Sune Gregersen

Sune Gregersen

Research assistant

  • Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics

    Emil Holms Kanal 2, 2300 København S, Bygning 22, Building: 022-5-42

    Phone: +45 35 33 37 34

I am currently a Research Assistant at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, where I teach in the BA programme in Linguistics. My research focusses on grammatical variation and change in Danish and other languages. In my 2020 dissertation (to be found here), I investigated a number of changes in the verbal system of Old and Middle English, specifically involving (semi-)modal verbs like must, ought to, and dare.

Primary fields of research

  • Danish morphology and syntax
  • Middle English morphology and syntax
  • Germanic (including Danish and English) historical linguistics
  • Linguistic typology, in particular involving verbal categories such as tense, aspect, and modality
  • Language change, especially analogy

Current research

  • Syntactic variation in Danish dialects
  • The diachronic development of the Danish inflectional passive (‘s-passive’)
  • Dialectal variation in the Middle English verbal system
  • Habitual constructions (such as English used to) in the languages of the world

Selected publications

  1. Early English modals: Form, function, and analogy

    Gregersen, Sune, 2020, Amsterdam: LOT. 401 p. (LOT Dissertation Series; No. 579).

    Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesisResearch

  2. Some (critical) questions for diachronic construction grammar

    Gregersen, Sune, 2018, In: Folia Linguistica Historica. 39, 2, p. 341-360

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. ‘To dare larks’ in Early Modern English

    Gregersen, Sune, 2017, In: Notes and Queries. 64, 4, p. 537-540

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Årsagssætninger med fordi i (formelt) dansk talesprog

    Gregersen, Sune, 2019, In: NyS. 57, p. 81-112

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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