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Language Sciences

Language Sciences

About the programme

Linguistic competences are crucial for the success of individuals, social groups and companies in the modern, globalised information society. Social cohesion depends to a large extent on sharing a common language and ensuring effective communication. One central question concerns the extent to which linguistic competences and communication skills should be attributed to the cognitive architecture of the brain, or to cultural and social conditions.


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Research groups

The research programme is an organisation of 14 research units:

  • The Puzzle of Danish
  • The Evolution of Communication
  • Learning foreign languages
  • Sounds of language and speech
  • Grammar, cognition and language use
  • Cognitive Semiotics
  • Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics
  • Danish Talk in Interaction (DanTIN)
  • Semantics, enunciation and translation
  • Language didactics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language variation and language history
  • Syntax and morphology 

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