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Sally Boyd

Professor emerita

Sally Boyd
Professor emerita
Linguistics
sally.boyd@ling.gu.se
+46 31 786 1178

Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Dicksonsgatan 4 , 41256 Göteborg


Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.flov.gu.se
flov@flov.gu.se

Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Sally Boyd

Sally Boyd is professor in general linguistics at the Department of philosophy, linguistics and theory of science at the University of Gothenburg.

Research

Sally Boyd’s research concerns language contact and multilingualism from a sociolinguistic perspective. In recent years, she has carried out research on attitudes to Swedish spoken with an accent, language policy and language use among young people in Sweden’s multilingual suburbs. In 2000, Sally Boyd was promoted to professor of general linguistics, after having been senior lecturer in the same discipline. She has been project leader for a number of externally funded projects on language contact in Sweden and in the Nordic region. Between 1990 and 1994 she was research associate at the Center for research on immigration and ethnic relations, at Stockholm university. She was promoted to associate professor (Swe. docent) in general linguistics in 1992.

Teaching and supervision

Sally Boyd has taught a large number of courses, primarily in general linguistics, on all levels, including the graduate level. She has also taught courses within the programs for speech pathology, teacher training and in the disciplines of Swedish as a second language, various languages and bilingualism in Stockholm, during her years there as research associate. The courses she has taught have primarily been within the field of multilingualism and sociolinguistics, but she has also taught courses in child language, psycholinguistics, language contact and discourse analysis. She has supervised six graduate students, four of whom have successfully defended their dissertations and received their degrees.

Commissions

Sally Boyd was dean of the Faculty of arts during a period of great change for the faculty, 2007-2009. Among other changes, the faculty, under her leadership, carried out a major re-organization, which implied not only that many small departments became fewer larger ones, but that the leadership and administration of the departments became more professional and efficient. In addition, the new faculty organization lay the groundwork for greater interdisciplinary co-operation. Before she was appointed dean, Sally Boyd served as sub-dean (2003-2006) of the faculty, as well as department head (2002-2003) and director of studies (1994-1997) for the Department of linguistics.

Education

Sally Boyd received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, USA in 1971. She was awarded a Master’s degree in education at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA in 1973 and worked as a teacher in Phildelphia from 1971-1973. She did graduate work in general linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked as research assistent on William Labov’s research project, beginning in 1973 and was awarded an MA there in 1978, one year after her arrival in Sweden. She continued graduate work at the University of Gothenburg and earned a doctoral degree in general linguistics in 1988.

Latest publications

Children’s agency in creating and maintaining language policy in practice in two “language profile” preschools in Sweden
Sally Boyd, Leena Huss, Cajsa Ottesjö
Multilingua - Journal of Cross-cultural and Interlanguage Communiciation, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Young children as language policy-makers: studies of interaction in preschools in Finland and Sweden,
Sally Boyd, Leena Huss
Multilingua - Journal of Cross-cultural and Interlanguage Communiciation, Journal article 2017
Journal article

A tale of two cities (and one vowel): Sociolinguistic variation in Swedish
Johan Gross, Sally Boyd, Therese Leinonen, James Walker
Language Variation and Change, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Sociolinguistic variation among multilingual youth: Comparing Swedish cities and Toronto
Sally Boyd, M. F. Hoffman, J. A. Walker
Language, Youth and Identity in the 21st Century: Linguistic Practices Across Urban Spaces, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Sociolingvistik i praktiken
Sally Boyd, Stina Ericsson
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Edited book 2015
Edited book

Building walls or bridges? A Language Ideological Debate about Bilingual Schools in Finland
Sally Boyd, Åsa Palviainen
Language Policies in Finland and Sweden Interdisciplinary and Multi-Sited Comparisons / Mia Halonen, Pasi Ihalainen, Taina Saarinen, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Storstadsungdomars deltagande i den pågående förändringen av ä-ljudet
Sally Boyd, Johan Gross, Therese Leinonen, James A. Walker
Svenskans beskrivning 33, 15-17 maj 2013, Helsingfors, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Variation and Change in the Vowels of Multilingual Swedish Youth
Sally Boyd, Johan Gross, Therese Leinonen, James A. Walker
The 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism, 10-13 June 2013, Singapore, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

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2017

Children’s agency in creating and maintaining language policy in practice in two “language profile” preschools in Sweden
Sally Boyd, Leena Huss, Cajsa Ottesjö
Multilingua - Journal of Cross-cultural and Interlanguage Communiciation, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Young children as language policy-makers: studies of interaction in preschools in Finland and Sweden,
Sally Boyd, Leena Huss
Multilingua - Journal of Cross-cultural and Interlanguage Communiciation, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

A tale of two cities (and one vowel): Sociolinguistic variation in Swedish
Johan Gross, Sally Boyd, Therese Leinonen, James Walker
Language Variation and Change, Journal article 2016
Journal article

2015

Sociolinguistic variation among multilingual youth: Comparing Swedish cities and Toronto
Sally Boyd, M. F. Hoffman, J. A. Walker
Language, Youth and Identity in the 21st Century: Linguistic Practices Across Urban Spaces, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Sociolingvistik i praktiken
Sally Boyd, Stina Ericsson
Lund, Studentlitteratur, Edited book 2015
Edited book

2014

Building walls or bridges? A Language Ideological Debate about Bilingual Schools in Finland
Sally Boyd, Åsa Palviainen
Language Policies in Finland and Sweden Interdisciplinary and Multi-Sited Comparisons / Mia Halonen, Pasi Ihalainen, Taina Saarinen, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

2013

Storstadsungdomars deltagande i den pågående förändringen av ä-ljudet
Sally Boyd, Johan Gross, Therese Leinonen, James A. Walker
Svenskans beskrivning 33, 15-17 maj 2013, Helsingfors, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Variation and Change in the Vowels of Multilingual Swedish Youth
Sally Boyd, Johan Gross, Therese Leinonen, James A. Walker
The 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism, 10-13 June 2013, Singapore, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 56

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