Purisma og hjáveiða

Translated title of the contribution: Purism and subsidiary catch

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The article focuses on two unintended consequences of purism in the Faroe Islands: 1) the purism has caused an increase in the Faroese lexicon, because many neologisms do not manage to replace the import words. The result is a lot of synonyms, one neologism and one import word.
2) the purism is a reason to the big gap between speech and written language in Faroese.
Translated title of the contributionPurism and subsidiary catch
Original languageFaroese
Number of pages6
Volume88. bind
Specialist publicationVarðin
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


  • Faroese
  • purism


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