Sprog i kontekst, dansk reggae/dancehall

Cecilie Hoelgaard Christensen, Sebastian Dueholm, [No Value] Marie, Sarah Busch Skovby & Singer-Lippert Og Pedersen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this project our main topic is postcolonialism pragmatics and Danish reggae/dancehall. We are interested in the history of reggae and dancehall and we want to find out, whether there is a combine between Danish reggae/dancehalltexts and the use of postcolonialism pragmatics or not. Where come those rebellious feelings from against the society? There are a lot of exciting questions to reggae/dancehall. Furthermore we are going to analysis three Danish reggae/dancehalltexts and see if we can find any cues and other compares to the Jamaican reggae/dancehall. We are going to include the method of Anchimbe & Janney to help us understand the pragmatics and the structure in the texts and to see the Danish texts from a postcolonial point of view. At the same time we will use Austins Trichotomy, locution, illocution and perlocution, to analysis the texts. We are going to analysis three Danish reggae/dancehalltexts, to find out which cues and linguistic aspects the artists are using. Here we will focus on religious expressions, English words and the use of code-mixing/code-switching as well as that the values: identity, rebellion and religion are present. We will search for cues there might show up in all of our Danish reggae/dancehalltexts and put them all together to see if there are a few head topics. Then we will discuss the cues from the texts and take them into our society context with focus on history, language and identity. As a conclusion our project shows that the Danish artist are inspired by the Jamaican reggae/dancehall, that shows in the using of the same cues and speech acts. But still there is a whole new meaning in the use of words in a Danish context. The words meanings are defined by the context of the text. This project only contains an analysis of the pragmatic aspect and that’s why we can’t tell anything about the fact that reggae/dancehall is a subculture in Denmark. But through the project we had a lot of thoughts about this aspect and it would be very exciting to go furthermore into this subject.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2015
VejledereCarsten Levisen


  • Dancehall
  • Cigar
  • Postcolonialism Pragmatics
  • Danish
  • Jamaican
  • Reggae
  • Bob Marley
  • Armagedion
  • Sprog
  • Dancehall Anthem
  • Speech Acts