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Intercultural Centre: New Variation of Icelandic Emerging

A new variation of Icelandic language is emerging among immigrants to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Iceland, according to Ingibjörg Hafstad, Director of Education at Iceland’s Intercultural Centre and reported by RÚV. The new language is forming amongst immigrants who do not have a common language other than Icelandic and consist in the same mistakes being made repeatedly in Icelandic. According to Hafstad, the root of the problem is that immigrants rarely hear Icelandic spoken, since Icelanders almost inevitably speak English with them.

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