Who are we?

The research group behind samtalegrammatik.dk is called DanTIN ("Danish Talk-In-Interaction") and consists of students and researchers from Linguistics at Aarhus University. See more under The DanTIN group. In the future, we will be the core behind the website and the work on describing Danish talk-in-interaction, but it is also our plan and hope that researchers in the area of spoken language and conversation and other people with similar interests will contribute in the years to come (see more under contribution).

 

The group was formed at the end of 2009 after a presentation by Jakob Steensig  (linguist and interaction researcher) in which he outlined some phenomena he had noticed in spoken language and invited interested students to join him in examining them.  Since then, the group has investigated most of these phenomena and added more to the project. At the end of 2012, we decided to make our work more systematic by creating an online grammar of Danish talk-in-interaction which is the very one you are looking at now. Under Further reading at the bottom of the page, you can see a list of our publications thus far.

 

Our work so far has resulted in presentations at various conferences, peer-reviewed publications as well as an abundance of student papers. This work forms the foundation of samtalegrammatik.dk, but at the same time, we have looked into what others have written about phenomena relating to Danish talk-in-interaction. In this way, these insights from other people's work can also be represented in our grammar.

 

The work does not receive any direct financial support, but Department of Aesthetics and Communication (which Linguistics belongs under)  has supported our participation at conferences and, overall, shown great goodwill towards the project. AU Communication have created the platform which the site is built on and help us with technical support and maintenance of the site. Students and staff at Linguistics and others with an interest in language have shown great interest in our work. For that we are very grateful.

We work closely together with Ordbog over Dansk Talesprog under the University of Copenhagen 

We edit the page as a group, but Jakob Steensig is the official editor in chief.

 


Further reading

Brøcker et al. (2012) is a scientific article in Danish about the work of DanTIN and four phenomena of spoken language - hvad ("what"), word order after fordi ("because"), øh ("uh(m)"), and heavy constituents in the front field.

Hamann, Kragelund & Mikkelsen (2012) is a scientific article in Danish about DanTIN's methodology and four phenomena of spoken language - the various functions of øh ("uh"), word order after fordi ("because"), realizations of the past tense inflection -ede, and copula drop.

Hamann & Lange (2011) is a contribution to  Sprogmuseet.dk about Øh ("uh(m)").

Hamann, Lange & Brøcker (2010) is a Danish scientific article about heavy constituents in the front field.

Hamann, Lange & Brøcker (2011) is a contribution to Sprogmuseet.dk about heavy constituents in the front field.

Jørgensen (2011) is a contribution to Sprogmuseet.dk about the word hvad ("what") in spoken Danish.

Mikkelsen (2010) is a scientific article in Danish about the functions of various options for word order following fordi ("because").

Mikkelsen (2011) is a contribution to Sprogmuseet.dk about word order following  fordi ("because").

Steensig (2011) is directed at teachers of Danish as a second language and contains a proposal for which competences you should acquire in order to act properly in Danish conversations.

Steensig et al. (2011) is a contribution to Sprogmuseet.dk that briefly outlines the DanTIN group's plan of describing spoken language on its own conditons.

Steensig et al. (2013) is a scientific paper in English that explains the idea behind this website and accounts for the phenomena ej (intranslatable particle), nå (intranslatable particle) and reported speech in storytelling.