Otto Jespersen


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Otto Jespersen
Jens Otto Harry Jespersen
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Jespersen, Otto

(ŏ`tō yĕs`pərsən), 1860–1943, Danish philologist. Professor of English language and literature at the Univ. of Copenhagen and later rector there, Jespersen first earned a reputation for brilliant work in phonetics and later wrote widely used books on the English language and linguistics in general, notably The Growth and Structure of the English Language (1905), A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles (in parts, 1909–31), Language (1922), Philosophy of Grammar (1924), and Analytic Syntax (1937).
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With: Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Tosterud, Tomas Alf Larsen, Johanna Morck, Urmila Berg-Domaas, Hans Morten Hansen, Torunn Lodemel Stokkeland, Marte Brauteset.
Adventure, starring Otto Jespersen and Glenn Erland Tosterud.
Starring Norwegian stand-up comic Otto Jespersen, this dark comedy was a mockumentary which followed a motley group of student makers as they shadowed a professional troll hunter around the forests of Scandinavia.
Starring: Otto Jespersen, Tomas Alf Larsen Film students capture the exploits of a hunter on the trail of massive trolls in this shaky-cam horror from Norway.
He was one of Denmark's most distinguished anglicists: his 1939 study The Articles in English remains a standard reference, and he collaborated with the great Otto Jespersen on Volume vi of the latter's A Modern English Grammar.