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Sven Gunnar Stroemqvist

language educator

Sven Gunnar Stroemqvist, Swedish language educator. Achievements include research in pragmatics and psycholinguistics; studies in child first and adult second language acquisition; developmental studies of the linguistic production process in speech and writing; language and thought.


Stroemqvist, Sven Gunnar was born on November 6, 1954 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Son of Goeran and Britta Stroemqvist.


Bachelor, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1976. Master of Arts in Russian, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in General Linguistics, Gothenburg University, Sweden, 1985.

Doctorate (honorary), University Jyväskylä, 2004.


Associate professor general linguistics University Gothenburg, 1987—1996, professor general linguistics, 1996—2000. Visiting professor Institute Psychology University Aarhus, Denmark, 1989—1990. Professor language learning department general linguistics University Lund, Sweden, since 1999.

Affiliate professor Center for Reading Research University Stavanger, Norway, since 2000. Head department general linguistics University Gothenburg, 1990—1998. Project leader Center Languages and Literature University Lund, 2000—2003, dean faculty humanities, 2003—2005, head Humanities Laboratory, Sweden, since 2006, deputy vice-chancellor, since 2009.

President Sweden’s Braille Authority, Stockholm, since 2000. President National Committee for European Yr.of Languages 2001 Sweden Ministry of Education, Sweden, 2000—2002. Vice chair Wallenberg Global Learning Network, since 2006.


  • Achievements include research in pragmatics and psycholinguistics. Studies in child first and adult second language acquisition. Developmental studies of the linguistic production process in speech and writing.

    Language and thought.


Fellow: Learned Society, Royal Society Humanities. Member: Royal Physiographical Society, International Association for Study of Child Language (executive committee 1999—2002).


Married Aasa Christina Staalmarck. Children: Martin, Ebba.

Goeran Stroemqvist

Britta Stroemqvist

Aasa Christina Staalmarck

Martin Stroemqvist

Ebba Stroemqvist