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About Jan Anward

After getting a B.A. from Stockholm University, Jan Anward went on to do post-graduate work at Uppsala University, receiving a Ph.D. in General Linguistics in 1981; he was subsequently employed at Uppsala as forskarassistent (assistant professor). In 1985, Jan Anward became a docent and lektor (associate professor) at the Department of Linguistics of Stockholm University, where he eventually became full Professor of General Linguistics and Head of Department. In 2000, Jan Anward was appointed Professor of Language and Culture at Linköping University, within the newly formed Graduate School in Language and Culture in Europe, whose director Jan Anward was from 2000 through 2012.

From 2009 to 2016 Jan Anward was also Gastprofessor in Skandinavistik at Universität Zürich.

From 2002 through 2008, Jan Anward was Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Linköping University. He also served as Chair of the committee recruiting LiU post-doc research fellows. From 2007 through 2012 Jan Anward was head of ASK (Language and Culture), one of the five divisions of the Department of Culture and Communication.

Jan Anward frequently served as ‘opponent’ (faculty examiner), on committees, as evaluator, and as mentor.


Jan Anward passed away on January 28th 2016.


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Last updated: 2016-02-05