Variation and Change in Faroese

Variation and change in Faroese has been an active research topic in the past 10-15 years, as witnessed by the growing literature on Faroese morphosyntax, e.g. simplifications in the case system and the gradual loss of verb raising to T. Nevertheless, much work remains to be done and important questions need to be settled, e.g. the potential influence of Danish on variation and change in Faroese. We hope that this workshop will bring together researchers working on variation and change in Faroese in all grammatical domains (syntax, morphology, phonology, lexicon etc.) from a formalist, functionalist or sociolinguistic perspective.


  • Ásgrímur Angantýsson: On the relative order of central sentence adverbs in the Insular Scandinavian languages
  • Einar Freyr Sigurðsson: Thanking indirect objects while helping direct objects. On case preservation and the Definiteness Effect in Faroese.
  • Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen: Et færøsk dialektprojekt
  • Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson: Pronominal Object Shift and stress in Faroese
  • Solveig Malmsten: Faktorer bakom variationen kring dativ i färöiskan

Kontaktperson: Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson, Islands universitet (