Since December 2016 I am Assistant Professor ("Docent") at the Department of Linguistics (Dutch Linguistics) at Ghent University. My main current research interest is related to changes in the role of standard languages in Europe, commonly referred to as destandardization. More specifically, I am interested in how changes to standard language ideology manifest themselves in the beliefs about language and multilingualism of university students.
Current and past projects
Projects: „Learning standard languages in a globalizing Europe“ & “Mobility trajectories and multilingualism” (since 2015)
Project: Language policy and practice in higher education in Flanders, the Netherlands, Aruba and South Africa (initiated by the Dutch Language Union, since 2017)
Project: "Speaking 'European' in Early Modern Flanders" (since 2017)
Project: EU Lifelong Learning Multilateral project “Dutch++ Examples and new models for learning and teaching pluricentric languages” (2012-2014)
Project: “Forms of multilingualism in European history”, within the framework of DYLAN (Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity) (2006-2011)