Karine Stjernholm

Faculty of Education
Norwegian version of this page Position
Associate Professor
Contact
+4769608306
Study place
Halden
Office nr.
F1-069

Academic interests

Sociolinguistics, language and identity, language and gender, language ideology, multilingualism, the Oslo dialect, language in Østfold, globalisation

I am currently woring on a project about the language situation in Østfold, Norway. Østfold has been one of Norway’s most important industrial areas, starting its industrial history in the 13th century, with its blooming period in the 19th and 20th century. The industry lead to a society in Østfold where social class distinctions were important, in contrast to most other parts of Norway.

Co-project leader, Application for Center of Excellence in Language Edcucation. Collaboration between Østfold University College and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Center name: Ecology for Language Learning (EcoLL).

Courses taught

Background

My Ph.D. dissertation argues that the relationship between language and place in Oslo has changed in recent years. Earlier, place of origin had a strong impact on spoken language. Now, language use seems to index lifestyle rather than place of birth. In this way geography is still significant for language use but more in accordance with other lifestyle choices.

The starting point for this study is the two speech corpora (TAUS) from the 1970s and (NoTa) from the 2000s. The most obvious difference between them is that TAUS documents a situation where east and west are linguistically separated, while NoTa documents a situation where the two variants of the Oslo dialect seem to have converged.

Adding to these corpora, 115 000 responses have been collected through the online survey Oslo-testen. The survey was promoted on the website of Aftenposten, one of Norway’s most central newspapers. I have also conducted a comparative linguistic landscape analysis from an eastern and a western district in Oslo.

In the analyses, Giddens’ (1990, 1991) theories on the global processes disembedding and re-embedding are central.

The dissertation consists of three articles. The first article presents an analysis of the linguistic landscapes in Majorstua in the inner west and Grünerløkka located in Oslo’s inner east. In this article the physics of the city is interpreted as a contextualizing framework for (social) place (see Lefebvre 1991, Johnstone 2010). The second article consists of two analyses, where the first one is diachronic and describes levelling in the Oslo dialect based on the typology in Auer (2005), and the second part is synchronic where data from NoTa and Oslo-testen is used to show the relationship between linguistic variants and place. The last article is co-written with Ingunn Indrebø Ims and discusses methodological aspects of Oslo-testen.

Awards

2013: My Ph.D. thesis won the Alliance Kunnskap Oslo's prize for the best research contribution on an Oslo-related topic.

2013: Teaching award, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics and
Scandinavian studies, University of Oslo.

Appointments

01.08.17–31.07.21: Elected member of the University College board. Østfold University
College.

Positions held

2018: Erasmus Grant, staff mobility at Meertens Institute, NL
2014–2015 Leader of Department, The Language Council of Norway.

Networks

Network for Sociolinguistics (SONE), Norway
MultiNord – research on linguistic and cultural heterogeneous environments in Scandinavia, University of Oslo/University of Copenhagen
SLICE (Standard Language Ideology in Contemporary Europe), University of Copenhagen
Affiliate, Center for Multilingualism in Society across the lifespan, University of Oslo
Language variation and change in society and education, University College of Southeast Norway

Tags: Sociolinguistics, language and identity, language and gender, language ideology, multilingualism, the Oslo dialect, language in Østfold, globalisation

