Emil Holms Kanal 2
2300 København S
Researcher unique identifier (ORCID): 0000-0002-6111-6897
URL for personal web site: https://nors.ku.dk/ansatte/?pure=da/persons/75494
Please contact me for a full CV and list of publications
2006 PhD in sociolinguistics, Department of Scandinavian Research, University of Copenhagen. Dissertation: Stylistic practices in an urban, heterogeneous high school.
2003 visiting scholar at the linguistics department, Stanford University
1998 MA: Danish philology (major), Department of Nordic Philology, University of Copenhagen.
1995 BA: Danish philology (major), Department of Nordic Philology; Political science (minor), Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.
1991 High school graduation, Roskilde Katedralskole
CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS
2020-present Full professor of sociolinguistics and dialectology, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen
2021-2024 Member of the humanities panel, FKK, Independent Research Fund Denmark
2021-2023 Member of the Copenhagen University Board, faculty-representative
2015-2017 Head of Section of Dialectology, Department of Scandinavian Research
2009-2020 Associate professor, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen.
2008-2010 Associate professor II [“professor 2”], Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Bergen, Norway
2006-2009 Assistant professor, Department of Scandinavian Research, University of Copenhagen.
2000-2002 Visiting professor, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan
1998-2000 Research assistant, Department of Danish Dialectology. University of Copenhagen.
1996-1998 Substitute and part time teacher at Copenhagen Language Centre
2021-2025 PI of Speaking Up. Language as a factor for Social Mobility. DFF2 Independent Research Fund Denmark
2020-2023 Co-PI of The Sound of Copenhagen (with Museum of Copenhagen). VELUX
2017-2018: PI of NOS-HS: Explorative workshops on Language and Social Mobility
2018-2019: Carlsberg Semper Ardens fellowship (Ties. Language, body and place in the 21st century)
2014-2018: PI of Language and Place - Linguistic Variation in Urban and Rural Denmark. DFF2 Independent Research Fund Denmark
2014-2018 WP-responsible, Dialect in the Periphery. VELUX
MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMISSIONS OF TRUST (selection)
2022- Member of The Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters
2019- Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of The Center of Excellence: Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing), University of Oslo, Norway.
2019- present: Chairman of the board of Ulla & Børge Andersens Fond for Sprogvidenskabelig Forskning.
2015-2017: Head of assessment committee for accreditation of new MAs in Norwegian Higher Education, NOKUT.
2011-2016: Member of The Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters’ Young Academy (Deputy head (2014-2015)
2013-2019 Member of the Steering Committee of Centre for Advanced Migration Studies, AMIS, University of Copenhagen.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Benjamins Studies in Language Varation (SiLV).
Member of the Editorial Board of the Benjamins Studies in Germanic Linguistics.
Member of the corps of external examiners (censorkorps): ‘Minority studies and comparative cultures studies’.
2004-2011: Member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Nordic Philology.
Member of The Linguistics Circle, Denmark (Lingvistkredsen)
Member of the Society of Nordic Philology (Selskab for Nordisk Filologi)
Since 2003 supervisor and teacher of sociolinguistics at all levels (BA, MA, PhD) at the University of Copenhagen.
2017: Organizer of the international PhD summer school “Communities of Language in a Nordic Context”.
Since 2006 organizer and teacher, PhD course: Methodology of Linguistics, Uni. of Copenhagen.
2015 High Performance Teams, management course CBS Executive.
2014 Pre-leadership program (KKK), University of Copenhagen.
2009 Research Management, management course, Copenhagen Business School.
SELECTION OF GRANTS AND AWARDS
2012: HERA travel grant, Berlin
2011: E. Lerager Larsens Fond: 20.000 DKK for publication of manuscript
2008: Svend Grundtvigs and Axel Olriks Legat: 8.000 DKK, publication of manuscript.
2007: Danish Council for Independent Research. Humanities: 40.000 DKK, publication of manuscript.
2003: Martin Levy's mindelegat: 50.000 DKK, traveling grant.
2003: Julie von Müllens fond: 25.000 DKK, traveling grant.
2003: Marcus Lorentzen: 16.000 DKK, traveling grant
COMMUNICATION TO THE PUBLIC (examples)
- Since 2007 author of a column in the science section Ideer of the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen. (To date approx. 40 columns on linguistics, mainly sociolinguistics).
- Founder and web editor of dialekt.dk. Today one of the most frequently visited websites at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.
- Author of three high school textbooks published by Gyldendal.