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

    Faroe Islands

1992 …2023

Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

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


Dive into the research topics where Hjalmar P. Petersen is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles


Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or