Research project The project aims to develop methods to raise students' awareness of stereotyping effects in language using digital matched-guise approaches. An important part of the project consists of testing these methods in a systematic way .
The project approaches the challenge of finding ways to increase sociolinguistic awareness of issues related to language and stereotypes among teachers trainees and other professional programs at all levels, so that metalinguistic knowledge be translated into professional language usage. The methods are based on digital matched-guise techniques. For example , we can now manipulate identity attributes using digital media so that you can pretend to be of the opposite sex . With these methods we can give students personal experiences of how one's "identity " as it is perceived by others ( gender, age , appearance , color , etc.) affect how we are treated and judged.
The Swedish Research Council, 2015-2019: SEK 5,225,000