Anita Berit Hansen
Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Emil Holms Kanal 6
2300 København S
French language, sociolinguistics.
Phonetic variation and change in Parisian French (internal and external mechanisms, new norms for good pronunciation): Differences between le francais de référence and Parisian French, mergers in production and perception, lexical factors in the sound changes, "real time" approach (1989-2015), social aspects of the pronunciation, attitudes to Parisian French among other French speakers.
Primary fields of research
Broad description of research fields : French linguistics ; sociolinguisitics
More detailed description of research fields : Variation and change in spoken French, specifically in pronunciation but also in syntax and lexikon ; social and stylistic variation ; mechanisms of language change ; perception and production of speech sounds ; language attitudes ; methodological and theoretical aspects of the gathering of spoken data.
Most detailed description: current variation and change in Parisian French prononciation ; quantitative variationistic sociolinguistics; the vowel E caduc ; nasal vowels ; mid vowels and the vowel /A/ ; reduction of consonant clusters ; palatalization of obstruents ; negation ; use of the pronouns on/nous ; non-standard lexikon
Fields of interest
Language policy in the Francophone world ; la francophonie ; language attitudes ; language and identity ; regional languages in France ; language death ; lexical variation in French ; youth language ; syntactic variation in French ; regional phonetic varieties of French including québécois and African varieties ; acquisition of French phonetics ; French language and the new media (chat, sms)
French language, Sociolinguistics - see research fields and fields of interest for details.
Office hours: Spring 2023 (weeks 6 to 21) Fridays 13:00-14:00, except weeks 13 and 20 where it is Wednesdays 15:00-16:00.