The basis for the research group is that languages are embedded in cultural processes of distributed cognition and must be explained and described with reference to extra-linguistic factors, including values ​​and social norms, culture-specific habits and standards, tools and technologies, knowledge of the world and practical, non-linguistic and pre-linguistic experience and abilities.

The assumption that governs the group's work is that it is, nevertheless, possible to uncover systems and patterns that perform more or less general tasks and functions, and organize the individual, situated language use.

Studies of languages embedded in cultural processes of distributed cognition are studies of language in natural settings rather than in laboratories. To understand a culture and describe the language embedded in it, the analyst must take a perspective that is compatible with the participants' perspective. The group's studies include a variety of methods, but a combination of ethnographic methods and other methods is considered conducive to informative and accurate descriptions systems and patterns and the tasks and functions they perform.

Within this overall framework, the focuses of the group are:

Courtroom interaction

Ecological pragmatics

Forensic Linguistics


Information structure

Interaction analysis

Intercultural pragmatics

Linguistic ethnography


Postcolonial Linguistics



Translation studies

Text analysis

Text linguistics

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Pæn, Flot, Dejlig, and Lækker: A Lexical Anthropology of Danish Folk Aesthetics

Levisen, C., 2021, (Accepteret/In press) I : International Journal of Language and Culture.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

A question of control? Forms and functions of courtroom questioning in two different adversarial trial systems

Mortensen, S. S., 2020, (Accepteret/In press) I : Scandinavian Studies in Language.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Communicative Problems in Boeing's Advertisement Campaign for the Combat Aircraft Super Hornet

Kjærbeck, S. & Nielsen, N. M., 2020, I : Pragmatics and Society. 11, 3, s. 391-413

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review


Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics

Levisen, C. & Sippola, E.

01/01/2018 → …

Projekter: ProjektForskning

SPADE: SPADE: Speech Across dialects of English

Fabricius, A.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

Prismatic Translation

Klitgård, I.


Projekter: ProjektForskning


Sweet Mouths and Strong Heads across the Atlantic and Pacific: A semantic analysis of body image constructions in English-lexifier Creoles

Carsten Levisen (Oplægsholder), & Micah Corum (Oplægsholder)

3 jan. 2020

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (Tidsskrift)

Anne Fabricius (Fagfællebedømmer)

jan. 2020

Aktivitet: Redaktionelt arbejde og fagfællebedømmelsePeer reviewer/fagfællebedømmer af manuskripterForskning

Journal Launch - Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics

Carsten Levisen (Deltager), , Eeva Sippola (Deltager), & Ella Korhonen (Deltager)

30 jan. 20203 feb. 2020

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedOrganisation og deltagelse i konference


Ord og andre undere

Carsten Levisen


1 Mediebidrag


Indespærret i Engelsk

Carsten Levisen


1 Mediebidrag