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educator , language educator

Jan Terje Faarlund, Norwegian language educator, educator. Candidate magazine University Oslo, 1968, 1974. Active various political organizations, Norway; Member of Norwegian Language Association, Royal Norwegian Society Sciences and Letters, Philological Society.


Faarlund, Jan Terje was born on May 3, 1943 in Hamar, Norway. Arrived in United States, 1983. Son of Anners and Ruth (Haugen) Faarlund.


Baccalaureat, Eidsvoll Landsgymnas, Norway, 1962.


His academic career began with his magister dissertation Preposisjonsuttrykkenes syntaks i moderne norsk (Prepositional Phrase Syntax in Modern Norwegian, 1974) and he has also done substantial work on grammatical issues in Norwegian. One of his most extensive works is as a coauthor of Norsk referansegrammatikk (Norwegian Reference Grammar, 1997). Faarlund previously worked as a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

In 2013 he was awarded the Gad Rausing Prize for Outstanding Research in the Humanities by the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.


  • Candidate magazine University Oslo, 1968, 1974.


He was elected as a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters in 1983 and as a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 1996. He has also been a member of the London Philological Society since 1977.


Anners Faarlund

Ruth (Haugen) Faarlund