Jan Terje Faarlund

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Jan Terje Faarlund
Born 3 May 1943
Østre Toten
Fields North Germanic languages
Institutions Norwegian University of Science and Technology
University of Oslo

Jan Terje Faarlund (born 3 May 1943) is a Norwegian linguist and professor emeritus of North Germanic languages at the University of Oslo.[1][2]


Faarlund was born in Østre Toten. His academic career began with his magister dissertation Preposisjonsuttrykkenes syntaks i moderne norsk (Prepositional Phrase Syntax in Modern Norwegian, 1974)[1] and he has also done substantial work on grammatical issues in Norwegian. One of his most extensive works is as a coauthor of Norsk referansegrammatikk (Norwegian Reference Grammar, 1997).[1]

Faarlund previously worked as a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. After two previous marriages, he was married to the social anthropologist Marianne Gullestad (1946–2008).[1][3]

Memberships and honours

He was elected as a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters in 1983 and as a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 1996. He has also been a member of the London Philological Society since 1977.[1]

In 2013 he was awarded the Gad Rausing Prize for Outstanding Research in the Humanities by the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.[2]

Selected works

  • Syntactic Change. Towards a Theory of Historical Syntax (1990)
  • (with Svein Lie and Kjell Ivar Vannebo) Norsk referansegrammatikk (Norwegian Reference Grammar, 1997)
  • Grammatical Relations in Change (2001)
  • The Syntax of Old Norse (2004)
  • Revolusjon i lingvistikken: Noam Chomskys språkteori (Revolution in Linguistics: Noam Chomsky's Language Theory, 2005)
  • "Parameterization and Change in Non-Finite Complementation" (2007)
  • English: The Language of the Vikings (with Joseph Embley Emonds), Olomouc Modern Language Monographs (2014)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Jan Terje Faarlund". Norsk biografisk leksikon.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jan Terje Faarlund får svensk prestisjepris. Uniforum. (Norwegian)
  3. Norsk biografisk leksikon: Marianne Gullestad (Norwegian)

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