Frans Gregersen

Frans Gregersen

Professor, emeritus, Professor emeritus

Member of:

    • MA in Linguistics 1973 with a minor in the psychology of language 1978
    • Ph.D. scholarship for a major collaborative project on school language at the Institute of Applied and Mathematical Linguistics 1974-78
    • Affiliated with the Department of Nordic Philology since 1979, first as an assistant (adjunkt) and a year later as an associate professor (lektor)
    • From 1989 till 1996 associate professor at the Department of Danish dialectology
    • From 1996 until 2018 full professor of Danish language at the then Department of Nordic Philology, now the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics
    • From the 1st of May 2005 until 30th of September 2015 in addition director of the Danish National Research Foundation Centre of Language Change in Real Time (the LANCHART centre), a joint project of the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics and the Department of Scandinavian Research (INSS and NFI)
    • Together with Peter Harder, Birgit Henriksen and Dorte Albrechtsen I started the Copenhagen University Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use (CIP) and I was a member of the Members' Board for the research infra structure LARM 2010-2013
    • Representing the Humanities in the UCPH Tenure Track Committee 2014-, and from 2015 chairman
    • Member of the steering group for the Centre for Advanced Migration Studies and the MA i Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS), UCPH from the start until 2016.
    • Coordinator for a Nordic network on parallel language use at universities 2011-2013 and convenor of the Nordic group on the same subject under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2014-2017
    • Director of the Research Project Danish Voices in the Americas, financed by the A.P.Møller Foundation and the Carlsberg Foundation plus the UCPH, 2014-2018.
    • Member of the committee to prepare the meetings of the Academic council of the Humanities at the UCPH 2016-2018
    • Chair of the advisory board for the project INFRASTRUCTURALISM, financed by the Carlsberg Foundation 2019-2022
    • Chairman of the steering board for the project NORDUNG, a project on Nordic perspective in secondary education financed by the A P Møller Foundation
    • Promoted to philosophiæ doctor honoris causa at the University of Uppsala 26th of January 2024

    Knowledge of languages

    • Productive competence: Danish, English and Swedish (with a Danish accent), bad German and French and even worse Italian and Spanish; I write in Danish and English
    • Receptive competence: I read English, Swedish, Norwegian (both norms), German and French, I understand most of what is said in these languages, too, and to a certain extent even utterances in French and Italian and slightly less so in Spanish 


    cand.mag. (MA) (Linguistics and Psychology of Language) 1973/78, DPhil 1991

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