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Signe Wedel Schøning

Signe Wedel Schøning

Part-time lecturer

I am interested in the semiotic meaning potentials of social resources as these are constructed and negotiated in situated usage among speakers.

Current research

I scrutinise adolescents` employment of linguistic resources and resources from popular culture in my ongoing PhD project. It is an ethnographic project with data collected in a peripheral context in the Western-most part of Jutland. The primary research questions are:

  • How adolescents` employment of linguistic resources inform processes of centralisation and peripheralisation
  • How adolescents` employment of Copenhagen features, local dialect features and quotes from popular culture inform notions of social positionings and place constructions, and
  • How the use of these resources corresponds to wider standardisation processes and language attitudes and ideologies in Denmark

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