Jan Heegård

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence



Ph.D. Candidate


University of Copenhagen


janhp@hum.ku.dk ; jan_ida@mail.dk

Mailing Address

Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistcs
University of Copenhagen

Njalsgade 120
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phones: 45/3532-8647
fax: 45/3532-8632



Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

Ph.D. project: Study of the case systems and postposition in Kalasha.


Heegård, Jan. (In press). "Locative case-marking in Kalasha". To
appear in Proceedings from SALA 24. [Keywords: locative case marking]

Heegård, Jan. 2000. "Linguistic and political aspects of
alphabet-making for a threatened language". In: Carl-Erik Lind-berg &
Steffen Nordahl Lund (eds.), 17th Scandianvian Conference of Linguistics
II, 161-176. (Odense Working Papers in Language and Communication 19.)
University of Southern Denmark: Institute of Language and Communication.
[Keywords: Kalasha; orthography; language planning]

Heegård, Jan. 1998. "Variational patterns in vowel length in
Kalashamon". In: Jussi Niemi, Terence Odlin and Janni Heikkinen (eds.),
Language Contact, Variation, and Change, 125-135. (Studies in Language
32.) Joensuu: University of Joensuu, Faculty of Humanities.

Heegård, Jan. 1996. "Et alfabet bliver til" [An alphabet comes into
being]. Term paper delivered at Department of General and Applied
Linguistics, University of Copenhagen.

Heegård, Jan & Ida Elisabeth Mørch. 2004. "Retroflex vowels
and other peculiarities in Kalasha sound system". In: Anju Saxena and
Jadranka Gvozdanovic (eds.), Synchronic and Diachronic Aspects of
Himalayan Linguistics, Selected Proceedings of the 7th Himalayan Languages
Symposium held in Uppsala, Sweden. The Hague: Mouton. [Keywords: retroflex
vowels; aspiration; nasalization; language contact; historical

Heegård, Jan & Ida Elisabeth Mørch (To appear). "Variation in
the pronunciation of Kalashamon as spoken inside and outside of
present-day Kalasha society". In: Israr-ud-Din (ed.), Proceedings of the
3rd International Hindu Kush Cultural Conference held in Chitral 1995.

Mørch, Ida Elisabeth & Jan Heegård. 1997. "Retroflekse
vokalers oprindelse i kalashamon i historisk og areallingvistisk
perspektiv; Variation i sprogbeskrivelsen: vokalængde i kalashamon".
[The Origin of Retroflex Vowels in Kalashamon in a Historical and Areal
Linguistic Perspective; Variation in Language Description: Vowel length in
Kalashamon]. MA thesis, University of Copenhagen.


locative case-marking ; Kalasha ; orthography ; language planning ; Kalashamon ; retroflex vowels.