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Jan Svartvik

professor of English

Jan Svartvik was Swedish language educator. Recipient August prize for Swedish Non-fiction Book of Year, 1999.

Background

SVARTVIK, Jan was born on August 18, 1931 in Fryksande. Son of Gustaf Svartvik and Sigrid Svartvik.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1966. Doctor(honorary), Masarykovy University, Czech Republic, 1998. Doctor(honorary), University Bergen, Norway, 1996.

Doctor(honorary), University Helsinki, Finland, 2000.

Career

Assistant and Assistant Director Survey of English Usage, University College London 1961-1965. Lecturer, University of Gothenburg 1965. Visiting Professor Brown University.

R.I., United States of America 1969. Professor, of English, Lund University since 1970.

Works

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing.

Connections

Married Gunilla Berner. Children: Agneta, Jesper, Rikard.

father:
Gustaf Svartvik

mother:
Sigrid Svartvik

spouse:
Gunilla Berner

children:
Agneta Svartvik

Jesper Svartvik

Rikard Svartvik