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Jenny Larsson

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Arbetar vid Institutionen för slaviska och baltiska språk finska nederländska och tyska
Telefon 08-16 43 85
E-post jenny.larsson@balt.su.se
Postadress Institutionen för slaviska och baltiska språk finska nederländska 106 91 Stockholm

Forskning

Brief biography

Academic Degrees
 
Stockholm University
  • Professor of Baltic Languages (2015).
  • Docent in Baltic Languages (2010).
Postdoctoral research projects
  • 2008 - 2013: External researcher on the project “Roots of Europe – Language, Culture and Migrations” (Centre of Excellence), University of Copenhagen.
  • 2007 - 2010: Research grant awarded by the Danish Councils for Independent Research within the Elite Research Initiative. Title of project: Noun Formation in the Baltic Languages.
  • 2004 - 2007: Research grant awarded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Title of project: Noun Formation in Indo-Iranian.
University of Copenhagen
  • Ph.D.-degree at the Dept. of General and Applied Linguistics.  Title of dissertation:Studies in Baltic Word Formation (2004).
  • M.A. Master of Arts in Historical Linguistics (Baltic specialization),  Dept. of General and Applied Linguistics (1999). Language studies included in the degree: Latin, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Vedic, Avestan, Hittite, Old Irish, Old Norse, Old Icelandic, Old Prussian, Old Church Slavic, Gothic.
  • B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Historical Linguistics (Lithuanian specialization), Dept. of General and Applied Linguistics (1996).

Lund University

  • M.Ed. Master of Education with a Professional Orientation, Dept. of Education (2007).
Awards and Distinctions
  • 2017: Nominated by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and elected member of AcademiaNet - Outstanding Female Academics.
  • 2007: Young Elite Researcher Award, awarded by the Danish Independent Research Councils.
  • 2002: Young Leaders Fellowship, awarded by the Sasakawa foundation.
  • 2000: Award for Excellence, awarded by the FAIES association at UCLA.
  • 1999: Awarded the university gold medal by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark for my dissertation.
Academy membership
  • 2015-2016 Chair of the Young Academy of Sweden
  • 2012: Elected member of the Young Academy of Sweden / Sveriges unga akademi. The academy was established in 2011 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien).
Board membership
Research interests
• History of the Baltic languages.
• Old Lithuanian texts.
• Early Baltic religion.
• Comparative linguistics.
• Sound change and Phonology.
• Baltic and Slavic word formation and nominal compounds.
• Baltic and Slavic accentology.
• Language contact around the Baltic Sea.
 
Teaching
Stockholm university: Lithuanian Language, Baltic Linguistics, Language History and Phonetics, Baltic History, Culture and Society, Baltic Cultural History, Myth and folklore of the Balts, Baltic Accentology, Baltic and Balto-Fennic Language History, Language Contact and Language Change.
University of Copenhagen (1998-2008): History of the Lithuanian language, Gothic, Phonology (offered as a part of the course Indo-European Grammar), Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans.
 
Block seminars:
 
Introduction to the Baltic languages and their history, University of Copenhagen.
The Baltic Languages, University of Oslo.
History of the Lithuanian Language, University of Gothenburg.
Introduction to Lithuanian, University of Gothenburg.
 

Other activities

  • Deputy Head of the Department of Baltic languages, Finnish and German at Stockhom University (2010-2014).
  • Director of Postgraduate Studies at the Department of Baltic languages, Finnish and German at Stockholm University (2009-2015).
  • Co-organizer of the Historical Lingusitics Seminar at Stockholm University:Språkhistoriska seminariet
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Linguistic Society (Språkvetenskapliga föreningen) at Stockholm University.
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Special Doctoral Programme in Language and Linguistics (Forskarskolan i språkvetenskap), Stockholm University.
 

Science outreach/Public outreach

Radio: "Forskarpratarna". Var kommer alla språk ifrån?

Artikel i Språktidningen: Om detta talar skeletten

Artikel i Språktidningen: Runsten med baltisk inskription?

Vetenskaplig talkshow: Vad är vetenskap?

Föredrag på Forskartorget på Bokmässan i Göteborg: På jakt efter språkets ursprung 
Krönika: Ett brinnande språkintresse
Artikel i Göteborgsposten: Språket kommer från stäppen
Forskarspaning på Vetenskapsfestivalen i Göteborg: Det våras för urspråket
Akademipodden: Om kreativitet
Vetenskapsrådets forskningsöversikter
Intervju om att etablera sig som forskare i Sverige
Gästblogg på Vetenskapsrådets nättidning Curie
Debattartikel i UNT: Locka de bästa forskarna!

Senast uppdaterad: 19 augusti 2017

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