Browse archive

Professional paper

Ina Druviete; University of Latvia

Dace Strelevica-Ošina; University of Latvia



This paper gives an insight into the present sociolinguistic situation in Latvia – from a synopsis of the language–related legislature to the aspects of contact/conflict and interaction between various languages and language variants in Latvia. A brief chronological overview of the history of the Latvian language and of the linguistic situation in Latvia is also provided, highlighting the crucial events and elements that have gradually shaped the language attitudes and sociolinguistic climate of Latvia today.



sociolinguistics; history of language; language policy; Latvian


Articles download statistics


Ivana Lučića 3
10000 Zagreb

Main contact:
Mislava Bertoša
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Today 18

Week 63

Month 80

All 354736

Currently are 6 guests and no members online