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My research focuses on sociolinguistics and socioonomastics - on how we use language and how we name and label people and phenomena. Language contains information about who we are, who we want to be, and our society. I am interested in the ways in which language reflect us as humans - and are also used to build narratives about ourselves.

Currently, I am working on the Labels Project, which focuses on labels used for minority identities and conditions in a Danish context. The project is supported by the Carlsberg Foundation.  

I have worked on the Surname Project, focusing on surname choices in Danish families today. The project is supported by the Carlsberg Foundation.

In my PhD project, I have studied which factors are important for parents in Denmark when choosing first names for their children as well as the degree of social differences in name choices.


I am a Postdoc at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen and can be reached at

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