Friederike Grosse

Department: Social Science
Discipline: Graduate School of Education
Research Centre/Unit: Language Education

Project Summary

In my PhD thesis I explore the complex linguistic identities which are constructed by young people attending a complementary language school in London. In this linguistic ethnographic study, over a period of 4-5 months, I investigate the way in which young people attending a German Saturday school use language to construct and negotiate their identities. With my thesis I want to arrive at a more up to date understanding of the terms; complex identity and linguistic repertoire.

Supervisory Team

Dr. Gabriela Meier

Dr. Alexandra Allan


Wider Research Interests

I am passionate about language and identity in superdiverse societies. My  research interests lie within the areas of multi/plurilingualism and multimodality as well as second language acquisition.  

Authored Publications/Reports

Friederike Grosse (17th December 2018) Theoretical Implications for Researching Complex Identity Construction in Superdiverse Contexts through Linguistic Repertoires ; an Organic Perspective., Tilburg Paper in Culture Studies, 291, 1-24