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Jan-Olof Svantesson

Professor Emeritus

  • General Linguistics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail jan-olof.svantessonling.luse

Mobile +46 70 643 53 03

Room SOL:H506b

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

My dissertation from 1983 deals with the phonology and morphology of Kammu (aka Khmu, Kmhmu, etc.), an Austroasiatic language spoken in northern Laos and adjacent areas of Vietnam, Thailand and China by some 500.000 people. The work on Kammu continues in my present research projects.

Another research interest is Mongolian. Together with my coworkers Anna Tsendina, Anastasia Karlsson and Vivan Franzén I have written a comprehensive analysis of the phonology of Mongolian including its phonological develoment from the time of Chinggis Khan to the modern Mongolic languages. I have also translated into English and published the Kalmuck-Swedish dictionary of the missionary Cornelius Rahmn (1785-1853).

Research

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Books (7)

Editorships (5)

Articles (39)

Book chapters (17)

Encyclopaedia entries (1)

Conference contributions (41)

Reports (2)

Working papers (2)

Reviews (1)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (2)

Supervision at Lund University (1)

Jan-Olof Svantesson

Professor Emeritus

  • General Linguistics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail jan-olof.svantessonling.luse

Mobile +46 70 643 53 03

Room SOL:H506b

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20