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Jan Anward porträttJan Anward   (1947-2016)

Former professor emeritus of Language and Culture (Theory of Language)


Nature of Language

In his research, spanning four decades, Jan Anward has been concerned with basic questions about human languages, their properties, and their role in everyday life.

Some major areas have been:

  • Language development as a life-long process
  • Languages as open and dynamic systems
  • Parts of speech in the languages of the world
  • Swedish as a European language
  • How linguistic structures emerge in conversation










(Ulrika Broman "Samtal pågår" 2011)

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Last updated: 2017-03-22