English as an Interactional Resource for Doing Being Academically Competent: Student Practices in Group Meetings

  • Elisabeth Dalby Kristiansen ILOS, University of Oslo


An increasing number of Nordic university programmes are offered in English. Consequently, students are expected to carry out academic activities in English rather than the local language. Through ethnomethodological conversation analysis of video recordings of student project group meetings, this article explores how students orient to English in their everyday academic and linguistic practices, focusing on students’ orientations to language proficiency and language choice as resources for displaying academic competence and literacy.

Author Biography

Elisabeth Dalby Kristiansen, ILOS, University of Oslo
Researcher, Russian linguistics