Language Policy

Michael Simmonds, Nadja Kjeldergaard, Jeppe Hagstrøm, Tina Møller & Matthew Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study investigates the methods and effects of a monolingual language policy stipulated at the International Bachelor Study Programme in Social Science at Roskilde University. The report is centered around the data collected through recordings of group meetings with two project groups from the aforementioned study, as well as two qualitative interviews with one member of each group. The analytical theoretical framework utilised in the study consists of Bernard Spolsky’s Language Policy theory and Martha Augoustinos, Ian Walker and Ngaire Donahgue’s Social Identity Theory. By utilising these theoretical elements we have investigated which factors might govern the students’ language use in regards to the official monolingual language policy. The report arrives at the conclusion that the following four factors in particular are evidently affecting the language use of the participants: language ideologies, convenience, social affiliations and linguistic ressources.

UddannelserEngelsk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2015


  • Language Policy
  • Language Management