The TMC project

The TMC project, funded by Independent Research Fund Dennmark, DFF | Humanities, 2016-2019, set out to empirically investigate and theoretically conceptualise how social and linguistic norms are formed in transient multilingual communities, defined as social configurations where people from diverse sociocultural and linguistic backgrounds come together (physically or otherwise) for a limited period of time to work on a shared activity.

Based on linguistic ethnographic case studies of transient communities in a range of different societal sectors, the project was designed to allow the research team to advance contemporary sociolinguistic understandings of how norms are formed and consolidated under conditions of transience, in an interplay between resources emergent in the here-and-now and historical chains of continuity.

See the list of publications for results from the project, and consult the activities page for upcoming and past activities related to the project.