Department of Management, Society and Communication
My research is based in the fields of anthropological linguistics and qualitative sociolinguistics. I have done research on language policy, English as a corporate language, English and identity in youth language, and language in blue-collar workplaces. The focus of my current research is linguistic diversity in the workplace, including investigations of language ideologies, language socialisation and social inclusion and exclusion in linguistically diverse workplaces.
I work ethnographically and have an interest in developing new methods for the ethnographic investigation of linguistic diversity, including a focus on the role and identity of the researcher in ethnographic studies.
As part of the collaborative research project Transient Multilingual Communities, I investigate settings where individuals with a range of sociocultural and linguistic backgrounds come together for a limited period of time to work on a shared activity. Specifically we are interested in how social and linguistic norms are formed in interaction, i.e. how these communities achieve successful collaboration. The project is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities, for the period 2016-2019.
- Linguistic diversity in the workplace
- Language ideologies
- English as a corporate language
- Language policy
- Dorte Lønsmann. Forthcoming. Embrace It or Resist It? Employees’ Reception of Corporate Language Policies. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management.
- Dorte Lønsmann. 2016. Negotiating Positionality in Ethnographic Investigations of Workplace Settings : Student, Consultant or Confidante? In: The Ins and Outs of Business and Professional Discourse Research: Reflections on Interacting with the Workplace. Glen Michael Alessi; Geert Jacobs (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 13-36.
- Dorte Lønsmann. 2015. Language Ideologies in a Danish Company with English as a Corporate Language: 'It Has to be English'. Journal of Multilingual & Multicultural Development, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 339-356.
- Dorte Lønsmann. 2014. Linguistic Diversity in the International Workplace: Language Ideologies and Processes of Exclusion. Multilingua, Vol. 33, No. 1-2, 1, pp. 89-116.
In: English in Business and Commerce: Interactions and Policies. . ed. /Tamah Sherman; Jiri Nekvapil. Berlin : De Gruyter 2018, p. 46–72 (English in Europe, Vol. 5) (Language and Social Life, Vol. 14)
In: European Journal of International Management, Vol. 12, No. 1-2, 2018, p. 111-137
In: Multilingua - Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2018, p. 403-427
In: Language in Society, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2018, p. 435-456
In: The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace. ed. /Bernadette Vine. New York : Routledge 2018, p. 138-149 (Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics)
In: Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2017, p. 326–343
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, 2017
Paper presented at The SCANCOR-Weatherhead Spring 2017 Conference, 2017
In: International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, p. 101-123
In: Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2017, p. 264-270
Paper presented at The 11th International Symposium on Bilingualism. ISB11, 2017
Abstract from The 4th International Conference on Responsible Leadership 2017, 2017
Paper presented at The 6th International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice. ALAPP 2016, 2016
Paper presented at 10th International GEM&L Conference, 2016
Abstract from 2nd Workshop on Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, 2016
Abstract from ABC Conference 2016, 2016
In: The Ins and Outs of Business and Professional Discourse Research: Reflections on Interacting with the Workplace. . ed. /Glen Michael Alessi; Geert Jacobs. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2016, p. 13-36 (Communicating in Professions and Organizations)
In: E L T Journal, Vol. 70, No. 1, 2016, p. 116-118
Paper presented at 9th International GEM&L Workshop, 2015
In: Journal of Multilingual & Multicultural Development, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2015, p. 339-356
Abstract from iMean4 Conference 2015, 2015
Abstract from Diversity and Super-Diversity, 2015
Abstract from 14th International Pragmatics Conference, 2015
Abstract from Contextualizing Linguistic Diversity in Institutional Settings workshop, 2015
In: Pragmatics and Society, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2015, p. 637-641
In: Multilingua - Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, Vol. 33, No. 1-2, 1.2014, p. 89-116
Paper presented at English in Business and Commerce, 2014
Paper presented at ABC European Symposium 2014, 2014
Paper presented at The 12th International Conference of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication. IALIC 2013, 2013
Paper presented at The i-Mean Identity and Language Conference, 2013
In: Language Alternation, Language Choice and Language Encounter in International Tertiary Education. ed. /Hartmut Haberland; Dorte Lønsman; Bent Preisler. Dordrecht : Springer Science+Business Media 2013, p. xiii-xxiv (Multilingual Education, Vol. 5)
Dordrecht : Springer Science+Business Media 2013, 241 p. (Multilingual Education, Vol. 5)
Paper presented at Language and Super-diversity, 2013
In: NyS : Nydanske Sprogstudier, Vol. 2013, No. 44, 2013, p. 56-80