pdmsc

Department of Management, Society and Communication

Per
Durst-Andersen
Professor
,
Dr.ling.merc., Cand.mag.


Room: DH.V.2.61
Tel:
+4538153108
E-mail: pd.msc@cbs.dk
Per Durst-Andersen
Presentation

Since my postdoctoral dissertation ”Mental Grammar” I have been working on a new communicative typology of languages based on a mixture of semiotic, perceptual, cognitive and communicative parameters: (1) Reality-oriented languages such as Russian, German, French and Polish; (2) Speaker-oriented languages such as Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew; and (3) hearer-oriented languages such as English, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. Using this framework, I have studied verbal and nominal categories within a single language and across languages, for instance, verbal gender, aspect, mood, case, adverbials and particles.

The analysis of English data from production tests, reception tests and association tests involving 275 participants from Russia, China, Japan, Denmark and UK (the so-called The GEBCom Project, see below) enabled me to develop a new communication process model called the Communicative Wheel as well as three varieties of the so-called Pragmatic Wheel to account for the use of imperative, declarative and interrogative sentence forms as directives. Moreover, together with Stine Bentsen I have made a new three-sided model for the word, which combines semiotic, linguistic and psychological perspectives.

By employing this model, the CogSens Model, it has been demonstrated that the American-English linguaculture is idea-based, whereas the Mandarin-Chinese linguaculture is image-based. At present, I try to find out how people having different supertypes as their mother tongue resolve conflicts by using apologetic expressions, how the concept of face can be understood as first person, second person and third person, and how the three communicative supertypes relate to different pedagogical styles.

I am very fond of teaching and love to engage with students. I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to introduce students to a field by using new concepts and ideas that will make their brain and their world broader and more nuanced. This is one of the reasons why philosophy of science is my favorite subject of teaching.


The GEBCom Project (2013-2018) was supported by The Carlsberg Foundation, cf. mention on the foundation website.

Primary research areas
  • Communication
  • Semiotics
  • Cognitive science
  • Linguistic typology
  • Culture
  • Philosophy of science
Curriculum Vitae
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/pdmsc
Courses
  • Global English and intercultural communication, BA-IMK
  • Philosophy of science and qualitative methods, BA-IMK
  • Philosophy of science, HA-MAT
  • Introduction to communication, HA-MAK
Supervision

All levels

Selected publications

Durst-Andersen, Per, Bentsen, Stine Evald. 2020. The word revisited. A combined semiotic, linguistic and psychological approach. Semiotica 229.

Durst-Andersen, Per, Barratt, Daniel. 2019. Idea-based and image-based linguacultures: Evidence from American English and Mandarin Chinese. International Journal of Language and Culture 6 (2).

Durst-Andersen, Per. 2018. Aspect as a communicative category. Evidence from English, Russian, and French. Lingua 209, 44-77.

Durst-Andersen, Per, Cobley, Paul. 2018. The communicative wheel: Symptom, signal and model in multimodal communication. Semiotica 225, 77-102.

Durst-Andersen, Per, Lorentzen, Elena. 2017. Pure case and prepositional case in Russian. Russian Linguistics 41(2), 177-221.

Durst-Andersen, Per. 2012. What languages tell us about the structure of the human mind.  Journal of Cognitive Computation 4(1), 82-97.

Durst-Andersen, Per. 2011. Linguistic supertypes. A cognitive-semiotic theory of human communication. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter Mouton.

Durst-Andersen, Per. 1992. Mental grammar. Russian aspect and related issues. Columbus, Ohio: Slavica Publishers.

Publications List
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2019
Per Durst-Andersen / The Russian Imperative as a Mirror of Societal Logic
In: Humanitarian Aspects, No. 37, 2019, p. 74-97
Journal article > peer review
2018
Per Durst-Andersen / Aspect as a Communicative Category : Evidence from English, Russian and French.
In: Lingua, Vol. 209, 7.2018, p. 44-77
Journal article > peer review
Per Durst-Andersen; Paul Cobley / The Communicative Wheel : Symptom, Signal and Model in Multimodal Communication.
In: Semiotica, No. 225, 11.2018, p. 77-102
Journal article > peer review
Per Durst-Andersen; Elena Lorentzen / The Russian Locative and Accusative and Their Relation to Time and Space
In: Scando-Slavica, Vol. 64, No. 2, 2018, p. 200-227
Journal article > peer review
2017
Per Durst-Andersen; Elena Lorentzen / Pure Case and Prepositional Case in Russian
In: Russian Linguistics, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2017, p. 177-221
Journal article > peer review
2016
Per Durst-Andersen / Introduktion til det pragmatiske hjul : En ny tilgang til direktiver.
In: Ny forskning i grammatik, No. 23, 2016, p. 22-37
Journal article > peer review
2015
Stine Evald Bentsen; Per Durst-Andersen / De tre kommunikationsprocesmodeller med fokus på den spanske variant
In: Ny forskning i grammatik, No. 22, 2015, p. 5-25
Journal article > peer review
Stine Evald Bentsen (Editor) ; Per Durst-Andersen (Editor) ; Eva Skafte Jensen (Editor) ; Sune Sønderberg Mortensen (Editor) ; Peter Juul Nielsen (Editor) / Ny forskning i grammatik
København : Dansk Sprognævn 2015, 289 p. (Ny forskning i grammatik, No. 22)
Anthology > peer review
Per Durst-Andersen; Elena Lorentzen / Russian Sentence Adverbials : Classification, Orientation and Representation.
In: Russian Linguistics, Vol. 39, No. 1, 4.2015, p. 33-62
Journal article > peer review
Per Durst-Andersen; Elena Lorentzen / The Syntax and Semantics of Russian Non-Sentence Adverbials
In: Scando-Slavica, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2015, p. 221-260
Journal article > peer review
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