Projects & recruitment

Current calls for participants:

Calling native speakers of American English based in Aarhus!

If you or someone you know fits this description and would be interested in participating, please have them reach out to Jonas Villumsen at The experiment will require you to listen to syllables produced by English speakers and to identify the consonants you hear. It won’t take more than 20 minutes (probably less), and there will be free cake.

Calling Danish native speakers!

We’re looking for speakers whose native tongue is Danish and who are age between 18-40 years. We’d like to record such speakers reading a short passage (1 page). We anticipate that the session shouldn’t exceed 15 minutes. The recording is going to take place in the recording booth at the Department of English (1481, room 466). If you’re interested in helping us out, please contact Míša Hejná at

The following projects are associated with the research group:

  • 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).
  • Belfast Voices – intonational innovation in Northern Ireland. Funded by a Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Denmark grant. Researcher: Anna Jespersen (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 at AU.
  • Aspiration dissimilation. Researchers: Míša Hejná (AU) and Adèle Jatteau (Paris 8).
  • Relationships between local and global phonatory phenomena. Researcher: Míša Hejná (AU).
  • And more – this site is currently being updated.