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At Kristianstad University I teach grammar, phonetics and phonology, Swedish language history, second language aquisition and sociolinguistics within teachers' training as well as contract courses. In 2022 I gave an Elfdalian language course to teachers in the Municipality of Älvdalen who were to teach and use Elfdalian in their work.

Further, I have taught general grammar, Swedish for international students, Danish, Icelandic and Hebrew at Uppsala and Lund University. As a guest professor at Ghent University I taught Old Icelandic as well as Scandinavian culture and history.

Som språkforskare är samverkan med samhället viktigt, både för att förmedla mina kunskaper vidare, men även för lära mig mer om hur språket manifesterar sig och utvecklas ute i samhället.

As a linguist, cooperation with the society is also important. First and foremost, to transmit my knowledge to the society, but to be up to date with current tendencies and developments in the language situation.  



I am have a PhD in Scandinavian linguistics and I am likewise a senior lecture of Swedish. In my research I have analysed Elfdalian from various perspectives - its strcuture, its political status and the efforts to revitalise Elfdalian in the Municipality of Älvdalen. Before this research, I have studied Icelandic word formation, language policy as well as as linguistic purism. Moreover, I have studied the revitalisation of the Sámi languages of Sweden - how these efforts are being carried out, as well as what is required on different levels to ensure a successful revitalisation of these languages in the future.


I cooperate with the Municipality of Älvdalen regarding the revitalisation of Elfdalian and I have been acting as a language consultant for the revitalisation project Wilum og bellum ('We want and we can') between 2019 and 2022.

Moreover, since 2004, I have been the coordinator of Råðdjärum, the Elfdalian Language Council, which introduced a standard orthography for Elfdalian in 2005.

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  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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