Hjalmar P. Petersen

Hjalmar P. Petersen

Professor, Dr.phil.

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

    Faroe Islands

1992 …2022

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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: Historical Linguistics; language contact and bilingualism; modern Faroese

  • Extern ph.d.-supervison. Sissal M. Rasmussen.  Language Acquisition by Faroese Children.

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

  • MA supervision. Asta Wolles. When and how well do Faroese Children know Danish?

  • MA vegleiðing. Olga H.Helmsdal. English in Faroese among young speakers

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Gender Assinment in Modern Faroese, University of Hamburg

… → 2008

Master, MA in linguistics, Yale University

… → 2000

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

… → 1993

Bachelor, BA in linguistics, University of Iceland

… → 1991

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

… → 1983


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