Bo Ralph

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Bo Ralph 2015.

Bo Rune Ingemar Ralph (born 4 October 1945 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish linguist, member of the Swedish Academy, and professor of Nordic Languages at the Department of Swedish Language at Gothenburg University. He was elected to the Swedish Academy on 15 April 1999 and admitted on 20 December 1999. Bo Ralph succeeded the philosopher and sociologist Torgny T:son Segerstedt to Seat No.2.

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[1]


  • Introduktion i historisk språkvetenskap (1971)
  • Riktlinjer för en systemlösning till Meijerbergs etymologiska register (1972)
  • Contributions to case theory (1972)
  • The development of final devoicing in the Germanic languages (1973)
  • Constraining predictiveness in phonology (1974)
  • Phonological differentiation : studies in Nordic language history (1975)
  • Fornsvenska (1984)
  • Svenskans grundläggande prepositioner (1984)
  • Sicket mål (1986); co-author: Lars-Gunnar Andersson
  • Mål på hemmaplan (1987); co-author: Lars-Gunnar Andersson
  • Torgny Segerstedt : inträdestal i Svenska akademien (1999)


  1. "Gruppe 5: Filologi og språkvitenskap" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 10 January 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  • Jan Arnald; Tim Crosfield, transl. "Chair no. 2 - Bo Ralp". Swedish Academy. Retrieved 2010-05-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Torgny T:son Segerstedt
Swedish Academy,
Seat No.2