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Department of Linguistics,

Cognitive Science and Semiotics

  • Linguistics is the science of language. It concerns what universals exists among languages.
  • Cognitive Science concerns the mind, the brain and human interaction.
  • Cognitive Semiotics concerns signs and meaning in perception, art and communication.

Centers affiliated with the department

The Department additionally has close connections with the following centers at Aarhus University:

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Research Centers and Projects

The researchers at the department are all involved in international and interdisciplinary research. We have specialists who work with interaction (with a focus on conversation analysis or on mathematical modelling), the languages of the world (especially Australian and American indigenous languages, African languages and Danish), semantics or meaning, language change, the language of children, neurolinguistics (language and the brain), communicative behaviour, the processing of ‘big data’, the emergence of new languages (pidgins, creole languages and mixed languages), documenting endangered languages and communication within the health sector.

A collection of research centers and projects can be seen below: 

Employer panel

The participants in the employer panel are involved in developing up-to-date study programs that match the competences companies and institutions demand of their employees. Here is an overview of the panel for the Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics. 


Panel

  • Rasmus Hørsted Jensen, Selvstændig og partner, Sprogzonen og WorldPerfect

Forum

  • Marie Møller, Sprogcenter Midt
  • Tina Pedersen, Pædagogisk Konsulent, Ministeriet for Børn, Undervisning og Ligestilling, Styrelsen for Undervisning og Kvalitet, Grundskolecenteret
  • Dorthe Møller Johnsen, AC-fuldmægtig, VIA University
  • Jes Vang, Marketing Manager, TC-Group
  • Anne Nguyen Nielsen, Sproglig konsulent, Aarhus Kommune
  • Mathias Højlund Kragelund, Kommunikationskonsulent, Kragelund Kommuniation

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Head of Department

Department Secretary

Academic Staff

Staff at Linguistics

Rebekah Brita Baglini

Assistant Professor

Anders Højen

Associate professor

Hilke Reckman

Pharmaconomist

Jakob Steensig

Associate professor, PhD.

Ethan Weed

Associate professor