Associate professor, dr. phil. habil.
Department of English
I have four home pages (sorry!):
· very brief
· detailed (this one)
· meget kort
"Sten Vikner" in Google Scholar
"Sten Vikner" in Microsoft Academic Research
Tel. +45 8716 2639 (direct)
Tel. +45 8716 2564 (department secretary)
|Office:||Building 1481 (Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4), Room 330|
Publications (separate page)
Activities (separate page)
AU Workshops (separate page)
|Min hjemmeside på dansk My home page in Danish|
|My other web pages:|
clauses and nominals
(Danish dialect syntax)
Transcription of English Vowels
Linguistics and the
Theory of Science
(my own page)
Der yiddisher alef-beys
(The Yiddish alphabet)
Three Yiddish Phrases
Sproget er et genetisk determineret organ
Relay Race Team
Tuesday 11:00-12:30, Room 330, Building 1481(or by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Timetables for Arts/AU(Choose "staff" on the left.)
I am head of the PhD programme "Language, Linguistics and Cognition", and a member of the research committee of the School of Aesthetics & Communication. I am also a member of the Research Programme in Language and Linguistics, where I coordinate the research group on syntax and morphology.
From October 2005 to November 2013, I was a professor with special responsibilites in theoretical and comparative linguistics (see e.g. my inaugural lecture, or a cutting from the university newspaper Campus (in Danish)).
From January 2009 to December 2013, I was the head of the section Cognition, Language and Music within the neuroscientific research cluster MindLab. The entire research cluster was headed by Leif Østergaard and Andreas Roepstorff, and it was financed by the Ministry for Science, Techology and Innovation (as it was called then).
From 2008 to 2011, I was the leader of a research project on clauses and nominals, which also included Steffen Krogh, Henning Nølke and Johanna Wood, all from the Department of Aesthetics & Communication. The project also included post doc Eva Engels and Ph.D. student Katrine Planque Tafteberg, and it was financed by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities (Forskningsrådet for Kultur og Kommunikation).
From 2007 to 2008, I was part of the research project DanDiaSyn (on Danish dialect syntax), which was headed by Henrik Jørgensen from the Scandinavian Institute, and which also included Karen Margrethe Pedersen of the University of Copenhagen. The project was financed by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities (Forskningsrådet for Kultur og Kommunikation).
From 2005 to 2007, I was the leader of a research project on object positions, which also included Henrik Jørgensen from the Scandinavian Institute. The project was financed by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities (Forskningsrådet for Kultur og Kommunikation).
From January 1999 to December 2001, Gereon Müller and I were the principal investigators in a research project on optimality theory syntax financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation).
I am the supervisor of PhD student Katrine Rosenberg Carstensen (expected defense 2019, Aarhus Univ.), and I was the supervisor of Tanja Schmid (defense Oct. 5, 2002, Univ. of Stuttgart), Ken Ramshøj Christensen (defense Sept. 22, 2005, Aarhus Univ.), Anne Kjeldahl (defense Sept. 29, 2010, Aarhus Univ.), and Johannes Kizach (defense Sept. 30, 2010, Aarhus Univ.). I was the co-supervisor of Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson (defense June 10, 2004, Aarhus Univ.), Laura Winther Balling (defense March 16, 2009, Aarhus Univ.), Katrine Planque Tafteberg (forsvar 12.12.2012, Aarhus Univ.), and Anne Mette Nyvad (defense January 16, 2014, Aarhus Univ.).
I have also supervised a number of M.A. dissertations, both in Stuttgart and in Aarhus, and here are the links to two of the more recent ones, both from 2012, by Charlotte Bille Brahe and by Sanne Bergdahl Johansen.
I am a member of the editorial boards of the journal Studia Linguistica, and of the book series Linguistics Today. From 2001 to 2014, I was one of two main editors of the Nordic Journal of Linguistics. I have also been a member of the editorial boards of the journals Tidsskrift for sprogforskning (2005-2008), Syntax (2003-2007), Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics (1997-2004), and Natural Language and Linguistic Theory (1992-1999).
I have furthermore been a visiting scholar at M.I.T. (Sept.-Dec. 1987), at the University of Lund (Jan.-March 1988), and at the University of Tromsø (April-June 1988), visiting assistant professor at Rutgers University (Sept.-Dec. 1996), a fellow at N.I.A.S. (Feb.-June 1997), and visiting professor at the Dept. of Linguistics, Aarhus University (Sept.-Oct. 1998).
In the autumn of 2008 and the spring of 2009 and again in the spring of 2014, I was a visiting professor at the Department of Linguistics / Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, where in 2008-2009, I was associated with the research projects Structure and Linearization in Disharmonic Word Orders and The Development of Negation in the Languages of Europe, and in 2014 with the project Rethinking Comparative Syntax (ReCoS).
Finally, I was the head of the Århus groups under ScanDiaSyn (Scandinavian Dialect Syntax) and NORMS (Nordic Centre of Excellence in Microcomparative Syntax), and from 1994 to 2002, I was the secretary of the board of GLOW ("Generative Linguists in the Old World").
|List of publications||(many of which can be downloaded by clicking on their titles)|
|List of publications||
(click on a title there and in most cases, you will get to a link to a paper)
|List of activities||
(click on a title there and in most cases, you will get to a link to a hand-out)
University of London
|1987:||Cand. phil. (English) [≈ M.A.]|
University of Copenhagen
|1990:||Docteur ès lettres [≈ PhD]|
University of Geneva
|2002:||Dr. phil. habil.|
University of Tübingen
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First posted: March 1997 (as http://pinguin.philosophie.uni-stuttgart.de/ifl/Vikner.html)
March 2001 (here, i.e. http://www.hum.au.dk/engelsk/engsv/)
Last modified: April 2, 2015
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