Sociolinguistic Identity

Maya Coulson, Louise Secher, Liv Carlsen, Ditte Andersen, Henrik Holm Kjær, Line Tranberg & Thea Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The purpose of this project is to uncover the link between socio-linguistics and identity. We sought to discover if identity changes coincide with language changes. We view this project from a social constructionist perspective, while using socio-linguistics and sociology as the theoretical background. We used this knowledge to analyze the focus group interview we conducted. We found that there are clear identity changes that occur when switching from one language to another. However, these changes vary from person to person. Through using this empirical data and theoretical knowledge, we cover both the Text & Sign and Subjectivity & Learning dimensions.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato16 dec. 2009


  • Sociolinguistic
  • Identity