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Julia Backelin Forsberg


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Works at The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 D
Room D 563
Postal address Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I'm a senior lecturer in Swedish at the department. In 2018 I defended my thesis "Audience design in interaction: studies on urban adolescent spoken languages", where recordings of 111 Swedish urban adolescents, 80 teachers from Sweden and Germany and 160 respondants in a perception study enabled me to investigate some aspects of the speech of adolescents. The focus was partly on attitudes and perception, and partly on pronunciation in English and Swedish.

I come from a (socio-)phonetic background, with an MSc in Forensic Speech Science from the University of York, and have done some work in this area in a Swedish context.


During Spring and Autumn 2019 I'm teaching two modules in pronunciation and the phonology of Swedish for teachers of Swedish as a second language, and Swedish for immigrants (NSS211 och US154U). I also supervise bachelor theses in the department.


My research interests concern the school environment, the spoken language of adolescents (first and second language), and standard language ideologies (in particular adolescents' views on these and the effect on spoken language).

During 2018-2019 I'm working in the project Intensive education in Swedish for newly arrived pupils (Intensivsvenska), which aims to promote integration of newly arrived pupils of secondary and upper secondary ages by developing and applying a model for education and teaching which increases the opportunities for these pupils to move forward in the educational system and/or their working life, within realistic and reasonable time frames.

Last updated: October 17, 2019

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