BiographyIn 1992 Swanenberg got his MA in Dutch language and literature at Utrecht University, specializing in syntax and semantics. He worked till 2008 at the Department of Linguistics at Radboud University in Nijmegen, obtaining his PhD on lexical variation in Brabant in 2000.
Since 2004 he also works as a regional language adviser with Erfgoed Brabant (Cultural heritage foundation) and since 2009 he holds an endowed chair on the linguistic and cultural diversity in Brabant.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Dialects, lexical variation, youth language and culture, regional and cultural identities, popular culture, online culture, methods in dialectology and lexicology, language policies, and globalization in the margins.