Projects & recruitment


Looking for native speakers of Icelandic

Míša Hejná is looking for native speakers of Icelandic who could be recorded in Aarhus. Each participant would need to spend 30 minutes with her (maximum) and would be paid back in chocolate, tea, and gratitude. If you’re interested in helping out, please email her at

Looking for native speakers of English with some knowledge of Danish

I am looking for anyone from an English speaking background over the age of 18 who is able to read Danish at an intermediate level (able to read a magazine or newspaper, even with some difficulty). They can be either men or women, as this is mainly a qualitative study. I implore all who are interested to participate, regardless of how confident they are in Danish.

I will ask participants to fill out a short survey and read three short passages with varying length and difficulty out loud, in both English and Danish. The session will take no longer than 20-30 minutes.

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The following projects are associated with the research group:

  • Assessing Danish student’s Chinese second language acquisition. PhD project – Sidsel Rasmussen (February 2016 – July 2019). Advisor: Ocke-Schwen Bohn.
  • Prosodic features of Danish response tokens in interaction. PhD project – Søren Sandager Sørensen (September 2016 – September? 2020). Supervisor: Jakob Steensig
  • The Melody of Jutland. PhD-project – Yonatan Goldshtein (2019–2022). Supervisor: Inger Schoonderbeek Hansen, co-supervisor: Peter Bakker.
  • Word processing in native Danish speakers. PI: Ocke-Schwen Bohn (AU). Other researchers: Anders Højen (AU), Thierry Nazzi (Université Paris Decarte), and Boris New (Université de Savoie). Research assistant: Cindy Ida Larsen (AU).
  • Ageing in Language Variation and Change (funded by an AUFF Starting Grant, 2019-2020) & Contrasting Effects of Biological, Social, and Chronological Age on Human Speech (funded by a Small Grant for Strategic Development in Research). Researchers: Míša Hejná (AU), Joel Wallenberg (Newcastle), the Newcastle Centre for Behaviour and Evolution and, as of January 2019, Anna Jespersen (AU).
  • Aspiration dissimilation. Researchers: Míša Hejná (AU) and Adèle Jatteau (Paris 8).
  • Relationships between local and global phonatory phenomena. Researcher: Míša Hejná (AU).

Previous projects include Belfast Voices – intonational innovation in Northern Ireland. Funded by a Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Denmark grant. Researcher: Anna Jespersen (AU).