Intercultural negotiation. Less commonly
taught languages (LCTL)--theoretical, political
and pedagogical issues. Foreign language acquisition,
pedagogy and teacher training. Scandinavian
immigration to the United States and Danish-American
Scandinavian Culture and History, Foreign Language
Teacher Pedagogy (teacher training), Danish
as a Foreign Language, Heritage Language use
among Denmark's immigrants.
Current Project: An ethnographic
project mapping out language choice and language
use among Danish-Turkish immigrants. The first
part examines the psycho- and sociolinguistic
motives behind the choice of using Turkish and/or
Danish in daily life. The second part of the
project studies whether a shift takes place
among the 3rd generation from using/choosing
Turkish as "mother tongue" (L1) to
using it as a functional heritage language.
The last part of the project is a comparative
study of language use and choice among 3rd generation
Latino-American heritage speakers in the San
Francisco Bay Area.
Karen Møller Irving, Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl
and Linda von Hoene. "The Professionalization
of Language Teachers: A Case Study of the Professional
Development Needs of Lecturers at the University
of California, Berkeley." AAUSC Research
Issues and Language Program Direction, ed.
L. Kathy Heilenman, Boston: Heinle & Heinle
Publishers, 2000. 245-265.
Contributor to Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia,
article: "Scandinavian Languages", 1999.
Review of CD-ROM "Study Denmark" published 1996
by Waves Information Technology, Søborg,
Denmark. Published in Kulturbrev 9, Undervisningsministeriet,
Copenhagen, Denmark, May 1996.
series. Published by Educational Services Corporation,
Washington, D.C., 1995.
"Hvis jeg må-kunne du så..." FORUM-Tidsskrift
for køn og kultur, vol. 14, no. 4
Journal published by KVINFO, Copenhagen, Denmark,
Review: Norsk i Sammenheng
by Margaret Hayford O'Leary and Frankie Schackelford.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993. Published in Norwegian
Teachers' Newsletter (NORTANA), February
Review: "'The Way to Danish' goes on-line",
in Kulturbrev 7, published by the Ministry of
Education, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1992.
Co-author: Karen Møller and Grethe Vangkilde:
"Survival Danish." Denmark's International Study
Program, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1989.
Cand. Phil. Dissertation at the University of
Copenhagen. "Writing One's Own Destiny: Patterns
of Dual Identity in Enok Mortensen's Authorship:
(On Danish-American Culture and Literature).