Michael Fortescue#


Michael Fortescue
Email:fortesq 'at' hum.ku.dk
Membership Number:5056
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:mfortescue
Elected:2019




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2000 Professor of General Linguistics, Department of General and Applied Linguistics, University of Copenhagen (emeritus status from 2011)
  • 1989 Docent (reader) in Eskimology, Department of Eskimology, University of Copenhagen
  • 1984 Lektor (associate professor) in Eskimology, Department of Eskimology, University of Copenhagen
  • 1983 Ekstern lektor (assistant professor) in Eskimology, Department of Eskimology, University of Copenhagen
  • 1979 Researcher funded by Danish Research Council, at Department of Eskimology, University of Copenhagen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Eskimo-Aleut languages
  • Chukotko-Kamchatkan languages
  • Wakashan languages
  • Functional grammar
  • Linguistic typology
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Philosophy of language
  • Historical linguistics
  • Child language acquisition
  • Polysynthesis

Honours and Awards
  • 1978 Danish government exchange scholarship with UK
  • 2005 Elected chairman of The Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen
  • 2011 Elected associate of St Hugh’s College, Oxford University

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