Bachelor, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University Uppsala, Sweden, 1991.
Lieutenant Intelligence, Sweden, 1971—1997. Assistant teacher University Uppsala, 1976—1989. Assistant professor University Umeå, Sweden, 1991—1998, University Gothenburg, Sweden, 1998—2008, professor.
Visiting professor University Alcalá, Spain, 1989—1991. President, Committee Teaching Swedish Abroad Swedish Institute, Stockholm, since 1999.
Member of Linguistic Institute Romanian Academy.