Lene Schøsler
Lene Schøsler

Professor Emerita

Lene SCHØSLER (b. 1946)1971 MA in French, Odense University
1972 – 1997 Research assistant, later Assistant professor of French, Odense U
1984 Dr. Phil. (Doctoral dissertation: La déclinaison bicasuelle de l'ancien français)
1989 - 90 Assistant professor at Eurotra-DK (European project on computationallinguistics)
1991 “START” grant from the Danish Research Council (DRC): project on valency
1992 – 1997 Grant from the DRC: project on valency research on Danish lexicon and grammar
1993 – 1995 Grant from the DRC: project on valency and computational linguistics
1997 Participation in two projects on interactive syntax-training on computers;
1997 – 2011 Professor at the Department of Romance Philology, U of Copenhagen
1999 – 2002 Head of the Department of Romance Philology, U of Copenhagen
2000 – 2002 Director of a project on Spoken French, sponsored by the DRC
2000 – 2003 Director of a project on grammaticalisation, sponsored by the DRC
2001 Attribution of the French decoration Les Palmes Académiques”
2001 Award from “Einar Hansens Forskningsfond” (Prize of linguistics)
2002 Attribution of the French decoration “L’Ordre du Mérite”
2004 – 2006 Director of a project on combined grammaticalisation, sponsored by the DRC
2005 Grant from the Norwegian Academy, appointed Fellow at “Centre of Advanced Study”, Oslo
2005 Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
2005 – 2007 Participation in the MULINCO-project - MUltiLINgual Corpus of the U of Copenhagen, sponsored by the DRC
2006 – 2007 Participation in a project on electronic communication sponsored by theDanish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
2007 By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge
2007 – 2009 Vice-director of the Dept of English, German and Romance languages
2007 – 2009 Director of Research at the Dept of English, German and Romance languages

L. Schøsler began her studies of Romance Philology at Odense U in 1966. From 1972 to 1989 and from 1990-1997 she was first research assistant, later Assistant Professor of French at Odense U. From 1989-1990 Schøsler was Assistant Professor at Eurotra-DK, responsible for the elaboration of the Danish-Italian electronic dictionary and for the creation of a semantic component. She was appointed Full Professor of Romance Philology at the U of Copenhagen in 1997. Since 1991 she has participated in several research programmes on the following topics: verbal valency, computational linguistics and valency, interactive syntax-training on computers, spoken French, electronic communication, variational linguistics, grammaticalisation. Schøsler has supervised twelve PhD-students in the following topics: valency (Danish and Spanish), French syntax, language change, French Philology, Latin word order structure. She has participated in several University and Doctoral School evaluation projects in Sweden and in France, and regularly evaluated projects for research councils in France, England, Norway, Belgium, and Sweden. Schøsler has been an invited speaker and visiting Professor at universities in Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, and the USA. She has organised more than thirty seminars and conferences, e.g. the XVIth International Conference of Historical Linguistics (2003 at U of Copenhagen), the Congrès de Romanistes Scandinaves (at U of Copenhagen 2005) and sections at the Congrès International de Linguistique et de Philologie Romanes (2004, 2007).

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