Lian Malai Madsen

Lian Malai Madsen

Associate Professor

I am interested in how meaning and interpersonal understanding in situated communication are related to more widespread socio-cultural and linguistic processes. In particular my research focuses on language use and communication in contemporary diverse urban contexts.

Current research

I am currently affiliated with the research project SoMeFamily that investigates language and social media in the family: https://nors.ku.dk/english/research/projects/somefamily---language-and-social-media-in-the-familiy/

In addition I manage the research network SODIAC (Sociolinguistics, Diversity and Action) with a focus on what academics and practitioners can learn from each other about education under culturally an dlinguistically diverse conditions in formal and informal settings: https://nors.ku.dk/english/research/projects/sociolinguistics-diversity-and-action-sodiac/

We have recently published this book:

Critical Perspectives on Linguistic Fixity and Fluidity: Languagised Lives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

https://www.routledge.com/Critical-Perspectives-on-Linguistic-Fixity-and-Fluidity-Languagised-Lives/Jaspers-Malai-Madsen/p/book/9781138602977

Teaching

I teach in the psychology of language primarily the course on analysis and methodology and in addition to this courses on language, power, identity and learning as linguistic and psychological practice.

I supervise a lot of MA dissertations with all kinds of interesting topics, but in my own work I mostly employ interaction analytical, discourse analytical and sociolinguistic methodology and I have a particular interest in the language use of children and youth, popular culture, leisure communities, identity practices, cultural diversity and educational institutions.

 

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