liisa-Rávná Finbog
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Tampere University






Indigenous language education: exploring examples from the Arctic

Pigga Keskitalo
Professor, Faculty of Education, Global Northern Societies
University of Lapland

This workshop focusses on cultural and linguistic sustainability and well-being among linguistic minorities in the Nordic region. In order to explore ways how linguistic minorities in the Nordic countries can be supported in creating and maintaining both linguistic and cultural sustainability in the future, participants in this workshop discuss:

  • What is the current state of the art of minoritized language technology and education research in the Nordic countries?
  • What are the needed new research directions in support of cultural and linguistic sustainability for minoritized communities in the Nordic countries?