Ernst Håkon Jahr#

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Membership Number:2498
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:NORWAY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2000-2007 Rector of Agder University
  • 1999-present Professor, Scandinavian Linguistics, Agder University, Kristiansand
  • 1986-1998 Professor, Scandinavian Linguistics, University of Tromsø
  • 1984-dr.philos. degree at the University of Tromsø
  • 1976-PhD degree in Scandinavian Linguistics at the University of Oslo

Fields of Scholarship
  • Historical sociolinguistics
  • Language history
  • Language contact
  • Language conflict
  • Language planning
  • History of linguistics

Honours and Awards
  • Member Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • President and founder of the Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • Member of Academia Europaea (2008)
  • Member of The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Göteborg (2010)
  • Awarded the Swedish Academy's Nordic Prize (2011)

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