Review: Langgård, Karen. «Considerations about the impact of Danish on the morphology of Kalaallisut»
The colonisation of Greenland by Denmark has left its mark on the Greenlandic language (Kalaallisut) and its use, not the least because of the language contact between Danish and Kalaallisut. In this Paper Karen Langgård successfully analyzes the impact of Danish on the morphology of Kalaallisut and demonstrates the different aspects in short chapters, which some will be summarized in the following.
Birgitte Jacobsen’s paper “Colonial Danish” is about the Danish language in the former Danish colonies Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland. The first part discusses the differences in the status of the Danish language in the former colonies, and the second part focuses on a “colonial Danish” in Greenland that was developed through language contact.