• Special issue: The role of computational linguistics within the humanities and social sciences
    Vol. 12 No. 1 (2021)

    The fast-rising interest in computational methods within the humanities and social sciences is largely driven by the fact that texts in the 21st century are digitized. We digitize cultural heritage and literary classics, and new texts within mass communication, education, social media, journalism and literature are by default produced in digital formats. This development means, firstly, that it has become relatively easy to build large text corpora and, secondly, that computational methods, in particular natural language processing (NLP), have become increasingly important in the study of everything from literature and archeology to education and sociolinguistics. Consequently, explicit and detailed analysis of linguistic structure has become the central starting point of much contemporary research within the humanities and social sciences.

    The aim of this special issue is to explore the limitations and possibilities of this new linguistic turn. We welcome linguistic, methodological, and philosophical perspectives on this issue from all areas of the humanities and the social sciences, focusing on the interface between computational linguistics and the humanistic and social science disciplines.

  • Questioning Questions in Language, Culture and Cognition
    Vol. 11 No. 1 (2020)

    This issue investigates the functions of interrogative speech acts in cognition regarded as a distributed, culture-based process. The first article by Borchmann, Mortensen & Tranekjær is an introduction to the theme. The subsequent eleven articles are grouped into three sections under three themes.

    Class, form and function includes three articles addressing issues related to classification and analysis of questions and identification of stable relations between form and function: Niels Møller Nielsen; Simon Borchmann; Johannes Heim & Martina Wiltschko.

    Multifunctionality and context comprises five articles, four identifying and describing genre-specific, interaction type-specific or activity-crossing functions of questions, and one focusing on deceptive or evasive answers from a verbal as well as non-verbal analytical perspective: Louise Tranekjær; Patricia Mayes & Mary Clinkenbeard; Rita Finkbeiner; Winnie Collin; Dawn Archer

    Systems, variation and change includes three articles suggesting or adopting a global perspective on questioning sequences, and accounting for the relation between the local and the global level of dialogical systems that serve specific purposes: Eva-Maria Graf, Frédérick Dionne & Thomas Spranz-Fogasy; Sune Sønderberg Mortensen; Line Brink Worsøe & Thomas Wiben Jensen.



  • Language use in and about the net drama series SKAM
    Vol. 10 No. 2 (2019)

    On January 30 2018, the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark, hosted a symposium entitled “Sproget i og omkring SKAM” (“The language in and around SKAM”). After the symposium, we issued a call on behalf of the journal Scandinavian Studies in Language, and two articles were published as a result, namely Jennifer Duggan and Anne Dahl’s article Fan translations of SKAM: Challenging Anglo linguistic and popular cultural hegemony in a transnational fandomand Elisabeth Muth Andersen and Søren Vigild Poulsen’s contribution Viewing, listening and reading along: Linguistic and multimodal constructions of viewer participation in the net series SKAM.

  • The Social Life of Interjections
    Vol. 10 No. 1 (2019)

    The explicit goal of the issue is to bring together Scandinavian and global perspectives on interjections.

  • Vol. 6 No. 3 (2015)

    Temanummer om forholdet mellem sprog og identitet