Language in Time and Context – University of Copenhagen

Language in Time and Context
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As a research group we study processes of communication in time and context. Language is produced by particular persons at particular moments in history and is shaped by situations and circumstances. We are concerned with spoken and written language (modern as well as older Danish), with language among children and adults, and with language produced by social minorities/majorities. We do not only focus on verbal language. We integrate drawings, pictures, layout, voice qualities, gestures and performances whenever such materials and actions seem to help the participants organize their processes of communication.

From February 2010 until January 2013 we focus on our research project Creativity and Dynamics in the Processes of Language Conventionalization which is financed by the Danish Council for Independent Research│Humanities and the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.

Our range of activities is subsumed under Copenhagen Empirically Based Integrational Studies in Language (CEmBIL).