I am Associate Professor (Docent) in General Linguistics at Lund University. I have Master and Dr.Phil. degrees in Comparative Indo-European linguistics from Gothenburg University and have been a postdoctoral researcher at Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, as well as The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala. I have also spent much time at École Pratique des Hautes Études/Sorbonne in Paris. My research interest are dead and moribund languages, language diversity and evolution, language and culture, and language documentation. I have written several scientific and popular scientific books on various topics, two of which have been awarded with scientific prizes.
Besides being a researcher, I am also a musician, playing piano, accordion, saxophone, and trombone, also interested in painting and writing.

Check out my ongoing research projects DiACL, CeDICT, and CHRONOS