Janus Mortensen

Janus Mortensen

Associate Professor, Professor

Current research areas

  • The formation of social and linguistic norms in transient social configurations
    (the TMC Project, www.tmc.ku.dk)
  • University internationalisation and sociolinguistic change
  • The use of English as a lingua franca at Danish universities
  • Sociolinguistic perspectives on style and stylisation

Fields of interest

  • Language in social life
  • English as a lingua franca
  • Language ideology
  • Language policy
  • Linguistic history of Danish universities
  • University internationalisation


  • Sociolinguistics
  • English as a lingua franca
  • Pragmatics
  • English grammar
  • Written communication

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