The CALPIU Network: Cultural and Linguistic Practices in the International University

Project: Research

Project Details


The Center coordinates Danish, Nordic and international research into a new theoretical understanding of internationalization processes currently underway in universities and other institutions of higher education. Its focus will be on the function of language in social and cultural practice, especially the significance of language proficiency and language choice within a context marked by power relations and hierarchies of influence, as well as the significance of these power relations and hierarchies vis-à-vis the organization, didactics, learning processes and academic content of educational programs in the humanities and social and natural sciences. Thus the Network works to support the profes­sionalization of university pedagogy within an international context. The fields of practice to be investigated empirically are: The practice of the university as an actor in a multilingual world, teacher-student relations, student-student relations, and secretary-student relations. The data will be gathered into an extensive corpus of language and culture practice within the university. The Center has been initiated by a group of researchers within sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, and discourse and communication analysis at Roskilde University. The Center comprises 49 senior and junior researchers from 27 universities in Denmark, the other Nordic countries and countries across the globe.
Effective start/end date01/08/200931/07/2012


  • Forskerskole Øst
  • Det Frie Forskningsråd
  • Roskilde Universitet

Research Output

The lure of internationalization: Paradoxical discourses of transnational student mobility, linguistic diversity and cross-cultural exchange

Fabricius, A., Mortensen, J. & Haberland, H., 2017, In : Higher Education. 73, 4, p. 577-595 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

The ‘internationalised’ academic: negotiating boundaries between the local, the regional and the ‘international’ at the university

Fabricius, A., May 2017, Negotiating Boundaries at Work: Talking and Transitions. Angouri, J., Marra, M. & Holmes, J. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


Fabricius, A. H. & Preisler, B., 2015, Transcultural Interaction and Linguistic Diversity in Higher Education: The student Experience. Fabricius, A. H. & Preisler, B. (eds.). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-12 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access

The position of Danish, English and other languages at Danish universities in the context of Danish society

Haberland, H. & Preisler, B., 2015, Language Policy in Higher Education: The case of medium-sized languages. Vila, F. X. & Bretxa, V. (eds.). Bristol: Multilingual Matters, p. 15-42 27 p. (Multilingual Matters Series, Vol. 158).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


  • 16 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 2 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 1 Membership in review committee

Language and Super-diversity

Spencer Hazel (Organizer)

6 Jun 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Embodying multilingual interaction – multimodal resources and the local management of language choice (w. Janus Mortensen)

Spencer Hazel (Lecturer)

22 Mar 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Negotiating language choice in international service encounters

Spencer Hazel (Lecturer)

6 Jun 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution