SoMeFamily - Language and Social Media in the Family

Social media is an integral part of contemporary everyday life and a central concern for educators and family advisers. Yet, very little is known about how social media communication functions within families or about the impact on family life of the everyday status of digital communication across different generations.

With a linguistic ethnographic approach this project addresses which communicative functions social media serve among different family members in ten families selected among a cohort of adolescents in two high school classes. By a combined analytical focus on 1) digital communication cultures; 2) identity formations; 3) social relations and; 4) prevalent media and family ideologies it further investigates how social media influence family socialization in these families.

By doing so the project contributes crucial new knowledge to research fields of media studies and family socialization and significantly nuances existing understandings of social media and family life.









Name Title Phone E-mail
Astrid Ag Postdoc +4535328486 E-mail
Janus Spindler Møller Associate Professor +4535335742 E-mail
Lian Malai Madsen Associate Professor +4535328319 E-mail


Independent Research Fund Denmark

The project runs from 2018-2021 and is financed by The Danish Council for Independent Research / Sapere Aude Research Leader.