Kim Ebensgaard Jensen

Kim Ebensgaard Jensen

Associate Professor

Office hours, Spring 2024: By appointment

Associate Professor in English Linguistics, Kim's teaching and supervision focus on English Grammar and other aspects of English Linguistics. His research falls under the rubrics of Cognitive Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics and Construction Grammar.

NOTE: For information on PhD programs at our department, please go here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Primary fields of research

  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Construction Grammar
  • Cognitive Sociolinguistics
  • Cognitive Poetics/Stylistics
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Cultural Linguistics
  • Digital Humanities
  • English Language
  • English Grammar

Current research

  • Constructional variation across registers and lects
  • Language on the Internet
  • Language and cultural cognition
  • The semantics of political discourse
  • Cognitive aspects of literary language in popular music lyrics
  • Issues in semantic prosody as a linguistic phenomenon
  • Corpus-linguistic methodology

Teaching

Overall topics

  • English Grammar
  • English Language
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Language and Cognition
  • Other linguistics-oriented courses
  • Digital Humanities

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Student input-based teaching
  • Portfolios

Blended learning methods:

  • Inverted and flipped classroom
  • Podcasts
  • Pencasts
  • Online quizzes and interactive videos
  • Online peer feedback

PBL:

  • Projects
  • In-class research tasks

Some examples of linguistics-oriented MA-theses supervised by Kim over the years:

  • The Discourse of Depression: A Study of Otherisation of Otherisation of People With Depression and Self-Identification by People With Depression
  • "Dear and ma'am don't go together": A study investigating the relationship between politeness and terms of address
  • Laughing about Depression: A mixed-methods study exploring humorous discourses in mental health communities on Instagram
  • A Little OCD": Mapping the non-clinical uses of 'OCD' in the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) through Cognitive Linguistics
  • Into the Dark: Diachronic variation and semantic change of dark in Historical American English
  • The Representation of Protesters and Police in U.S News Media: an experimental corpus-assisted discourse study of the framing of social actors in the Black Lives Matter 2020 protests in right-leaning vs. left-leaning online news coverage
  • Go Your Own Way or Lay Down and Rot - Cultural Cognition and Radicalisation in the Manosphere Subgroups MGTOW and Incels
  • Running and gunning with Lara Croft: Exploring cultural conceptualisations of the video game character Lara Croft
  • A Diasystematic Construction Grammar Approach to the Usage-based Emergence of Anglicisms in Danish
  • Dungeons & Dragons: A Co-operatively created work of language
  • It's just the way the mandem speaks, you get me?" Crossing Prejudice: A sociolinguistic analysis on grime music's impact on adolescents' spoken English and their construction of collective identities in London
  • Tweets from the Oval Office - Twitter as a Platform of U.S. Presidential Communication and the Healthcare Framing War
  • Queer Online: A mixed-methods ethnography and discourse analysis of two online queer platforms and the people who use them
  • "/s for anyone who needs it": The Uses, Functions, and Norms of an Explicit Sarcasm Marker and Tone Indicator on Reddit
  • How to kill your friends and get away with it: An analysis of discursive manipulation in Among Us
  • "I think this is the right way to teach grammar but...": A study on the relation between teacher cognition and teacher methodology
  • Framing Immigration: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Discourse on Arizona Senate Bill 1070
  • Chastity, Virginity, and Modesty of a Woman: Cultural Conceptualisations of Honour, Shame and Dignity in Indian English and Pakistani English
  • Refusing Behavior among Native Speakers of American, Australian, British, and Canadian English
  • 'You can't fight an enemy you don't see': A study of war-related metaphors in COVID-19 discourse on Reddit
  • The Idealized Social Value of Standard L1 English accents: Danish-national English students' attitudes towards their professors' accents
  • The gag of social identity: Social identity construction in an online community

Selected publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print

    Well, maybe you shouldn’t go around shaving poodles: Collostructional and semantic-prosodic variation in the go (a)round Ving and go (a)round and V constructions

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard, 7 Mar 2024, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory. 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Women have no honour of their own: Conceptualisations of honor in Indian English and Pakistani English

    Mahmood, A. & Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard, 2024, In: International Journal of Language and Culture. 11, 1, p. 95-122

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Don’t kiasu and rush ok?: A Cultural-Linguistic take on the interaction between loanwords and constructions in World Englishes

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard, 2021, World Englishes and Cultural Linguistics. Sadeghpour, M. & Sharifian, F. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 101-127 (Cultural Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Corpus-methodology and discursive conceptualizations of depression

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard, 12 May 2020, Reimagining Communication : Meaning. Filimowicz, M. & Tzankova, V. (eds.). London / New York: Routledge, p. 64-82 19 p. (Reimagining Communication).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Double deixis in second person pronouns as a metaleptic device

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard, 2019, In: Globe: A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication. 8, p. 1-19 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Revisiting Hudson’s (1992) OO = O2 hypothesis: A usage-based variationist approach to the English ditransitive construction

    Shibuya, Y. & Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard, 2 Jan 2018, In: Acta Linguistica Hafniensia: International Journal of Linguistics . 50, 1, p. 73-101 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    A great deal of evidence based on a great many instances: A usage-based comparative corpus study of two English nominal constructions

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard, 2017, In: Selected Papers from UK-CLA Meetings. 4, p. 249-272 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Corpora and Cultural Cognition: How corpus-linguistic methodology can contribute to Cultural Linguistics

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard, May 2017, Advances in Cultural Linguistics. Sharifian, F. (ed.). Singapore: Springer, p. 477-505 29 p. (Cultural Linguistics, Vol. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Kan grammatiske konstruktioner have semantisk prosodi?

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard, 23 Oct 2017, In: Ny forskning i grammatik. 2017, 24, p. 62-85 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Cross-domain variation in the X itself as a grammatical construction

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard, 2016, In: Cognitive Linguistic Studies. 3, 2, p. 177–206

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Selected activities

  1. Axiological Urgency in Incel Lingo: A Look At Some Hate Speech Strategies

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard (Other)

    9 Oct 2023

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  2. Snowclones and Proverbs in a Cognitive-Linguistic Perspective

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard (Other)

    16 Nov 2022

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  3. Language use and conceptualizations in blogs on life with depression

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard (Other)

    30 Oct 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  4. What's grammar?

    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard (Other)

    26 Oct 2022

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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