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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Publikationer 2002 2020

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

Corum, M. & Levisen, C., 2020, (Afsendt).

Publikation: KonferencebidragKonferenceabstrakt til konferenceForskningpeer review

#aintnobodygottimeforthat: cultural appropriation, stylization and the social life of hashtag interjectionality

Fabricius, A. H., 2019, I : Scandinavian Studies in Language. 10, 1, s. 85-97 14 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Åben adgang


Bidragets oversatte titel: DomænerHaberland, H., 1 aug. 2019, Language Contact. An International Handbook. Darquennes, J., Salmons, J. & Vandenbussche, W. (red.). Bind 1. s. 395-403 8 s. (Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science; Nr. 1, Bind 45).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

Projekter 2001 2020

Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics

Levisen, C. & Sippola, E.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

SPADE: SPADE: Speech Across dialects of English

Fabricius, A.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

Prismatic Translation

Klitgård, I.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

Aktiviteter 1977 2019

Koloniale Archive – Wissensordnung | Material‘ Interuniversitärer Gedankenaustausch

Carsten Levisen (Deltager)
27 apr. 2019

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

HYDRA-foredrag om Orden og Kaos

Carsten Levisen (Oplægsholder), Dorthe Bomholdt Ravnsbæk (Oplægsholder), Kristian Cedervall Lauta (Oplægsholder)
6 feb. 2019

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

The fate of the elite sociolect: linguistic and sociolinguistic change under the microscope

Anne Fabricius (Oplægsholder)
28 mar. 2019

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag


Ord og andre undere

Carsten Levisen


1 Mediebidrag


Indespærret i Engelsk

Carsten Levisen


1 Mediebidrag