Östen Dahl- Curriculum Vitae#


  • Born in Stockholm, November 4, 1945
  • Ph.D. in Slavic languages, Göteborg University, 1970
  • Docent in General Linguistics, Göteborg University, 1970-80
  • Professor in General Linguistics, Stockholm University, 1980-present
  • Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1997-present
  • Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, 1998-present
  • Member, Academia Europaea, 2006-present
  • Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, Helsinki University, 2003
  • Ann-Kersti and Carl-Hakon Swenson’s prize for research in the humanities and social sciences, 2007
  • Chairman, Slavic Department, Göteborg University, 1976-77
  • Chairman, Department of Linguistics, Göteborg University, 1977-80
  • Chairman, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, 1980-87
  • Dean, ”Språkvetenskapliga sektionen”, Stockholm University, 1987-93
  • Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Stockholm University, 1990-93
  • Chairman of the Board, The Institute for Interpretation and Translation Studies, Stockholm,2002-present
  • Visiting professor, Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Bielefeld,1975
  • Visiting professor, Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Wien, April-June 1978
  • Visiting researcher, Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, Netherlands, May-June 1985
  • Visiting researcher, Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig, Germany,July-August 2000
  • Visiting researcher, Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University,Melbourne, Australia, October-November 2003
  • Theme Group Coordinator, Theme Group 6, European Science Foundation Programme in Language Typology, 1990-94
  • Member, Consulting Board of the International Pragmatics Association, 1994-1999
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Association for Linguistic Typology, 2001-2005
  • Member, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin, Germany
  • Member of Editorial Board of the following journals/series:Journal of Semantics, Linguistics, Studies in Language Companion Series
  • Consulting Editor (or corresponding status) of the following journals: Linguistics and Philosophy, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, Studies in Language, Zeitschrift für Kognitionswissenschaft (during earlier periods also Rivista di Linguistica)
  • Section Editor, The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 1st edition (Pergamon Press, 1994), and 2nd edition (Elsevier 2006)
  • Author/coauthor of Logic in Linguistics (CUP, 1977), Grammatik (Studentlitteratur, 1981),Tense and Aspect Systems (Blackwell, 1985), Språkets enhet och mångfald (Studentlitteratur, 2000), The Growth and Maintenance of Linguistic Complexity (Benjamins, 2004)


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