Dorte Lønnsman: English and Globalisation in Denmark: A Changing Sociolinguistic Landscape?

Dorte Lønnsman (Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen) will present preliminary results from the project English and the Globalisation in Denmark: A Changing Sociolinguistic Landscape

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Abstract

The project English and Globalisation in Denmark: A Changing Sociolinguistic Landscape investigates the use of and attitudes to English in contemporary Denmark. In this presentation I would like to present preliminary results from two work packages. Work package 1 compares data from a new survey with 850 respondents to the results of an earlier large-scale survey on the use of English in Denmark (Preisler 1999, 2003). I will present results focusing on the presence of English and attitudes to English in Denmark. Work package 2 uses qualitative methods in the form of ethnographically-based focus groups to investigate language attitudes and ideologies among different groups in Danish society. Here I will present preliminary results from observations and a focus group interview with a group of pen-and-paper role players.

Biography

Dorte Lønsmann is Associate Professor of English Language at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Copenhagen. She works within linguistic anthropology and researches English in Denmark, English as a global language, linguistic diversity in workplaces, language and migration, language socialisation and language ideologies. Her current research project English and Globalisation in Denmark: A Changing Sociolinguistic Landscape investigates the role of English in current Danish society and sociolinguistic change in relation to globalisation. Dorte Lønsmann has published, alone and with co-authors, in highly regarded international journals such as Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Language in Society and Multilingua.

Organizer

Haley De Korne
Published Sep. 19, 2022 12:40 PM - Last modified Sep. 19, 2022 12:48 PM