Anna Kai Jørgensen

Anna Kai Jørgensen

PhD fellow

I am interested in the ways in which language creates marginalised positions, and how people in these positions use language. Working with both qualitative and quantitative data, my research combines theories and methods from disciplines such as sociolinguistics, dialectology and gender studies.


Current research

PhD project: Linguistic Variation, Accommodation, and Style-shift in Interaction
(01/04-21 - 31/03-24)
Supervisor: Nicolai Pharao

The focus of my research is the small phonetic differences that may disclose a speaker as geographically and socially “out of place”. Looking specifically at language in interaction, the aim is to study how, if at all, speakers accommodate their interaction partners. Data is collected among first-year studens of teacher training in two larger Danish cities.

The project is a part of Speaking Up - Language as a Factor for Social Mobility. The project is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark and led by professor Pia Quist.


Primary fields of research

  • sociolinguistics and -phonetics
  • language and identity
  • gender and language
  • dialect and variation


I teach courses in Linguistics, Danish and Gender Studies. I have taught Acoustic Analysis, part of the BA programme in linguistics, the courses Language and Context and Grammar and Text in the BA programme in Danish, as well as the course Gender, Racialisation, and Identity in the elective programme in Gender, Sexuality, and Difference.

I supervise broadly within my primary research fields and areas of interest, but do not currently respond to inquiries about supervision.


Selected publications

  1. Published


    Andersen, E. M., Boas, K., Jørgensen, Anna Kai, Steffensen, E. M., Thorsen, W. M., Thøgersen, Jacob & Rasmussen, S. H., 2023, In: Journal of language works. 8, 1, 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

  2. Published

    SPEAKING (OF) GENDER: A sociolinguistic exploration of voice and transgender identity

    Jørgensen, Anna Kai, Mar 2016, 92 p. Københavns Universitet

    Research output: Other contributionResearch

Selected activities

  1. LANCHART 15th anniversary symposium

    Jørgensen, Anna Kai (Speaker), Pharao, Nicolai (Speaker), Quist, Pia (Speaker) & Ag, Astrid (Speaker)

    1 Feb 2023

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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