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Hello and welcome. I’m an Associate Professor in the English Language at the Department of English at Aarhus University, Denmark. 

My research interests lie primarily in the areas of language variation and change, and phonetics and phonology. I’m very much interested in

  • motivations behind sound change
  • constraints on sound change
  • teasing apart biological and social constraints on phonetic variation
  • laryngeal phenomena
  • Welsh English
  • language attitudes (more recently)

You can contact me at misa.hejna[at]

“Oh, I had changed all right. Everybody changes. Change is ordained. Changes must come.” Saul Bellow, Henderson the Rain King.