Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Francis M. Hult is now professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). More information here.


About the research

Hult's research work focuses on the management of linguistic diversity in multilingual social environments, with an emphasis on the impact of the international spread of English on language policies and practices. He is particularly interested in processes of language planning that attempt to manage the status of national languages with respect to minority and foreign languages in Scandinavia. He investigates these issues by drawing on ethnographic and discourse analytic methods (e.g., nexus analysis and linguistic landscape analysis) to study the implications of language choices by individuals who live, work, and study in multilingual settings.

Related to the management of language in educational settings, Hult also explores the history and development of educational linguistics as a transdisciplinary (sub)field. He examines its symbiotic relationship to applied linguistics as well as the methodological implications of conducting problem-oriented research that transcends disciplines.


Editorships (5)
Articles (21)
Book chapters (16)
Conference contributions (21)
Reviews (1)
Miscellaneous (2)

Research portal (Lund University)



  • Director of Studies at English Studies

Francis Hult

Director of Studies, Reader
English Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail francis.hultenglund.luse

Phone +46 46 222 77 26

Room SOL:H331a

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20