About parallel language use

Parallel Language Use is a concept often used about the language situation at Nordic international Universities but it can also include the balance between local languages and the use of English at universities across the world.

One of the goals of the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use is to be a research and knowledge centre for issues relating to parallel language use in university settings. For this purpose, we have created a database of what has been said, written and reported on the subject of parallel language use.

At present, the database only contains material in Danish, but references to articles and summaries on the subject are to be available in English as well. Until then, you are welcome to browse the Danish database or contact the Centre if you have specific questions related to the subject.

Parallel language use in the Nordic countries

Specific for the Nordic countries there’s a focus on balancing the Nordic languages with English. Read more about this in the report “More parallel, please”.