I am associate professor in linguistics and work as researcher and teacher. My main research interests are historical linguistics, grammar/syntax, language contact, and linguistic fieldwork, in particular on small, undescribed languages. I have specialized in the production of lexica and handbooks, among others I have produced a dictionary of Tocharian, for which I received a prize from Institut de France in 2008, and a dicitonary and grammar of Scandoromani, for which I received a prize from The Royal Academy of Gustavus Adolphus in 2009. I am currently PI of two projects, LUNDIC (MAW), in which we build a geodatabase with lexical and typological data from three macro-areas, and CeDICT (VR), where we construct an e-dicitonary of Tocharian. I have made several research visits at other universities, e.g., as Humboldt fellow at University of Kiel and at SCAS in Uppsala. I am also interested in teaching and development of teaching material, as well as research administration
Other tasks and qualifications
-2014- Board member, Faculty board, Faculty of Humanities and Theology, Lund University
-2011-2014 Chair, Research board, Kristianstad University.
-2010-2011 Board member, Research board, Kristianstad University.
-2009-2012 Chair, Romani Studies Institute.
-2008-2010 Board member, Infrastructure Board of the Faculty of Humanities and Theology, Lund University.
-2006-2007 Board member, Board of the University Library, Faculty of Humanities and Theology, Lund University.
-1999-2000 Deputy chair, Council of doctoral students, Faculty of Arts, Gothenburg University.
-1997-1999 Board member, Faculty Board of the Humanities, Gothenburg University.
-Prize, Fondation Collette Caillat de l’Institut de France, for the book "A Dictionary and Thesaurus of Tocharian A, vol 1.", 2008
-Prize, The Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy, Uppsala, for the book "Ordbok over svensk romani. Resandefolkets språk och sånger", 2009
-Selected for inclusion in Contemporary Who’s Who 2003, American Biographical Institute and Who’s Who in the World 2010, American Biographical Institute.