Ulla Stroh-Wollin

Professor at Department of Scandinavian Languages

Visiting address:
Thunbergsvägen 3L, hus 16, plan 2
Institutionen för nordiska språk
Postal address:
Uppsala universitet
Institutionen för nordiska språk, Box 527
751 20 UPPSALA


Research interests

  • Syntax - Swedish, Nordic and general comparative

  • Language history

  • Swearing from a sociolinguistic and pragmatic point of view and the role of swear words in grammar and lexicon

My present research mainly concerns the syntax of the Early Scandinavian noun phrase.

Articles on noun phrases:

  • The emergence of definiteness marking in Scandinavian - new answers to old questions. Arkiv för nordisk filologi 131. 2016. 129-169.

  • Understanding the gradual development of definiteness marking: the case of Swedish. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 95. 2015. 11-35.

  • Från gammal man till den gamle mannen - Definitmarkering i fornsvenska nominalfraser med adjektivattribut. [From no definiteness to double definiteness. Definiteness marking in in noun phrases with adjectival attributes in Old Swedish.] Arkiv för nordisk filologi 130. 2015. 101-138. Summary in English

  • Hinn, inn eller enn? Om uppkomsten av det Nordiska bestämdhetssuffixet. [Hinn, inn or enn? On the development of the definite suffix in the Nordic languages]. Studier i svensk språkhistoria 12. Variation och förändring. (Ed. Maria Bylin et al.) Stockholm 2014. 229–239.

  • (with Rico Simke) Strong and weak adjectives in Old Swedish. Adjectives in Germanic and Romance (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 212).(Ed. Petra Sleeman et al.) Amsterdam 2014. 95–112.

  • A semantic approach to noun phrase structure and the definite - indefinite distinction in Germanic and Romance. The Noun Phrase in Romance and Germanic. Structure, variation and change. (Ed. P. Sleeman & H. Perridon) Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2011. 127–140.

  • On the development of definiteness markers in Scandinavian In: Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 83. 2009. 1-25.

Articles (in English) on swear words and swearing:

  • In the company of the devil and Our Lord through three centuries: Swearing in Swedish dramas. Swearing in the Nordic Countries (Sprognævnets konferenceserie 2). (Ed. Marianne Rathje.) Copenhagen 2014. 175–197.

  • Embedded declaratives, assertion and swear words. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 87. 2011. 81–102.

Articles on other topics:

  • Han and hon – Anaphoric pronouns in Early Scandinavia. New Trends in Nordic and General Linguistics. (Ed. Martin Hilpert et al.) Berlin/Munich/Boston 2015. 162-180.

  • U 169 Björkeby: A daughter without a namne? Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies 2. 2012. 193-200.


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