Research – University of Copenhagen

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Department of Nordic Research > Research


The research conducted at the department covers a broad spectrum of subjects within the study of the Nordic languages. The deparment is also home to a number of Ph.D. students, whose work can be seen here.

Den Arnamagnæanske Samling

Arnamagnæan Institute

Research is primarily focused on philology, manuscript studies and language studies, specifically West Norse and East Norse in addition to modern Icelandic and Faroese. Read more



The general purpose of the Dialectology Section is the study of the spoken variants of Danish. Objects under study are traditional dialects as well as contemporary dialects and regional and social variants of spoken Danish. Read more.

Language Technology

The CST staff carries out research within a range of language technological fields which interact in various ways. Much of the research is carried out through external projects. Read more.

Afdeling for Navneforskning


Research is conducted within a wide field of subjects of place-names, personal names, especially Danish place names and personal names. Read more.



Since the 1990's the Department of Nordic Research has provided research and teaching in runology at the University of Copenhagen. Read more.

Dictionary of Danish Insular Dialects

Ømålsordbogen describes the language and culture of the Danish rural communities in the time before mechanization, with emphasis on the period 1850-1920 where over half the population lived in rural areas and most spoke dialect.

A Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

ONP records the vocabulary of prose writing in Old Norse, as transmitted in Norwegian and Icelandic manuscripts, the earliest of which date from the middle of the 12th century.  Read more.