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I am a linguist and specialist in English sociolingustics and English language, with research interests in pronunciation variation and change, dialectology, language attitudes and language ideology, accent stylisation, elite sociolects, as well as the sociolinguistic status of English in Denmark. I have previously worked on a project concerned with the sociolinguistic consequences of internationalisation in Higher Education. I teach English sociolinguistics and linguistics, and supervise students on topics in these areas as well as more general linguistic topics in the Global Humanities programme at Roskilde University. My research work is at the crossroads of the humanities and the social sciences, since I use humanistic and social science methods to investigate the nature of human language variation and change and its implications for social contexts and lived experiences.


I teach at the Global Humanities (HIB) programme, where I teach the dimension course Text and Sign, the progression course Study Competence and Project management, and supervise students in interdisciplinary Text and Sign projects at all levels of the BA programme. I am presently House Coordinator of the Global Humanities house.

Management and Cooperation

I am a member of two national censor Boards in Denmark: for English language programmes and for Linguistics/Semiotics/Cognition.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociolinguistics, Ph.D., T-glottalling between stigma and prestige: a sociolinguistic study of modern RP, Copenhagen Business School


Award Date: 13 Sept 2000

Linguistics, Master of Arts, A comparative study of reduplication in Australian languages, The Australian National University


Award Date: 5 Apr 1991

Arts, double major in Linguistics, major in French, B.A. Hons., The University of Queensland


Award Date: 19 Dec 1987

External positions

Censor, Censorkorps for Engelsk

2018 → …

Censor, Censorkorps for de sprogvidenskabelige og kognitive fag

2010 → …


  • Language, Language usage, Philosophy of language
  • Language in society
  • Language change
  • Language attitudes
  • Sociophonetics
  • sociolinguistics
  • Language Ideology
  • Academic Writing
  • English in Denmark
  • Received Pronunciation
  • Modern RP
  • Project management
  • linguistic anthropology

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