Prof Maj-Britt Mosegaard 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 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


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Further information


My office hours in 2021-22 are (S1 teaching weeks ONLY):

Mon 16-17

Thurs 10-11

If you wish to see me outside the above times, please email:

NB! I'll be on Institutional Research Leave in S2, and may take longer than normal to reply to emails.


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