Dansk diskursiv diskriminering af flygtninge i "Debatten"

Katharina Wlost, Nicolaj Morten Jørgensen, Sally Elvekjær Jordahn & Sarah Barskov

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this project we will investigate how and in what way people are judged, framed and dehumanized with linguistic means and thereby experience a discrimination or appreciation. In order to do so we will focus on the Danish discourse in relation to the current refugee debate. Based on the Danish TV-show “Debatten om flygtninge: Danmark møder Sverige” we discuss and analyze central statements of the Danish and the Swedish debaters as well as making the different views between the two countries to the refugee situation more clear. Through a critical discourse analysis – including the theoretic terms of Norman Fairclough, Ruth Wodak & Martin Reisigl and John E. Richardson – it will be denaturalized how methods are used in this discourse for describing people in a positive or negative manner. As it shows, the discourse needs to be divided into an ‘us‘ and ‘them’-dichotomy which deals with how the Danish debaters describe either themselves or the refugees. We argue that the Danish discourse among the debaters can be contributing to the increasing of existing prejudices due to the negative framing and dehumanizing rhetorical means that entails a discrimination of refugees.

UddannelserDansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 jan. 2016
VejledereCarsten Levisen


  • John E. Richardson
  • flygtningedebatten
  • naturalisering
  • diskrimination
  • Danmark
  • Sverige
  • flygtninge
  • dehumanisering
  • Martin Reisigl
  • kritisk diskursanalyse
  • diskurs
  • Norman Fairclough
  • Ruth Wodak