Nina Nørgaard


Nina Nørgaard is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Department of Language and Communication and has a Ph.D. in stylistics. From February 2017 she will be a Carlsberg “Semper Ardens” Research Fellow with a project on multimodal stylistics. Her research interests lie within the fields of stylistics, multimodality, multimodal stylistics, semiotics, critical discourse analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics and the semiotics of architecture. She has a keen interest in combining work and insights from the (traditionally separated) fields of stylistics and multimodality. While similar in essence in their grammatical approach to communication, there has been very little contact between the two fields so far. In Nina’s view, multimodal theory can provide tools that will enable stylisticians to handle modes other than (and in addition to) language, and stylistics may, in turn, see to it that language gets a more prominent role in multimodal work than has previously been the case.

In her current research project, Nina aims to develop a comprehensive multimodal stylistic framework for the analysis of novels which in addition to wording make use of modes such as (special) typography, layout, colour, images and other graphic elements for their meaning-making.

Nina teaches a broad range of disciplines in English language and communication, including various courses on stylistics and multimodality.

Find a list of Nina’s publications here.

Find her official researcher page here.