Welcome to my page.

My name is Nate Young, and I am a lecturer in Linguistics at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism at Stockholm University and a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of English at the University of Bern. I have a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Queen Mary, University of London.

My main research focus is language contact and variation in Scandinavia with particular interest in Nordic multiethnolects and the racialization of the working class. A secondary research focus is the transmission of contact features such as high rising terminal in white Southern British English.


My training and expertise is in "Labovian" variationist sociolinguistics, a discipline that first emerged in North American studies of regional dialects and African-American Vernacular English.

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