The level of activity of research on Norwegian heritage language in America has varied considerably over nearly a hundred years, as can be seen on these pages. The latest wave began in 2010 under the name NorAmDiaSyn (Norwegian American Dialect Syntax). The project was initiated by Professor Janne Bondi Johannessen in connection with the Nordic and Norwegian dialect projects ScanDiaSyn and NorDiaSyn, and funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The numerous publications, workshops and fieldwork trips show that many researchers have been inspired to investigate this exciting variant of Norwegian.
The research group Scandinavian Heritage Languages in America works with different aspects of the Norwegian and Swedish heritage languages, especially morphology, syntax, phonology and the lexicon.
Special edition of Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift: Vol 30, Nr 2 (2012) Norsk i Amerika (Norwegian in America)
Guest editors: Janne Bondi Johannessen and Joseph Salmons Read more (in Norwegian)
Please send us information about articles and books that are not included in this overviews below, but should have been there.
Older literature 1897 — 1990s:
Recent literature 1990s — 2016
University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Immigrant Norwegian in the Upper Midwest
The promise of America