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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. (Det Frie Forskningsråds Ung Eliteforskerpris)
  • 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
Humtank
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:
 
University of Oslo: Introduction to the Baltic languages and their history
University of Gothenburg: Introduction to Lithuanian
University of Copenhagen: The Baltic Languages
University of Gothenburg: History of the Lithuanian Language
 

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

Vetenskaplig talkshow: Vad är vetenskap?

Forskartorget på Bokmässan: På jakt efter språkets ursprung 

Vetenskapligt samtal på kulturhuset: Språk. Tankar, ord och emojis 

Krönika: Ett brinnande språkintresse

Artikel i Göteborgsposten: Språket kommer från stäppen

Forskarspaning på Vetenskapsfestivalen: Det våras för urspråket

Intervju om att etablera sig som forskare i Sverige

Gästblogg på Vetenskapsrådets nättidning Curie

Intervju: Stockholm ensamt i Skandinavien med fullständig utbildning i baltiska språk

Vetenskapsrådets forskningsöversikter

Debattartiklar

Stärk kopplingarna mellan humaniora och arbetsmarknad

Locka de bästa forskarna!

Poddar

Curiepodden: Om att spåra språkens ursprung

Akademipodden: Medieval culture and Latin layers of Harry Potter

Forskarpratarna: Var kommer alla språk ifrån?

RadioScience: Ord, varelser och myter i Harry Potter-böckerna

Akademipodden: Om kreativitet

Akademipodden: Semlans historia

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