Faculty of Languages

Name Anju Saxena
Email anju.saxena@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position Professor
Faculty Languages
Short bio For details, see Anju Saxena's homepage.
 
Key words Languages of South Asia, language contact, language documentation
Country focus Bangladesh, Bhutan , India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Name Justyna Kurowska
Email justyna.kurowska@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position Adjunct
Faculty Languages
Short bio Cultures and literatures of India, Hindi fiction, violence and death as a theme in literature, obscene and marginal topics in literature and film
Key words literature, language
Country focus India
Name Heinz Werner Wessler
Email heinzwerner.wessler@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position Professor
Faculty Languages
Short bio Languages and literatures, history of religions, modern politics, cultural history in general, identity politics
Key words literature, language, religions, politics
Country focus India, Pakistan
Name Joakim Enwall
Email joakim.enwall@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position Professor of Chinese
Faculty Languages
Short bio Contacts between China and India. Contacts between Tibet and India. Silk Road Studies (Serindia).
Key words Silk Road studies, language contact
Country focus India
Name Michael Dunn
Email michael.dunn@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position Professor
Faculty Languages
Short bio I am interested in the geographic and phylogenetic patterns of variation in the Indo-European language family, including its South Asian subgroup, the Indo-Aryan family. In the Evolution of Semantic Systems project (http://www.mpi.nl/eoss), we have carried out an empirical investigation of lexical semantic classification by speakers of 12 Indo-Aryan languages (alongside another 53 IE languages from other subgroups), and have collected rich data on colour terminologies, body part naming, spatial relations and lexical categorisation of certain kinds of objects. Other projects of mine involving Indo-Aryan linguistic data include studies of grammatical change, phonological complexity, as well as the evolution of pronominal paradigms and the linguistic encoding of politeness.
Key words linguistic variation
Country focus South Asia (regional)
Name Pawel Odyniec
Email Pawel.Odyniec@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position PhD
Faculty Languages
Short bio
Key words Indian Philosophy, Hinduism, Advaita Vedānta, Anubhava
Country focus India