Publication details [#61445]

Sickinghe, Anne-Valérie. 2016. Speaking like “us”: self- and other-categorization as Norwegian speakers in student interactions. Multilingua 35 (5) : 438–512.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


It is displayed how both non-native and native (upper secondary school) Norwegian speakers can discursively frame themselves and others as more or less skilled speakers. Students exhibit more intricate membership categorizations than the binary Norwegian/non-Norwegian partition of applied linguistic inquiry and policy documents. This paper shows how institutionally defined linguistic markets, linguistic capital and legitimate speakers can be challenged at the local level of student interactions.