Prof Maj-Britt Hansen

Professor of French Language and Linguistics

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Professional biography

M.A. (1992), Ph.D. (1996), dr.phil. (Higher doctorate) (2008) Copenhagen.

Elected Fellow of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (2013)

Previous appointments

Assistant/Associate Professor (1996-2007), Copenhagen

Editorial work


  • Member of evaluation panels for Linguistics, Swedish Research Council (2013-15), Flemish Research Foundation (FWO)(2014-16)
  • Member of international advisory committees reviewing the Deaprtment of Nordic Studies and Linguistics and the Nordic Research Institute, University of Copenhagen (2017-18), the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna (2014) and the Department of French Studies and Modern Languages, University of Cyprus (2010)
  • Member of selection committee (Jury Junior), Institut Universitaire de France (2009)
  • Occasional external assessor for research councils and other external funding bodies in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK
  • External assessor of appointments/promotions at Aston, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Oxford, Sussex, British Columbia, Copenhagen, Leuven, Ohio, Trondheim, and Wuerzburg.
  • Thesis committees at Manchester, London Queen Mary, Swansea, Aix-Marseille 1, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Tuebingen.


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Additional Information


Maj-Britt dot MosegaardHansen at manchester dot ac dot uk


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  • Head of Division, Linguistics and English Language


  • Member of the Council of the Philological Society
  • Member of the Consultation Board of the International Pragmatics Association (2012-2017)
  • Board of external supervisors, Graduate School on "Ambiguity", Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany (2013-)
  • External examiner in French Studies at the Danish Universities (2002-)

Some recent and future events organized

  • Panel on "Cyclicity in Semantic/Pragmatic Change" at 15th International Pragmatics Conference, Belfast, July 2017
  • Section on "La sémantique" at 5e Congrès mondial de linguistique française, Tours, July 2016
  • (- with Rosina Marquez Reiter) Panel on "(Co-)constructing interpersonally sensitive activities across institutional settings" at the 13th International Pragmatics Conference, Delhi, September 2013



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