Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I teach Japanese linguistics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervise bachelor’s and master’s theses. I have also taught pragmatics at postgraduate level.


About the research

My research interests lie within the fields of semantics, pragmatics and syntax. More specifically my research is focused on modal expressions in Japanese, which I have investigated with respect to their semantics, morphology and degree of linguistically encoded subjectivity. I am also fascinated by how other grammatical categories such as tense and aspect can be used to express modality.

My research on Japanese modality has also provided me with the opportunity to delve into the indigenous Japanese grammatical tradition. What I find most exciting is the academic dialogue on chinjutsu. This term can be translated as ‘predication’ but it has also been used in the sense of ‘modality’ or ‘illocutionary force’.


Books (1)
Articles (2)
Book chapters (2)
Conference contributions (12)
Working papers (2)
Supervision at Lund University (1)

Other tasks and qualifications


Lars Larm

Former employee at Centre for Languages and Literature.

Lars Larm can no longer be reached through the department/unit.