Professor Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen MAE

Professor of Linguistics and Pragmatics

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Professional biography

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

Elected Member of the Academia Europaea (2020)

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


Professor (University of Manchester): 2007-

  • Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Humanities (2018-21)
  • Head of Linguistics and English Language (2014-2017)
  • Head of Languages and Intercultural Studies (2015-2016)

Assistant/Associate Professor (University of Copenhagen): 1996-2007


Editor of the Studies in Pragmatics series (Brill)

Member of the editorial board of Langue française

Advisory editor for Journal of Pragmatics, Pragmatics and Society and Revue Romane


Member of the Consultation Board for the International Pragmatics Association


PI on AHRC-funded research network on The Role of Pragmatics in Cyclic Language Change (2021-23) profile:

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Drop-in office hours: Tues 12-1pm, Weds 11am-12pm [teaching weeks only]

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