Hjalmar P. Petersen
  • V. U. Hammershaimbs gøta 22, FO-100 Tórshavn

    Faroe Islands

1992 …2024

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Research interests

Modern Faroese (syntax, morphology, phonology)

Language variation and change

Language contact




  • Basic course: Faroese phonetics and morphology.

  • MA/BA courses: Language variation and -change; language contact and bilingualism; modern Faroese (syntax, phonology, morphology).

  • PhD-supervision. Sandra Saxov-Lamhauge. A Sociophonetic study of preaspiration and sonorant devoicing in Faroese - an understudied subject in a understudied language.
  • Extern PhD-supervison. Sissal M. Rasmussen.  Language acquisition by Faroese children (completed)

  • Extern PhD-supervision: Miro Metsämuuronen, M.A. (University of Helsinki). The sound system of Old Faroese in the light of Danish, English and Celtic language contact evidence

  • Dissertation committee: Icelandic and Faroese. A Usage-based cognitive analysis of morphological change. Jón Símon Markússon. University of Iceland. 

  • BA and MA supervision.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Gender Assinment in Modern Faroese, University of Hamburg

… → 2008

Master, MA in linguistics, Yale University

… → 1998

Master, Cand. phil. in Nordic Philology, University of Copenhagen

… → 1993

Bachelor, BA in linguistics, University of Iceland

… → 1991

Exam. art. in Faroese and Nordic, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands

… → 1983


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