Jannis Androutsopoulos

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Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Henrik Wergelands hus 0313 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Sociolinguistics: Interactional sociolinguistics, sociolinguistic style, sociolinguistic change, language ideologies, ethnolects, multi-ethnic urban vernaculars, sociolinguistics of written language, youth language, hip-hop language and discourse.
  • Media linguistics: Language in mass media, media discourse analysis, research methods, audiovisual fiction, reality television, language in popular culture.
  • Online research: Computer-mediated communication, online communities, digital ethnography, social media.
  • Multilingualism: Social aspects of code-switching, societyl multilingualism, representations of multilingualism in popular culture, networked multilingualism.


  • 1991–1997, Doctoral degree in German Linguistics and Translation Studies, Universität Heidelberg
  • 1985–1990, Diploma in German Studies (major), Psychology and Art History (minors), University of Athens.

Positions held

  • 2009– Professor of German and Media Linguistics (Linguistik des Deutschen und Medienlinguistik), Universität Hamburg
  • 2007–2009, Reader in Sociolinguistics and Media Discourse, King's College London
  • 2003–2007, Juniorprofessor für Medienkommunikation, Universität Hannover
  • 2000–2003, Researcher, Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim
  • 1998–2000, DFG-funded Post Doc, Universität Heidelberg

Fellowships and affiliations

  • 2015, Affiliate, Center for Computer-Mediated Communication, Indiana University
  • 2014 (February-March), A.W.Mellon Visiting Fellow, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2012 (April-October), External Senior Research Fellow, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Universität Freiburg.
  • 2009–2012, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication (LDC), King's College London.
  • 2005 (February-March), DAAD Short-term Lecturer, Monash University, Australia.


  • Zentrum für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Hamburg
  • Zentrum für Sprachkorpora, Universität Hamburg
  • Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)
Tags: Multilingualism, Sociolinguistics, Media linguistics, Online research, Mediated communication
Published Nov. 8, 2016 2:27 PM - Last modified Aug. 27, 2021 8:37 PM