Centre for Languages and Literature

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Niclas Burenhult received his Ph.D. in General Linguistics from Lund University in 2002. He is currently Associate Professor of General Linguistics at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, and Research Associate in the Language and Cognition Group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen. His research interests include the relationship between language, culture and cognition, semantic typology, language documentation and description, and linguistic prehistory, with particular focus on Southeast Asia. He has a particular interest in linguistic categorisation of landscape and was awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant in 2010 for the project 'Language, cognition and landscape (LACOLA)'. He is a leading expert on the Aslian languages, a group of Austroasiatic languages spoken in the Malay Peninsula, and he is a coordinator of the digital resource 'Repository and Workspace for Austroasiatic Intangible Heritage' (RWAAI).



Books (2)
Editorships (3)
Articles (19)
Book chapters (11)
Conference contributions (3)
Reports (2)
Working papers (5)
Reviews (1)

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Niclas Burenhult

General Linguistics
Centre for Languages and Literature

Humanities Laboratory

Contact information

E-mail niclas.burenhultling.luse

Phone +46 46 222 88 17

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00, Lund

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