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Title: Current Trends in Swedish Place-Name Standardization
Author(s): NILSSON, Leif
Volume: 35 Date: 2000
During the last 30 years the standardization of Swedish place-names has undergone a change from being an entirely linguistic task performed by place-name scholars to a question of preserving the place-names as a part of the nation's cultural heritage. In 2000 this trend culminated in legislation with the emphasis placed on the protection of place-names. The article is a summary of the early years and an account of the steps taken towards this new approach of Swedish standardization.