Publications

  • Stjernholm, Karine (2020). Spørreundersøkelser i norskdidaktiske masteroppgaver, I: Randi Neteland & Leiv Inge Aa (red.),  Master i norsk. Metodeboka 2.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215035710.  Kapittel 4.  s 68 - 89
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2019). Variasjon som virkemiddel – hiphop, språkvalg og identitetskonstruksjon i Oslo. NLT - Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0800-3076.  37(1), s 25- 57 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Stjernholm, Karine & Søfteland, Åshild (2019). Talemål i Sør-Østfold. Ideologi, struktur og praksis. Målbryting.  ISSN 1500-8576.  10, s 101- 131 . doi: https://doi.org/10.7557/17.4947 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2018). Oslo – une ville, deux dialectes?. Nordiques.  ISSN 1761-7677.  35, s 116- 136
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2015). Two Faces of Oslo: A comparative study of sense of place, In Mikko Laitinen & Anastassia Zabrodskaja (ed.),  Dimensions of Sociolinguistic Landscapes in Europe. Materials and Methodological Solutions.  Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 978-3-631-61708-3.  Part 1.  s 77 - 104
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2014). Oslos sosiolingvistiske utvikling, eller en typologisk framstilling av utviklinga i oslomål. Maal og Minne.  ISSN 0024-855X.  (2), s 56- 91
  • Stjernholm, Karine & Ims, Ingunn Indrebø (2014). Om bruk av Oslo-testen for å undersøke oslomålet. NLT - Norsk lingvistisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0800-3076.  (1), s 100- 129

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  • Ims, Ingunn Indrebø & Stjernholm, Karine (2019). Hva skjer i Vika?.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2019). Språkbruk, språkideologi og humor.
  • Stjernholm, Karine & Søfteland, Åshild (2018). Mellom to stolar - det norske dialektlandskapet sett frå nedsida.
  • Hagemann, Kristin Føsker & Stjernholm, Karine (2017). La barna få lære flere språk fra første klasse. Forskning.no.  ISSN 1891-635X.
  • Jansson, Benthe Kolberg; Bjerke, Christian Bjørn; Stjernholm, Karine & Søfteland, Åshild (2017). Dialekt og skole i Østfold.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2017). Blogginnlegg: Oslo – en by med to dialekter? https://sprakprat.no/2017/05/11/oslo-en-by-med-to-dialekter/.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2017). Dialektskam i Østfold. Forskning.no.  ISSN 1891-635X.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2017). Nyere talemålsutvikling i Østfold (NYT Østfold).
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2017). Oslo – én by med to dialekter?.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2017). Én by, to språk? - et innlegg om Oslo, språkutvikling og en villet todeling..
  • Stjernholm, Karine & Kristin Føsker, Hagemann (2017). La barna få lære flere språk fra første klasse. Forskning.no.  ISSN 1891-635X.
  • Stjernholm, Karine & Kristin Føsker, Hagemann (2017). La små barn lære flere språk. Moss Avis.
  • Søfteland, Åshild & Stjernholm, Karine (2017). Norwegian diglossia?.
  • Stjernholm, Karine & Søfteland, Åshild (2016). Norwegian diglossia? A talk about an unusual Norwegian speech community.
  • Stjernholm, Karine; Søfteland, Åshild & Jansson, Benthe Kolberg (2016). Slangen i dialektparadiset? Et prosjekt om en ikke-dialekt og et ikke-sted..
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2014). Lingvistiske landskap på Voss.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2014). Oslo-testen og bruk av Internett til (masse)innsamling av språkdata.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2014). Urbane offentlige landskap i bygd og by. Lingvistiske landskap i Oslo og på Voss.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2013). Oslos sosiolingvistiske utvikling og dagens situasjon i oslomålet.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2013). Språk i Oslo – et innlegg om språkutvikling, sted og en villet todeling.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2013). Stedet velger ikke lenger deg, du velger et sted. Tre artikler om språk i Oslo. Show summary
  • Stjernholm, Karine & Ims, Ingunn Indrebø (2012). Online Surveys in Multi-Ethnic Oslo. New methodological approaches.
  • Stjernholm, Karine & Ims, Ingunn Indrebø (2011). Oslo-testen. En metodisk drøfting av elektronisk masseinnsamling av språkdata..
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2010). Linguistic Landscapes in Oslo.
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2010). Linguistic Landscapes in Oslo (2).
  • Stjernholm, Karine (2010). Oslospråkomaten – en presentasjon.

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Published June 12, 2018 4:25 PM - Last modified Aug. 19, 2019 1:21 PM