Den bornholmske dialekt dør - og hvad så?

Marianne Mortensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project deals with the importance of dialect in relation to identity. It is based on a study of the dialect of Bornholm and the ‘Bornholmian’ social identity, which is investigated through qualitative interviews with four young people from Bornholm. Their points and opinions are used to portray the social group of the people of Bornholm with a theoretical foundation of interactive speech accommodation theory and social identity theory. The analysis shows that the informants‘ social identity in relation to Bornholm is a contrasting mix of negative and stereotyped ideas and patriotic attitudes, which is further analysed through two written texts from the organisation “Destination Bornholm” and the municipality of Bornholm. On the basis of the analysis I finally discuss the question of how the Danes should relate to the ongoing standardisation process of spoken Danish.

UddannelserDansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato2 dec. 2011


  • convergence
  • accommodation
  • Bornholm
  • dialekt
  • social identitet