Since January 2017, I have been involved in the following courses at Aarhus University, Denmark:

English Linguistics 2: The history and development of the English language (spring), EL2_history_handbook

English Linguistics 3: English in its social contexts (spring), EL3_handbook2019

When the music changes, you change too: contemporary variation in English dialects (fall)

Disciplinary Perspectives & Interdisciplinary Analysis (fall)

English Linguistics 1 (fall; phonetics-phonology seminars with minor students)


I have also taught the following, in various forms, since 2015, as the course/module leader:

– Language and Gender: Conducting a Case Study; Christmas course given at Charles University, Czech Republic (2017)

– Change in Modern English/Language Variation and Change in English Accents; module guide (15/16 version)

– Language Across Space; Newcastle University, UK (2015)


Photo: English Linguistics 3 – visit to the Women’s Museum in 2018 in the week on LVC and gender, sex, and sexuality.


I have published the following with my (former) student:

Hejná, M.; Scanlon, J. 2015. “New laryngeal allophony in Manchester English.” 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow.


Have a look at some of the works by my students:

Bisbo, L. 2017. “Breathy voice and fundamental frequency: portraying gender in The Danish Girl.” Leviathan 2: 71-91. [result of a third-year BA project]

Jelle, J. 2017. “A study in Scarlett: creaky voice and romantic intention in Spike Jonze’s Her.” Leviathan 1: 35-44. [result of a second-year UG course]

Klinke, J. 2018. “Tentative language is kind of complicated, isn’t it? A critical overview.” Leviathan 3: 40-50. [result of a second-year UG course]

Richards, L. 2018. “Lifting the lid on the Upper-Crust Received Pronunciation: a real-time study in linguistic change.” Leviathan 3: 51-65. [result of a second-year UG course]

Sommerlund, K. 2017. “Critical overview: gender and language.” Leviathan 1: 16-26. [result of a second-year UG course]


Student journals at Aarhus University of relevance to LVC:

Language Works

Leviathan: Interdisciplinary Journal in English

Lifespans and Styles – Undergraduate Journal in Sociolinguistics



Photo: English Linguistics 2 – History of the English Language – Laura brought schwa cupcakes (2018).


Photo: English Linguistics 2 – History of the English Language – recital of The Dream of the Rood with Lasse (2018).


Photo: English Linguistics 3 – Line is presenting the Department Stores study (2019).

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