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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.

Besides academic courses and lectures, I have given popular-academic lectures about Icelandic Word Formation, Elfdalian and its Distinct Features, The Dalecarlian Vernaculars and their Norwegian Neighbours, Yiddish and Saami as minority languages in Sweden, as well as about Ladino, the Spanish Jews and their cultural and musical heritage. Moreover, I was in charge of the Ladino ensemble, Savor de Ladino ('Taste of Ladino') between 2013 and 2015, who performed a newly written repertoire in Ladino.



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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