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Research interests

I am active in a number of fields - linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and literacy research - and concerned with issues of language, culture and globalization, especially (a) the emergence of 'superdiverse' environments and (b) issues of social and cultural inequality that accompany these globalization processes, with (c) an eye on the social-theoretical implications of all this. I investigate superdiversity in both online and offline contexts. As for the latter, my work has addressed issues and phenomena in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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External positions


1 Oct 1997 → …


  • Anthropology
  • Superdiversity
  • Globalisation
  • Social Media
  • Super-Diversity
  • Sociological Theories
  • Africa
  • Sociolinguistics

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infrastructure Social Sciences
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Research Output 1998 2019


Blommaert, J., 20 Jan 2019, Politique Linguistique familiale / Family language policy: Enjeux dynamiques de la transmission linguistique dans un contexte migratoire / Dynamics in language transmission under a migratory context. Haque, S. (ed.). Munich: LINCOM Europa, p. 1-7 7 p. (Languages of the world; vol. 59).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

biotechnology policy
language policy

From groups to actions and back in online-offline sociolinguistics

Blommaert, J., 28 Feb 2019, In : Multilingua: Journal of interlanguage communication. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Invisible Lines in the Online-Offline Linguistic Landscape

Blommaert, J. & Maly, I., 2019, (Tilburg Papers in Culture Studies; no. 223).

Research output: Working paperOther research output


U zegt wat wij denken: Een praktische handleiding voor framing

Translated title of the contribution: You say what we think: A practical guide to framingBlommaert, J., 12 Mar 2019, Berchem: Epo Uitgeverij. 76 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional


Dialogues with ethnography: Notes on classics, and how I read them

Blommaert, J., 5 Jan 2018, Multilingual Matters. 171 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific

research method

Activities 2000 2018

  • 19 Oral presentation
  • 16 Editorial activity
  • 2 Invited talk

How light are light groups?

Jan Blommaert (Speaker)
28 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

The sociolinguist as specialized sociologist: contemporary forms of social integration reconsidered

Jan Blommaert (Speaker)
5 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

New modes of interaction, new modes of integration

Jan Blommaert (Speaker)
8 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

The care of the selfie

Jan Blommaert (Speaker)
23 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

The House Committee on Un-European Activities: Islam versus the European Essence

Jan Blommaert (Speaker)
23 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Prizes / Recognition