- Research Institute for the Languages of Finland
The Research Institute for the Languages of Finland ( _fi. Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus, _sm. Päikkieennâm kielâi tutkâmkuávdáš, _se. Ruovttueatnan gielaid dutkanguovddáš, _ro. Finnosko tšimbengo instituutos, _sv. Forskningscentralen för de inhemska språken) is a governmental linguistic research institute of
Finlandgeared at studies of Finnish, Swedish, the Sami languages, Romany language, and the Finnish Sign Language.
The institute is charged with the standardization of languages used in Finland. In Swedish language, the institute usually promotes the Swedish usage, with the key aim to prevent the Swedish spoken in Finland from straying too far from its counterpart in Sweden [ [http://www.kotus.fi/index.phtml?l=en&s=205 Swedish] . Research Institute for the Languages of Finland. 12-14-2006. Retrieved 11-22-2007] . On the other hand, the institute is the foremost authority on Finnish
language planningand its recommendations are considered to define the standard Finnish which is used in official communication. In addition to these tasks, the Institute is also has an important consulting function in the shaping of Finnish language policy and in choosing toponyms.
* [http://www.kotus.fi/?l=en&s=1 www.kotus.fi] — the Institute's web site
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