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Language, Linguistics, Communication, and Cognition

The programme:

The theoretical core of the PhD programme Language, Linguistics, Communication and Cognition is linguistics in a broad sense. It includes all significant language-related aspects of psychology, physiology and society. The programme covers a wide range of research areas such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics as well as conversational analysis, first and second language acquisition, language pedagogy, translation and translation studies, interpreting, business communication, health communication, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and text linguistics. Adjacent areas such as cognition, philology, rhetoric and semiotics are also included. The programme furthermore offers a fruitful collaboration between the traditions of functional and formal linguistics.

Research facilities available:

The PhD programme has access to a number of research facilities, e.g. a soundproof recording booth for phonetic and phonological studies, a comprehensive research library, online electronic corpora of spoken and written languages, computers and software for psycholinguistic studies, and also ERP equipment and fMRI scanners for neuro-linguistic research.

The PhD programme Language, Linguistics, Communication and Cognition primarily includes researchers, teachers and doctoral students from the following parts of School of Communication and Culture: 

Furthermore, some researchers, teachers and doctoral students in the PhD-programme are from the School of Culture and Society.

Examples of employment after graduation:

Graduates of the programme have gone on to be employed in secondary education, in teacher training, at various universities, in local government, and in private enterprise.

Geographic location:

The programme is located in Aarhus at the School of Communication and Culture (Nobel Park).

National cooperation:  

The programme cooperates closely with the following PhD Programmes:

Approx. number of PhD students


Assessment committee for applications:

Please find the members of the assessment committee under the relevant PhD programme.